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A Sneaky Little Tour Of My Bedroom

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As I’ve sat down to write this post there was a little pang of sadness about how little time I spend in my bedroom.

I’m at home ALL THE DAMN TIME and yet never in bed, in my bedroom. Back when I was a student I’d literally melt into the bed covers and become some sort of goblin character, hiding out in the dark whilst sweating out fumes of stale alcohol and mashed potato and Diet Coke.

And now? Well now I have a desktop computer rather than a laptop (so no *working* days from bed whilst accidentally playing the Sims on the side and taking spontaneous naps) and get this, we don’t have a TV in our bedroom. Sure, sometimes we dive into a bit of Netflix from the iPad, but mostly we get in our TV watching hours from the joy of our sofa, whilst wrapped up in a variety of blankets and duvets, because having your own sofa is such a damn luxury as you get older. That whole not having to share with flatmates thing is AMAZING.

Anyway, back to my boudoir. When I moved in last summer, Chris had got as far as painting the walls two coats of Dulux’s Chic Shadow (and was sleeping – along with all his old bedroom furniture – in the spare room). So it’s been a long old journey trying to make it into something that’s worthy of a few dozen likes on Instagram, let alone as bright and breezy and fresh as anything on Pinterest.

A couple of weeks ago BHS asked me if I’d like to take part in their blogger challenge – which basically meant taking one room in my house, £200 worth of BHS vouchers, and giving that said room a sassy new update.

I said yes because OBVS and went to town putting some new touches on the bedroom, which, if I’m honest, had just sort of been left looking a bit half-hearted and didn’t quite tie together as cutely as the spare bedroom.

BHS HOME CHALLENGE

So what did I get? First off, these amazing huge grey striped cushions (now only £15 each – so good), which instantly gave the bed a bit more of a hotel vibe, which is exactly what we’re all secretly pining for when we make our beds in the morning, right?

Then I invested in some new good quality bed linen, this fresh white said is not only incredibly comfy to snooze in, it’s SO good that it’s managed to get Rudey back into the habit of sleeping on the bed with us all through the night. Mega cute, but also means you can’t really move in the night without upsetting her, she’s such a diva princess.

One of my favourite pieces was the lamp – the industrial-themed silver and copper one that I’ve perched on top of some books on my chest of drawers. It’s currently reduced down to £64, and OK, I admit it, it’s also currently sitting in my room without a bulb in because who has time to remember to buy bulbs, eh?

I also bought this dreamy circular tray, because I’m a sucker for a tray, even if I tend to use them more for decorative purposes than actually carrying things. Good.

As well as these megz cute glass dishes which I sort of invisioned filling with granola and yogurt and fresh berries and pretending on Instagram like I actually eat breakfast from them. That, and maybe whipping up some cute individual sized portions of dessert for date night.

Finally, I bought a bin. I know, riveting stuff. But it is from the Holly Willoughby range and girl’s gotta have somewhere to put the endless new clothes labels that end up on my bedroom floor? Like seriously, what? I swear I hardly have any new clothes, where have they come from?

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I feel like the pieces I picked are pretty timeless and can be used in pretty much any room in the house, which is a sweet, sweet joy considering I always get bored and like to move things between rooms.

I see those big stripy cushions becoming great floor cushions one day, whilst the tray will be busy serving up glasses of fruity Pimms in the summer – because duh!

I’m not sure what our next step will be when it comes to decorating this room – we’re pretty set for prints, blankets and cushions because I have a small (gigantic, universe-sized) addiction to buying them and I’m not afraid to admit it.

I’d like some more plants, and maybe a photo or two of me and Chris because we have NOT ONE SINGLE ONE IN THE ENTIRE HOUSE. Maybe we should take some selfies or summin, or I dunno – does anyone else have this problem?

Oh and also, what do you think would look babe’in in my room? Don’t recommend anything pink otherwise Chris might have an actual fit and ask me to just move into the spare room (jk, or at least I hope…).

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33 comments so far.
  • Hey Hannah,
    Great post! I think your bedroom DEFINITELY looks Pinterest-worthy and I also admit to a cushion and tray obsession. Going to give mine a makeover tonight….
    Debs x

    http://www.theyounglondoner.com

  • Hiya babe, what a beautiful and relaxing bedroom, lovely idea for a post and i have to say i love ur blog theme/layout sooo ladylike and classy i love ur blog, will be back here on the regs 100%
    thanks for sharing this with us.

