After going backwards and forwards about whether to decorate my bedroom in this rental that might not necessarily be for the long term, I came the solid, adult conclusion this weekend of “sod it”.
Something I read recently on the new How I Rent Instagram account (founded by Grillo Designs‘ Medina Grillo) really struck a chord with me. When you rent, you’ll often have people ask “but why are you bothering to decorate when it’s not your house?”.
But as someone in the How I Rent community wrote, no matter whether you’re renting for six months or you’re in it for the longer term like I am, you want to come home to somewhere you love. You want to put your stamp on the place and if you’re lucky enough to have a landlord like I am who trusts me to make the place look presentable, then it’s time we made the most of it.
Which leads me nicely onto my rental bedroom makeover plans and moodboard. You know I love me a good moodboard don’t you. Let’s start with the initial feeling I had for the space.
I’ve found myself drawn more and more the calming effects of grey-blues recently and the very top image by Oh Eight Oh Nine interior styling company is basically my dream sleeping space.
You’ll be able to see from my moodboard I’ve taken a whole lot of influence from this room – mainly because I have the same bed frame and I love how the mix of the linen and textured bedding looks against this darker tone on the walls.
My bedroom at present is a magnolia square, with flaking paint and a less than desirable ceiling light. It does however, have large french doors on to a balcony, another window facing the bed and ample space for furniture. The only issue, it doesn’t feel “pulled together” or grown-up enough for my thirty-something self.
Moodboard & Plans
In The Reeds No.1 Poster Desenio | In The Reeds No.2 Poster Desenio | Glass Bottom Base Table Lamp Next | Textured Bedding Marks & Spencer | Green Cushion Cover H&M | Wooden A3 Frame H&M | Vase Anthropologie | Candle Holders Anthropologie | Linen Cushion Cover H&M | Rug La Redoute | Chair Beliani | White Desk Wayfair | Large Gold Round Mirror Woodpecker Interiors
I absolutely adore the mix of the mid blue with grey undertones against the light, natural textures. The room is certainly large enough with enough natural light to pull this colour off – the one change I will make, however, is adding coving around the top of the ceiling join. This adds a much more luxe finish to a space, instead of a direct join from dark walls to white ceiling.
I want to create symmetry in the room with matching bedside tables, prints over the bed and statement table lights. Accessories such as linen cushions, textured vases and this stunning rug from La Redoute will add depth and interest to the space.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get started on this rental bedroom makeover over the next couple of weeks so be sure to keep up with the changes on my Instagram stories before I reveal all here on the blog. Have a great Monday and if you’re in the mood to see a finished makeover project, check out my Californian-inspired home office reveal.