I think it’s safe to say that summer has well and truly hit the UK this year. And, as a result, I’ve been buying a lot of bright-coloured items to scatter around my house. The one room that hasn’t really been touched this year, though, is my bedroom. And at the moment it still has all the gorgeous grey and white bits and pieces in there that I picked up last year.
So, before the sun disappears for good, and the summer is just a distant memory, I’d like to give my bedroom a little bit of a makeover by adding a few more colourful pieces to it. And, as always, I thought I’d share my picks with you guys here on my blog. I hope you enjoy having a read. Hopefully, it will give you some inspiration for making over your own bedroom too.
First up is the item I actually ordered earlier this week – a gorgeous flamingo print duvet cover set from Romwe. Flamingoes are everywhere at the moment, so what better way could there be to add a pop of colour to the bedroom than by opting for something with a pretty pink print like this? I just love it!
The duvet set comes in 5 different sizes. And I have to admit that I’m not sure I’ve ordered the right one, as they come in measurements rather than single, double or king size etc. I think the one I went for might be slightly too big for my bed. Oops! I can always exchange it for a smaller size if I need to, though.
The set comes with a duvet cover, two pillowcases and a flat sheet in the same pattern as the underside of the duvet cover. And, when I ordered, it was reduced from £79 to just £20.50! I’m sure you guys will agree that that’s an absolute bargain. I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can show you what it looks like on my TV Bed.
If there’s one thing I’ve been wanting in my bedroom for a long time now, it has to be a lovely, super soft rug. This is because I hate it when I get out of bed first thing in a morning and find myself stepping onto a cold, hard floor. Brr! The first place I decided to look for a rug was at one of my all-time favourite homeware stores, Cox & Cox, as I knew they would be sure to have something I liked in stock. And I was right!
Cox & Cox actually have loads of gorgeous rugs at the moment, so it was ridiculously difficult to make a decision on which one I liked best. But I eventually settled on this stunning sumptuous sheepskin double rug in a beautiful blush colour. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s made of 100% natural long-haired sheepskin and makes the perfect decorative item for the bedroom. I just love it!
Can you guys believe that still don’t have a mirror in my bedroom? It’s really annoying! So if I buy just one thing this summer, it has to be that. And I’m currently loving the Luna Round Mirror from a brand I recently discovered called Brissi.
The modern round mirror would be perfect to hang above a wide chest of drawers that I have. It even has a nifty little storage shelf for decorative items. I think the gorgeous unicorn pot with an artificial plant that you guys have been going crazy for over on Instagram this week would look fab on there.
At £175, the mirror is quite expensive. But I love how unique it looks compared to some of the other mirrors I’ve been looking at. I think it would look lovely in my bedroom and would be sure to be a talking point when my friends come round to get ready for a night out.
Nothing brightens up a room like a nice bunch of flowers. But buying fresh ones every week can be expensive. I’ve been thinking about treating myself to a bunch of artificial flowers to add some colour to my bedroom instead and think this sprig of cherry blossom from Amazon would be just perfect.
The flowers themselves look really lifelike and are made of silk cloth. I especially like that there is a wire rod in the middle, as it means they can be bent into any shape. And I think if I put a bunch into a vase on my chest of drawers or bedside table they would look amazing. The only small downside for me is that they obviously don’t have any fragrance. But that’s OK, as that brings me nicely to the next item on my list …
No bedroom makeover of mine would be complete without treating myself to a new candle. And what better one to choose than the cherry blossom scent? Just imagine how nice this would smell at the side of the artificial cherry blossom. I love the pale pink wax as well – it’s lovely and feminine.
Cherry Blossom from Yankee Candle is a truly enchanting fragrance which has top notes of cherry, middle notes of rose, cherry blossom and jasmine, and base notes of powdery musk and sandalwood. I love this scent as it fills the whole room with a fragrance that lasts for hours. I don’t think you’ll find another candle that smells as summery as this one. It really does make the perfect final addition when you’re sprucing up a bedroom for the warmer months.
It’s no secret that I like to curl up with a good book in an evening. But at the moment I can only read downstairs or in bed as I don’t have anywhere to sit in my bedroom when I’m looking at my books. I’ve had my eye on the Slowcoach Armchair from Loaf for a while now as it looks like it’s a lot bigger than most armchairs, and the fact it has a super-deep comfy seat really appeals to me.
The Slowcoach Armchair comes in lots of different colours and fabrics. And I think I’d pick it up in a nice grey velvet and add some nice cushions to it to make it look even cosier! I could see myself spending a lot of time sitting in a chair like this, taking it easy in my very own laid-back way. I just love it. What do you guys think?
And last, but not least, I’ve picked out a gorgeous sequin reveal cushion to sit on my nice new chair! The cushion is one of those fun ones that lets you brush the sequins down one way for a flamingo to appear, or brush the other way to make it vanish completely. These sorts of cushions are the ‘in-thing’ right now, and although I swore I’d never buy anything like this a few months ago, I’ve succumbed to its prettiness. I’m such a sucker for beautiful things!
This fun and innovative design allows you to draw pictures and patterns on the surface, changing the look of the cushion completely. The reverse of the cushion is made from a soft cream cotton, and drawing pictures in the sequins is weirdly satisfying. Who knew I needed something like this in my life?!
And there you have it – my summer bedroom wishlist. I hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. And if you’re thinking of doing up your own bedroom soon, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for new places to shop as well.
Before I end this post, I thought I’d just quickly mention my bed, as lots of you have been asking me where I got it from. It’s one of the TV Beds I found at tvbed.co.uk, and it’s called the Liberty Wilson Grey Fabric Bed. I’ve been really impressed with it since picking it up last year, and I’ve found that the frame is super sturdy. This is great as it means I no longer have to worry that Oscar is going to have an accident when he insists on jumping up and down on it! It also has loads of space under the mattress for me to keep my bedding, and it looks great too. It’s most definitely the most stylish bed I’ve ever slept in, and I highly recommend it.