Bedroom Makeover Challenge – Before and After

I was recently asked by Hillary’s Blinds to take part in a bedroom makeover challenge, along with some other bloggers.

We were given £100 and some tips from interior designer, Joanna Thornhill.

Here’s what she suggested for me:

1.Netting around beds can create a dreamy, romantic look, but in a small
bedroom it can feel a little full-on – I’m not sure if you still have these up,
but concentrating them in one spot to create a bed pelmet would allow you to
retain this sumptuous feel without feeling like it’s taking over the space, as
well as making more of a focal point of the bed.
2.I feel like you could potentially have a little fun here with your
wardrobe doors – I’d pick out a colour palette for the whole room, then you
could potentially paint each door in a patchwork of colours to create a real
point of interest. To stop it looking too busy, stick with colours from the same
palette and simply alter the tone, or go for harmonising colours (those which
sit either side of your chosen main colour on the colour wheel). Perhaps moving
away from pink towards a more mauve palette would feel more sophisticated yet
still retain a feminine feel – you could opt for a relatively pale tone on your
walls then play around with the spectrum, bringing in light greys down to much
darker, almost mocha hues, also bringing in the odd splash of warm fuchsia pink
to break things up a bit. If in doubt, visit a paint mixing store with a Dulux
Mixlab machine, and pick colours of different intensities from the same colour
card, to ensure they all work together tonally. Your wardrobes look like they
might be melamine, so you’d need to coat them with some ‘difficult surfaces’
primer first before adding your main colour (go for an eggshell rather than a
gloss finish, for a more contemporary look).

 

3.Your television is quite prominent on the wall across from your bed – to
lessen its impact, try creating a gallery wall full of framed artworks of
various different sizes, filling the whole wall all around it, to help blend it
in. Keep costs down by framing inexpensive materials, such as pretty decorative
wallpaper scraps, or try sites like Etsy.com for inexpensive work from new
artists.

Before

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom before
With the netting

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom before
Without the netting

After

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

Before

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom before

After

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

Before

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom before

After

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

Before

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom before

After

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

 

Bedroom makeover challenge - Bedroom after

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1 Comment

  1. Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com 16th October 2015 at 12:19 pm

    I love the door handles. And such a gorgeous selection of vintage books!

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