My bedroom has always been my favourite room. It is the full width of the house, with a large bay window and another smaller window, and it floods with natural light even on the darkest days. When we moved in nearly 8 years ago the first thing I did was to pull up the carpet and paint the original floor boards white, but after this the room sort of languished in a state of nothingness for a few years. It’s such a big room and we didn’t have enough furniture for it, so I wasn’t really sure where to begin. With the largest available floor space in the house it soon became the home for changing tables, floor mats, bouncers and baby gyms.
Around 18 months ago I badly needed a space to style and photograph products, and somewhere I could do newborn photoshoots if necessary. This room was the obvious choice, with its natural light and beautiful proportions, and so I set to and gave it a total makeover. I chose some natural linen fabric with butterfly details and made my own curtains, and I kept everything else as simple as possible with a collection of vintage mirrors as the only adornments.
Having focussed on downstairs for a while, I finally turned my attention back to the bedroom and wanted to add some personal and homely touches, and hoorah, no need to factor in changing tables, cribs and play mats any more! I have chosen a few pieces from the Tesco’s luxury homewares line Fox and Ivy , which is full of beautifully designed pieces – from bed linen and soft furnishings, to mirrors and accessories – that are perfect for adding some luxurious touches to your home.
The items I have chosen are from the Jardin range, which includes some gorgeous textiles and floral prints. I absolutely love the soft purple touches added to the pale greys and natural tones of this room. The butterfly wall hangings (here and here) not only echo the curtain fabric perfectly, but also the vintage mirrors which hang on their chains above the bed and dressing table. The little chains on these pictures are such a nice design detail that makes them feel much more expensive than their £8 and £10 price tags.
The little smoked cut glass vase in my absolute favourite piece. The brass collar is again a gorgeous design detail, and gives it a vintage and luxurious feel that is seriously impressive for it’s £10 price tag. I like to keep fresh flowers in this spot all summer, but in winter some dried lavender is a lovely alternative not only for the scent but for that touch of faded elegance. This vase would also look great with twigs in or a few branches, and I’ll most likely do that next for a little Christmas display.
The garden butterfly cushion ties in all the new additions perfectly, and continues the butterfly theme and the hints of soft purple around the room. It also feels like a little endless summer, which can never be a bad thing in my book! This lovely butterfly print is finished with embroidered details and a piped edge to the cushion, and is priced at only £16.
These pieces cost a total of £50, and are such a simple way to add an elegant feel to the room, whilst still keeping it clean and simple and in keeping with the vintage pieces that I love. I’m really impressed with the quality and how each item has design feature which make them feel more special, and far more than just a basic item. It’s also very handy to be able to pick up such lovely things at your local Tesco! You can see the full range of Fox and Ivy homewares here.
This post is kindly sponsored by Tesco Fox and Ivy