Styling Our Third Bedroom

In a bid to keep myself occupied while Sam was skiing for the week, I decided to set myself a task to give our third bedroom a bit of a transformation. For a room which has become the dumping ground for anything and everything since we moved in last August and played home for our microwave (don’t ask!), it required a big old tidy up.

Following on from a minor – okay, maybe major – panting disaster in the downstairs toilet, painting the room wasn’t on the cards, so it’s still the same old magnolia shade since the house was built. The blind has also remained the same, mainly because I couldn’t be bothered to change it. The bed is super old from Ikea, and is the perfect third bedroom sofa/bed hybrid.

The room had to remain fairly ‘boyish’ in style, so it was decided that we’d make a gallery wall full of prints we’d collected from various markets in New York and trips to John Lewis, and make it quite a colourful space.

Although neither of us have much use for a desk right now, we both loved this one from LaRedoute and it currently plays home to my five-year-old sewing machine that I’ve used once (oops). I made the bunting using fabric squares from Hobby Craft (the machines first use) and decided to hang it above the bed, along with the light bulb fairy lights.

One of my favourite parts of the room is the bookcase and the clothes rail (which I’ve learnt it’s hard to keep colour-coded coats in order).

For a room which used to house the microwave and was a a bit of a dead space, it’s nice to finally have it tidy and in some kind of order.

Oh, and if you’re wondering why there’s a wooden giraffe in the room – that’s a story for another day!

Bookcase – Argos / Throw – TK Maxx / Cushions – George, Next, Dunelm / Bunting – Homemade / Lights – Primark and Tiger / Desk – LaRedoute / Chair – eBay / Frames – Ikea / Prints – John Lewis and New York markets / Sewing Machine – John Lewis / Clothes Rail – Ikea