It’s been nearly 5 months since we finished our loft conversion and we still haven’t moved in. I know, we were initially really keen to get rid of the builders and start the decorating but you know what these things are like; if you are not in a rush then you get used to living in mess and chaos. The master bedroom has been decorated since January, but that’s all. We are buying a new bed which will be delivered in early July, so this is the push we need to crack on with things and finalise getting all the bits and pieces we need.
There is nothing wrong with our current bed but after months and months of back pain and chiropractor appointments, the chiropractor has suggested a new mattress. Ours is over 12 years old, and that’s seemingly a no no. Apparently it’s good for adults to be able to stretch in bed and have some space, so we decided to go for a king size. Being in the loft, we will have more space so this shouldn’t be too much of an issue. Also our boys like to get in bed with us in the mornings so we will all fit a better in a king size bed.
After a lot of research we found the perfect one from Danetti, the Amalfi Peacock Velvet bed. We were initially a bit doubtful as the green might clash a little bit with the colour of our walls – Oval Blue Room from Farrow & Ball – but after receiving a fabric swatch we realised it doesn’t really clash; they are both bright colours but they look good together. We are also aware that we can’t purchase a bed solely on the colour of our walls as that might change in the future. The bed’s selling point wasn’t just the gorgeous colour and design but also the storage space underneath.
Not sure if it happens to you too, but I always see lovely furniture that I have no need for, and then whenever I need to buy something I can’t find anything suitable. This is what is happening with our master bedroom; I’ve been looking for a chest of drawers for ages and I can’t find any I like or won’t cost a fortune. There are some I like in Swoon Editions, especially this one , but I might still have another look around to see if I can find something more suitable. I want something not just stylish, but also practical, and at will stand the test of time.
Apart from the bed and beside tables we haven’t got any other furniture in our current bedroom; we have a huge fitted wardrobe that goes across one of the walls, so we have plenty of storage. Storage is an issue we will have to address in our new master bedroom, and we will eventually have a fitted wardrobe made. But it won’t be huge, so we will have to be clever with our storage solutions.
I love how different types of light can change the ambience of a room and I like a calm and relaxing space while I read before going to sleep. Wall lights seem to be really fashionable at the moment. I wish my builder had been a bit better at communicating during the planning stages of our loft conversion so we could have had some mounted on the wall. I got this Oliver Bonas lamp recently, to go on on top of the chest of drawers. Again, different light sources will help to create the calm atmosphere I’m after.
There’s always been a chaise longue in my dream bedroom plans, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to fit one in, so might have to settle for a chair. This velvet one from Oliver Bonas could look great with the rest of the colour scheme in the room.
Coral, peacock an metallic accents form a great colour scheme and will give the room the modern, contemporary feel I’m after. Colourful cushions will add up a touch colour to the room, I’m in love with Chandan Whittle , a brand I’ve discovered through Instagram, their cushions are screen printed and have a very cute string closure which is a gorgeous detail.
I’ll hopefully be able to show you the finished master bedroom very soon, watch this space!