Friendships and bedrooms
Hello lovely people of the blogland, how are you all on this beautiful grey and somewhat rainy Saturday? You know the feeling when you've met up with an old friend you haven’t seen in a long while, and when you’re all done, you think why did it take you both so long to meet up….well I'm having those feelings….I've just come home for a delicious lunch with a dear and lovely friend of mine who is leaving soon to stay in St Helena Island for six months. Sometimes we don’t make time to invest in friendships, which are equally if not sometimes more important than family relationships and I haven’t even got an excuse. How many friendships does one have where you don’t see each other for 18 months but as soon as you set eyes on each other, it seems like yesterday….they are few and far between and to be cherished. My lovely friend will be blogging about her experiences whilst there, and I’ll be posting a link to her brand new blog soon, so you can follow if you have any interest in life on an Island where there are only approximately 3800 people! Yes, no typo….imagine that….we are 64 million peeps in the UK and growing daily!
With the bedroom project under way, my thoughts have turned to all things bedroom, headboards, bedlinen and all the lovely accessories that can change a plain bedroom into a luxurious haven.
As you know, I'm all about budget finds, vintage and DIY but sometimes it’s worth splurging on accessories and lighting because they can really take your room to another level especially if they are well chosen and really give the room a wow factor! Taking a mediocre room from bad to fab will involve spending a little money, but if you’re not replacing the headboard or the bedside tables, you can dig a little deeper and spend money on those items that will take the room to another level visually, providing of course that the pieces remaining will marry well with the new changes you’re making. In my own home I have found that changing the accessories like cushions and swopping out the table lamps can really change the mood of a room. It’s all in the details, the pattern on the cushions, the shape and size of the lamps and adding wall art to a bare wall.
I like to source my cushions from Etsy because some shops use designer fabrics which are way cheaper than if I bought them straight from the designer, so I am saving a few pounds which is never a bad thing. Cushions are one way of adding instant visual impact without spending loads of cash. Of course, they were never going to be cheap, and let’s face it, what’s the point of redesigning a space if you’re not going to spend the money on the one thing that will give your room instant impact. If you can’t afford original art, art prints are value for money and having a huge artwork above the bed can create just the drama you are looking for. Bedside table lamps can make such an impact, but sometimes they are the last things we think about, so we plonk a tiny 30cm tall lamp down when we've spent loads on decking out the rest of the bedroom and we wonder why it still doesn't feel right.
So does your bedroom need a refresh? Does it look a bit grey, flat and uninteresting? Get rid of the patterned bedding, and invest in some luxurious white bedlinen, change out the table lamps, think tall, sculptural and big, add a few stunning cushions in a great design…. so a little inspiration, sharing a few of my favourites from my Bedroom Pinterest board….of course I love colour, so I'm posting colourful bedrooms with lots of pattern and texture.
Have a great week!