How To Sass Up The End Of Your Bed

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Oh man, I feel like this post instantly takes me into a whole new level of adulting.

It’s not just HEY LOOK BABES, LOOK AT THIS BLANKET FROM H&M HOME, it’s actually like, attempting to style my house. Like a middle-aged lady who doesn’t work and just potters about garden centres during the week.

Man, I can’t wait to be her. And maybe go on a cruise every year and go to a Mary Berry book signing in my local shopping centre.

Anyway, back to my bed.

Wahey, things are getting a little sexy.

Basically, I’ve been looking for a second-hand ottoman to put at the end of the bed for about a year. Turns out it’s not all that easy when you have a Fiat 500 and can basically only just about fit in a weekly shop without the boot squealing that it doesn’t want to close.

So yeah, bit of a transport issue there.

I really, REALLY wanted to re-upholster it with like a tropical leaf print and omg I die and go to interiors heaven.

Anyway, in the mean time, I was happily scrolling through the La Redoute homeware sale and was like hello sexy things, and then I saw this set of three boxes, strategically placed at the end of a bed.

And I was like MAYBE THIS IS MY SOLUTION?

And then it occurred to me that I already had 423756 different boxes loitering around the house, and with a bit of sassy furniture re-planning, I could get the same look, without spending a damn penny.

(You can also snap up wicker baskets at car boots for not *that* much).

So yeah, I topped a large box with a smaller one, and then a tray of cute things on top of that. And then placed a crate next to them to complete the look.

I’ve already filled the bottom basket with my handbag collection, whilst the smaller one on top is currently empty – although now I’m typing this I’m thinking it could be a great place to hold my ever growing cosmetic bag collection?

Whilst the crate (which was a birthday present for Chris a few years back, I think *maybe* from Etsy), is a great little spot to hold my excessive blanket and cushion collection, whilst still keeping them on show so they don’t get all sad in a cupboard.

I finished off my cute lil end of bed look with a white tray (this was a present from Chris a few years back, soz!), a jar of peonies and my current fave fresh and fruit candle of choice – Molton Brown’s Rhubarb and Rose. Come. To. Mumma.

Although I used all baskets with a similar, ahem, boring old-lady brown colour scheme, you could totally try this layering boxes thing with whatever you’ve already got lying around the house and maybe clash up some colours and styles – maybe some IKEA cardboard boxes, or even a stool or I dunno, use your imagination, go on a hunt around your house – or maybe your grandparents house, they always have stuff they’re willing to give away, right? OMG OR GO IN THEIR LOFT. THERE’S ALWAYS GEMS IN THERE.

OK, I’m getting carried away. Hope ya like this post and it’s given you a bit of bedroom inspo.

See ya.

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  • Your whole room is looking tip top at the moment, you stylish thing! Alice xx

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  • That looks beautiful! Also, can I just say I LOVE your writing style – you’re hilarious 😀

    Love, Melissa x

  • I didn’t even know what an ottoman was before this! Your room is looking fiiiiiiiine, I love the colour. Can’t wait to get started with sexin’ up our room a bit, they boyf and I have just moved into our first flat (7 months ago) I have managed to pop my candles about the place and a few bunches of fairy lights (lol) but desperately need to get myself some Etsy gems and H&M bits n bobs, their home ware is so beaut. Immy x

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  • Miranda

    Looks lovely 🙂 I wish I had space at the end of my bed but it would just turn into hurdles everyday *sigh*

  • I’ve wanted to do something similar for so long but unfortunately my wardrobe is at the end of my bed and there is literally just enough room for it to open!
    When I was younger I had a ottoman full of toys at the end of my bed – such a handy little design. Yours look BEAUT 🙂 x

  • I love this idea, your whole bedroom is major goals! x

  • Fab idea for pretty on display storage Hannah, and I also have excessive blankets and cushions but gotta be done right?

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Your bedroom as a whole is cute! I love your new addition to the end of your bed, looks just like a picture out a glossy country magazine! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

  • I love those wicker baskets, I really want some to pile up in the corner of my living room! x
    Sophie Cliff

  • I love this! I’ve always wanted to do something like this as I think it looks so pretty! In my house our bed is opposite the door as there isn’t any other way we can have our bed! You’ve done such a good job, it looks so cozy! -xo

    chloedanielle.co.uk

  • I am so tempted by those La Redoute boxes! So handy having somewhere to put annoying things like winter coats and extra blankets during the summer months when you don’t need them. Problem solved now! xx

    http://www.girlglobalising.com

  • Sarah

    Hannah, very adulty question coming up… do you know what’s the name and brand of the grey paint on your bedroom wall?

    • Haha don’t worry you’re about the 4th person to ask! I’m pretty sure it’s Chic Shadow by Dulux 🙂 x

  • wow that looks beautiful and elegant, your room looks beautiful 🙂 definitely want to have something at the end of my bed maybe a storage bench will do.

  • I love this idea but my cat is a bit of a dick and likes to knock everything over at 3am, just for the lols. How do you stop yours doing that or are they not allowed in the bedroom? x

    • Haha the flowers get moved before bed because they too are complete weasels in the night! I’ve thought about banning them from the bedroom but I’m such a pushover mum xx

      • Ahaha, glad I’m not the only one, I was thinking “how are your cats so well behaved with all the things to knock over?”
        Bear has slept on my bed since he was 9 weeks old. When I moved in with my boyfriend, I tried to shut the door but he cried and jumped up at the handle until he opened the door! Smug bastard xx

  • Jazmin

    Love it! Odd sounding question but where’s your bed from? Looking for one just like it!
    Jx

  • Sadly this wouldn’t work in my bedroom but it look so cosy and cute!

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  • Amy

    I’ve been forever searching for an ottoman for the end of my bed too, but I’ve actually got a wicker hamper like these so maybe I just need to get a couple for stacking and do this instead! Your room looks so lovely!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

  • You home decor queen you! I love the mix and matching and the little touch of pink. Looks amazing!

  • They are super cute! I can’t get over your whole room 🙂 I like to think the fact that I own AN ACTUAL DESK now is pretty ‘adult’ but then I remember that actually.. I haven’t even got myself a proper bed-frame yet (I’m pretty content with my mattress sitting on palletes.. for now..). That said, I’m moving soon and a decent bedroom is first on my list, so thanks for the inspo. 🙂

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

  • This is beautiful! The end of my bed is currently a tangle of shoes and a KitchenAid in a box haha (but only because I’m storing things ready to move soon). What I love most about this though is the bed itself! Gorgeous! I’m inspired by this post… but may have to wait a while until I can recreate it 😀
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  • Catriona

    Loving this to the max, especially the picture rail above your bed. I’ll definitely be picking up some wicker baskets at Ikea this weekend.

    x

  • I have a basket in my room but never thought about stacking them… it’s genius! Maybe now i have a solution to my carrier bags of craft materials (including knitting, I’m ultimate #grannygoals over here 😛 )

    I’ve also already been to a Mary Berry book signing…!

  • This is so cute and yet so practical!! I have stuff lying everywhere and shoved into a corner and blah! I am definitely going to invest in the boxes at the end of the bed! Your room is also looking so stylish!


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