The modern boho bedroom I’ve been working on for the last couple of months is ready to reveal. This room makeover is part of the One Room Challenge, where hundreds of designers and design influencers transform a space in six weeks.
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The Mood Board
Here’s a reminder of the mood board I designed for the bedroom. Apart from a few minor changes, I stayed close to the original design.
The rug and the bench I originally planned for were ultimately unnecessary. I also swapped the chest of drawers. When the rattan dresser in the mood board arrived, it was dwarfed underneath the big TV. Instead, I scored a larger but equally gorgeous chest of drawers in a West Elm sample sale.
I wanted this space to feel clean and modern, but still warm and cosy. The midcentury lines on this chest of drawers fit well. I’m a sucker for pretty hardware, and the wider scale helps with visual balance.
Every Room Needs A Plant (Or A Few)
I’m not the best at keeping plants alive, and this room does not get a lot of natural light, so I’ve used mostly fake plants in here. The two exceptions are an air-purifying snake plant, and some fresh blooms from my local florist.
The Design Starting Point: An Abstract Painting
This entrance to this room sits directly opposite the front door, and the first thing you see is a big abstract painting. It used to live in the neutral master bedroom I worked on for the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge. This time, it was my starting point for the room design.
The room is small, but I needed a king size bed. That meant a bit of a compromise on the scale of the side tables. I only had 20 cm diameter to play with on the side near the door, and I couldn’t find one I liked with the right dimensions. Instead, I opted for a wood stump that is the perfect scale for this spot.
Limited surface space on the bedside tables called for a slightly creative lighting solution: plug-in, wall mounted sconces instead of table lamps. Super easy to install and perfect for renters (like me). These concrete beauties were an Etsy find, and they echo the concrete table lamp on the dresser opposite.
A woven pendant creates instant wallpaper when it’s switched on, and a big mirror opposite the window reflects light.
How have we not talked about the wallpaper yet? It’s an Emerald Green Watercolour Mural from Photowall. It’s bold and moody and cosy, and I especially love it when the lights are on and all those subtle painterly details are highlighted.
The Dressing Area
Flipping back around, an alcove with built in wardrobes leads to a little ensuite bathroom, which was a good spot for a pretty hook for the rare occasions that I get the urge to pre-plan my outfits.
There’s also just enough space for a bookcase in this spot, although not enough space to get a decent photo of it. How’s a little #shelfie instead?
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