A cosy bedroom makeover

October 7, 2015

As the days get colder and the evenings darker, I love nothing more than drawing the curtains in a cosy bedroom and snuggling up in a comfy bed with a good book (or Mr M on Wednesdays and Fridays…)

When it comes to autumn I feel like my bedroom needs a similar makeover to my wardrobe with the addition of chunky knits, winter motifs and warm colours. I love how easy it is to transform the bedroom as well as being fairly inexpensive – you can pick up some brilliant buys on the high street and online, so there’s really no need to spend a fortune on a cosy update.

When we first moved into our house, our bedroom was the first room that we tackled, fitting a new en-suite, replacing the carpets and installing new glass doors to open out onto the patio. By the time we finished with the decorating we were onto the next room and I never really got round (couldn’t be bothered) to adding those all-important finishing touches. We simply painted the walls a stone colour and bought grey curtains and cushions to tie in with the white furniture and bedspread.

But recently I’ve been thinking that it feels a little too grey and masculine for my liking so I decided to add some femininity by introducing pink, which I love paired with shades of grey. Simply by adding this pink throw from Wayfair, and pink pillowcases which I managed to find in Homesense, the room feels completely different.

throw for cosy bedroom

When it comes to creating a cosy bedroom I don’t think you can ever have too many cushions, and I love updating my old ones with new cushion covers. I picked up this dark grey one with the stag design online and I think it goes really well with the knitted ones which we bought from Dunhelm Mill last year. The more texture the better, so I’m currently on the lookout for a faux fur cushion cover to complete the look.

stag cushion cover

I do have a slight obsession with winter motifs and would happily adorn every room with stags, trees and snowflakes if it wasn’t for Mr M rolling his eyes at me whenever I veer towards such objects in the shopping aisles. We have a joint love for this fairisle throw though which was a wedding present from John Lewis a couple of years ago. I love bringing it out every winter for an instant cosy bedroom update.  They don’t seem to sell this exact one any more but there are plenty of similar ones to be found.

To complete the look I added some metallic accessories and have featured our wedding photography above the bed in these black frames with inserts which cost just £6 each from Wilko. The whole cosy bedroom update came to less than £150 – so there really is no excuse for not having a bedroom that makes you feel super snug this season!

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      1. Thanks lovely. There’s always something to finish isn’t there?! 🙂

      1. I’m not sure when it started but I love any excuse for a home update! I think it’s replaced my seasonal wardrobe updates since I don’t seem to be a follower of fashion these days – since most of my clothes end up splattered in baby food/sick/dribble lol. Thanks for stopping by x

    1. Oh that looks so cosy! I think Dunelm have faux cushions in again now. I am trying to persuade himself that we need to prettify our bedroom too, sometime you just need pretty in your life ha! I love your pictures, I have a similar thing happening on the landing too xx
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      1. I do love a good rummage at Dunhelm – although I seem to go into a bit of a time warp and hours pass me by! Picture frame galleries are my new favourite thing at the moment – I’m gradually filling up the blank walls in our house! x

      1. Thanks Stephanie, I couldn’t believe what a bargain the stag cushion cover was – it was only around £10. x

    1. That looks like a bed i could totally snuggle up in the winter although not sure how i could motivate myself to get out of it the next morning haha! #HomeEtc
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    1. Just utterly beautiful! I love the pinks and greys. And throws are crucial for this time of year! It looks very neat & today too! Really cosy and it is beautiful. Thanks for linking up and sharing 🙂 Jess xx #HomeEtc
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      1. Yes he loves it on Wednesdays and Fridays!! Hehe 🙂 Thanks for stopping by x

    1. I always love the combination of pink and grey – it’s amazing the difference a touch of pink can make. I really like your idea of adapting the decor slightly for a new season. It definitely looks very cosy in the room now! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

      1. Haha I can assure you it doesn’t look this tidy all of the time! x

    1. I love this Natalie!! Everything looks fabulous!! I love the colour matching. That pink throw looks amazing. It really feels a nice and cosy bedroom. Perfect for this season. Love the motifs and chunky knit cushions!! You have great taste!! Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again next week!! 🙂 x
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    1. I love how a room can be transformed by adding a few accessories. As you say, with high street stores offering such affordable products its hard to resist isn’t it?! Our bedroom is top of the list for next year….I’m thinking about an Antarctic theme… Lots of white faux fur cushions and shades of blue and white. Maybe 🙂 x MMT #kcacols
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      1. Thanks Becky! I’ve been wanting to try pink and grey together for ages so it’s nice that I’ve finally got around to it. Thanks for stopping by x

    1. This is so beautiful. Such a pin-worthy bedroom. They do lots of nice faux fur cushions in next and asda at the moment if that helps. Really good quality ones too. We’re doing over our house soon and I can’t wait. We’ve painted the nursery but haven’t yet added the finishes. I desperately need to go shopping for things. xx #KCACOLS
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      1. Thanks Chloe! We do have an Asda home store near to us which I keep meaning to check out. I love Next home stuff – especially the artwork. Good luck with doing up your house – it is so nice to get stuck in (and totally addicted to Pinterest of course!) xx

    1. I love the whole room! The detail on the nightstands-love, the colors and textures make the room so cozy! I have the same mirrored jewelry box on my nightstand! Wish I had the modern crystal lamp too!!! I have lots of pillows in our room, but nothing with real texture, I love the way you’ve paired the stag and the knitted pillows, can’t wait to see the faux fur cushion when you find it. You have a talent for pulling together a room with all the little touches. Thanks for sharing. Pinning for future ideas for our room. Thanks!
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      1. Thanks so much, glad you like it! Good luck with decorating yours when you get around to it! x

      1. Thanks Nikki! I think photographs are such an easy, inexpensive way to add personality to a room

      1. Thank you! I also love pink and grey as a combination – the throw really is lovely and a bargain at £20 too.Thanks for commenting x

      1. Glad you like it, I do love pink and grey. You can never have too much bedding 🙂 xx

      1. Thanks so much! I got the wedding photos developed through Truprint and the frames are from Wilkos. I do love a good photo montage – such a cost effective way of creating a nice focal point. Good luck with yours! x

      1. You and me both – I always get ‘told off’ by the hubby for buying too many scatter cushions! hehe

      1. It is so hard to finish a house once you start it isn’t it?! We seemed to have a mad dash at the beginning and now we’re on a ‘break’ – we just don’t have the energy at the moment – everything is half finished!

    1. I love this post. It seems so simple. It’s made me want to get my decorating head on and get cosy, unfortunately i have to move homes in the next couple of months so I’ll have to keep this page bookmarked! #marvmondays
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    1. What a lovely bedroom to retire to! Love your style and particularly the fairiske throw. We moved into our current house when I was pregnant and the last year has been so manic, we’ve do very little. I’m feeling inspired to prettify!
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      1. Thanks Sarah! You can be forgiven for not feeling like prettifying after such a manic year – I know the feeling! Good luck when you do get around to it 🙂

    1. Hi Natalie, I love your bedroom makeover. I love greys and pinks, I think they are the perfect combination, and I totally agree, you can never have too many cushions! The little finishes really pull it together, your lamps, the throw, and the pictures are a great idea. Its given me a few great ideas of what we can do in our room to make it more cosy 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays! Emily

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