• Posts Tagged ‘bedroom decorating idea’

    Bedroom designs for those on a budget

    by  • September 23, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 3 Comments

    (… and those who weren’t naughty enough to decide to have THREE summer holidays!) I always go straight to the ‘cash clever decorator’ section of Ideal Home magazine (although I make sure I do it subtly on the tube when surrounded by important-looking people in designer suits). They always have beautiful decorating ideas that won’t hurt your purse’s feelings.

    Take this vintage bedroom ideas, all for less than £130!

    It’s all about blowsy rose-prints in bold black and white. This is perfect if you want a girly scheme but your husband has vetoed any pink!

    Decide where the main focus of the pattern should be – they’ve opted for the bedlinen, but you could go for a feature wall or curtains – and go for a twist with the pattern, the rug here is dominantly black with white flowers while the bedlinen is the opposite. Keep the rest of the scheme light with black accents like the flower wall art.

    roomenvy - monochrome bedroom design

    roomenvy - monochrome bedroom design

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    Bedroom decorating ideas to tweet about …

    by  • June 2, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 16 Comments

    Just when I thought the decorating world had tired of the bird trend and moved on to other creature comforts (remember that horsey hallway idea?), I decided that I had not! I still love how our feathered friends can pull a scheme together with a feature wallpaper there, or some funky bird-print bedlinen there. It’s all about adding cute accents … not dressing your bedroom up like some sort of birdcage! Think pretty and welcoming, not Alfred Hitchcock.

    Check out these beauties …

    I love this country bedroom decorating idea – the cottage style bed and layers of lace are stunning. It would be a perfect guest room, allowing friends and family to become their own little night owls.

    roomenvy - country bedroom decorating idea

    roomenvy - country bedroom decorating idea

    This bedroom design idea from Copy Cat Chic is a little over the tip for me – reminds me too much of my childhood bedroom … don’t ask! – what I do love is the contrast between the vintage wallpaper and the modern punchy blue table lamps and matching stools.

    roomenvy - bird bedroom wallpaper

    roomenvy - bird bedroom wallpaper

    I’ve popped up this bedroom idea before, but I think this folky bedlinen from John Lewis is adorable, and a lovely light take on the bird trend.

    roomenvy - tweeting bedroom bedlinen

    roomenvy - tweeting bedroom bedlinen

    I spotted (or should I say ‘twitched’?) this on Apartment Therapy. Now we’re swaying more towards Alfred Hitchcock style, but it certainly makes for an eye-catching feature in this bedroom.

    roomenvy - bedroom bird idea

    roomenvy - bedroom bird idea

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    Lunchtime Lust: black and white bedrooms

    by  • May 11, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 7 Comments

    Everyone’s chatting about black and white bedrooms this week, and although I am trying to egg summer on with chat of vintage florals and beach-hut inspired decorating, I’m afraid I’m going to have to hop on the bandwagon! These bedroom decorating ideas are simply dreamy!

    And you don’t have to go all-out with all-black walls and white accents (quite the intimidating look!), instead, add definition with black wallpaper or monochrome bedlinen.

    Be inspired by these stunning designs.

    Create a feature wall with a stunning and shimmering black bedroom wallpaper, keep the rest of the walls white, but continue the look with a show-stopping chandelier and black and white bedlinen.

    roomenvy - black wallpaper bedroom

    roomenvy - black wallpaper bedroom

    Add definition to an all-white bedroom decorating scheme with black furniture – you can even add a splash of zingy colour like they’ve done here … but don’t ask me to explain the recorder?

    roomenvy - black and white bedroom ideas

    roomenvy - black and white bedroom ideas

    Black and white bedrooms aren’t just for modern minimalist lovers (… or self-confessed batchelors!) This monochrome scheme uses black and white bedlinen, a black headboard, and matching vintage trunks to get the look.

    roomenvy - monochrome bedroom scheme

    roomenvy - monochrome bedroom scheme

    Create a black and white bedroom you’ll both love with formal bedlinen, and an eye-catching piece of wall art above the bed. Matching bedside tables and lamps give this contemporary bedroom a formal feel.

    roomenvy - contemporary black and white bedroom

    roomenvy - contemporary black and white bedroom

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    Decorating ideas for bedrooms – soft metallics

    by  • April 26, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 3 Comments

    I’ve been getting bags of inspiration from Ideal Home‘s recent feature on ‘blast away the beige with modern neutrals‘ – perfect if you don’t want to add to much colour, but are about as tired of cream as you are of Mondays!

    This bedroom design idea is sooooooooo pretty – best ask your hubby for permission first, mind – there’s a lot of girlyness involved! Add softly shimmering shades with with a metallic feature wallpaper, silk cushions and mirrored accessories. Don’t go too crazy with the metallic tones though, highlight just a few areas NOT the whole room – remember sleek, not freak!

    Finally keep the furniture simple and not too ornate to avoid the decorating scheme from looking too fussy.

    roomenvy - metallic bedroom decorating idea

    roomenvy - metallic bedroom decorating idea

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    Horny decorating trend!

    by  • March 2, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Stylish living • 2 Comments

    What is it with the antler heads floating about at the moment? It seems you can’t swing a dead cat… ok, maybe wrong choice of phrase, but decorating with antlers is a hot trend, nonetheless!

