ORC Week 5 | A Midcentury-Inspired Bed

It’s One Room Challenge Week Five, with reveal day set for next week. The UK has just gone into a second lockdown, and everything is delayed. I can’t get the wallpaper hung for at least another two weeks, and there are shipping delays on the remaining furniture and the lighting.

I started looking for speedier alternatives, but ultimately decided to take a few extra weeks and finish with a space doesn’t involve cutting corners.

This is where the room is at today…

The Bed

After a ten week wait, the bed arrived. It’s the Roscoe Bed from Made.com. I love the mid-century vibes of it’s simple silhouette.

Made.com Roscoe bed

And it’s got great legs!

Bed legs and textured white bedding

The Roscoe Bed comes in a few fabric options, one of which is a gorgeous deep green velvet, which tempted me. But I plan to keep this bed for a long time, so it was safer to pick a neutral fabric that I won’t get bored of in three years. I chose Salcombe Beige, which is a soft warm grey.

Made.com Roscoe bed with rattan pendant

Hanging the Mirror & Art

Once the bed arrived, I could hang the art and mirror. I didn’t want to hang anything before the bed arrived in case it threw the height off.

The painting is an original by Alice Neave, and it was the starting point for the whole room design. I’ve had it for a while, and it’s lived in my bedroom before, but I never found it a proper home in the last house. I’m happy it’s back on prominent display again.

Neutral bedroom design

I also brought in the modern black mirror from the living room that I did for Spring’s One Room Challenge. This room is dark, so I hung it on the wall opposite the window to bounce as much light back as possible.

Umbra Hub Round Black Wall Mirror

With the bed and all the key pieces in, the room is at least fully functional now. Like I said, it’ll be a few more weeks until the reveal, but do check my Instagram for progress peeks along the way.

The Master Bedroom To Do List

Here’s what’s left to do…

1. Add Storage

  • Chest of drawers
  • Bedside table(s) – on order

2. Lighting

  • Hang pendant
  • Add task lighting – on order

3. Decorate

  • Hang art/mirrors
  • Hang wallpaper
  • Styling

Head to the One Room Challenge to check out the featured designers’ progress this week, as well as all the guest participants.

One Room Challenge 2020 Guest Participant

Catch Up On Other ORC Fall 2020 Posts

Design Plans (Week 1&2)
Adding Texture (Week 3)
Bed & Art (Week 5)
Boho Bedroom Reveal



  1. November 8, 2020 / 8:01 pm

    It is looking so good! So sorry to hear about a second lockdown! I sure hope it doesn’t happen here.

    • November 17, 2020 / 10:06 am

      Thanks Linda! Lockdown sucks – will keep my fingers crossed for you! 🤞

  2. November 10, 2020 / 4:49 am

    Beautiful progress so far. The bed is gorgeous!!

    • November 17, 2020 / 10:07 am

      Thank you – can’t wait to pull the rest together!

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