Finally we have moved, unpacked, had visitors to stay, and I can blog again (now from Inverness!) I follow Bex and Roz @ Olive Dragonfly and one of their regular features I really enjoy is to #PinItDoIt – making use of all those Pinterest boards and inspiring you to actually try out some of the ideas that you pin rather than allowing them to gather virtual internet dust! The room that we’ve done is in no way complete, but I thought I’d have a go at least and then add to it as we find accessories to fill it! If you want to take a further look, my pinterest boards can be found at http://pinterest.com/susanbarrie/
Throughout January I was pinning things like mad trying to find inspiration for the different rooms in our new house. We had someone who was kindly helping us by sorting out new bathroom suites as well as repainting and recarpeting throughout the house (and fortunately giving us free rein on choices of colours of paint and flooring!). We knew that we had a black iron bed frame to use for a guest bedroom, so we took that as our starting point, and went from there. By googling ‘black iron bedframe room ideas’ (I know, catchy!) I found Designkastle which had a whole plethora of room ideas that centred around the bed frame as centrepiece. When I saw this particular room, I knew this was the one that I wanted to recreate!
Next was the choice of paint. We spent longer than is probably humanly recommended on the Dulux website but it really was helpful for us to visualise colours on walls as there was no opportunity for us to test the paint out on the walls ourselves (Our house is in Inverness, but we were still living near Edinburgh at the time and there was a matter of weeks for all the work to be done). Eventually we went with Celestial Cloud 3 as a feature wall for the headboard of the bed to go against. And who doesn’t love a paint choice called Celestial Cloud?!
Then all we had to do was match some storage and accessories to the room. The sets of drawers (although you can only see the one by the bed in the picture) are from IKEA (KULLEN range) as is the bedside lamp. We also put some black SKUBB hanging storage on the wardrobe rail (again, not pictured). The bedding set is from Dunelm Mill. The ceiling lightshade is from Homebase, as are the cushions (Habitat range). Finally (and not on the wall yet) is a simple yet stylish Rennie Mackintosh mirror that we were given as a wedding present. We didn’t have to invest in any curtains as there is a really good Velux navy blackout blind.
The room will no doubt get some more accessories – I want to take some good shots of the Highland scenery around us, print mono copies and insert into hanging black frames around the room, but as a work in progress we are really pleased with it (see the pictures below). Once we had our colour scheme and knew that the bed was a feature point, it was relatively easy to do the rest!
Thanks to Bex and Roz at Olive Dragonfly for introducing this feature – as a Pinterest user and blogger I’ve found it inspirational for actually putting my pins to good use, and will try to do more in the future! Next on my hit list is to decorate our kitchen pantry – I’ve got stencils in mind for that one!
UPDATE: If you want to do your own #PinItDoIt -check out here for more info! (You can download a badge too for your own blog if you have one, but I am still to work out how to do that after it seemingly not working in WordPress this morning!)