Bloggers Homes | Life at the Little Wood Master Bedroom

February 25, 2015
Mummy Muncher (Life With Munchers)

Bloggers Homes time gain and this week it’s the lovely Emma from Life at the Little Wood (facebook, twitter) showing us around her stunning master suite.  If you already follow Emma, you’ll know she has an amazing house.  So it’s great to have a closer peek!  Over to Emma:

We built Little Wood almost two years ago now and being interiors obsessed and married to an architect, you’d think we’d have been in our element. We were, of course, but it was a journey fraught with problems and an awful lot of stress too!
Since we moved in our bedroom has really become our little haven. With three children under ten our house can get very noisy, and we often escape up here for some respite or just five minutes peace!

What do you love most about the room?

Life at the little wood tour

Wallpaper – This paper from Laura Ashley is my absolute favourite. We had it in our last home too, and I’ve never tired of it. I love the pretty pastel colours and the quirky bird pattern.

Life at the little wood tour

Fireplace – We have used reclaimed brick in various parts of our house, both inside and out, and it was always my dream to have a chimney breast in our bedroom. My husband designed this one in especially. Our little stove is just an electric number from Dimplex. It gives all the glow and cosiness of a real fire without any of the mess. Honestly, there is nothing better than flicking this on, on a cold morning. It makes getting out of bed so much easier!

Life at the little wood tour

Life at the little wood tour

Up cycled furniture – Our furniture in here was originally pine, and this has been on the go since we got married. It was painted an ivory colour when we had it in our previous house, but I reinvented it again just before we moved in to Little Wood. It has had a new lease of life in Toasted Almond Interior Wood Paint by Crown, and the ceramic handles are by Bombay Duck.

Life at the little wood tour

Life at the little wood tour

The Dressing Area – This is off our bedroom, and you walk through it to get to our ensuite. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I really wanted open wardrobes on both sides, but how tidy would you have to be?!! We all, even the tidiest of us, need those moments where we just shove it in and close the door.

What would you do differently?

As we built our house, we had complete control over the design. In retrospect, I think we would maybe have made our dressing room and ensuite a little bigger. You can never have enough storage, and I’d have loved even more shelving and wardrobe space if that had been possible. Also – plug sockets!! I think anyone that has ever built a house will know the headache of the electrical plan. I’m not sure that anyone gets it 100% right either!

Which room is next on the list?

Our lounge, definitely. I think we’ll be decorating and finishing off Little Wood forever, but our goal this year is to try and sort out our ‘good room’. We have all the furniture so it’s just decorating, flooring and a fireplace. Oh, and clearing eighteen months worth of junk accumulation too!

Get the Look

Vintage Floral Bedroom

1. Laura Ashley Summer Palace Linen Floral  – £29.25 per roll 2. Victorian bed frame – Ebay £169 3.  Vintage Rose Door knobs – Bombay Duck £5.95 4. Metal Sign ‘Fabulous’ – Rockett St George £99 5. White Dimplex Electric Heater – Only Electricals £273.95 6. Drawer set Hemnes 8 chest – Ikea £180

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5 Things to Put Above Your Bed

February 24, 2015
Mummy Muncher (Life With Munchers)

I’ve been looking at master bedroom decor this week and especially what to put above our bed.  It’s a tricky decision.  Most of which depends on whether your wall is painted or papered.

With so many options of what to put above our bed, here are my favourites so far:

Picture collage

Family photos are fabulous for a wall collage.  But there are so many amazing typography and prints out there just now, whether you mix and match of go solidly with photos, you really can’t go wrong.

Love the pictures above the bed. Max the Dog probably deserves his own room. Color Your World: Decorating with Yellow - AKA Design

Source Pinterest via akadesign+life

Wall decals

Wall stickers are everywhere right now.  Whether it’s quotes, or decorative patterns, the choice is endless.  The plus side is they are easy to install and even easier to remove should your mood change.  They are great for adding personal touches to rented accommodation, if you are not allowed to put up pictures or decorate.

Geometric triangles Mid Century Modern Danish Mul

Source Pinterest via Dewanda

Statement art

I’m a big lover of giant wall art and above the bed is a great show off space.  The space also lends itself well to statement pieces such as stags heads, giant letters, ceiling roses or these amazing feather wheels.

What to hang above your bed

All from Rockett St George

Mirror

If you want to bounce light around the room, this is a great way to hit 2 birds with 1 stone.  A really decorative mirror would look great here, but be mindful when installing anything heavy above the bed that you secure it properly and safely.

Statement Headboards

If your bed has a separate headboard, you may want to consider a hotel style headboard.  These look particularly chic and can add a really dramatic effect to the room.

Carpetright beds

Can’t wait to finish off our bedroom and do the big reveal!

 

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Splurge Vs Save | Industrial Chandelier

February 23, 2015
Mummy Muncher (Life With Munchers)

Cheap industrial chandelier

I’ve been on this hunt for an industrial chandelier ever since I saw an instagram picture from Glasgow Mummy of one her sister had made from scratched (talented!)  I’m not quite sure of the location of this in the house, but I think it is such a gorgeous statement piece.

Industrial Chandelier Splurge

The industrial chandelier splurge is from Made.com.  They are well known for their saves in this series, however not this time!  This will set you back £149.  I do however adore it’s brass effect.  Something this ‘save’ doesn’t have.

Industrial Chandelier Save

A black effect light, this industrial chandelier is from an ebay store called ‘myfurnitureclearance‘.  It will set you back a friendlier £79.99.

Which do you prefer this week?  For me it’s the splurge!

Catch up on the rest of the Splurge Vs Save Series.

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