Posts Tagged ‘bedlinen’

A cuter bedroom decorating idea?

April 12, 2011

GAH! I can’t decide between this beautiful vintage bedroom and yesterday’s cute-as-pie guest bedroom?? What do you guys think?

Check out this photo gallery of 5 steps to a vintage-style bedroom

My favourite idea has to be the lace wall stencil and jewellery display! Never has buying new jewellery been so justifiable in the interior design style stakes!

Vintage bedroom decorating idea

Sweeter than thou bedroom!

The cutest bedroom decorating idea…

April 11, 2011

Ok, it’s a bit of a toss up between this and another gorgeous look actually, the other one I’ll save for tomorrow… (what? I’ve got to keep some mystery!?) Anyway, inspired by my poor excuse for a hotel-style guest bedroom retreat (ahem… think ‘sofa bed’) I’ve been taking notes from Housetohome’s latest spring decorating idea – 5 steps to a pretty guest bedroom.

Follow the link to their 5 easy bedroom decorating ideas… Enjoy!

Guest bedroom decorating ideas for summer

I heart pretty summer bedroom style!

Lunchtime Lust: Made in Britain

September 28, 2010

Ah, well a bit of patriotism never goes amiss! I love these quirky buys, they’re a great way to add some British ‘umph’ to an other wise neutral scheme…

Shipping Forecast merino and cashmere blanket from Roam. Team with a striking black bed frame and crisp white linen.

roomenvy - British boudoir

roomenvy - British boudoir

No Parking sign from Adams of Rye. A cute little personal touch for an inspiring home office.

roomenvy - patriotic home office

roomenvy - patriotic home office

Cottage needlepoint cushion from RE. Mix and match quirky cushions for a lively living room you’ll love!

roomenvy - British living room

roomenvy - British living room

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Bedroom designs for those on a budget

September 23, 2010

(… and those who weren’t naughty enough to decide to have THREE summer holidays!) I always go straight to the ‘cash clever decorator’ section of Ideal Home magazine (although I make sure I do it subtly on the tube when surrounded by important-looking people in designer suits). They always have beautiful decorating ideas that won’t hurt your purse’s feelings.

Take this vintage bedroom ideas, all for less than £130!

It’s all about blowsy rose-prints in bold black and white. This is perfect if you want a girly scheme but your husband has vetoed any pink!

Decide where the main focus of the pattern should be – they’ve opted for the bedlinen, but you could go for a feature wall or curtains – and go for a twist with the pattern, the rug here is dominantly black with white flowers while the bedlinen is the opposite. Keep the rest of the scheme light with black accents like the flower wall art.

roomenvy - monochrome bedroom design

roomenvy - monochrome bedroom design

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Bank holiday lust: Ditsy florals

August 26, 2010

Thinking about redecorating over the bank holiday? Sweet small-scale flower designs are huge this season, so why not create a country look with pretty chintzy patterns?

All you need is a little imagination (courtesy of Country Homes & Interiors), a sprinkling of 1950s florals and a hint of nostalgia…

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Mini-prints, pink 1950s florals and bright graphics on cushions make for a homely corner when piled on a daybed.

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Working from home over the bank holiday? Create a cheerful workstation with a collection of floral box files and notebooks.

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

A tied headboard and layers of cushions, pillows and quilts create the perfect look in the bedroom.

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Cute, cute, cute! I love this cottage-style curtain. Simply tie in place with ribbon for an informal way to hide clutter. Complete the look with a bunch of fresh flowers.

So there you have it – ditzy florals in a nutshell. For more inspirational country schemes check out Housetohome.co.uk.

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Feature wallpaper goes cuckoo!

July 13, 2010

Woah! Slow down feature wallpaper, I only asked what your name was!! I love a funky feature wallpaper, and I love the bird trend – especially when it’s incorporated in a summery bedroom design idea, but this is too much for me.

Maybe it’s the combination of the feature wallpaper AND the screen upholstered in exactly the same pattern? Or maybe it’s the fact that a room full of swans isn’t my idea of relaxation? (as much as I love Osborn & Little designs in general) But I just think it’s too much – what do you guys think? Am I being harsh?

roomenvy - swan lake bedroom design idea

roomenvy - swan lake bedroom design idea

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Bedroom decorating ideas to tweet about …

June 2, 2010

Just when I thought the decorating world had tired of the bird trend and moved on to other creature comforts (remember that horsey hallway idea?), I decided that I had not! I still love how our feathered friends can pull a scheme together with a feature wallpaper there, or some funky bird-print bedlinen there. It’s all about adding cute accents … not dressing your bedroom up like some sort of birdcage! Think pretty and welcoming, not Alfred Hitchcock.

