Here’s a patch of sunshine yellow for you :-) ☀️⭐️💛
I painted the bookcase this week and took a super fast snap while it was sunny, so styling is minimal.
It got me thinking about Black Friday and how important it is to shop small and local. The bookcase is from British Heart Foundation @the_bhf charity shop, painted with @fusionmineralpaintuk bought at a great local shop @cositasstalbans
The balls of yarn are mostly bought from a fantastic local shop @needlecrafthemelhempstead (looking at the space I think I can justify buying more wool 🤔😂)
The plants are from a local garden centre @aylettnurseries who always give me so much advice about plants 🌱 .
PS. Don’t tell my husband but I shopped @mutha.hood sale last night and bought a t shirt in the same shade of yellow 💛
Bedrooms are difficult to decorate.
One, cos they are super functional and what can you really do in there besides putting a bed, a chair and a lamp. Two cos you've run of creativity, enthusiasm and moolah after decorating the living room. Three, cos every bedroom has the chair, where sits a pile of clothes a few days old, that can turn a haven into heathen land. Now you know why the chair. Four, cos it's all about the bed, And those pictures on Instagram and Pinterest with gorgeous layered bedding, complete with mattress cover, fitted bottom sheet, top sheet, a down comforter, a duvet, a quilt sitting atop a duvet, a soft woolly throw and then some, not to mention the pillows, more pillows and more pillows in print and solid, pattern and texture, fur and velvet ain't real. It's the stuff your bedroom dreams are made of, literally. Wait. Really? Now if only, you had the highly trained hospitality staff from The Ritz to come and make this picture perfect bed for you, life would be blissful.
So how do you build a bedroom story that's rooted in reality and still stylish? Keep the bedding simple. I would recommend a down comforter for the extra fluff if you are living in cold weather (also applies for those who live in cold weather simulated by an air conditioner). Keep the colors neutral while adding some bright pops through pillows, an interesting piece of furniture or even wall art.
This lemon tart, art deco chest of drawers was picked up at a thrift store. It does the job and didn’t break the bank.