Simple Ways I’ve Spruced Up My Bedroom

Horray! Happy last day of January everyone. We’re over the worst and longest month of the year! I’ve had a rather mediocre January in all honesty. I’ve made my new years resolutions, I’ve gone back to the gym, healthy eating is back on the menu and now I’m ready for lighter nights, higher temperatures and to hang my puffer jacket back up in the wardrobe where it belongs.

I admitted in last weeks post I fall for the whole ‘New Year, New You!’ marketing ploy and I really have tried to create a fresh outlook on all aspects of my life. I’m trying new gym routines, I’m pulling off a new hairstyle and I’ve even started a creative writing course. Go me!

The next project to tackle on my list of things to do this year was to freshen up my bedroom. (The more I think about it, as I write this I’ve kicked ass this month haha!) I haven’t long had my bedroom decorated, you know the real DIY stuff like new wallpaper and the shabang, however, I felt it needed a touch-up. A spruce up. Nothing too drastic, just a freshen up.

Perhaps I felt I needed a change because I did spend most of my Christmas break in my bedroom, sloth-ing and watching movie re-runs for a whole two weeks and maybe I’ve gotten sick of the same four walls.

Your bedroom should be the room of zen in your house. The room you associate with relaxation, comfort and warmth. Like I said, I do spend a lot of time in my room and I felt it needed a personal touch to add that extra ‘chillax’ atmosphere.

The decor in my room is grey, silver and black. It’s quite light in my room considering, and it’s very modern. I have a futuristic stone looking wall, which is wallpapered and then the rest of the walls are painted. It’s simplistic furniture wise, I only have a bed, two side tables, a light, a television and a mirror as I do actually have a dressing room which is where my clutter goes!

There isn’t much to my room as a whole, therefore, I decided to try and make it feel cosier. I was recently introduced to the well-known brand JD Williams and couldn’t get over their fantastic home ranges available. It’s like an interior designers heaven! I was lucky enough to be sent a few items to help with my room transformation of which I couldn’t wait to share with you all! Little changes make big differences that’s all I can say.

I was sent four items, a new bedspread, a rug (which I’ve admittedly been using as a bed throw too!), two table lamps and they’ve made such an impact to the room and decor.

1. Boulevard Velvet Dove Grey Duvet Set 

New bedding can create a whole new look, taking your room from graphic to girly, modern to classic, primary to pastel and more! I fell in love with this luxurious boulevard velvet duvet range since it matched my wallpaper! It’s added so much sophistication to my room, making me feel more ‘grown-up’ haha! Inside the set, there are 2 x Pillowcases and the duvet itself. The set is also available in single and king sizes. It’s 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester and machine washable. It comes in at £50 which isn’t too bad, considering how lovely it looks on! A downside is, I just wish the bed throw had been included in this price.

Rating 7/10

2. Brooklyn Chrome Shiny Table Lamps

For a tranquil space, keeping bedroom lighting subdued is crucial! Nightstand lamps or wall sconces should be close enough for bedtime reading too. The Brooklyn chrome table lamp is an eye-catching design with a metallic finish. It’s added instant glamour to my bedroom to match the bedding! These come in at a bargain price of just £19, I think they’re worth that and more, to be honest. Personally, I think they look really expensive!

Rating 10/10

3. Faux Fur Shaggy Half Moon Rug

Adding a properly-sized area rug makes a room look bigger and more pulled together, even on top of carpeting. My carpet is a very natural colour so this non-slip faux fur shaggy rug adds so much more class to the room! I’ve also been using it as a throw over my bed which looks gorgeous and adds an extra accessory to the bed. This is another bargain, priced at only £19.00! It’s an incredible quality despite being faux.

Rating 10/10

Overall I’ve been really impressed with JD Williams and I’m so pleased I now know about their fabulous ranges. I had no idea they retailed so many different departments! There prices are unbeatable and on budget too. Make sure you check them out when you’re sprucing your room up.

*In collaboration with JD Williams

32 Comments

  • Reply Sarah January 31, 2018 at 9:40 am

    our bedroom desperately needs some tlc! but we hope to move soon so I guess i can make our new bedroom sparkly and perfect! I adore that bedding!

    • Reply Alice January 31, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Reply caitylis January 31, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Wow your bedroom is a DREAM. It looks so inviting and so grown up, I’m still a sucker for bright colourful bedding which makes our bedroom look like a 12 year old girls. But I’m a sucker for pink cute bedding… the boyfriend doesn’t seem to mind too much…!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    • Reply Alice January 31, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Thanks lovely! xx

  • Reply Rosie January 31, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Erm come and redecorate my whole house please! I am desperate to put a new spruce into my bedroom but I never can find the inspiration.. well I’ve just gone and found it!!

    • Reply Alice January 31, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Haha, thanks Rosie!

  • Reply Prettiful Blog January 31, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I love your wall and that shaggy rug! Your room is beautiful!

    • Reply Alice January 31, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Shauna January 31, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Some of these pieces are just gorgeous!!

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    • Reply Alice February 1, 2018 at 9:33 am

      Thanks Shauna! x

  • Reply Sarah Chappell January 31, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    These pieces are gorgeous – this is like my dream bedroom. Lovely Post X
    Sarah X

    • Reply Alice February 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Sarah! x

  • Reply Gemma Louise January 31, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Ahh your room is so beautiful! I love all the decor x

    • Reply Alice February 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Gemma x

  • Reply Gina February 1, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Loving the silver! Looks so cosy xx

    • Reply Alice February 1, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Gina! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Meera February 1, 2018 at 9:49 am

    wow what a beautiful bedroom! I’ve recently done mine up too, and I have to say I LOVE interior decorating. I love all the grays in your room and that wall, so beautiful! Makes the room look really calm, you’ve done a lovely job!

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    • Reply Alice February 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Thank you so much! x

  • Reply Maisie February 1, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I’m in love with your room! I especially love the shaggy rug!!

    • Reply Alice February 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂

  • Reply Mel February 2, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Oh it looks lovely. Such simple touches can really make all the difference.

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    • Reply Alice February 2, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Totally agree!

  • Reply Emily February 3, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I need that rug! It looks so high-end and luxurious. I’m looking for new homeware myself so I’m definitely popping over to there.

    • Reply Alice February 5, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      How fab! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply Angela February 5, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Your bedroom is so aesthetically pleasing that it hurts. Love love love the colour scheme – it looks so cozy and relaxing! Have you ever thought about going into interior design? You would do so well! Feel free to come and style mine haha xx

    • Reply Alice February 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks so much Angela! SO kind xx

  • Reply Kelly-Anne February 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    That bedroom is so pretty, you have a great eye for style!

    • Reply Alice February 6, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Thanks Kelly!

  • Reply Chloe February 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Your bedroom is super cute! I’m currently in the middle of re-vamping mine! Absolutely love decorating and interior design so I’m really enjoying it. I’m going for a similar colour scheme to you xx

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    • Reply Alice February 19, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Chloe! x

  • Reply Poppy Mayy February 20, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Your room is absolutely beautiful. I love your bedframe and duvet set!

    • Reply Alice February 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Thank you so much!

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