• Posts Tagged ‘bedroom’

    Treat yourself this weekend

    by  • January 19, 2017 • Beautiful boudoirs • 1 Comment

    bedroom with flamingo wallpaper

    Don’t just enjoy breakfast in bed on your birthday. Treat yourself this weekend. You deserve it after getting up in the dark and cold for five whole days in a row.

    A grey colour scheme is all very well, but it can look a bit dull (like the weather). Here, the pink and grey flamingo wallpaper creates a cheerful tone in this restful scheme, which is echoed throughout the room on cushions, lampshades and curtains.

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    About time

    by  • October 27, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments


    Don’t forget the clocks go back this weekend. So we can enjoy an extra hour in bed on sunday morning and this bedroom looks like the perfect place to do that.

    With its simple mismatched bedding, layered with cosy blankets, giving it a soft, understated charm.

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    A cushy number

    by  • September 22, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments


    This bedroom looks quite masculine with it’s autumnal colours and woodland-theme.

    However, despite the neutral colours, the plain walls, the solid, sturdy furniture and the stag’s head, lots of people (I mean men) wouldn’t like this bedroom because of the cushions on the bed. Lots of people (again, I mean men) don’t see the point of cushions that are purely decorative; cushions which you take off before getting into bed and put back on again when you get up.

    Cushions that other people may ask you not to lean against, or use as an extra pillow…

    However, I think the cushions add colour, interest and a bit of a country boutique hotel vibe, to what would be a rather bland scheme.

    As the nights draw in and the mornings stay darker for longer, this looks like the perfect place to hibernate until spring.


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    Dream dressing room

    by  • September 21, 2016 • Dressing room • 0 Comments


    For some of us, having a dressing room might seem like an impossible dream, especially in small homes, but with a bit of creative thinking and smart storage tricks, you can set aside some ‘me space’  – even if it’s only on a small scale. First think about

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    Room to grow

    by  • August 28, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments

    Holding shot

    Who else remembers going to play at a schoolfriend’s house and walking into a bedroom that boasted the combo of matching He Man/My Little Pony/Thomas The Tank Engine duvet, lampshade, curtains and wallpaper? (showing my age? Me?). Although I probably envied them at the time, luckily I was never into anything so merchandise-heavy as to fill a whole room, and so my childhood bedroom started as a pretty combination of pale pink walls and ditsy blue floral wallpaper below the dado rail. Of course, then I turned into a horrible teenager and painted my pretty pastel pink walls a moody blue, and filled the place with candles and incense sticks, and plastered the walls with Alanis Morissette posters. OK, there might have been Hanson posters too. It was the 90s. Stop laughing at me.

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    Lofty ideas

    by  • August 24, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 1 Comment


    Although the current trend for homeowners is to dig down when more space is needed, building upwards, extending or converting dead space is a less laborious solution. It does however result in rooms with angled or pitched ceilings, which

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    Off the wall

    by  • August 19, 2016 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments


    When you’re thinking of a quick and effective way to give new life to a room, revive a tired scheme, or simply try something different, the usual way is to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. But what about the other elements of your room? And who says you have to stop at just a single colour?

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    White and wonderful

    by  • August 14, 2016 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments


    Love my rented flat though I do, one of the frustrating things about being a tenant is that, like it or not, you just don’t have free reign to do what you like to your home. This particularly frustrates me when it comes to my carpets. Firstly, they’re old (I’ve lived there 11 years and they’d certainly seen better days before the ink was dry on my tenancy agreement). Secondly, they’re mismatched (one colour in the living room, another on the landing, another in my bedroom). Thirdly, they’re a fetching combination of dark blue, near-black and maroon, which my flat is just about light-filled enough to cope with, but I know it could look so much better if the carpets could be scrapped, and the floors taken back to basics. And by basics, I meant classic, white-painted floorboards.

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    An empty nest

    by  • August 5, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 1 Comment


    There’s something about spending time away from home that makes you re-evaluate your space with fresh eyes upon your return. This week I was lucky enough to spend four days in Venice, and grateful though I was to eventually return home after the trains had done their worst (travelling from Italy to London took only about half an hour longer), I walked into my bedroom and felt an overwhelming need for change.

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