One of the reasons I wonder if we’ll ever ‘finish’ this home makeover of ours is because at times, we are so slow to get stuff done. We’ve bought paint that two years later remains untouched. Lights to be fitted that take three months before we get round to it. Speed is not our strong point whilst procrastination very much is.
Blogging is such a great help in that department because there is normally always a deadline which makes sure we. get. stuff. done. and it’s making such a refreshing change to start projects and then actually have a finishing line in sight. For the last few weekends I’ve been working on a bedroom makeover that started at Easter when I painted the space.
Once the paint was dry, the best part began – trying to decide what accessories and soft furnishings to bring into our fresh new room. When Posterlounge got in touch asking if I’d like to collaborate it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pick up some new artwork and hopefully spruce up our bare bedroom walls in the process.
Similarly to most other brands you’ll no doubt be familiar with, Posterlounge have an astonishing collection of prints to pick from, available in a variety of different sizes and also on varying finishes. In the end I chose all of mine as posters to be framed but just about any finish is optional including canvas if you prefer that look. Only one small note is that since they originated in Germany, a lot of the quotes (if you like that kind of thing) are in German.
Using the website is very straightforward and they theme their collections by room, by artist or by ‘look’. Since I knew that most of the prints I chose would be used for our bedroom which now has a colour scheme of grey, copper, blush and white, it was great to find that Posterlounge had a ‘Scandi’ collection which is where all of my prints came from.
This ‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost’ quote was always going to be on the list, one of my favourite quotes and represents my flightiness and need to escape. It’s been a long-running joke with Pete that he half expects to come home from work one day and find me gone, stretching my impatient Aquarius wings. He wouldn’t be wrong.
Next, this super cute Raccoon print which I knew would end up in the living room to co-ordinate with our little geometric gold side table. I think it finishes off this corner nicely with the gorgeous little feathery headband. I feel like I need to have a conversation with it when I get home after work.
Next, this one I had definitely intended for the bedroom owing to it’s colourway and simple aesthetic. Once we started hanging though it just proved to be one large print too many and so now it’s hanging in our third bedroom over the sofa bed. This room is very much a work in progress, we eventually want to pick a colour to paint it but we have to reinstate the picture rails first so it won’t be an easy process.
Then I paired up these monochrome prints on Pete’s side of the bedroom. The NYC is because it was the first place we went on holiday together too and we still love the magic of the city, and the Walt Whitman quote because it’s the perfect wording to have a in a tranquil haven and I studied a lot of Whitman poetry during my degree.
Last but by no means least, this little group which I’ve dotted about around the dressing table and I absolutely adore. They were never really intended to be all hung together but it works so well and this entire corner of the bedroom has completely transformed.
I still can’t believe that just a few weeks ago our bedroom looked so different. Sometimes those little finishing touches make all the difference.
Post in collaboration. All images are my own.