Hello folks!

Hope you are all enjoying a nice cosy evening, watching Sunday’s finest TV and appreciating the last of the weekend just before we dive into the usual craziness of the week. Well I know I am. Feet are up on the coffee table, TV on in the background (X-Factor!) and finally finding the time to post our bedroom transformation.

The thing is – and I’m being very honest here – I find all this blogging much more difficult than I originally anticipated. It’s not the actual writing of a post, but finding the time to take photos and concentrate on writing whatever I want to share with you guys. But with a full time job, a very draining commute, a home renovation on the way, my Interior Design course and a personal life it all proves a bit too much at times, so something has to give. Saying that, it doesn’t mean I’m not committed to it or that I’m not absolutely LOVING it! I’m only hoping that I will be able to do more frequent blogging in the future. More of what I really love.

BTW did I tell you? I’m on module 9 of my course, 3 more to go and I get my diploma in Interior Design! Well at least I hope I will! 🙂

But enough with all the self criticism and let’s talk about interior! or should I say… let’s see some transformation?

When we first bought the house, the biggest bedroom which was at the back of the house facing the garden, was looking like this!


Oh yes.

Of course, I had a different plan in my mind. Although the room was used as a kids bedroom and the style was not to my taste at all, I did draw inspiration by the white flooring that was already there and the light of this room. So me and Russ got straight into work to make this room more of a grown up space.

First of all we had to get rid of this bright yellow. It took 3 coats of paint to manage to cover it up. The flooring had some large gaps between the skirting boards and floorboards, so following this DIY video I decided to give it a go. And guess what? It worked a treat! We had to repaint the floors white, the radiators and the window sill. We also had to replace the window as the frame was rotting and we also replaced all the doors upstairs. The rest was all easy 🙂


And here is what we achieved. Originally I have painted all the walls with Dulux Polished Pebble grey, but with the first days of fall it all felt a bit cold. So I decided to repaint the back wall a darker complimentary grey. This time I went for the Dulux Monument grey. I have to say I’m really really pleased with the result and worth all the effort we put into it.

Lampshade finding from our local lighting shop. It’s amazing what you can find in your local shops!
this_place_i_call_home_bedroom_reno002Bedside table from Maison Du Monde, Bedside lamp from IKEA
this_place_i_call_home_bedroom_reno003 this_place_i_call_home_bedroom_reno005Wardrobe IKEA
this_place_i_call_home_bedroom_reno008 Bedroom renovation grey rustic Scandinavian stylethis_place_i_call_home_bedroom_reno010
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The truth is I LOVE GREY! So naturally I went for an  achromatic colour scheme, but this scheme can be tricky as you could end up with a bland, cold interior. To avoid that, I worked with different fabric textures, layering rugs and added plants and cushions to make the space warm and interesting. Also one tip I got from reading the book Shades of Grey by Kate Watson-Smyth is that when using greys always add some pieces of natural wood. They work really well together.

I think I achieved my goal but most importantly I enjoyed every minute of this transformation. What do you think?

Hope you enjoyed our bedroom tour.

Wishing you all a great week ahead,



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