From Student Digs To A Stylish Bedroom

Updated: Oct 30



When the homeowner asked me to create the perfect main bedroom the first question I asked was what he wanted style-wise. His answer? Whatever I think works for him! I managed to gage a few ideas (industrial, a bit of vintage, wow factor, not too pricey) but other than that I was given free rein to do what I thought was best.


He has created the most amazing new build home, but the interior décor left a lot to be desired, so my aim from the start was to devise a scheme that more than lived up the exterior of the house; and one that was cosy, calm and colourful.


I created a mood board of ideas which got the thumbs up, set about sourcing furniture and accessories within an agreed budget, and liaised with decorators, electricians and delivery drivers (which at times was akin to a military operation).


From the outset I pictured the colour scheme; a dramatic dark grey wall with accents of brown and orange for a vintage feel. The focal point is the statement bed from Beliani - black, king-size, studded headboard, I mean what's not to love! It's been dressed with crisp white bedding and faux fur throw and cushions from Dunhelm, while the striped throw is from TK Maxx.


For the bedside tables, I've used vintage tea chests sourced from Facebook Marketplace. I have these in my own bedroom and felt they worked perfectly with the industrial feel of the room. To continue this theme I opted for a classic leather butterfly chair in cognac, from Furnwise, and dressed it with a sheepskin throw and co-ordinating cushions.


I also chose fake plants, dried seed heads and pampas grass to bring a touch of nature to the room. I'm a great believer in having greenery in your home, but because the owner is often away I thought this was the most practical solution.


I'd love to know what you think, please let me know in the comments below.