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Our Pink, White and Gold Bedroom Makeover...

on Thursday, 08 May 2014.

I don't know whether it is the fact it is Spring or the fact I get bored, but recently I have been really trying to give our home a little refresh.  We will have lived here for five years in August and when we moved in we completely decorated everywhere.  The old owners had a penchant for black radiators, cheap horrible laminate floor and green shagpile carpet, so we basically painted everything neutral and began to slowly put our stamp on each room.  At the time we had a pretty limited budget, we obviously had just bought the house plus furnished it, and we were saving for our wedding but we did the best that we could.

Fast forward five years, and two children later and everything is starting to look a little grubby.  We recently completely redid our living room but I wanted to give our bedroom a fresh lick of paint and a refresh without spending a huge amount of money.  Whereas our living room is ridiculously bright, I wanted our bedroom to be a more calming, peaceful room so I decided to update our existing beige and gold colour scheme by adding some pink touches.

Here is our new pink, gold and white bedroom...

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First up we wallpapered our back wall to add a bit more colour to the room.  The wallpaper we chose was from Laura Ashley and it's hard to pick up from the photo but it is shimmery gold with birds.  I really love it.

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We already had these photos of our wedding day up, Mr E made them as a surprise for me a few years ago, but they are some of my favourites so of course we put them back up again.

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 For our bed I decided on a range of different cushions- I bought the 'Love' heart one from Next the knitted heart from Asda Home and the two pink cushions from H and M Home

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Who doesn't love a cushion? (Answer- my husband)

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I used to have so much clutter hanging from the back of our bedroom door but I managed to get rid of most of it and as a feature I hung up my camera bag- I thought the gold went well.

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Love these little pink and gold pom poms for the side of our bed.

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I wanted to change our bedside tables as I don't really like them but we couldn't afford to at the moment.  So instead I brightened up my side with this gorgeous little birdcage lamp from Next and a pretty ceramic pink pot from H and M Home.  

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Love how the lamp creates heart light shapes on the wall.  It feels very cosy when combined with our existing fairy lights round the bed.  I bought our new bedding from Dunelm and it is super soft and cosy.

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Mr E's side has some dried pink flowers and his favourite treasured photo of him and his Grandad when he was little.

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Happy memories on our windowsill.

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I originally got these little rabbits from Paperchase (I have an obsession with Russian Dolls) for Easter but I decided I quite liked having them up all the time.

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This little flamingo trinkets box is special to me as we picked it up in a flea market when we went on honeymoon to Miami.  He goes perfectly with the new colour scheme.

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I picked up these little wicker tealight holders from Homebase and they look really pretty glowing away at night time.

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I decluttered everywhere and put all our shoes into storage boxes so now under the bed is completely clean and clutter free.

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Overall I am really pleased with our new room and love the pop of colour that the pink and gold adds to it.  It's amazing what a lick of paint and a quick refresh can do and I look forward to my bed even more than before now!

 

Check out some of the other rooms in our little home -

Living Room

Mads Bedroom

LL's Bedroom

 

NB.  We paid for every single bit of our new bedroom makeover (much to Mr E's reluctance- seriously doesn't he know cushions and pom poms make a room!) but I have included the links in case it gives anyone any inspiration.

Comments (51)

  • Rachel

    Rachel

    08 May 2014 at 07:25 |
    Ohmygoodness your new bedroom is amazing!
    I love all the colours, so peaceful!
    [oh and I also love your outfit! do you mind me asking where the top & jeans are from?] xx
    • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

      Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

      08 May 2014 at 15:04 |
      I wanted to ask the same thing!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:48 |
      Ah thanks Rachel, my jeans are from Topshop and the jumper is from H and M but it is a couple of years old now. x
  • 3yearsandhome

    3yearsandhome

    08 May 2014 at 07:30 |
    It's beautiful, Katie. Job well done. I love the rabbit stacking dolls. I have them for every occasion too and the boys have a set each for their rooms. But what I really want to know is did Mr E pick those flowers for his bedside table himself? ;-)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:48 |
      Of course he did. ;) He loves a good bunch of flowers. ;) x
  • Louise (@TattooedMumsy)

    Louise (@TattooedMumsy)

    08 May 2014 at 08:45 |
    Oh I love the the birdcage lamp! The room looks lovely and peaceful. Definitely given me some motivation to spruce up our bedroom a small bit too :)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:46 |
      Thanks Louise! x
  • Sonia Constant

    Sonia Constant

    08 May 2014 at 09:05 |
    It looks amazing Katie! I love your outfit too! That top is gorgeous. I am currently working my way through my house too - lounge is nearly done. Bedroom will be started soon, I am going for a duck egg look. I love love love your pink and gold bedroom, looks beautiful. x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:45 |
      Ah thanks Sonia. I love duck egg. x
  • Kara

    Kara

    08 May 2014 at 09:09 |
    Love this. So pretty. Perfect for a bedroom. I want all the cushions.
    Ash is the same as Mr E not a huge fan.
    Do link up lovely. Would be lovely for others to see and get inspired.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:45 |
      Thanks Kara, it's a really peaceful room now. x
  • First time mummy

    First time mummy

    08 May 2014 at 09:21 |
    Just found your blog and now a little obsessed! I'm a new blogger so I'm doing a lot of searching around :) I love your bedroom especially the colours and different lights! Magical! X
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:44 |
      Ah thank you and good luck with the blogging, it's very addictive. x
  • HELEN

