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50 Shades of Grey

Firstly, no, this post is no where near as kinky as you might be thinking! 

Today our bedroom is taking centre stage because I love it! I gave it a revamp a few months back with a very limited budget (£200) and went for a scandi style using a grey and white colour scheme. I wanted it to be a very calm and restful space, perfect for some escape and R&R.

Bed and beside tables – ikea | lamps – ikea | Stars – The Range | Large wicker heart – Maison By Emma Jane | Dream cushion – The White Company | Duvet set – Matalan
We already had the furniture so I wanted to make it stand out more and not just blend into the room. I choose this paint after lots of swatches as it wasn’t lilac/purple toned, which a lot of greys can turn out in certain lights. I would’ve ideally loved to use Farrow & Ball as their choice of greys are above all others, but unfortunately the budget couldn’t stretch. I managed to use one 2.5L pot for the entire room and only did one coat (I’m too lazy haha), but the one coat did the job and gave me the contrast to the furniture I was looking for.  The carver chair in the corner is an up-cycle job I did – blog post for that coming soon!
Drawer unit – ikea | Curtains – The Range 
White Mesh Cage – West Barn Interiors | Makeup Storage – Muji 

In order to keep costs down I re-used all the old photo frames I already had in the bedroom. For the scheme I wanted all the decor/accessories to be white, so I simply painted all the frames in Annie Sloan Old White and they were good to go in the room again.

As I went for a very simple scandi colour scheme I used different texture to give the room some depth by using furs and knits to add cosiness.
There you have it! A mini-bedroom tour. I love what a dramatic difference a slightly darker pot of paint can do, if you want to revamp your room but have perfectly good furniture I would say just go crazy and paint the walls a bright/dark colour to make your furniture pop and stand out.

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