28 October 2015

From Paris With Love

When at home, I spend a great deal of time in my bedroom.  It is the place I go to relax, sleep (obviously) and watch television.  My bed is also my blogging office and my reading hub.

You would think that with this in mind, I would have decorated it with my personal taste and comfort in mind, but somehow; that has never happened.  My carpet didn't match my curtains, nor did my bedspread most of the time either.  My chest of drawers were peeling away on the top and my wardrobe was half inaccessible due to my bed.  It was lived in but not what you would call decorated.  I decided that things needed to change.

It started with a sign I bought from my homeware store which is practically a haven of all things decoration, called The Range.  My decided upon theme of 1920's Parisian style came from the pink vintage perfume bottle as pictured below.

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Next I spotted a gorgeous Paris themed clock, bought for a bargain price of £12.00 from the same homeware store.

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What you really want in the Autumn/Winter months is something to cuddle up with.  As unfortunately you cannot go out and purchase a man, instead I decided to get this Paris themed throw * from Zazzle.  It is a great size and has such intricate detailing.  Not only does it look beautiful laid out on my bed, it is also warm and soft; perfect for wrapping yourself up in on a cold night with a good movie.  (I have put Vin Diesel on back order).

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My tired old chest of drawers with the peeling away top has now been brought back to life with a french patisserie themed sheet (wallpaper thickness) which can be easily glued down,  I cover both of my drawers with this and it worked wonderfully, breathing new life into old furniture.  The coverings cost £3.50 per metre.

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I finished my restyle project with a antiquey (is that a word?) looking mirror, bought for the bargain price of £20.00 as above, and a Parisian scene of a couple in love (whom I have named Marc and Sophie) which I found in the Boundary Mill Store for £25.00.

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All in all, I am very happy with how my room has turned out.  With buying things gradually it has been lovely to see the room slowly taking shape and finally looking like a proper bedroom!


* Denotes gifted item

1 comment:

  1. I love refurbishing my room, I tend to be swaying for Modern/Vintage pieces at the moment x

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