Tuesday 28 August 2012

Bedroom Trilogy

I'd like to start my post today by thanking Abbey from Gild and Grace for introducing me to the Everygirl. It's a site created by two friends, Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss, to inspire and guide the 'everyday girl' in her life. It covers topics such as career, food, fashion, finance, health, travel, and of course, living.

I particularly love their recent posts about styling a bed, and bedside table, put together by lifestyle blogger and owner of Furbish Studio, Jamie Meares. So, headboard or no headboard? Here are three looks that Jamie created...

A traditional headboard can be a real feature. Make it the focal point and keep your pillows quite simple.

Your bedside table needs to be practical as well as look good, and reflect your personality. Lamps and books are essential for bedtime reading; a clock is handy so you're not late for work; candles are great for ambience; and some personal touches, such as a photo, flowers, or a cute container for your jewels.

Be creative, you can replace a traditional headboard with alternatives, such as this bamboo screen. A drop of wallpaper or fabric can look fabulous too.

If you only have a small bedside table a stack of books always looks great. Not only do you have a range of reading material on hand, it's a mini shelf for displaying a clock or candle, and creates height for added interest. The artwork leaning against the wall also adds depth to this collection, and saves you hammering a nail into the wall.

My personal favourite is using a large piece of art in place of a headboard. Or use pillows as a focal point, layering with large Euro pillows at the back.

Consider having a taller bookshelf in place of a bedside table. They're perfect for additional storage, and give you the chance to showcase your favourite mementos. After all, your bedroom is your sanctuary, and you want it to be filled with things you love.

My pick from these looks would be the painting in place of a headboard, and the gorgeous green bedside tables. Do you have a favourite?


  1. i love the green side table! I have wicker picnic baskets stacked for one side of our bed, then an oak side cabinet on the other that goes with the queen anne bedroom suite...i love the mix, and i have a couple of stacks of books on my side too..
    ...in our guest room I have a large piece of holey pinboard painted pink (you would love), with old empty frames hanging on it (its changeable which is great)

  2. The Everygirl is yet another online publication that I have been addicted to! It's a daily visit for me and it never disappoints - I loved the bedside table post, I've already bookmarked the bookcase project for next year!

  3. These are so fabulous aren't they?! Just can't go past the gorgeous green bedside with the huge turquoise lamp, love love love!!

    Abbey x

  4. Perfect timing with the bedroom post! Especially when I'm just trying to decide what kind of bedside table to get. Thank you:)

  5. I'm loving the idea of the two bookcases flanking the bed. It really gives a sense of height and a built in look.

  6. That bedsheet is just plain beautiful! I want that in my new home in luxury apartment rental in chicago.


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