When it comes to decorating, I’ll do anything to avoid it. Whilst I love browsing for accessories, getting started and completing the groundwork is the hardest part. As a relatively new homeowner, I’m beginning to learn that decorating just one room can feel like a big task. For me, it’s about finding one piece that you really love, whether it be a colour or an item, and building your design around that piece. For me, inspiration came from IKEA’s BRAKIG collection. I’ve always loved bright colours, but it’s the daring mix of brights here which has really inspired me to power on and decorate my bedroom.
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Photography by Ikea
BRAKIG (meaning rebellious) is the result of Ikea’s collaboration with Danish creative collective, ArtRebels. Reflecting a love of Copenhagen, the 30-piece collection is playful yet serious with a functional side. My favourite pieces from the range are these colourful cushions. Colours featured in the range are colourways I wouldn’t naturally think to pair together and yet I find it so inspiring. Although my new bedroom design is inspired by the range, it’s unlikely to feature a lot of pieces. Even though I’ve already bought the orange geometric cushion cover, I may have to return for the harlequin cover.
// 1. Mini Moderns Fayre’s Fair Wallpaper // 2. Catherine McDonald Mint Green Chevron Duvet Cover // 3. IKEA //
The first time I visited the Mini Moderns site, I was taken aback by their inspiring range of wallpaper. Quirky, fresh and modern but with a price tag to match. Despite this, I sold a few unloved dresses and heels on eBay and voila, I had the money to buy two rolls to create a feature wall behind my bed. Speaking of bed, isn’t this mint green chevron duvet cover just beautiful? I adore the mix of mustard and mint green.
Considering I spend most of my free time in my bedroom curled up in bed (it’s my blogging office), I’d like to be able to invest in a king size bed and kingsize frame to match. This ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ style Alexis bed frame is the perfect accompaniment to my Fayre’s Fair wallpaper.
I’m still undecided as to the colour I’ll paint the rest of the walls in my room, I’m hoping to paint them a pale grey to offset all the brights that I’ll hopefully be adding. Whilst I’m loving the range of bedroom accessories that John Lewis have at the moment, I think the purse strings will dictate that any further quirks will have to be car boot/charity shop finds. Such is life!
Where do you find bedroom inspiration?
As always, much love,