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    Have a lovely week!
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  • Loving the framed prints! 😀

  • Oh your bedroom is just lovely! Absolutely love the colour scheme; it’s so calm and relaxing.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Loooove the new room look,
    I too am obsessed with cushions, It takes a while for me to get them all off to get into bed!

    xx

  • I love love love the prints above your bed!
    Sophie Cliff

  • Bedroom goals! Love the prints above your bed!

  • Kym

    Where is your blanket box from at the bottom of your bed please.

  • Ahh this is so so cute! It’s my dream to have anything that would be Pinterest worthy, maybe one day when I stop spending all of my money on plane tickets! I love the hanging wall details and the books on your table as well :)

    Julia

    ExploresMore.com

  • Waxed Bat

    Love the look and vibe of your room. I am also of the opinion that there shouldn’t be a TV in the bedroom, keeps it relatively more calm. Loved the post Hannah.
    Could we have more of Rudey in the next ones please… 😀

  • Mel

    I really cute transformation!

    Mel ♥ everyword

  • LOVING YOUR BEDROOM, HAS A GREAT FEEL OF CALMNESS! X

  • Absolutely love your room. It looks so fresh and lovely. And the prints on the wall are perfect!

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

  • natalie

    My friend always uses ‘internest’ (cocoon of blankets and pillows you gather around while spending long periods of time on the internet.) Sounds like your uni days- I know it was mine.

  • Your room is so cute! I wish I was better at interior design!

  • I love the idea of the cushion and throw bin!

    We’re moving house soon and I really want it to be our “grown up” properly decorated house swathed liberally in cushions and throws, so I am right royally stealing the idea for somewhere the MR can throw them into without them ending up being puppied!

    B x

  • Your bedroom looks lovely! I personally rarely LEAVE my bedroom! I work from my bed and eat in my bed and sleep in my bed. Sometimes I run errands and hit the gym, but mostly, I’m always in my bed, it’s warm and comfy and I have one of them Ikea laptop stand things that acts as my desk haha. I get sore and cold sitting at a desk for more than a couple hours so I end up just working from bed!

  • I know what you mean about a lack of photos. I was with my boyfriend for nearly a year before a photo of us together even existed. There are now finally some photos of us up around the house but it required a lot of encouragement on my part to get him to take selfies with me.

  • Your bedroom looks amazing, would definitely pin this for inspiration! I actually bought the Dulux Chic Shadow paint a few weeks ago but was nervous I wouldn’t like the colour, but after this seeing this I’m definitely going to paint my room soon!
    X

  • Your bedroom looks so cosy. Katie x

    http://www.katiejaneonline.com

  • I totally love your room, you deffo need to spend more time in that amazing, super comfy looking bed! I love the grey walls, would love them in my future bedroom however, the boyfriend thinks anything but cream doesn’t look homely (HELP). x

    What Rachael Wrote

  • oh what a perfect bedroom, I’m so jealous!! Totally off to buy those cushions… – Jx

  • Beautiful bedclothes, so fresh and chic :) On a side note, I loved that book about Chanel by Justine Picardie – I hope you are also enjoying it!

    Martha – http://tulipsandtales.blogspot.co.uk

  • Great post! Its always good to see other peoples houses… Your bed linen is so nice x
    eleanor’s adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  • I love what you’ve done with your bedroom, it looks so, so comforting and calming. Feminine but not candy girl.

    Catia xx

    http://www.livelifelovelipstick.com

  • Gorgeous bedroom! It looks like something from a Pinterest post :)

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  • Lor

    Gorgeous room!! I love it :)

    ~Lor @ lovelyandcozy.com

  • Ciara

    Looks lovely and boyfriend/girlfriend friendly! I recently painted a drab cheap bedside locker chalk green, £5 tin of paint from Homebase, painting the existing handle a rusty bronze colour. I feel like this could work in your room too!

  • I love this!!! I’m loving the chilled out vibe! I’ve just done a room tour of my newly decorated room too, anyone interested in taking a peek it’s here: https://thoroughlymodernmaisie.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/a-sneak-peek-into-my-bedroom/
    Maisie x

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  • wao0oo, i just love the way you have did o your room , just amazing, i always want to maintain my room like this but it’s kind a difficult for me because i’m so busy i my studies and than job, have no time to bring such a beautiful change in my room . hope one day if i find a friend like you, or may be become a person like you than can do it. lol, good wishes

  • Aw, this was a really good post. Taking a few minutes and
    actual effort to produce a great article…
    but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

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