    I can’t think of anything worse that having a giant DEER HEAD staring at me whilst eating my cornflakes (or as I creep home late at night – shudder) but I think some of the faux antlers look quite funky.

    roomenvy - contemporary living room

    roomenvy - contemporary living room

    Instant focal point PLUS sure-fire talking point – I love the idea of painting this to match your scheme … lime green giant stage head, anyone?

    roomenvy - cosy highland bedroom

    roomenvy - cosy highland bedroom

    … because dark toned highland-style plaid just wouldn’t be complete without some sort of hunting memorabilia? Seriously though, I think this bedroom is as cosy as it says it is.

    roomenvy - eclectic living room

    roomenvy - eclectic living room

    How many decorating styles does it take to change a living room? Not really a fan of this, I’m afraid.

    roomenvy - rudolph-inspired hallway

    roomenvy - rudolph-inspired hallway

    These are better. No eyes following you around the room, and not too brassy. These hooks create a quirky and eye-catching feature in this hallway.

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    Can I come in? Totally tropical home

    by  • February 11, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 3 Comments

    It’s becoming a habit now, the more I feel snowfall brush cheekily on my cheek, the more I look for warm and cosy decorating schemes … or failing that, decorating schemes in BOILING HOT countries.

    Take this laid-back, tropical island home in Bali. Weathered wood, shots of jewel colour, Asian accessories – this is where ‘can I come in?’ becomes ‘can I move in … please?’

    roomenvy - restful and relaxing bedroom

    I don’t know where I’d prefer to relax, in the gorgeous floral bed, or on those inviting floor cushions …

    roomenvy - oversized tub bathroom

    roomenvy - oversized tub bathroom

    That’s just cheeky! Like you’d need a bath to wind down in when you live just a few yards from the beach … a few yards from Clapham Police Station on the other hand …

    roomenvy - chilled out dining room

    roomenvy - chilled out dining room

    Perfect for those warm summer evenings with friends. The chalky pink and purple accents look great with the weathered furniture.

    roomenvy - Eastern-inspired living room

    roomenvy - Eastern-inspired living room

    Packed with colour, cushions and accessories. I love this living area.

    
    
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    Friday's Fetish: French country style

    by  • January 22, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Inviting hallways • 2 Comments

    Ok, well this won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s heard me DRONE on about my love of all thinks ‘pretty’ and ‘country’, but I just cannot get enough of French country-inspired decorating style.

    It’s all about soft tones, white painted furniture, delicate and feminine accessories (ahem, I mean MANLY accessories – for those hubbies who need convincing) and personalised finishing touches – ooooh and lots of hanging hearts!

    I saw these pics in a recent edition of Country Homes & Interiors (an avid fan? Moi?) and personally I think they bring new meaning to the word ‘roomenvy’ … as in I’d sit in a bath filled with baked beans for two days if it meant getting this look in my home.

    Extreme perhaps, but love has no boundaries!

    roomenvy - cute guest bedroom

    roomenvy - cute guest bedroom

    Such a pretty little guest room, I love the wall-mounted shelf with hanging fragrance bags.

    roomenvy - delicate tiles and accessories

    roomenvy - delicate tiles and accessories

    I love the rouge accents and the rustic desk in this room. That little storage unit is the perfect house for your precious trinkets.

    roomenvy - elegant and GORGEOUS bathroom

    roomenvy - elegant and GORGEOUS bathroom

    I feel almost gushy when I look at this beautiful roll top bath … and tap placed in the centre means it’s perfect for two to share!

    roomenvy - French country-style hallway

    roomenvy - French country-style hallway

    The pretty and homely French country-style starts from as soon as you open the front door – and with that cute hanging sign on the door -  it’s there right until you leave.

    p.s For anyone who is struggling to convince their man on this style, you can always tell him that the owner of this home is married to a police inspector!!

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    Friday's Fetish: plaids

    by  • January 15, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining • 6 Comments

    According to Rhoda Parry, editor of Country Homes & Interiors, plaids are set to be a hot country decorating trend this winter. Tartans are going bold and brassy (good on them!) and are ideal for adding warmth and cosiness to your home.

    The tartan-covered headboard makes a highland statement in this bedroom, chuck on throws for a cosy winter’s night … I might bring one of these to work!

    roomenvy - pretty plaids bedroom

    roomenvy - pretty plaids bedroom

    Plaid wallpaper looks great in bathrooms or cloakrooms. I love the soft grey shades and the matching painted panelling.

    roomenvy - dove grey wallpaper bathroom

    roomenvy - dove grey wallpaper bathroom

    And if you think plaids are gonna settle for walls and bedlinen, think again! Check out these bespoke tartan dining room lampshades. Formal but welcoming.

    roomenvy - stylish tartan lighting dining room

    roomenvy - stylish tartan lighting dining room

    Check out Rhoda’s blog, Countrydays, for all the gossip in the world of country decorating!

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    Friday's Fetish: English eccentric decorating

    by  • January 8, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Stylish living • 0 Comments

    Who says smart decorating can’t look ‘lived-in’? I love the casual mix-and-match approach to this English Eccentric decorating idea by Ideal Home. A touch of traditional style here, some quirky finishing touches there. Perfect.

    Here’s how to get this hot look:

    1) Start with a timeless wallpaper with subtle shimmer – a damask design will add a hint of grandeur … daaaarling.

    2) Add shapely upholstered furniture – a buttoned back piece never hurt anyone – and team with modern wooden designs.

    3) Mix in quirky accessories, eye-catching cushions, and vintage treasures to add a fun twist to the scheme.

    This classic-style living room has more staying power than the average child at Disney Land.

    roomenvy - classic living room with a modern twist

    roomenvy - classic living room with a modern twist

    Now that’s a boudoir! Shimmering metallics and vintage-style pieces make it a fab place to curl up, M’Lady.

    roomenvy - glamorous boudoir-chic bedroom design idea

    roomenvy - glamorous boudoir-chic bedroom design idea

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