Friday 18 October 2013

My Debenhams Dream Bedroom

I could spend hours browsing websites, finding pretty little things to go in my dream home. Shame there's always a dream price tag that comes with it.

When I heard that Debenhams were holding a competition (here) for us to create our dream room, it gave me the perfect excuse to get designing... again!

The rules for the competition was to spend a maximum of £5,000 in  Debenhams and showcase your dream room via your blog.

I decided to focus on my dream bedroom by going for a Parisian style theme with a touch of shabby chic-ness, so think mirrors, crystals, jewels, candles and lights and you're almost there. I've added a small touch of pastel pinks to break up the neutral colour scheme so that it adds a soft romantic vibe.

I'd start by wallpapering one feature wall with this Stone Jaquard Wallpaper, which is £16 per roll (x 2) . I think the floral pattern is feminine yet sophisticated with the colour tones, and would balance out any clinical appearance that may be created from the rest of the room, which would be painted with a 2.5lt tin of Matt Isle of White paint by Graham & Brown, £19.99.
I think the Grey Montgomery Curtains match perfectly with the wallpaper, and will again, break up the 'whiteness' of the room. These start at £76.
The Litecraft Madonna Chandelier, I think would be a fantastic focal point of the room, I've always wanted an expensive chandelier and think this would tie into the theme of the room perfectly with its delicate jewels and beads. I can really imagine this twinkling at night! This retails at £269.10.

Base Total = £397.09
The bed area I think is a vital point to any room. It's the largest item of any bedroom and usually takes centre stage, therefore its important to make it a talking point!
The Debenham's White Swirl Bed Frame I thought went perfectly with the shabby chic-ness of the room, adding a little uniqueness with the swirled frame, instead of the basic divan bed. This double bed retails at £425.
Where do I start with the White Atoniette Bedset? How adorable is this? The ruffles alone sold it to me. Everything about it is so pure and elegant. A double set is £65, with the pillow cases being sold separately at £28 a pair.
The Betty Jackson silver metallic zig-zag cushions (£35 each) I thought would offer a welcoming contrast to the other floral feminine items of the room, but still keeping within the silver/white colour scheme. I would have 2 of these sat on the bed, with the Accessorize White Oriental flower cushion sitting in the middle to soften things up (£18.40 each).
I would complete the bed area by intertwining these Debenhams pearly string lights (£24) on the headboard to offer a warm romantic glow in the evening.

Bed Total = £630.40
On either side of the bed I would place a Debenhams White Burlington Bedside Chest (£500 each x 2) which would hold a variety of things. I think its important that both people who are sharing the bed have access to a lamp for obvious reasons.. there's been numerous times when I've wanted to sleep but my partner has wanted to read but has no lamp! I'd place a Silver diamant table lamp on either side (£45 each) along with a John Rocha metal lace tealight holder (£7) on each bedside chest. Because I'm a bit of a clock watcher, I would place this pretty Debenhams Silver cut out diamant mantle clock (£16) on my bedside chest. I think its the perfect size for this area and ties in perfectly with the theme. On the opposing chest I would pop this designer white metal decorative mirror (£30), which would reflect any flickers from the candle to create a warm cosy vibe.

Bedside Chest Total = £1,150

Every woman needs her vanity area, whether she sits at it every day or it just stands there looking pretty, I think its a nice addition to any bedroom where a woman is concerned!
This gorgeous sleek Debenhams mirrored dressing table (£240) adds pure Parisian vibes to the room (lets think about the cleaning aspect later!). The silver hinged dressing table mirror by Julien McDonald (£40) I thought matched perfectly with the dressing table, adding a Venetian vibe.
I always like to see light against glass mirrors, so the Crystal Chandelier lamp (£60.72) will help satisfy that love!
Yet another candle, the white fairy dust candle (£15) will create that gorgeous soft flicker against the glass. Also the pastel soft pink tones will tie in with the other items that offer minimal colour within the room.
I don't think any room is complete without some floral goodness, so this roses and twigs vase (£18) offers that feminine yet mature elegance.

Vanity Total - £373.72
Its not until I was in a hotel room a few months ago that had a sofa in that I realized how good it would be to have a chill out area in your bedroom (if you are lucky enough to have the space). I don't like to retire to my bed until I'm ready to go to sleep so having somewhere to relax and read a good book before bed would be really nice. I found this Debenhams silver velvet snuggler chair (£660) which I thought was the perfect size for a bedroom. It looks really comfy and matches the colour scheme to a tee. I would use the same oriental cushions (x 2 = £36.80) as I did on the bed, just to tie it all together. I would also place this designer cream faux fur throw (£48) over the arm of the sofa to again, tie in the colour scheme. It would also be handy to have there for any chilly nights!

Chill Out Total - £744.80

Matching the bedside chests, I would invest in this Burling Triple Wardrobe (£1560) to house all my clothes! I liked the fact that there is a full length mirror on this as well which would come in handy for those outfit checks!

Wardrobe Total - £1560
To add a very accessories, I would place this Floral Printed Canvas on the wall (£19.99). On the windowsill, these glass candle holders (£5.50 each x 2) would take centre stage, and would sit alongside 2 gorgeous 3x3 white photo frames (£9 each x 2) which would hold photos of me and my partner. In one corner of the windowsill will sit this pretty Bombay Duck 3 tier cake cup stand (£52) which would house my jewellery, filling the cute teacup with my rings.

Wall/Windowsill Total - £100.99
After all that hard work decorating, my first night in my Parisian themed bedroom would be celebrated by sticking with the French theme and indulging with the Debenhams Cava and Diamonte Flute Set (£30) and some luxury chocolate from Debenhams Chocolate Library (£13) (although hands off the sesame seed one, that's mine!). I'd just have to be careful not to make a mess on my gorgeous new white bedding!

Celebrate Total - £43.

If you do the maths right, you'll realize that I have spent a total of..... £5,000. Right on target! What are the possibilities of that?!
My diamonte flutes say 'Cheers!'
All prices subject to change, depending on sales etc.

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