With my eldest entering her teenage years and her interests changing, it was time to celebrate this new life stage with a bedroom revamp! Gone are the tired old fitted wardrobes that came with the house and in is a fantastic new dressing room worthy of being the backdrop in any Instagram selfie! Let me share with you what we did…
Brighten and lighten!
Even though the room was a decent size before we built the extra dressing room within it, the pink walls and brown carpet made the room feel quite dark so we went straight to Graham & Brown’s colour charts to sort that out!
We chose this lovely modern shade called Oakville which provided the neutral palette my daughter wanted. Her hobbies include photography and video production so it was important to her to have bright and clear walls to act as a blank canvas for these activities. The wall shade inspired the colour choices for the rest of the room and she opted for a cream day bed and white bedding to keep the whole look fresh and clean.
Key areas of the room were highlighted in a complimentary colour – in this case, shades of oatmeal, buff and gold. The blinds from Hillarys were chosen for their colour but also the unique way that they operate. They are a roller blind that in my opinion, looks like a shutter and are called Day & Night Roller Blinds! Watch this video to see a demonstration and more information about the Hillarys fitting service.
The service was very friendly and quick too! From the home visit to the day of installation, the time passed was just two weeks, and the Day & Night blind we selected cost £251.00. My daughter also chose a neutral tone for the ceiling light shades, rug and wooden flooring so everything blends in really well and the whole look feels very ‘grown up’!
A teenager’s room wouldn’t be finished without personal touches so my daughter selected a few fun cushions to add some flair. She adored the New York cushion from Graham & Brown and as we walked through Primark one day she spotted the fun emoji cushion too and had to have it! She also wanted to display a photo of her best friends, so we chose this cute picture frame (pictured below) by online retailer, Frame Again. They are a great idea for a gift or a fun addition to a room – simply upload a photo to their website, pick a frame and purchase for £12.99. The picture is printed, framed and delivered within 48 hours making it super quick to add a last minute finishing touch!
What you can’t see…
Hidden from sight in this fabulous bedroom but extremely important to a teen, is her bed mattress. I say extremely important to a teen given how long they like to spend in their beds of a weekend – have you ever tried to get a teenager out of bed when there is no school to go to?!
As we were getting rid of my daughter’s old hand-me-down bed and treating her to a gorgeous new day bed, we needed a couple of new mattresses to go with it! The day bed is a single size and there is also a trundle underneath so she can have a friend over to sleep who will enjoy her own pull-out single bed! Have a look at my mattress unboxing video for more information about Leesa and to see this ‘mattress by mail’ in action!
Leesa has one mattress for all sleepers! The only thing in their range that differs is the size: single; double; king-size and super king-size! Plus, they have a unique guarantee. You get to try the mattress at home for 100 nights and if you are not sleeping better you can send it back to them for a full refund! They also have a social conscience. For every ten mattresses that Leesa sells, they donate one to a shelter – I love their mission and their story. You can learn more about Leesa here.
My daughter loves her new mattress and sleeps very well on it. Leesa have made it possible for JuggleMum readers to purchase their own luxury mattress at a discount if you purchase via this link to get £50 off!
In this #MumsLikeUs Google Hangout, I talk about my teenager’s bedroom makeover with my blogger friend Mari from Mari’s World and show her what we did with this bedroom revamp!
I have really enjoyed improving my daughter’s room and we are both really pleased with the result. The whole room was practically done by mail and it is certainly a bedroom fit for a teen!
Let me share a montage of our rather sad ‘before’ shots!
Disclosure: Thank you to Graham & Brown; Hillarys; Leesa and Frame Again for the samples provided to create this bedroom makeover. All opinions within this post are my own.