Bedroom makeover inspiration – calming greys

Bedroom makeover inspiration – calming greys

We’ve been planning to give our bedroom a makeover since we completed our big extension in 2014.

We made a start during the end of last year, but Christmas got in the way so it’s been a bit of a slow project, which we are hoping to get finished in the next few weeks.

Before I do the big reveal, I thought I’d share the look I’m hoping to achieve and some of the things that have inspired me. I’ve included a few images from Pinterest that I love. Check out my Pinterest board for more of these.

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A calming colour palette 

I love calming neutral colours, especially in our bedroom. I also really love all the grey tones that are around at the minute. In fact quite a few of the rooms in our house include some grey.

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A luxurious but cosy feel

I want our bedroom to have a grown up look to it, which is quite luxurious but also cosy too. I’m thinking: a soft, plush carpet, which feels lovely and soft when you step out of bed in the morning; a fabric headboard, which will be the main feature of the room; lots of cushions to make it super cosy; big bedside lamps like you get in hotels; lovely bedding that you want to sink into; and to add that extra luxurious touch, a hint of crystal (lights, curtain pole etc.) and lots of luxurious finishing touches.

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Minimal furniture and clutter 

Our bedroom is actually quite small and now we have a dressing room, I’m keen to ensure we keep furniture and clutter to a minimum to make the room feel larger.
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A bigger bed 

We’ve always had a double bed, but now we’ve got three little munchkins who often like to join us first thing in the morning, a bigger bed is a must.
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I’m looking forward to finally getting our bedroom finished. I’ll share the final results with you as soon as we’ve done.
J x
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  1. Caro Davies
    21st January 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Aaah Jemma!! I LOVE these pins. What a lovely collection of bedroom inspiration. I'm so excited to see what you do with your room.

    I've been meaning to give ours a makeover for SO long. I can't decide on wall colour though… grey, navy, soft pink. My mind changes like the wind! Thanks for linking up with us lovely 🙂 #HomeEtc

    • jemma
      24th January 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Caro. I'm so in love with grey at the moment, it's so relaxing and calming -perfect for the bedroom. Hope you decide soon. Jemma x

  2. Stephanie Moore
    21st January 2016 / 8:35 pm

    We have a grey and white room and I LOVE it. It is my favourite room of the house, I love being able to go up to my room and relax without the distractions of colour and bits and bobs. I am looking forward to seeing yours.

    • jemma
      24th January 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Sounds lovely. Yes, I definitely what to keep it simple. We have enough colours and bits and bobs around the rest of the house thanks to the kids!! Our bedroom needs to be a tranquil sanctuary! Jemma x

  3. jemma
    24th January 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Thanks Kara. Hopefully the finished room will be just as nice. Jemma x

  4. 24th January 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Looks very relaxing and calming perfect for a bedroom xx

  5. 26th January 2016 / 11:28 am

    We have SUCH similar taste I too love all these colour palettes and styles. I have pinned most of these images too!!!! I am after whites and greys for my bedroom – at the moment it is brown and cream and that is so 7 years ago!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for linking up! Jess xx


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