We have finally finished redecorating our bedroom, after months of putting it off. I think it was actually last year when we made a start on the room by moving our furniture around. But since then we’ve been so busy with other things that it just got put on the back burner.
But I’m pleased to say it is finally done and I am so pleased with it! Although, when I say done, I don’t quite mean completely finished as we have just ordered a new bed. So I will most likely do an updated post in the next couple of months.
Before we redecorated, the room was all white and to be honest just a bit boring. The walls were very bare and apart from the yellow chair in the corner there really wasn’t much colour going on in the room at all.
I had been lusting over Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue paint for a while but at £45 a tin, I felt it was out of our price range. I looked at lots of alternatives but nothing seemed to come close. I had some great suggestion over on instagram, with a lot of people recommending B&Q Valspar paint mixing service, where they will match Farrow & Ball paint near enough exactly but for half the price. So this is what I planned to do.
We decided to go to the Farrow & Ball shop just to have a look around and to take away a colour card for the guys at B&Q to match the paint for us. We were very short on time however, as the painting needed to be done that same day so in the end my husband said to go with the Farrow & Ball paint to save us some time! I certainly wasn’t going to argue with him.
I am so pleased with the colour though, I can’t say how the Valspar paint compares but I certainly don’t regret buying the Farrow & Ball. Hague Blue is such a stunning colour and it’s amazing how it appears different colours in different light – blue, green, charcoal and even black!
Estate emulsion in Hague Blue – Farrow & Ball
I am so pleased with how the room now looks, it’s turned out exactly as I’d hoped. I was a little nervous about using a colour so dark on the walls but as it is a really light room I think it works really well.
The guys over at Desenio kindly sent me over some prints to go in our room which I think look amazing on the new wall. The space definitely looked too bare without them.
If you haven’t heard of Desenio before they sell a huge range of prints and posters to suit almost all homes and interior design styles. They also sell frames in white, black, silver, oak, copper and gold, which is what we opted for.
For 25% off at Desenio use code ’emmaplusthree’. Valid off posters between Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th of April (except for handpicked/collaboration posters and frames).
I ordered two wall shelfs for my prints to sit on, put together side by side as I felt one on it’s own would look a little lost in the space. I went for prints in a variety of shapes and sizes as I love how this looks. A couple of the prints have pink tones in them which I think looks beautiful and really pops against the dark wall.
Of course the wall behind the bed has been the main focus of this makeover. But I have added a few accessories elsewhere in the room too which I think have made a big different to the feel of the room and have helped to tie it all together.
Rug – eBay
Throw – Very.co.uk
Basket – eBay, Plant – IKEA
Bedside tables – IKEA
Lamps – Wayfair
Cushion – Gallery
Basket – IKEA
Cushion – Very.co.uk
Candle – Primark
Chair – Littlewoods
What do you think to our new room? Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂
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*I was kindly gifted the Desenio prints and frames mention in this post, however as always all opinions are my own*