Welcome to the one room I decorated in our old house. We were only there for ten months, so I wasn’t planning on doing much, but we needed all new bedroom furniture after we sold our rather large American furniture before moving to the UK.
The room was a weird shape, because the back wall was angled, and it was small, but it had a lot of natural light and, although I probably wouldn’t have picked the wallpaper myself, I liked it. I’d been after a neutral master bedroom for a while, as I mentioned regarding this design board
back in 2011.
I wanted a storage bed, because I was going for small space efficiency. The one I picked (from John Lewis
) has two deep drawers at the foot of the bed, and another one in each side, which meant we could get away without a dresser. (There wasn’t really space for one anyway.) It also has pull-out side tables, which I don’t like, so we just keep them tucked away and use real side tables instead.
The bed can be bought with a head board, but it was a bit too “contemporary” for me, so I nixed it in favor of an upholstered one with a soft arch and nail head trim. I love this head board!
The Ikea bedside cabinets came with the house, and they were neutral enough that it made sense to use them until we found something we really liked.
I love the brass lamp bases too. I was planning to keep our old ones and rewire them, but one of them broke in the move (sniff) and they would have been too big here anyway. I’ll probably replace the shades eventually but they work for now.
Flanking the bed are two prints from Catalina Island, which is where we honeymooned. They were in our loft bedroom too.
We also kept the bedding we had in the States, which I’ve raved about before and have no plans to ever change. It’s gorgeous and requires no ironing, which suits me perfectly.
One more close up of the swoon worthy headboard. It’s much better than I could DIY, so I was quite happy to spend a little on it.
I’m definitely sold on neutral bedrooms now!
Lamp bases – Laura Ashley // Lamp shades – B&Q // Bedding – West Elm