Towards the end of last year thehome.com.au (where I work part-time as a buyer and stylist) set out to find the ugliest bedroom in this country and give it the makeover of a lifetime. As part of the judging panel, I got to see them all and let me tell you, it shocks me to know how many hideous bedrooms there are in Australia!! But not everyone could win and we settled on this charming little number (hello floral explosion!! Ahh my eyes!)
After we’d picked the winner (not a title I’d be wanting…!), I set about picking new carpet, ridding the walls of the hideous wallpaper and painting the walls a nice warm grey to work with the new carpet.
Makeover Furniture + Decor
From there I started selecting all new furniture, soft furnishings and decor from The Home . It was quite a large room so we needed a fair bit to fill up the space. I ended up going with a nice tall bed head rather than trying to hang art above the bed. The funny angles of the ceiling meant I was limited with my choices for hanging art so the bed head is the feature here instead. I also opted for a gorgeous navy quilt cover by Florence Broadhurst, such a classic design and you can never go wrong with navy can you! I opted for silver bedside lamps with some aqua tones through them, the bird on the lamps compliments the rug. Yes, there’s a lot of pattern happening in this room but if you look more closely you’ll see that the reason it works is because I have used a mix of small prints (bed) with larger prints (rug). If I’d chosen a smaller print on the rug, there would be waaaay too much happening in the room.
Judith, the winner was SO pleased with the final result. I was on site all day with The Home team and we managed to make sure she didn’t get a peek at what we were up to so when it came time to reveal the final look, seeing her face beam with excitement was such a great feeling!
One of the biggest lessons I took away from this makeover was just how many people struggle with their bedrooms but in reality they are actually one of the easiest rooms in the house to decorate as you only really need a couple of items to complete the room. The biggest challenges are choosing colours and patterns to go together. If you start with choosing a colour palette like I did in navy, turquoise and sandy beige, you just need to layer different items together until you’re happy with the final result. In this case the bed head was chosen early on as was the doona cover. The scatter cushions and lamps were chosen last once the biggest most dominant items had been picked.
If you had a fairy godmother stylist come into your home, which room would you want her help with first?
All supplier details listed below.
Paint: Twisted Rope – British Paints
Carpet: Premier Soft in Sugar Cookie – Carpet Court
All furniture and homewares: The Home