Ok, so you have seen the ‘before’s‘, now for my thoughts on what to do to rescue this sad and unloved little room! Here are some moodboards I put together (it’s so helpful to see things almost together before you splurge!) and I’d love to hear what you think!
Option One: Duck Egg and Neutrals/Grey with Botanical elements
This look was inspired by the Botanist range at John Lewis this spring/summer (the sale started today in case you liked any of it too.) I liked the botanical sketches, and the way there were a range of garden blues and greens that worked together with a neutral backdrop to dilute the duck egg. It also appealed to the inner victorian in me with the collections of curios and I lucked out finding an appropriate curtain fabric – always a tough one when you have a particular scheme in mind.
- Arstid wall lamps, IKEA £16
- Wool Blanket, TweedMill
- Fabric: Arden Check, and Stripe Laura Ashley // Angel ferns, Sanderson.
- Cushions, John Lewis
- Blue glass jar £15 M&S
- Lime and cardamom butterfly sketch candle, Conran at M&S £15
- Tortoise and beetle glass, Zara Home.
Option Two: Blue and Coral
I love Coral and suddenly had a brainwave that it actually goes beautifully with the blue shades here when I came across a whole range of different coral prints in Zara Home (who’s sale also incidentally started today!) My2 major reservations when it comes to this scheme are: a. will it feel out of place come winter, and b. I’m really struggling on the curtain front.
- Glass, Bedding, throw and cushions, all Zara Home.
- Foxglove fabric, Harlequin
- Moon Print, Magpie Miller
Option Three: The combination
So then I thought, can I possibly combine the two? Coral colours, with the blue and a hint of botanical victoriana? The answer is I’m still not sure. The key with mixing patterns like this is to make sure the shades are bang on perfect and I don’t know if this look is just trying too hard to pull it all together.
This is where you guys come in! What’s your favourite look? Cast your votes below and all suggestions or advice welcome!
PS If you missed them this morning, here are the before pictures.