16 March 2016

MY BEDROOM DESIGN WITH MAGNETIC PLASTER // PART ONE

Bedroom Design

You've probably read on more than one occasion, me sighing at the state of our bedroom. As soon as one corner is neatly displayed and totally instagram worthy, the rest immediately looks like a bomb has dropped due to it being our go-to dumping ground. But that is all going to change! Spring is in the air and the lovely people at British Gypsum have asked me to bare all *eek* and show you the reality of our space, so that I can design my bedroom using the Thistle Magnetic Plaster from the British Gypsum's Rooms Made For You range, and create the space I've always wanted. *Hurrah*

Using Magnetic Plaster in our bedroom make over is so exciting in terms of the flexibility it will create in the space, think movable prints, office mood boards, interesting lighting ideas, and oh my love of green babies hanging from wall planters *all the heart eyes*. After taking a little look at the British Gypsum's Inspiration Page and seeing how other people have used the wall to add shelves, create galleries and more, I was very keen to get started and begin my design.

As our bedroom is weirdly the largest room in the house, this certainly feels like a daunting task, but it's exactly the kick in the pants we needed to get on top of a space that is slowly growing out of control. For us the lack of storage plays a major part in things being stored/left lying around the room, creating a cluttered and chaotic space. So the first thing on the agenda is a good old fashioned spring clean.

OUR BEDROOM BEFORE

Ah the shame, it feels a little eek showing you the messy corners of our home, the ones that I like to hide away from the world, BUT I know it will feel good when I can compare these photos to the completed project and see the hard work pay off. So here goes, this is our room snapped just as it is.

home make over beforeThe guy side, yep this is Paul's side of the bedroom and to be honest he is certainly the tidiest out of the two of us! So as you can see the wall has cracks where our current plaster is old and tired, the broken bottom drawer means we can't close the Ikea unit that is bursting with files and papers and desperately needs sorting through *a mega job in itself*, there's wires peeking from under the bed and a general dumping of mags and papers. Actually compared to my desk at the moment this is practically dreamy. 
bedroom design home make overSo here is my own instalife verses real life, you can see here a small corner of the mantelpiece that I've styled, but in reality the mantle is full of random bits and pieces, the floor has F's bag of toys, a toy car that he has outgrown and a random vase that seems to have been left out *hand up to that one*. 
fireplace bedroom design house make over
So here is the start of the mess, oh yes this is me and my small world of clutter. My clothes are spilling out of the drawers and they don't close properly, there are SO many prints stacked because I can't commit to hanging them as I change my mind so often *hello magnetic plaster wall*, an old bathroom wooden storage box full of baby clothes and general mess. Now on to the desk....

bedroom design home make over
Oh how I dream of a minimalist desk space, functional, beautiful and pinterest worthy. Instead I have a huge desk perfectly situated to get all the light, but overflowing with stuff and taking up a lot of floor space. The one thing you can't see here is our rental curtains, they are brown and oh so ugly and I can't wait to replace them with something like this or this

INSPIRATION
Whenever I have to design or plan a space the first thing I do is envisage the final look and work backwards from there. So for me making a moodboard is a must, I've been pouring over Pinterest for ideas and trying to pull a look together that will work well in the space and feel like us. Here's what I came up with: a mix of pale colours, cool features prints, interesting wall lights, rubber plant and succulents, big mirrors and interesting magazine storage. What do you think of my bedroom design board?



DESIGN IDEA

So I've decided to use the Magnetic Plaster on the wall behind the bed in the hopes we can easily display some cool prints, which we change depending on our mood. My other idea is to create some statement lighting either side of the bed like this stunning home make over from Cup of Jo, the lights in this bedroom are amazing! In theory any metal light casing can be held in place with the magnetic strips onto the plaster, meaning no need for nails or screws! Genius.

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GETTING STARTED
This is the bit that has probably been the most daunting, as the amount of sorting and clearing of our accumulated stuff is an epic task. So I thought I'd list all the bits and pieces we have to do before we can move onto the next step of installing the plaster. In no particular order we need to:

• Empty and sort through drawers on Paul's side of the bed.
• Dismantle Paul's bedside unit
• Donate unwanted prints.
• Sell wooden storage box.
• Vacuum pack F's baby clothes and store at my folks.
• Go through clothes, wardrobe and shoes and donate any unworn/unwanted items.
• Sell F's old toy car.
• Declutter desk and file papers.
• Order some colour samples for the wall
• Book the plasterer.

In term of colour and products I've been looking at pulling together some pieces from my favourite brands and I can't wait to share with you my progress in a few weeks time in the next blog post instalment. I'm excited to be working with British Gypsum on this renovation project and you can find out more about their Magnetic Plaster here.

If you fancy checking out some bedroom inspiration you can head over to my Interior Sleep in Style board here. Have you ever taken on a room makeover? I'd love to hear of any space saving tips and tricks and I'll mention the best in my vlog in my next bedroom design post.

