A Bedroom Tour

As someone who avidly watches Homes Under the Hammer, 60 Minute Makeover and Grand Designs; just to name a few, never-mind devotes time throughout the week to Pinterest and read up on interior design posts from the likes of Apartment 34. It's become apparent that following in the footsteps of some of the United Kingdom's leading home decor journalists, publicists, designers and photographers is actually something I'm quite keen to delve into and what better way is there, than with a bedroom tour.

Now although my bedroom is very much so where I go to get some downtime, it's also my home office, that's why when work needs doing this is exactly where I'll be found. Creating the perfect home office and getting my mojo back have been two of my biggest tasks this year and I personally believe that this space has allowed me to achieve them.

Something that I was absolutely adamant about from the get-go, was that I wanted my bedroom to be a neutral space with pops of colour here and there - you will see from the theme, that I have opted for grey and white, but also included bursts of yellow via my duvet cover from George, Asda and my bed-side table lamp from Freemans. As a matter of fact, it was my Mum who spotted this geometric duvet set and I'm quite keen to find something similar once again. To go alongside these I also purchased an artificial IKEA potted plant and a Conway camera from a vintage market-stall for character - perfect considering my photographic background.

Please don't be fooled into thinking that the IKEA MALM bed-side tables were easy to build, because I can assure you... they are far from it, but for £40 each I think they play a huge role in terms of toning in with my Hood & Co headboard and oak skirting-boards, even if you do need the patience of a saint.

In the near future; I would love to utilize the space above my headboard as some kind of feature wall, wherein I can hang art-work and other photographs - this just allows room to bring personality into a very minimalist space.

At the bottom of my bed I also managed to squeeze in this IKEA MALM chest of drawers for £100 - this was one of the more expensive purchases throughout the designing to decorating process, but I love that again it tones in with my oak bed-side tables and headboard. I'm actually counting my lucky stars that this unit fitted where it did, because I totally forgot to measure before purchasing - would you believe there is an inch between it and the radiator? talk about risky.

A notable fact about this unit in particular; is that as a safety feature for parents with children, you can actually attach this unit to a wall with a bracket that comes provided, although I personally opted out of doing so, on the off-chance that I may at some stage rearrange or change furniture.

If you are keen to up your organisational skills, then I suggest you pick up a few of the SKUBB boxes from IKEA and place them into your chest of drawers as and where required. On-top of this unit I have simply placed my television, along with two NEXT photo frames in white and yellow. Eventually I want to wall-mount my television and add some succulents, ornaments or other trinkets to this space.

Welcome to the office; you may have spotted this corner of the bedroom in my 'Creating the Perfect Home Office' post wherein I teamed up the Amtico to give you advice on how to designate, design and personalize. To keep it short and sweet, I picked up the IKEA MICKE desk and matched it with the IKEA white and black office chair. In general I like to keep my desk as tidy as possible, simply because I can't work otherwise. I keep my Ted Baker pencil case and Martha Brook diary out at all times, along with this temporary black desk lamp - perfect for late night editing or blog writing.

And lastly... my IKEA RIGGA clothing rack aka, my wardrobe. As mentioned before I really wanted to condense everything down and have a minimalist bedroom to support that, so I have really honed into finding my personal style this year - which quite frankly has led to an array of coloured t-shirts, jackets and coats that add a little something else, something eye-catching and utterly delightful to look at in the mornings. It is more than I could have ever envisioned.

There is still work to be done, but I really enjoyed designing and decorating my room, so much so that I would love to do it again.

Which corner of my bedroom do you like most?


  1. I really like your room! Yellow is definitely trendy at the moment, and it looks so good! My room is a state really, but I aspire to have one as coordinated as yours x

    1. Thank you Anna! It really is isn't it? Not just in terms of home decor, but I'm seeing it in all the high street clothing shops. It's almost becoming my go-to colour haha! I'm sure your bedroom isn't that bad, but it'll all come with time x

  2. I love the colour scheme, it's so minimalist and looks so pretty x

    1. Thank you, I love having everything stripped back! x

  3. Your room is absolutely gorgeous, I love all the yellow and grey details!

    Lucy | Forever September

    1. Thank you so much Lucy! I'm obsessed with yellow at the moment, can you tell? haha x