Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Bedroom Revamp

Recently we moved into a rental property. We sold our home which was built in 1905 and oozed character and charm but lacked the mod cons and moved into a brand new home out in the 'burbs.

We were very sad to leave our house, moreso the memories and good times that were had there. We only lived there for four years but it was the first home for our three bubs and the first house my hubby and I bought together. Saying that, I was secretly happy about the idea of having a bath and ducted heating and cooling! Oh, and an en-suite and walk in robe!

We have semi unpacked (this is an in between house) and well, the decorating bug has hit me already. But Im limited with my decorating given this is not my house and the fact that we have three children under the age of three-all fragile items are in storage and photo frames are on display up high! Im not sure the owners would appreciate me repainting feature walls to suit our taste! And there are no picture hooks at all in the entire house so the walls are very bare and not like our home at all. Im too scared to put in some hooks in case we end up losing our bond- extreme I know, but Im a virgo and I like to follow the rules!

So yesterday, whilst out doing a few jobs in down town Albury, I snuck into Adairs. I promise I was just popping in for a quick lap to soak in some home wares and get inspired. But, I walked out with a new doona set for our bed. It was very last minute and a design I would not normally choose. I have always been a big white girl.....crisp classic fresh white bedlinen and colour added with throws and cushions. But it was time for a change and our new bedroom was looking a tad boring and dull. It also only gets the afternoon sun so quite dark through most of the day and the white linen was looking more grey.

I bought the Mercer and Reid Azure King Size Quilt Set in blue. I think its fun. I actually was first drawn to the same design but the colours were red, pink, orange, mustard, beige and turquoise (called Autumn). It was very bright but then I saw this one and thought hubby would probably prefer the blue tones- my peace offering for coming home with  a new quilt set and not 9 Litres of milk!

Here's a few snapshots of our new linen...excuse the styling....I had two small assistants helping in the way of jumping on and off the bed! Plus I need to replace one of the european cushion inserts.

I also now need to find some scatter cushions to bring it all together. I do love the watermelon colour ( with the turquoise, navy and beige, but Im also thinking a yellow chevron would be quite fun too. Our bedhead may also need a revamp-another project to add to list!

 So, stay tuned and I will upload some shots once I have decided on what colour and design.

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