It’s taken us a while to do any work inside the Old House as we’ve waiting for planning permission to make some changes. However, the rooms I wanted to be decorated and finished were our bedrooms. The children’s bedrooms are clean and functional but at the moment, lack in storage so when we were thinking about extensions and renovations, we knew we needed to include more storage. Until that work starts, we have made do with what we have and I have painted some of the wardrobes to keep them fresh.
Today, I thought I would share with you some photos from our bedroom as I’m really pleased with how it’s looking, I’m not the best photographer and don’t often have time to stage amazingly lit photos but I have tried to share with you photos of parts of the bedroom that I love!
These wardrobes were left in the house by the previous owners. I will would like to have built-in wardrobes in this space but until then, I painted them using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and added sections of Laura Ashley wallpaper and new handles. It’s a really easy project to do but you do need to wax the whole wardrobe afterwards otherwise the paint will flake off. I used a mixture of Old White and Paris Grey until I got the colour I wanted.
I painted the walls in a Little Greene paint called Welcome. I have added some photos here to show you how different it looks in different lights! It’s a grey colour with a hint of pink in it so can look a soft grey or a soft mauve. I love it! I wanted to use a historic paint colour and took quite a while to choose this colour.
I recently bought the bedside lamps from Dar Lighting.
I love them and think they look gorgeous either side of the bed on top of my mirrored bedside tables. My mirrored Jewellery pots are from Laura Ashley and the lovely pink dish I bought on holiday in Spain a few years ago.
The fabric for my curtains came from Cath Kidston. It’s called Birds and Roses in cream. They don’t make it anymore unfortunately. My friend made me these curtains and put a waterproof lining in them as my house has so much condensation! This has protected them against mould. I bought the tie backs at a local department store.
My bedroom chair was bought over 10 years ago from Laura Ashley and they still make it. It’s called the Pemberley and I have it in Chalk Pink. I love this chalky pink with grey and think it looks fantastic.
The fireplaces were already here and I love that they are stripped back to wood. It adds a warmth to this room. My mum gave me this lovely jug and bowl so I’m not sure where this is from but it just adds a little period feature to this room. I would like to buy a new French mirror for this space but for now, we have a plain over mantel mirror here. The rose print I got from a vintage sale and was only £2. I plan to put it on the wall eventually!
I’m pleased with the Old House bedroom! I think a bedroom has to be tranquil and pretty so that you can relax in it. I bought a grey blanket and duvet set from Laura Ashley but there are lots of sets that would go with the pretty, grey theme. On the left of the bed I have a wall of family photos all in mismatching cream photo frames which I also love but won’t be sharing as the teenagers like their privacy.
I promised you all more interior posts so I hope you enjoyed seeing inside my home. What do you think? I’d be interested in your views.
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.