Thursday, April 13

Bedroom Makeover: The Reveal!

You know I love a room makeover reveal don't you? Well, I'm particularly excited about this one, because I've stepped outside my colour comfort zone, and just really gone for it. Yes, even for me, this colour was pushing it.

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom


If you saw my moodboard post, you'll know the colour I chose is called Pink Nevada 3. This is no shrinking-violet blush, it's unapologetically, in your face P I N K. But what saves it from being sickly and overbearing, is a good dash of dirtiness. It's this dirtiness that makes it feel calm, cocooning and warm. In the day it's bright, but not overwhelmingly so, and at night it's just beautiful - relaxing and inviting, with a soft glow that makes me so happy. And I can actually see in my bedroom again! The oppressive black walls are but a distant memory...

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom


Though I chose the colour with the headboard in mind, and I didn't want to steal it's thunder, I didn't want to go neutral either. Maybe one day, but I was definitely feeling the need for pink this time round.

Because I always get asked, I used Dulux Endurance Plus Matt on the walls. It only took two coats to completely cover the previous black which was a pleasant surprise. I didn't use a base coat first.

On the woodwork and wardrobe doors, I used their Paint Mixing Eggshell. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught me singing the praises of this eggshell on my stories. Not only did it cover beautifully - again, just two coats to cover the black, when I was expecting to have to do three at least, but it's so nice to work with. It's quite thin, but in an easy to work with way, and doesn't get gloopy and clog up your brushes really quickly like so many other eggshells do. Again, no base coat or primer was used because the last paint was still in excellent condition and was also a water-based eggshell, so it wasn't necessary.

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom


I just adore the bold pink next to the Earthed 'Torrent' fabric.

The Beni style rug that used to be in the bedroom has been relocated to the living room, where it looks as if it's meant to be, and in it's place is this stunning silk 'Obsessions' rug, from Plantation Rug Company. Aptly named, because honestly, I can't stop looking at and stroking this rug, and although it was chosen after the paint colour and headboard fabric, it's as if it was made for the room and the colour scheme. The pinks and soft golden browns of the mesmerising painterly abstract pattern, tie in so beautifully with the rest of the room - it must have been fate!

It's ridiculously soft and lovely to walk on, and the colour are either lighter or darker depending on which way the pile and light are facing. I absolutely love it.

If you don't already know about Plantation Rugs, they're are great source for really reasonably priced great quality fashion-led rugs, so do check them out.

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom





French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom



And of course in my quest to up the glam factor and make the room feel a little more boutique hotel like, it would not have been complete without new bed linen.

Now I get the whole crisp white sheets thing, really I do, but give me soft, relaxed French linen over that any day. 

A friend once said that a linen bedding was like being given a lovely big hug every time you got into bed, and she's exactly right. Linen falls around your body in a way that cotton just can't, instantly cocooning and relaxing you. So I'll have French linen in my Boutique Hotel thanks very much!

This is the Blush French Linen from Soak & Sleep, a barely there pink that complements that wall colour and headboard so well. I've teamed it with some of their white linen pillowcases too.
French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom
French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

Edie has become *slightly* obsessed with our bed. I keep finding her in it, and she's actually spotted that there's definitely a difference between our linen, and hers (that's from a certain high street store) saying that ours is way softer. She's like The Princess And The Pea - I may have created a monster! 

I wanted to go with acrylic bedsides, so that the headboard was covered as little as possible. On my side, where there's a larger space because of the door, I've used a vintage piece that used to be in the living room, swapping it for my old bedside table. The vintage acrylic piece is one of my best ever eBay finds from a few years ago and I just adore it. I paid £50 for it, and I recently saw exactly the same one for £475. I remember Ed saying when he got back from collecting it, that the seller (a vintage furniture dealer), said to tell me that I'd got a real bargain. Which of course I knew! I absolutely adore this piece. 

On Ed's side, I had a simple acrylic side table made with a bespoke height to match mine. 

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom

French For Pineapple - Pink Master Bedroom




The room looks and feels like a completely different space, and my plan to keep it clutter free has held up for several weeks now, which is a good sign.

A huge thank you to the lovely companies that worked with me on this bedroom transformation...

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Let me know what you think in the comments below! And keep your eyes peeled because I'll be sharing plans for my next TWO room makeovers very soon.
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