Master bedroom renovation. The top floor nearly complete!

After chatting about and posting some clips of the kitchen renovation, I got quite a few comments and messages about the master bedroom. This was the last room that I spoke about on all my channels, so everyone was waiting for an update.

The bedroom was actually more or less finished a year ago but I’m not happy with how the room turned out, so, like everything else that I’m not happy with, it hasn’t made the grade to get a mention on here!

But promise a finished bedroom post I did, so here it is. but as soon as the rest of the house is finished, it will have another make-over. This is definitely temporary.

If you are a fairly long term reader here then you will remember the post about my master bedroom renovation just before I moved?

I loved how it turned out and as soon as I knew I was on the move I knew I wanted to replicate the same in our new home.

master bedroom

I couldn’t have been more wrong in thinking that I could re-create that bedroom! Not one item of furniture fitted, the room has every bad point going for it ( according to the Sharp’s bedroom designer that came to give me a quote)

A cupboard door on one wall, a pillar and window on the other two. Dimentions made it really dificult.

A master bedroom with the worst possible room dimensions!

master bedroom

I was that set on re-creating the bedroom that we had in London I immediately ordered the same wallpaper in fear of it selling out. This was the biggest mistake that I made. And yes, as we are advised anywhere that you read about interior design, is to live with your space for a while and then decide.

Now I do have a good excuse here. Just before the start of the master bedroom renovation, Dee had the heart attack. So while the bedroom was being decorated I was at the hospital

I knew as soon as I got home to take a look it wasn’t the same effect at all. I now live in a tree lined road and the room can be very dark. But at that time, how things turned out here were the last worry on my mind.

master bedroom

I decided to add some pink to the room to brighten it up a bit. The quilt set was a sale purchase from Vera Wang and the Dorma pink sheets and pillowcases are from Dunelm. I love the rug recently purchased from HM Home

Living in a ground floor flat in London, we never had the windows open while we slept. Having a house, I can now have them open and I love it! Even in minus temperatures I love nothing more than to snuggle in the duvet and breath in the fresh air.

When the novelty has worn off I will most probably move the bed to the other side. But it hasn’t yet. I’ve been very pleased with the ottoman bed but this will be replaced with something lighter later on.

Finding the narrowest bedside tables for the master bedroom was a task!

I had huge bedside drawers in the London flat but there was no way these were going to fit either side of our bed. Nor many others either! I found these chrome and glass tables at Furniture Village and I like them.

I’ve also been pleased with the tall chest of drawers from Ikea. They store a lot and are sturdy compared to some of Ikea’s furniture. The glass tray was my grandmothers, the silver box is from TK Maxx.

I miss TK Maxx more than any other shop. I can’t wait to have a browse when the shops open.

We have several pictures that haven’t been hung yet. I’ve just propped them up in places until the bedroom gets re-done.

Finding the best fitting wardrobes was a task. I had two bedroom companies come to the house to give quotes and the prices were ridiculous. £4000 for a simple run of units? I decided to shop around and found these at furniture village.

Just after ordering is when we hit lockdown and my 3-month wait turned into four. This was an absolute pain in the butt, storing clothes etc but I am really pleased with them. German-made and very sturdy.

We had some shelves made to fit on the end of the wardrobes for bits and pieces to be stored. I still love the lights that I purchased back in London but I might change those too.

The mirror in the middle is handy. I can watch the tv from whichever way I’m laying in bed! I do like to snuggle down and have a bed day every now and then watching some new series or other.

The light is from Wayfair and I love it. I had a right laugh on social media when I ordered the first one that I clapped eyes on!

Remember to check dimensions! Yes, it’s been a big learning curve. I fell in love with this light. You should have seen Dee’s face when it arrived! A quick swift change and I found the replacement. I must say that Wayfair is very good regarding customer service if you’re ever thinking of buying from them. Impressed with them and I recommend.

So. That’s all there is to show. I will continue to add my favourite alstroemerias in my master bedroom to cheer me up when I’m in here. When the changes are made to the room, I will of course give you an update.

I will be sharing the bathroom renovation here soon, and I look forward to that. It’s been so much easier than the master bedroom and I love it.

Keep you and yours safe and well xx

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    • laurie
      March 4, 2021 / 8:27 am

      Thank you

  1. January 25, 2021 / 2:59 am

    It was a great idea to add pink to brighten up the space. The lights are beautiful! I hope you get to redesign the bedroom according to your likings soon.

