In my last post I promised an update about our master bedroom refresh! If you missed it, we’ve just upgraded to a new King-sized bed and new mattress. So I thought it was high time to do a bit of re-styling in this space!
Last you saw, it looked like this:
As you can tell, I like the colour aqua. Ha! This was the first time I’d truly indulged myself by decorating an entire room in the shade.
I liked the bedroom this way, although I was never in love with the bed itself. It wasn’t my choice – we just inherited it with the house and made it work.
Having said that, I was ready for a bit of a change. Our bedroom wasn’t feeling all that fresh anymore. I guess that happens after a few years. It was also starting to feel a little bit too matchy-matchy to me; even a little bit fussy.
I wanted the room to feel a bit more grown-up and sophisticated, with a more relaxed, serene, beachy vibe.
With a few minor adjustments, this is where we landed! Our new Boho beachy bedroom.
Of course, the new bed was a huge change in and of itself! It’s a French Oak four-poster. I absolutely love the clean, pared-back lines.
Now… before you ask… I’m not going to link to the company I purchased it from. This purchase triggered a 6-month debacle of incredibly poor communication and broken promises, before my bed actually arrived. I’ve never been so frustrated with a company’s service in my entire life.
I will not name and shame them, but I will not give them any link-love, either. I just honestly can’t recommend them and would hate for anyone else to have a similar experience due to a source that I’ve passed on.
On the other hand, we are loving our new King-sized mattress. I talked all about it in my last post. It’s a “bed-in-a-box” style, which was a new experience for me, but I’ve been super impressed by the comfort, quality and price point.
Apart from the bed itself, one of the biggest changes I made was switching to an all-white colour palette for the bedding.
I wanted to calm things down in this room, and I knew all-white would feel so much fresher and more airy.
I found the white linen doona cover at a Pillow Talk store-closing-down clearance, where I snagged it for a tiny fraction of the full retail price. There’s nothing like real linen to bring a sense of casual luxury to a space.
White cushions with jute edging add a beachy vibe, while the little lumbar pillows were perfect with their subtle gold print – just enough to create a hint of textural interest, without making the styling feel busy or overdone.
The other main change was the addition of a wooden bead chandelier beside the bed.
I picked up this chandelier in Bali on a girl’s trip last year. They are so cheap over there! I love the texture and warmth of those wooden beads.
There’s actually no light fitting on this side of the bed, and I didn’t want to spend the money to wire one in. So the chandelier is purely decorative.
I “swagged” the chain by adding a second hook a short distance away, because I’ve always loved a swagged chandelier – it feels kind of artsy and decadent to me.
I really like how the bedside tables look less matchy-matchy now that we don’t have the same lamp on either side.
On the other side of the bed, I switched things up by placing a new print behind the existing lamp. Well, it’s not technically new, I just moved it from elsewhere in the house.
A faux plant adds to the tropical vibe in our Boho beachy bedroom. A bit of greenery always brings life to a space.
So that’s it – our new Boho beachy bedroom! I hope you like what we’ve done in this room! We’re really enjoying the change and certainly loving having a King-sized bed at last.
It finally feels like a real parents’ retreat, with a calm and serene vibe that makes it feel like we’re on holiday at home. Now if only there was a housekeeper to make my bed every day so it would always look this nice…?
Tell me, are you a “make the bed in the morning” person? Any tricks for someone like me who rises earlier than my husband? I can’t make the bed with him still in it. And once I’m up and I’ve gotten busy with the school morning routine, I don’t ever seem to get back to it. Send help! I need an intervention. Ha!