As regular readers of the Fashion-Mommy blog know, my son Joe is now 4 years old. And after a couple of years when he seemed hellbent on wrecking every area of the house, he has now calmed down. No more drawing on the walls (well, not that often anyway), no more pouring lunch and dinner all over the floor, and finally, sleeping in his own bed. And that means I think the time has come to make a start on some of the home improvements we had been putting off until Joe was a little older. Starting with turning our master bedroom back into a boudoir and sanctuary.
Now, the bedroom is a good place to start as it doesn’t require too much doing to it. When we moved into our home ten years ago, my late mother-in-law treated us to a suite of bedroom furniture in the pine Barley Twist design that is frankly looking even better as it ages. So many of the things the bedroom requires are cosmetic, a new duvet, a stylish mirror, and, most importantly, a Venetian blind.
I’ve always been a curtains sort of person, quite liking old-fashioned, chintzy designs, but recently two things have made me consider that a blind would be a better option. The first is that it is quite difficult to get curtains that fit the rather narrow, sash windows that we have in our Victorian terrace – they all seem to be either too wide, or not long enough. The second issue is that I’ve found it increasingly difficult to get to sleep at night, so a blackout option has become something that is more attractive. That is where the Venetian blinds are proving to be a perfect choice. Web-Blinds have an amazing range of Venetian blinds that you can tailor in colour and design to suit your room. What’s more, they are made to measure so I can ensure the perfect fit for my windows. What’s more, the Venetian blind will allow me to control the amount of light pouring into the room, hopefully helping me to get a good night’s sleep.
A large mirror is also something that adds to the luxurious feel I’m trying to establish. I currently have a wooden dressing table mirror, but as a fan of vintage styling, I would love to embrace real Art Deco style, This table mirror from Linea at House of Fraser is beautiful, and a real bargain find too.
The final step towards bedtime bliss is the bed itself…or at least the covers. My current duvet cover is beige, neutral and soothing, and just that little bit boring. So, the final touch to transform the bedroom would be this gorgeous, retro styled Suzie bedding set from BHS, which I think would look great against the pine furniture, add a touch of bright colour, but also stay true to the chintzy style I still love with a passion.So. just a few small purchases and I should finally have the bedroom of my dreams. Now, what to do about hubby’s snoring?