Hotel Bedroom Style #fabricguru

April 19, 2018

One of the delights of moving home is the process of transforming a house into a home. You may be surprised at my priorities, many would think it is my sewing space but the reality is somewhat different. At the end of a hard day, I like to chill out in a comfortable sitting room then retire to a beautiful bedroom. So what makes a hotel style bedroom? A sense of comfort, cohesiveness, relaxation, a place you want to be, where you feel a sense of luxury.

Dare I admit I have never had a stylish bedroom?? I suspect my daughter has the right idea, a comfortable bedboard so one can sit back and relax in comfort with a good book. That is her number one priority, it seems a good one to me! Whilst we lived at my father in laws we all shared one room, I missed enjoying a good book at bedtime.

Much as I love second hand I always buy new beds. With our house move, my husband and I have gained the high-quality single beds from our former spare room. The new spare room is compact with no room for the single beds, or our former King Size bed. Bed Guru has a range of upholstered beds to suit your space,  I never realised that a European double bed is 10cm longer than a UK double bed, perfect for my rather tall father. The importance of a comfortable bed board is easily covered by their large range of choice, sizes and colours.

My aspirations for a cohesive bedroom inevitable leads to contemplation of colour schemes. My starting point is the denim quilt I made a couple of years back (find the tutorial here), with a suggestion I make patchwork denim curtains. We have bought simply stunning 1950’s wardrobes with a walnut veneer from a lovely vintage second-hand shop.

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My initial plan to paint them navy, with soft grey walls plus a feature wall of mustard. Due to the dominating size of the furniture I have changed my mind to two-tone pale greys, the paler colour should help reduce the impact of their size in the room. The mustard feature wall is now in the balance, having tried a tester pot on the wall it just looks yucky!!

But I am sure you agree the peach we have inherited could benefit from updating.

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For a sense of luxury I am seeking inspiration from instagram feeds, hotel websites for styling ideas and paint catalogues. (I have just discovered @shedhomewares_e17 on instagram – a beautiful upcycled home)

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Should we go for a bold stronger colour as a feature wall?

Or a cool blue? Blue is such a versatile colour with a huge range of shades.

Or neutral?? This will show off the textures of the denim quilt, chair and curtains

Any suggestions for the colour scheme gratefully received.

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This post is written in collaboration with Bed Guru.

2 comments so far.

2 responses to “Hotel Bedroom Style #fabricguru”

  1. Leonie says:

    I would paint the wardrobes first and then see what colour looks best on the wall. Blue/grey seems to be the in colour for the moment.

    • Vicky says:

      I think you are right Leonie, now to make a decision on paint for the furniture! I am going to try fusion mineral paint as it is recommended for the least brush mark effect

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