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A bedroom fit for a queen

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I’ve always thought it important for the lady of the house to have an area to call her own – somewhere she can retreat to after a busy day, a sanctuary. Up until now I’ve never had this – we have had the same bedroom and decor that came with the house when we bought it more than 15 years ago. It was functional but not luxurious. Big enough but not well designed. Clean enough but not cosy. I say ‘lady of the house’ totally tongue in cheek, because my friends tease me about being like the TV character Hyacinth Bucket (she pronounces it ‘Bouquet’!) with some of my decor choices! However I hope that when you see my finished design, you’ll agree it’s totally modern and not at all chintzy!

Basically there were always other home design priorities – the kids came first and each have had their rooms painted at least twice. But finally it was my turn and the last few months have seen us ripping down walls, installing ambient lighting, fitting new carpets and creating a beautiful bedroom that is not only a sanctuary for me but also suits our needs perfectly with wardrobes designed to house all our clothing and accessories and a beautiful dressing table area that I’ve always wanted.

Let me share some before pictures…

bedroom before

Before: I cringe when I see how cluttered and messy it was but it’s amazing what you get used to over a long period!

during the bedroom makeover

During the work – we had knocked out a wall to create a new ensuite

Now here’s the glamorous ‘after‘…

nice shot of bed wardrobes tv

nice shot of bedroom

Hollywood mirror shot

Plus we have a gorgeous new bathroom!

We were able to paint the bedroom in what we had left over from my daughter’s bedroom makeover a year ago and we painted the bathroom in what was left over from my office makeover! I love it when we can save money, and I was pleased with our IKEA wardrobes too as we saved more than £2.5k by getting the units from IKEA and installing them ourselves Vs the quotes we’d had for a local company to come in and fit the wardrobes.

My dressing table area was the bit that I wanted to invest in – I knew that we wouldn’t be doing another bedroom design again so this one had to count. I had the electricians install me several double plug sockets including at dressing table desk height for my hairdryer to go into and these sockets also have a USB plug for easy phone charging without taking up a plug socket! I have always wanted to a Hollywood mirror since I was a kid, so that was a must! I got three strips of 5 lights from Wayfair and positioned them around a mirror hung portrait style. Then I found a fab glass dressing table online and a clear perspex chair that I think sets it off beautifully.

I’m delighted with the end result and it’s making me want to spend a lot of time in the bedroom – I love an early night!!

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Home · Living · Luxury

Comments to A bedroom fit for a queen

  • Oh my it looks amazing. I agree it’s so important to have somewhere to retreat too. Love it ☺

    Kirsty Bowerbank-Steel 14th January 2017 10:49 am Reply
  • It’s so glam! What a wonderful bedroom and en-suite to have created.

    Ness 15th January 2017 9:00 pm Reply
  • Oh it looks so lovely, that bedding is gorgeous x

    Sonia 16th January 2017 9:28 am Reply
    • I found it in a local shopping outlet and loved it!

      Nadine Hill 17th January 2017 10:43 am Reply
  • Oh I love your Hollywood mirror! We’re moving house next month and every room needs doing, I know it will take a while but I love seeing what other people have done.

    Kate Williams 18th January 2017 7:42 pm Reply
  • OOOH you you are living the glam life , can you come and make over my bedroom !>

    Claire Toplis 20th January 2017 10:58 am Reply
    • haha you’re so funny Claire! I’m glad you like it!

      Nadine Hill 20th January 2017 4:18 pm Reply
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