As we put the finishing touches to CM’s rainbow themed bedroom (blog post imminent!), so I turn to the next project. As we seem to be making our way around the bedrooms, and the children’s rooms are sorted it seems only fair for the main bedroom to be next. And after so much pondering, I have decided it needs to be a coastal inspired bedroom.
I’ve never been happy with colour of our bedroom. I know I really shouldn’t mention the green carpets which coloured our home again. But oh how those carpets have dictated so much. When we moved in the bedroom had lilac walls. I put up with it as long as I could, before trying to find an alternative.
My attempt resulted in a really light mint green. I wanted something which wouldn’t clash with the carpet. We weren’t in a place to afford to replace it. So it worked, I found bedding to match, and it was more bearable.
But it didn’t last. It wasn’t me. I fell in love with dusky pink and grey after updating my office. And whilst I tried to update with a change of bedding it didn’t work. I loved it, but it didn’t match. A wholesale update to the bedroom was due.Whilst I wanted to go with dusky pink and copper I couldn’t make it work in my mind. We bought our bedroom furniture when we moved in seven years ago, I still love it, and I wanted a style to flatter rather than hide it.
Since we moved into this house I’ve tried to hide from blue. It’s my favourite colour, and I tried to avoid overwhelming our home with it. But when thinking about inspiration. About what we love. The answer is obvious. Blue skies and the coast. It’s why we live here.So why wouldn’t we welcome our outside in?
What I love about where we live is the shades. Whatever the season, our coastline has so much beauty to offer. So many wonderful shades of blue.
And it’s probably why I chose the bedroom furniture. Because it fits perfectly with the coast.
Now we’re at a place where we can afford home upgrades. So in choosing a carpet reminiscent of sand in your toes, I’ve decided we can go with the blues of the sea and all the colours of sand.
And so, this is it.
The walls are being adorned in blue.
The print, which is everything, and I instantly fell in love with is due any day. The bedding is my temporary compromise. To not be too blue, or too coastal. And it’s a bargain. If my inspiration works though, I think some more coastal stripes bedding will be added. Along with a seagrass rug. Because why wouldn’t you?Clockwise from left: Laura Ashley Bay Canvas; George at Asda Natural Weave Curtains; Wayfair Tripod Table Lamp; First Choice Lighting Chrome Geometric Pendant; George at Asda Floral Stripe Bedding; Dulux First Dawn.
So, I now have lots of purchases clogging up my wonderful office. But I can’t stop trawling for accessories- throws, cushions and storage. I could be some time!