Interiors posts are like buses round here – none for weeks, then they all come at once. When I started this blog back in 2016, one of my aims was to fall in love with my home again. I’ve always enjoyed ‘making our house a home’ – some new sofa cushions here, a touch of greenery there – but for a while, parenting kind of got in the way and I lost inspiration.
This blog has helped me in so many ways, providing accountability as well as someone to share my little projects with. The fact that my teenage daughter’s pink bedroom is one of my most viewed blog posts, makes me happy.
This year, I had promised to update my son’s bedroom. He shows zero interest in interiors (not unusual for a 13 year old boy) but I felt it was high time we upgraded his narrow cabin bed to a full-size divan – at the very least.
Want to see what we did?
You can’t go wrong with grey in a bedroom…or a sitting room, or hallway for that matter! The problem, is the number of different shades of grey on the market. I did some research, considered the amount of light in the room and finally plumped for Chic Shadow by Dulux.
Although this bedroom is a good size, every wall has either a door, window or cupboard to factor into the equation and that makes it a bit awkward when arranging furniture.
I was looking for a divan bed that would fit under both windows and also have drawers in the base – a neat way to create extra storage.
My boy likes to read in bed so the padded headboard on this one from Marks & Spencer, makes for a more comfortably reading experience. The sumptuous red velvet cushion that was kindly gifted to us by Soho Home, really gives the bed a luxurious feel.
The stylish white gloss furniture works really well with grey and fits into the space provided perfectly. I don’t always get it right where furniture is concerned but I do love this chest of drawers and the circular design of the bedside table is really unusual. Both are extremely well made and required no assembly on arrival – always a win!
Prior to this little makeover, my boy’s bedroom was a haven of Lego. Of course we were both (mainly me) slightly reluctant to remove all signs of Lego, so one or two special items remained. And no matter the age, what boy’s bedroom is complete without a teddy bear?
If you’re interested in some of the items we purchased, you’ll find most of them below.
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** This post was written in collaboration with Soho Home but all photographs, opinions and words are my own. **