The psychology of the colour blue is well researched. The colour of the calm sea and a clear sky, blue provides us with feelings of peace, security and tranquillity, making it the perfect choice for your most precious of sanctums – your bedroom. It has even been shown to slow […]
We recently became friends with sister duo, Molly and Harriet at Secret Linen Store. They know everything there is to know about making your bed beautiful. We’ve asked them to share their secrets for choosing beautiful bed linen, how to style your bed and the importance of adding those oh […]
According to The National Sleep Council, we spend a third of our lives asleep – it’s a big time investment! But it’s also vitally important to help us stay healthy, happy, and enjoy the other two-thirds of the time we’re awake a bit more. In honour of World Sleep Day, […]
If there is one thing I love about the Spring, it’s the chance to give my home a little update and refresh. While I blog about my own DIYs on my personal blog, Swoon Worthy, there are a wealth of talented DIY bloggers out there showing us all how to […]
The temperatures have dropped (finally!), the clocks have gone back, the central heating has come on, the wood burner is back in action and, in short: winter is on its way! Trying to stay warm and cosy is admittedly easier for some people than others. I know from personal experience […]
Creating the perfect bedroom atmosphere can be a tricky subject. What’s atmospheric to one person might feel stuffy to another, and what another person considers calm could feel cold to yet the next one. Throw in the whole issue of personal taste, and you might find it a real struggle […]
We don’t have a huge house and like most people, we don’t have an endless budget either, so when I do get the chance to redecorate a room, I get a little excited. As we are currently redeveloping the loft, there’s a knock on effect to other rooms. Consequently […]
A few weeks back I stayed at a swanky hotel for work. I’m usually more of a B&B or Airbnb type as I prefer quirky and homely interiors and homes with personality as opposed to ‘designed’ rooms. However, every once in a while it’s just lovely to indulge something a little more luxurious and have room service available, don’t you think? And that made me think.
When it comes to our bedrooms, most of us will naturally go with décor that’s calm and serene. And of course, that makes sense when we want our bedrooms to be a sanctuary away from the rest of our house – somewhere we can go at the end of the day and recharge our batteries. However, what often happens is that we try so hard to make our bedrooms look ‘calm’ that they can very easily cross the line to ‘boring’. And if there’s one thing that’s not very enjoyable at all it’s a boring, bland, flat room with no personality.
In an ideal world all bedrooms would be created equal. Children wouldn’t argue over who had the larger room, and as parents we wouldn’t stress over how to create a working bedroom in a small space. In our Victorian home, the third bedroom really is a box room, and our 7 year old is struggling to enjoy the space she has. I have learned from experience about how to make the best of a smaller kid’s bedroom, so would like to share my top tips in the hope of helping you, if you have the same predicament.