Welcome to my blog. I write about my life with my family, renovating our cottage and trying to lead a more creative life.

Ivy Cottage Renovation:  Bedroom

Ivy Cottage Renovation: Bedroom

Before the extension work started I thought that it was really important to get our bedrooms sorted.  When the rest of the house feels cramped and dusty it will help us to be able to escape to clean rooms upstairs.  Before our bedroom was cluttered and felt cramped.  Our house is only small so to give us a spacious feeling room we opted for fitted wardrobes. 

I've always preferred vintage wardrobes over fitted but our old house wouldn't allow us to get big pieces up the stairs.  I am very pleased with the clean lines of the fitted wardrobes though.  They were made by a local carpenter out of MDF.  I painted them with Light Blue (number 22) Interior Eggshell by Farrow and Ball which reflects the light softly back into the room.  I added oak handles for a different texture and we got to design the insides of them to suit our own needs. 

I've kept the colours pale and neutral to add a calm air to the room.  I also like to add colours with different decorations throughout the year.  Just by changing the duvet cover changes the whole look of the room.  I love linen bedcovers as it gets softer each time it is washed, this set is from La Redoute. As the temperature drops I like to dig out the extra blankets and always smile when I find my vintage duvet out that I bought from Hay on Wye years ago. 

This old chair was left in my previous home and I've recovered it many times over the years.  The touch of red adds an accent to the room and its size is perfect for a bedside table.  There are always a pile of books half read on it.

These drawers were a bargain from Kidderminster Market Auctions and the bird embroidery is an illustration that I did for the collaboration with Heart Vintage.   I made the lampshade on a course at The Makery in Bath and have made many more since for the house.  I also plan to make some for my craft fair in November.  The wire drawing in the tin is by Louise Wilson and the fern illustration is by Marion @rekersdreesdesign.   The eucalyptus wreath and Nkuku frame get updated seasonally with different foliage.  I love styling this little corner and it is regularly being changed.

So that's how our bedroom looks, for the moment anyway.  We still need to get a new carpet and I'd like a full length mirror.  It will also be styled for Christmas and will evolve over the year.  I hope you like it and would love to know what you think.

Thanks for reading!!  Rebecca xxx

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Heart Vintage and Ivy Cottage Collaboration

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