Habitat #habitatpintowin Competition

For those of you who are UK readers, I thought I’d give you a heads up about about a competition Habitat is running through Pinterest. If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know I’m a little Pinterest obsessed. So this competition is right up my street, and was a fun way to spend a lunch hour.

The challenge is to create a board that shows how you would makeover a room (using at least five Habitat items, and then adding whatever else you want). For full rules, head here

As for the room I decided to focus on, I thought I’d tackle our bedroom. With our move (hopefully) happening in seven weeks, we’re doing a lot of furniture planning at the moment. Liam and I both work hard, and need a place where we can recover and rest up. So our bedroom will definitely get some love and investment straight away. Especially since we currently do not own a bed, thanks to our partly furnished rental.

I want to create a space that will be in keeping with the rest of the house, but also a cozy and calming spot for us to relax in. Maybe slightly cozier and more low-key than the rest of our home. So I kept the main colour palette pretty neutral – whites, ash wood (hello gorgeous Tatsuma bed) deep calming greys and then little hints of colour through the artwork, throws and other soft furnishings. To mix it up a bit, I decided not to go with a traditional bedside table, and instead included a low bookcase for one side of the bed (who doesn’t want more books nearby?) and two stacked storage cubbies for the other side of the bed. But we both definitely get a little reading lamp. For £18, it seems silly not to. To bring a little of our style into the room, I included some original artwork, a rocking chair from West Elm that I am seriously coveting, and a few other ideas from some of my favourite blogs. I like the way it turned out; not a dark cave, but instead a light, airy space with lots of soft textures for interest.

Here’s a snapshot of my selections, and for the full board, simply check it out on my Pinterest site

Adding colour and texture with mix and match pillows
Adding colour and texture with mix and match pillows
Layering soft sheers under blackout curtains
Layering soft sheers under blackout curtains
I'm a sucker for clean white bedding
I’m a sucker for clean white bedding
To soften the original hardwood floors
To soften the original hardwood floors
Using a low bookcase as a bedside table
Using a low bookcase as a bedside table
Matching lamps for our bedside tables
Matching lamps for our bedside tables

Let me know what you think. And those of you who decide to enter as well, please share your board with me via twitter or Pinterest. I’d love to see what you do!

Good luck, and happy pinning!

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