Sunday, 17 August 2014

New bedroom bits and decor refresh

I get bored of my home decor easily and I like changing things quite often. From a big selection of bedding to new throws and bits and bobs for the home, I spend too much time and money on it... Oooops... That's why I decided to finally say goodbye to the stripy wallpaper we had in the master bedroom (see it in THIS post) and change it to something more neutral.

After hours of peeling the wallpaper off (it wasn't our choice, it was here, when we moved in), I was happy to find a smooth, cool toned mint green wall underneath! I am planning to paint it light grey, but it actually looks lovely at the moment, so I will take my time picking the right shade of paint. We are also considering getting a textured grey wallpaper, but I am not sure yet :)

To make the room even brighter, I opted for a white Polycotton Percale  Kingsize Duvet Cover Set* (£21.99).  I love white bedding, as it gives me a blank canvas and I can basically add any colour to it to change the decor slightly without breaking the bank. I am in love with the quality of the new set, as it feels very luxurious and 'hotel-like'. You can buy it from and it is currently on sale. They also stock many other colours and designs.

I also made this little cushion cover with a stripy bit of fabric I bought ages ago. The same one I used to make the three framed canvas I had above the headboard. They are now on the bedside tables, as I was worried that they might fall on my head while I am sleeping :) haha. The frames are from Ikea and I got the fabric on ebay. The fluffy grey cushion covers are from BM Stores (same as the last time).

I also picked up a bright yellow knitted throw from TKmaxx to add a pop of colour. The grey one is from Ikea.

Another gorgeous Ikea find - the yellow lantern. It was only £2.00! So pretty!

Nothing beats a bouquet of fresh lilies. I adore flowers and I would have a bunch in every room, if I could :) I keep all my bedtime essentials in a wooden heart shaped tray I got from Zalando. It is not available anymore, but I found a similar (might be the same) one HERE with free p&p.

The rest of the room didn't change, so have a look at my Yellow, Grey and White Bedroom Decor Post to see where all the furniture is from etc. 

Do you think I should keep the main wall mint green, paint it white, light grey, or maybe get light grey textured wallpaper to make it more interesting, but neutral?
 Let me know what you think.

Sandra x



  1. I'm moving into my new house soon so I'm on the look out for new bits to buy. This all looks lovely thanks for the inspiration :). Meg x

    A Scholar Life

  2. Oooh! Love the cushion it's so cute! I'm not usually keen on the colour yellow but you've picked up some great things and it looks fab in your home! xo

    1. I used to hate yellow, but one day I saw it on Pinterest with white and grey and I fell in love :) haha.

      Thank you lovely x

  3. The pops of yellow look great.
    Im moving in September, can't wait to decorate all the rooms!

    ​​​​​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​x

  4. That yellow is so fresh and uplifting, I love it. That cushion is also so amazing :)

    Sophie x

  5. I think the mint green wall is so nice, you should stick with it! Love the new decor bits you picked up and I got the same Ikea throw yesterday but in beige! It's so inexpensive but lovely and perfect to add some texture in the room!

    x Giada | Miel Café

  6. Your bedding looks beautiful and I adore the bright yellow which adds a pop of colour to the room. The heart dish on the side table is cute too~ Need to check out the website soon.

    Thank you for sharing, I hope you have a lovely day ♥


    X x X x X

  7. Your room is absolutely beautiful, I am really surprised at how gorgeous the yellow is! Given me LOTS of inspiration xxx

    Blonde of Carbs

  8. Your bedroom looks beautiful, like a hotel room! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  9. I love everything about this room! I've never thought about putting yellow, grey & white together before and ti looks like a dream! I absolutely Love your DIY cushion cover and you've given me inspiration! I like the mint but think it would look nice in a pale, stony grey too but i'd opt for paint over wallpaper as personally if I want to change the decor, paint is easier to change x

  10. Pops of yellow can really change the whole look! Really like it! x

    tmzn loves x

  11. Love the white and yellow decor. Gives the room kinda of a summery feel. X

  12. I personally love the wall colour you have as I think it ties everything in BUT I also think a light grey would look stunning! xx

  13. Yellow is my Favorite Color! Love the accents u added into you Room, specially at this season (Summer) Well Done!

  14. What a beautiful! A pop of something bright to cheer you up!



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