    HELEN

    08 May 2014 at 10:05 |
    ooh so pretty - we have gone from pink back to blue...but I have the same heart cushion from Asda!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:43 |
      I obviously have great taste then Helen. ;) x
  • Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    08 May 2014 at 10:27 |
    This is absolutely beautiful Katie. I have total bedroom envy! Also that camera bag is amazing, I want one and I don't even have a camera! ;-)
    xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:43 |
      Thanks Morgana! x
  • Alex Bump to Baby

    Alex Bump to Baby

    08 May 2014 at 11:32 |
    Love your room. We have the 'Love' cushion too! :D xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:43 |
      Thanks Alex, and it's a great cushion isn't it? x
  • Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}

    Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}

    08 May 2014 at 11:35 |
    Love this Katie! We're also in the process of giving our home a refresh, every thing neutral then add our own touches, can't go wrong! *she says whilst still decluttering first!* and yes, camera bag - amazing! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:43 |
      It's amazing what a good declutter can do! x
  • Life at the Little Wood

    Life at the Little Wood

    08 May 2014 at 12:10 |
    Oh I love it Katie! Especially the wallpaper (our bedroom is the same one in a different colour!!) and your amazing camera bag! Oh , and the cushions, and the pom poms ... Just it all really!! Gorgeous xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:42 |
      The wallpaper is fab isn't it? Thanks lovely. x
  • katie

    katie

    08 May 2014 at 12:47 |
    It looks beautiful Katie - Love the wallpaper, just the right amount of detail/colour.
    We renovated our house completely 2 years ago when we moved in and i can't believe how grubby its looking already - kids!!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:42 |
      Blimming kids, who would have them eh? Ruining the decor. ;) x
  • Michelle

    Michelle

    08 May 2014 at 12:51 |
    Your room is gorgeous Katie! I love all the accessories and the wall paper looks fab xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:41 |
      Thanks Michelle. x
  • Hayley

    Hayley

    08 May 2014 at 13:47 |
    Wow its gorgeous!!! I LOVE the knitted heart cushion and the pom poms!

    I'd love a pink bedroom but Jon isn't keen...I do insist on a pink kitchen though, since he never goes in there anyway! ;)

    xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:40 |
      Ooh a pink kitchen sounds great! x
  • Emma

    Emma

    08 May 2014 at 15:16 |
    You've done such a good job with your bedroom, it's so pretty! Love the wallpaper and the birdcage lamp :) p.s. my husband hates cushions too lol xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:37 |
      Thanks Emma, it seems a lot of men hate cushions. ;) x
  • Donna

    Donna

    08 May 2014 at 15:44 |
    This room is gorgeous. I love how it is about you and Mr E with a little hint of the girls in the photos. It's great to have your own space and the colour scheme is great. PS, how lovely and relaxed do you look in the full length mirror?! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:36 |
      Thanks Donna! x
  • Emily

    Emily

    08 May 2014 at 19:20 |
    I LOVE the pink accent color you chose to use!! Pink is my FAVORITE color so I am always trying to figure out how to add it to a room without making it "too girly" for the men (boys) in my life! You did that perfectly! Is that wallpaper on your accent wall behind your bed???
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:35 |
      It is wallpaper, slightly shimmery gold wallpaper. And thank you! x
  • suzanne3childrenandit

    suzanne3childrenandit

    08 May 2014 at 19:24 |
    Wow, this is stunning Katie! I really love the light, delicate air to it and particularly the photographs on the wall. What man does love a cushion?! I've yet to meet one! Gorgeous makeover :)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:33 |
      Thanks Suzanne! x
  • Stella

    Stella

    08 May 2014 at 19:25 |
    Love the wedding photos above your bed, the room looks so lovely. It's so important and refreshing to have a little personal and grown up space of your own when you have kids! X
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:31 |
      Thanks Stella! x
  • Caro

    Caro

    08 May 2014 at 19:57 |
    My husband also hates cushions. I always want more, but he's threatened divorce if, in his words, "I have to chuck any more c*#p off the bed before I can go to sleep!" I do love looking at pictures of other people's cushions though!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:29 |
      hehe it seems a lot of husbands hate cushions! ;)
  • Kelle

    Kelle

    08 May 2014 at 20:17 |
    Love it, so relaxing and fresh. You look amazing too Katie, I have bedroom and leg envy ;) xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:28 |
      Ah thank you Kelle, you lovely lady. x
  • Carin

    Carin

    08 May 2014 at 20:59 |
    Oh my gosh, it is stunning Katie! And I've got to laugh. Alan doesn't understand my obsession with cushions either. It's like "Seriously? Wouldn't we be better off spending the money on...".
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:28 |
      You have to love a cushion Carin! ;) These husbands don't understand this! x
  • Super Busy Mum {Debs}

    Super Busy Mum {Debs}

    09 May 2014 at 09:14 |
    Gorgeous. Just bloomin' gorgeous! The pink really makes the room pop, but in a subtle and perfect sort of way. LOVING the bird cage lamp too, the pom poms AND the wicker basket tea lights!!! I love it all, haha. x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:27 |
      Thanks Debs, it's a really peaceful room to be in now. x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    09 May 2014 at 11:57 |
    Wow wow wow!!! It looks amazing. I love how your house is looking now. You are so clever.
    And you look amazing!! xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:27 |
      Ah thank you Lauren, I do love my little house. x
  • Alison Perry

    Alison Perry

    12 May 2014 at 14:32 |
    It looks BEAUTIFUL Katie. You are inspiring me to do something about my house!!! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      20 May 2014 at 18:26 |
      Ah thanks Alison. x

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