Check out these beauties …

I love this country bedroom decorating idea – the cottage style bed and layers of lace are stunning. It would be a perfect guest room, allowing friends and family to become their own little night owls.

roomenvy - country bedroom decorating idea

roomenvy - country bedroom decorating idea

This bedroom design idea from Copy Cat Chic is a little over the tip for me – reminds me too much of my childhood bedroom … don’t ask! – what I do love is the contrast between the vintage wallpaper and the modern punchy blue table lamps and matching stools.

roomenvy - bird bedroom wallpaper

roomenvy - bird bedroom wallpaper

I’ve popped up this bedroom idea before, but I think this folky bedlinen from John Lewis is adorable, and a lovely light take on the bird trend.

roomenvy - tweeting bedroom bedlinen

roomenvy - tweeting bedroom bedlinen

I spotted (or should I say ‘twitched’?) this on Apartment Therapy. Now we’re swaying more towards Alfred Hitchcock style, but it certainly makes for an eye-catching feature in this bedroom.

roomenvy - bedroom bird idea

roomenvy - bedroom bird idea

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I heart Lisa Stickley’s vintage accessories

May 27, 2010

I mentioned the other day that I had raced (faster than I’d care to admit) to Debenhams to see Lisa Stickley’s new range of vintage-style products for Debenhams. I just love their nostalgic feel and how easily they can be incorporated into a country or modern-style home.

I’ve snuck some preview shots of the new designs, so feel free to lust after them! Plus, get to know the designer a bit better with this video. As much as I love chatting about decorating styles and inspiration, there are just some questions that must be asked … like ‘what would Lisa Stickley save if her house was on fire?’

roomenvy - Lisa Stickley kitchenware for Debenhams

roomenvy - Lisa Stickley kitchenware for Debenhams

roomenvy - Lisa Stickley bedlinen for Debenhams

roomenvy - Lisa Stickley bedlinen for Debenhams

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Lunchtime Lust: black and white bedrooms

May 11, 2010

Everyone’s chatting about black and white bedrooms this week, and although I am trying to egg summer on with chat of vintage florals and beach-hut inspired decorating, I’m afraid I’m going to have to hop on the bandwagon! These bedroom decorating ideas are simply dreamy!

And you don’t have to go all-out with all-black walls and white accents (quite the intimidating look!), instead, add definition with black wallpaper or monochrome bedlinen.

Be inspired by these stunning designs.

Create a feature wall with a stunning and shimmering black bedroom wallpaper, keep the rest of the walls white, but continue the look with a show-stopping chandelier and black and white bedlinen.

roomenvy - black wallpaper bedroom

roomenvy - black wallpaper bedroom

Add definition to an all-white bedroom decorating scheme with black furniture – you can even add a splash of zingy colour like they’ve done here … but don’t ask me to explain the recorder?

roomenvy - black and white bedroom ideas

roomenvy - black and white bedroom ideas

Black and white bedrooms aren’t just for modern minimalist lovers (… or self-confessed batchelors!) This monochrome scheme uses black and white bedlinen, a black headboard, and matching vintage trunks to get the look.

roomenvy - monochrome bedroom scheme

roomenvy - monochrome bedroom scheme

Create a black and white bedroom you’ll both love with formal bedlinen, and an eye-catching piece of wall art above the bed. Matching bedside tables and lamps give this contemporary bedroom a formal feel.

roomenvy - contemporary black and white bedroom

roomenvy - contemporary black and white bedroom

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Decorating ideas for bedrooms – soft metallics

April 26, 2010

I’ve been getting bags of inspiration from Ideal Home‘s recent feature on ‘blast away the beige with modern neutrals‘ – perfect if you don’t want to add to much colour, but are about as tired of cream as you are of Mondays!

This bedroom design idea is sooooooooo pretty – best ask your hubby for permission first, mind – there’s a lot of girlyness involved! Add softly shimmering shades with with a metallic feature wallpaper, silk cushions and mirrored accessories. Don’t go too crazy with the metallic tones though, highlight just a few areas NOT the whole room – remember sleek, not freak!

Finally keep the furniture simple and not too ornate to avoid the decorating scheme from looking too fussy.

roomenvy - metallic bedroom decorating idea

roomenvy - metallic bedroom decorating idea

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