I have been dreaming about a bedroom makeover for years! I am actually a little embarrassed to show you the before… how incredibly drab and boring. And I only realised after we spruced it up, what a positive effect a few changes can have on a person. It’s not just a place where we sleep anymore, it’s our little sanctuary.
Bedroom makeover Before & After
Let’s start with the before.
Oh my word. Everything was beige. The above pic was taken early morning and it seems that even the light didn’t want to enter this space. I used to have throw pillows and a few pretty tierlanteintjies, but we co-slept for a while and during those first 6 months, it was all about comfort (for us and for Cara), so I decided to move non-necessities out of the room. After Cara moved to her own bedroom, our room basically just stayed as it was. Until now…
Fresh white walls courtesy of Prominent Paints
The first step of the bedroom makeover, was a wall makeover. When our house was built, the colour of the season was Iced Coffee. Most of my house has been Iced Coffee for almost 15 years! I wanted a change. Our room is also very small, so I wanted light and airy. You’re probably thinking, why white? Couldn’t we have been a little more creative?
White. That is what I wanted and that is what I got. And I love it. Thank you Prominent Paints!!
The room looks bigger, it looks fresh and white gives me the opportunity to easily shake things up and change or bring in colour when or how I want. I love my white walls. And we’ve decided that we are going to paint the lounge/dining area white as well. I am so excited. We’ll be popping by soon, Prominent Paints.
DIY Pallet Headboard
What do you think?? I love it!! Huge shout out to brother-in-law and husband for this beauty!! My husband got us the most beautiful pallets and the DIY project that was supposed to only comprise of a headboard, also gave me a new coffee table! And we are going to make a stoep table as well. I’m not going to tell the guys yet, but I have more planned for them ;)
Luxury Linen from The Tshirt Bed Co
I spotted The T-Shirt Bed Co on Facebook a couple of months ago and I loved the light grey duvet cover set. Go check out their fan page and you’ll probably also notice that they were the inspiration for the pop of yellow we added. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so they say, hey?
The main reason that I wanted this duvet set, is because I liked the look of it. I never realised what a huge difference quality bed linen like this can make. Holy crap. Our bed is the most comfortable place in our house. I sleep SO well. The moment I slip into bed, the amazing feel of the duvet cover, pillow cases and fitted sheet envelope me and I just drift off. For the first time in my life, I understand why quality linen is an investment.
The T-Shirt Bed Co linen is made from the highest quality 100% t-shirt cotton with a real-feel of 800 thread-count. Plus it’s 100% non-iron. It never looks creased! Score!
And we are definitely not the only one’s who think our bed is the best…
The T-Shirt Bed Co has two other duvet sets that I’m eyeing right now; a grey and white stripe and a dusty pink. I would love to get one of these for Cara’s room. They also have a stunning tropical botanical print, kids- and cot bedding. Head on over HERE to have a look!
The final touches included grey and yellow scatter cushions, a yellow throw and 2 lamps. Yes, yes, I had a lekker shopping at Mr. Price Home. The piggy bank is now empty, but as soon as it allows, I will be getting pretty new blinds too.
And even my old odds and sods look all pretty again. It just shows you what a difference a new coat of paint, new bedding and a little DIY can do.
I am SO happy with our bedroom makeover. Thank you so much to Prominent Paints and The T-Shirt Bed Co for helping us feel more at home in our home.