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It may not have been a 12 months for journey but it surely has been a 12 months for staying at residence and giving the areas we spend probably the most time in slightly elevate. For me, it began with a boho bed room makeover of the area we spend probably the most time in.

Last 12 months we noticed the ability that white paint delivered to our pool deck and lounge and this 12 months I used to be eager to deliver the identical form of contemporary/calm to our bed room. Can I let you know, the one downside with doing such a bed room makeover is that you just actually wish to spend extra time in it? Quality downside!

I took you on the “journey” by way of Instagram Stories (saved HERE) however I wished to share every part in a weblog publish, with hyperlinks and so on, in case you’re eager on doing one thing related. Like earlier renos and makeovers, I’ve mixed a mixture of issues we already owned with new issues. Where potential, I’ve shopped small, supporting impartial creators and boutiques. I’m additionally not afraid to do my buying on-line, sight unseen. I do know that’s not for everybody however when it comes to effectivity I’ve had a 90% success price! 

Our boho bed room makeover

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The two issues that instantly modified the sunshine and brightness of the room had been eradicating the shutters and portray the partitions white. We bought the shutters on Facebook Marketplace (how good is it?!) to somebody who wished them as a backyard display. And we painted the partitions, ceiling and trims the identical as our lounge. Painting VJ partitions just isn’t what I’d call enjoyable however we acquired a lot of ideas from The Builder’s Wife.

Preparation – sanding, cleansing and filling – is essential. We additionally discovered a rhythm the place my husband would paint with the curler after which I’d come behind him with the comb to “fill” the VJs. This helped to get a good coat. Using British Paints Paint & Prime paint for the partitions was additionally a time saver. 

Before and After: the power of white paint (British Paints Star White Half)


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wall, ceiling and trim paint: British Paints Star White half (obtainable at Bunnings)

Apart from altering the wall color, the opposite motivation for altering up the bed room was upgrading our mattress. Our earlier mattress was a hand-me-down from my mother and father after they moved abroad greater than six years in the past. Our son had purchased a Koala mattress (he’s now acquired virtually an entire Koala house) and extremely really helpful. We thought, let’s give it a go. What’s the worst that may occur? You can return it inside the 120 days if it’s not for you. I can let you know, it’s not going wherever. As my husband mentioned, the one unfavorable is that you just don’t wish to get away from bed! It’s a agency really feel mattress that cushions your physique. And you don’t really feel your mattress accomplice rolling over – that could be a superb factor. It doesn’t cease any loud night breathing, although. HAH. I like the bottom too. At night time, it’s really easy to throw the additional pillows and cushion over the again on the ledge. Everything was very easy to place collectively too.

I’ve all the time stacked up our beds like a resort mattress, so on prime of the mattress we’ve added a topper, a protector over the topper and we sleep on resort pillows. I discover all these items by lifting up the bedding on resort beds we’ve stayed in to seek out labels and search out the merchandise I like. 

Boho bedroom makeover

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Bed: Koala base and mattress

Rug: Peacocks and Paisleys up-cycled rug (gifted)

Doona cowl: Marks and Spencer (not new)

Sheets and have pillow circumstances: The Sheet Society (we purchased each the papaya and rust colors in cotton)

Feature cushion: Langdon Ltd from Sunday Society

Sleeping pillows: Majestic King pillows from Hotel Home

Pillowcases: Soho white pillow circumstances (to suit the Majestic King pillows)

Topper: 5-Star Hotel Cloud Collection™ Mattress Topper (from I Love Linen)

Topper protector: waterproof sizzling wash mattress protector (from Hotel Home)

How to layer your mattress like it's a hotel bed

Majestic King pillows, The Sheet Society sheets, Langdon Ltd cushion

The third main factor we did as a part of the makeover was swapping out the heavy timber blinds for window therapies that allowed extra gentle and extra of the surface in … however may additionally darken the room for sleeping. I opted for a mixture of custom-made blockout curler blinds and sheer monitor curtains. I like how the curtains create a dreamy atmosphere, filtering gentle and breezes within the room all through the day.

Boho bedroom makeover

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Curtains and blinds: {custom} created from Zen Curtains and Blinds

Mirror: West Elm (purchased a few years in the past – this was beforehand in my workplace)

Moving the orientation of our mattress was one thing I needed to marketing campaign for. I wished higher use of the area. The husband wasn’t eager as a result of it will imply when mendacity in mattress you’d be wanting immediately into the empty void of the walk-in gown. Easy! Let’s put in a function barn door, I mentioned. Getting the door and monitoring was straightforward with some Googling and on-line buying, however we put it out to Airtasker for a carpenter to hold it. The husband is useful however is aware of his limits. I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

Barn door with brass tracking

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Barn door: Corinthian door from Bunnings (ours was purchased white in color but it surely’s not presently exhibiting on the Bunnings website)

Hardware: Golden facet mount {hardware} from Ideal Barn Doors

Handle: Golden deal with from Ideal Barn Doors

Paint: Dulux Ellen (from Bunnings)

Bench seat: {custom} created from recycled timber by Palette Shenanigans 

Large pot and plant: The Plant Bunker

Small pot: Hello Lola

Once these key huge adjustments had been selected, it was time for the enjoyable stuff. I like this bit probably the most. The decor items I used to model the room had been a mixture of issues I already had, which I moved from different elements of the home, or new issues that simply labored for this area.

Plantiful Life of Erin print| Freedom Furniture rattan bedside table

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Print: Plantiful Life of Erin

Frame: Country Road

Lamp: Beacon Lighting

Bowl: Unknown – reward from a pal

Bedside Table: Freedom Furniture

Plant and pot: Flowers of the World

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Bedside Table: Temple and Webster

Diffuser: Goodnight Society

Gratitude journal: Ronnie & Co

Large ceramic plate: Marloe Marloe

Small ceramic plate: Carys Martin

Pillar crystal: Crystal and Stone

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Mirror: Temple and Webster

Bookshelf: Oak Studios

Floor vase: Pottery Barn

Dried flower association: Francesca’s Flowers

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Canvas print: Daisy In Dots

Timber initials: purchased years in the past at Dirty Jane’s in Bowral

Dresser: purchased 5 years in the past from Freedom Furniture

Striped pot: Hello Lola

Concrete pot and plant: Green Space

 

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Dotty pot: Hello Lola

Pillar crystal: Crystal and Stone

Stool: Palette Shenanigans 

Lamp: Beacon Lighting

Floor pot and ornamental ceramic agave: Green Space

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Canvas framed prints: I used my very own photos from a visit to Puglia, Italy in 2015, put a Lightroom Preset filter on them and despatched away for framing HERE.

There you might have it. I’ve lengthy been somebody who loves rearranging and redecorating areas. It goes again to after I use to drive my mother and father mad transferring round furnishings in my very small bed room.

For this challenge, my decor inspiration was the Daisy In Dots print I purchased earlier this 12 months. This helped to anchor the imaginative and prescient and supply the accent colors for this boho bed room makeover.

Next challenge (and one almost completed): is my revamped Lady Room/Office/Walk-in Robe. Stay tuned.

Have you been doing any renovations or residence makeover initiatives this 12 months? Tell me all about them!



Xoxo 💋 The Select Fashion Team