Thursday, 23 May 2013

At Home: Bedroom Makeover with Laura Ashley

Annie is hosting a competition for bloggers in conjunction with Laura Ashley; for more details you can check out her post here. Basically, we've been asked to choose a room within our home which we think is in need of refreshing, then have a browse through Laura Ashley's range and decide how to brighten it up for Spring. I chose the master bedroom of my house; except for our bed, all our furniture is second-hand and whilst I'm grateful for it, it's definitely seen better days! We struggle for storage and our bedroom is also currently home to a heap of things which I need to list on eBay when I get chance, don't judge! This is how it looks at the moment...
My Bedroom Currently
My bedroom currently

And these are the pieces I'd like to add to it!
Laura Ashley Bedroom Makeover

As you can see, I'm a fan of the Clifton Dove Grey range; I think it's really simple and pretty, and such a classic colour scheme that it could easily be updated with new accessories over the years. I wanted plenty of storage as my boyfriend and I are engaged in a constant battle over wardrobe space - honestly, I think he has more clothes than I do and our wardrobe is falling apart. This one is smaller, so we'd both have to trim down our hanging items a little, but that's probably for the best. Currently we have a plastic drawer tower for socks, but it's also looking a bit battered (half the drawers are cracked..) and doesn't really fit with the atmosphere of the room I'd like, so an extra chest-of-drawers would replace lost wardrobe space and allow me to get rid of that. The blanket box would be perfect for storing clean bedding, sleeping bags and spare pillows, as well as providing somewhere to sit that isn't the bed; it'd look lovely under our window.
Finally, I chose these pretty blue curtains as they're simple and would match any colour scheme, adding a pop of colour to our neutral walls in this rented house but also eventually they'd fit perfectly in a house of our own. Our current curtains came with the house and have definitely seen better days (someone didn't take them down to re-paint..)
Have you entered this competition? Leave me a link in the comments below if so, I'd love to see what you chose! Which is your favourite piece from my selection?

xo

27 comments:

  1. I can't wait to get my own place and decorate it how I want it :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog BLOG SALE NOW ON! ♥

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    1. I love being able to put my own stamp on a place :) xo

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  2. I'm moving out of student halls and into my first flat at the end of June and I honestly can't wait. I just want to make it my own and decorate to my taste.

    Love the items you've picked out btw, the blanket box in particular is really lovely!

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    1. Ahh enjoy! I hated halls, mine were horrific. xo

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  3. This is a lovely idea, I really like what you have chosen, especially the white furniture. I love white furnishings, everything appears so clean and fresh :)
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Yessss that's why I like it, I hate clutter and fussy designs! xo

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  4. Adore the pieces you've chosen Honey!

    rachael-victoria.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  5. Ooh I love the pieces you've picked. They're lovely, adore the detail. Liked you Facebook page :)

    Ellie xo design blog | beauty & fashion blog

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  6. I would love to do some redecorating. That wardrobe is so amazing.

    Tracy

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  7. Great post! :)

    Kelly xo

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I really want to redecorate my room - I love everything here!

    Jade xx

    www.fairytalekiss.co.uk

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  9. I need to do my room! nice draws! :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Love those dressers, I so need to buy one for our house - a closet just isnt enough it seems!

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  11. I love the blanket box and the chest of drawers! So pretty and traditional :)

    Ria x
    naturiabeauty.com

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    1. Yes, I like how they're traditional but still simple :) xo

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  12. I love the furniture you've chosen, especially the wardrobe (:

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm getting a bit too obsessed with the wardrobe haha! xo

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  13. I have had a long love affair with Laura Ashely, mostly from afar unfortunately :(

    Really loving the blue and white pallette, I think that's what I will go for when (if) I ever get my own place!

    I have to say the blanket box is by far my favourite!

    http://audacityoffood.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Same! I love blue and white, it's pretty without being so girly that my boyfriend will have to put his foot down haha ;D xo

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  14. You chose great peices, i especially love the curtains! And your room isnt too bad atleast its a decent size :)

    xoXo
    BreezeyBee Blog

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