To give you a bit of background, our house was built in the 1890’s and it’s on 3 floors, a bit like a townhouse because the ground floor only houses the bathroom. On the first floor is the kitchen/diner and lounge, upstairs are two bedrooms and a loo.
My husband moved in here 3 and a half years ago, and I moved in 5 months later. The previous tenants had a penchant for bright colours and we’ve gradually been adding our own style but without any real plan. The kitchen/diner is starting to take shape, the living room is getting there but the bedroom needs help!
I decorated the bedroom in February 2011 because we just had to get rid of the orange and purple. Yes! Orange and purple, with a border round the middle of the room. It was pretty hideous. I painted the walls and ceiling (which slopes) all the same cream colour (B&Q Satin Emulsion in Rice Cake), with a metallic dark pink feature wall behind the bed. We have a combination of black, pink and grey bed covers and used to have black and pink curtains. A couple of months ago we took advantage of the sale at Ponden Home and found some lovely silver curtains. Also in the sale, we picked up a bedding set that’s white with a black bird cage print, which I love!
We desperately need new furniture as what we have is a mix match of charity shop, childhood remnants and ASDA Smartprice. Not a good look. We have a broken drawer from one chest of drawers sitting on top of another, still filled with jumpers, and my wedding dress is in it’s protective bag, less than attractively draped across the top! I say we need more storage, my husband says I need less clothes. I think we’ll have to meet in the middle! A good clear out is definitely in order.
Grey bedroom inspiration
I was browsing the home tours on The Everygirl and came across Danielle Moss’ Chicago apartment tour.
I love her grey and metallic bedroom. I really love these tones and have decided on a silver grey colour scheme for our own bedroom, which will mean we can make use of the existing curtains. I’ll keep the cream walls but either paint the pink wall cream or cover it with wall paper, so we can keep the feature wall. I’ve seen some lovely silver wallpaper in Next.
Here’s my inspiration so far…
What do you think?
I’m hoping it will be contemporary yet restful and it’s not too feminine, which will please my husband! I might get away with the odd ruffle or two.