If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen the very exciting news that our daughter’s bedroom reveal is being shared over on the Laura Ashley blog as we speak. As a lifelong fan of Laura Ashley products, receiving an email from them asking me to write a post for their blog was more than a little exciting (I may have jumped around the kitchen a few times with the husband when the email came in!) So, if you haven’t already, pop over there to see the reveal and be sure to come back again when you’re done so that I can fill you in (as promised) on all the nitty gritty about the bedroom update and how everything came together….
There, all done? O.k, let’s get down to it. I’m just going to scatter pictures randomly throughout this post (I took about a million, it’s a shame not to use them ;-)) As I mentioned, the wallpaper was Laura Ashley’s ‘Josette’ in duck egg. You all know I have a bit of a love affair with duck egg and when my daughter, Ella, suggested she would like to use that colour in her room, I was completely on board. Ella was also very keen to have the faux-panelling we had used in her brother’s bedroom so we decided that panelling with wallpaper above would be the best way forward.
I posted a ‘how-to’ for the panelling here so I won’t bore you further explaining how we did that but just suffice to say, it really is so easy and the result is very striking – I feel it’s worth the extra time. I have actually developed quite a love for painting and it turns out that practise does make perfect as my skills are definitely improving! (Let’s face it, they couldn’t get any worse!)
We already had most of the furniture in the room and the only additional items purchased were the slimline chest of drawers and the antique chair which we scored for a bargain (£30!!) on Gumtree. It was a bit stained and battered but we used this tutorial to clean the upholstery which left it smelling lovely and looking a great deal better and I’m thinking about painting the legs to lighten them up a bit. We may even attempt a bit of re-upholstery at some stage.
The over-bed units are two HEMNES bookcases with a bridging unit between and the desk and hutch are from the same IKEA range as well. Everything is in the ‘white stain’ finish which is a more natural, whitewashed wood look than the regular ‘white’.
With regard to accessories, we decided to opt for a peachy/pink accent colour to bring a touch of fun to the otherwise very ‘grown-up’ scheme. We found the paper lanterns, chair cushion and the bird decoration on the white basket at Primark.
The desk tidy, small vase, water carafe, jelly bean jar and the ribbon used to decorate the IKEA plant pots were from Tyger and the lamp was from IKEA. The curtains, white bedding and all the storage boxes were also from IKEA and the glass light shade was from Homebase. I must say, I’m quite enjoying catching this view every time I walk along the landing at the moment – I may or may not have to keep popping back upstairs to peep in!!
If I have missed anything, please do leave a comment and I will happily provide sources. All that’s left to say is that our little lady is over-the-moon with her new bedroom and we are all living in hope that she might actually be motivated to keep it tidy for more than 10 minutes – we can hope, right?!
Shall we finish with a quick ‘before and after?’
What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments. As always, you can sign up to my email feed (see sign-up box top right on a computer or below on a tablet or smart phone), and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for updates between posts. Thanks so much for reading. Until next time…xoxo!
All text and images are copyright Home Heart Harmony unless stated and opinions are my own. Single images may be reproduced only if they remain in their original state and must be credited back to Home Heart Harmony with a link to the site. Failure to do so constitutes a copyright violation.