  2. January 23, 2021 / 1:01 pm

    Laurie, I really love the combination of greys and pinks. And I think you did a great job with the space. We are in the process of making over the whole house one room at a time and I really appreciate that you shared some of the things you have learned during the process. I have been considering grey for our bedroom as well, but now I am thinking it should be a very pale gray rather than the darker color I was picturing. This was a really great read and I hope you get your master bedroom exactly the way you want it sooner than later. Thanks for linking.


    • laurie
      January 24, 2021 / 11:38 pm

      Learn from my mistake Shelbee. I think it depends on the light that hits your room that determines the shade you need to use xx

  3. January 21, 2021 / 10:04 am

    Oh I LOVE how this room turned out Laurie. That pink rug is a great find and would suit my office!How funny about your light. That did make me chuckle. I cannot believe how well you are doing with your renovations. The house is looking beautiful.

    • laurie
      January 25, 2021 / 8:58 am

      Haha! You should see the kitchen at the moment, Kerry. It’s just about functional. I had to stop the builder coming into the house. Thank you for your kind words about the bedroom though. xx

  4. January 20, 2021 / 8:43 pm

    It’s worked out well Laurie, what a pretty colour scheme. x Have a nice week. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      January 25, 2021 / 8:58 am

      Thanks, Jacqui xx

  5. January 20, 2021 / 11:29 am

    I do love the colour scheme, Laurie. I left a longer comment on the Youtube video.
    Bug hugs
    Suzy xx
    The Grey Brunette

    • laurie
      January 25, 2021 / 8:59 am

      Ah, thank you so much for watching on the Tube Suzy. It’s a better way to see the room I think xx

    • laurie
      March 4, 2021 / 8:27 am

      Thanks Suzy. It makes my day when someone from here visits my YouTube channel xx

  6. January 20, 2021 / 8:32 am

    I’m sorry you weren’t able to recreate the look from London, but the colors are nice and calm, and having the windows open sounds lovely! I hope Dee’s recovery has gone well!


    • laurie
      January 25, 2021 / 9:03 am

      Thank you, Michelle. I love having those windows open! Dee is ok thank you. There are some issues that need clearing up regarding her health but nothing that can’t wait until we feel hospitals are safer to attend xx

  7. January 18, 2021 / 7:19 pm

    Our bedroom furniture is a hand me down for my father in law. The other day I realized that I love our downstairs with the newer furniture we bought when we moved in 3 years ago because my husband and I chose it together and we both love the style. While we were looking for a cabinet this week, we looked at bedroom furniture: we both have the same idea of style so maybe next year or even this summer we can upgrade the mattress and bedroom furniture. Won’t be cheap but I think why we don’t spend much time up there apart from sleeping is that we don’t especially love it. Thankfully no size problems: it is really big. I do love your light fixtures and I think you have done beautifully with the space you have.

    • laurie
      January 25, 2021 / 9:08 am

      Thank you, Mireille. You are right, we only sleep in it. That’s why this room will now get another makeover when the rest of the house is finished. Enjoy creating your home xx

  8. January 18, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    I’m sorry to hear trying to recreate your London master bedroom didn’t work out as envisioned. There are still some lovely elements, though, I am absolutely loving the pink and grey, and the rug is absolutely delightful. The light fittings are incredible too! I was just reading Nancy’s comments above me and was going to ask the same, whether Dee is leaving all the decoration decisions to you 🙂 xxx

    • laurie
      January 25, 2021 / 9:11 am

      Thank you so much Ann. And the comment from Nancy and yours is pretty paramount I think. And an honest answer is this. I come up with the ideas and we will argue it out for a while and I will win that argument!

  9. January 18, 2021 / 3:20 pm

    Oh Yes, closets can be so expensive. We had to have closets on two walls as we missed a loft in this house. But now it’s time for you to relax and enjoy! And Dee to of course. Does she leave al the decorating to you?

    • laurie
      January 25, 2021 / 9:27 am

      This is such a good point that you have raised Nancy. As I just replied to Mireille above, I come up with the ideas, we normally argue about my ideas and the I win the argument. You should have been here when I suggested pink in the bedroom!
      But. I do take into account that I’m not the only one that lives in this house and I try to meet Dee halfway most times. Dee actually loves the bedroom how it is and that’s why I’m leaving it how it is until we can find some common ground! xx