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with British Gypsum.


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33 comments

  1. Love your desk! And the messy corner, every corner of my house looks like that ;)
    The magnetic plaster sounds absolutely amazing too! x

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    1. Aww thanks! Yep the desk is a great space just need to learn to keep it tidy! x

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  2. This is SO what I need right now! We are wanting to change our bedroom but just cant agree on colours and schemes. I am going to check some ideas out on Pinterest later on.

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    1. It's tricky choosing the right colour isn't it! there are some great paint ranges around at the moment. Can't wait to get it all refreshed. x

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  3. Your desk is so lovely, and it's so true how we style a little corner for Insta and the rest is slightly chaotic!

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    1. I love the posts that Capture By Lucy does on intsalife vs instareal it just gos to show how it is such a small snippet that we compare ourselves to. x

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  4. That fireplace is amazing, I'd have to design everything around that! My bedroom will never be nice, I need to sort the rest of the house first and by the time I've got through that it will need doing again, haha! xx

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    1. I swear I keep strating a room and then moving on without finishing it. So i totally feel you there. x

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  5. I LOVE THIS! And I can not wait to see the changes you make. I kind of want to jump on a train and come and do it with you - I can not get enough of decluttering and sorting (I am so sad!). Love the idea of using the magnetic plaster, too, and I have major wall light desires now xx

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    1. I woudl LOVE it if you came and cast your lovely interior eye over the room! Can't wait for the finished look. x

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  6. I am truly in love with your desk I can't believe it looks so great! I dream of a space and light like this. It's truly heavenly. Love your moodboard too so many amazing things. Your style is so unique. I need style. hahaha

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    1. Aww thanks lovely. I had so much fun putting together a moodboard! x

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  7. LOVE the colour palette! The fireplace is wonderful! H x

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    1. I love grey marble so this was my dream fireplace when I moved in. x

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  8. Love the grey/ dusty pink/ gold colour scheme combo! Never heard of magnetic plaster, will be giving that a go in the future! X

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    1. I had to really convonce Paul of the colour combo but I think i've swung him round ;) x

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  9. I freaking love your desk, it's so pretty. I work from the kitchen table lol. Times to invest in a desk me thinks!!

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    1. It really does make a difference using a desk. I just need to get a booster for the wifi to make it totally flexible. This one was from Ikea :) x

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  10. That stuff sounds amazing and I will be looking into it if and when we finally get into our new house! Your room looks like an amazing space, I'm jealous of the beautiful desk by those incredible huge windows!xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! We're so locky to have the Georgian windows! It lets in so much light which is perfect for photography. x

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  11. What an awesome product!!!! I LOVE the sound of it — and would absolutely love to try it out in the boys room — or maybe even in the kitchen where we could stick notes (instead of cluttering up the fridge!). Love the fact that you've been so honest about *real* life and Instagram life too!! ;) xx

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    1. Ooh the kitchen! now that would be amazing! I can just imagine a gorgeous wall full of photos! x

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  12. DESK ENVY! Where is it from??! And those windows/shutters?! Be still my interior loving heart! Can't wait to see the afters! x

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    1. This one is from Ikea, I got the huge one but I think that means I'm just filling it with clutter eek! x

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  13. Magnetic plaster!?? This is genius! I've never heard of it. Love your desk and all your bedroom inspiration. I'm in the middle of re-doing our bedroom too, so really enjoyed reading this :)

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    1. Aw glad you enjoyed the post! Yep the plaster is amazing! Definitely worth having at home if you're redecorating. x

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  14. Oh my, magnetic plaster?! I've never heard of it, but it sounds immense!! Your room is lovely, so bright and airy and fab desk x

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    1. I'm so looking forward to seeing how it looks and works with all of our plans. The biggest challenge is getting the right bed! x

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  15. I applaud you for showing the reality - it's still a pretty cool space mind, but it's good to see I'm not the only one who has mess/clutter. Can't wait to see the 'after'!! x

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    1. haha yep I am a clutter freak much to Paul's dismay! Whenever I go away for a few days the first thing he does is tidy lol. x

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  16. From this post only I realized that plaster helps to get better design while comparing with other.

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  17. Hello there,

    Phenomenal post you have made here.
    I've chosen to utilize the Magnetic Plaster on the divider behind the bed in the trusts we can without much of a stretch show some cool prints, which we change contingent upon our mind-set. My other thought is to make some announcement lighting either side of the bed like this dazzling home make over from Cup of Jo, the lights in this room are stunning! In principle any metal light packaging can be held set up with the attractive strips onto the mortar, which means no requirement for nails or screws! Genius.Really your post is useful for us.

    Thanking you,
    Frank

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  18. I love to read this type of material Good and attractive design I take from it..Thank you for posting such a good bedroom design article.

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