Design My Spare Bedroom – Design 3

Last, but possibly not least (come on guys – get sending some ideas in to be put up for the vote tomorrow!) is design number 3.

This look is definitely my style; It sticks to my basic principles of neutral colours which calm & relax so perfect in a bedroom. But, should I stick to this or be a bit more daring using colour such as the soft feminine pink of design number 1?
For a statement I’d wallpaper a feature wall using this stunning cow parsley design from Cole & Son behind the bed, which you may notice is a small double rather than a single day style bed featured in design number 1.

I’m undecided whether to go for a small double for the couples that may stay (measurement wise this would leave enough gap down one side for a bedside table so not a complete squish), or a single day bed with a pull out trundle to convert into a double or 2 singles. This may be changed between the designs.
The additional walls would be painted in Dulux ‘Almond White‘ which is a soft cream (not as dark as the above image shows) to complement the wallpaper.
Furniture would include this statement ‘Collette‘ armchair & ‘Toulouse‘ chest of drawers, both from Dunelm. I’d also add a set of vintage style hanging mirrors such as these from Laura Ashley.


Cream/white bedding & curtains would be used as well as neutral decorative scatter cushions (TBC).

So that’s all 3 of my designs released – tomorrow I’ll be posting a recap blog post ready for you to start voting! Which one is your winner?

Love, Charlotte x


  1. September 22, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I want this bedroom!! I love love love it ��

  2. September 22, 2016 / 9:13 am

    It's gorgeous isn't it! Reminds me of my bedroom quite a lot though so we'll see if people want me to stick with what I know or push me to a different look xx

  3. September 22, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Hello! I've just started following your Blog (after following you on Instagram)I JUST LOVE IT! I've just bought my first house with my boyfriend and will be using your Blog/images/ideas and tips for major inspo while totally renovating it 🙂

    …Back to the Bedroom design – I think design 3! It stays in the neutral colour scheme of your home. The Laura Ashley mirrors make it seem slightly retro/modern/Victorian a bit like your bathroom, I like this one the best.

    Rachel xx

  4. September 22, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I think I am torn between design 1 and 3! I agree that design 3 seems very much more your usual style, but it's gorg!

    Melissa x

  5. September 22, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I think I still prefer number one to be different. xx

  6. September 22, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I really like number 1, but this is probably more practical with the double bed for couples staying over. Could you add some very light pastel tones of green into this design with cushions on the bed perhaps or a throw. As I live in the country I love introducing some natural elements- wood, wool, natural colours…

    All things nice…

  7. September 23, 2016 / 7:32 am

    Love all 3 but I think I'm more drawn to the first one with a splash of colour in. We have a single day bed that converts into a double and it has been absolutely brilliant – it means I can separate it when I have my nieces and nephew to stay and also get the benefit of the extra space when we don't have anyone staying, would def recommend.