One of the first rooms Oli and I tackled in our new home was our master bedroom; turning it into a warm neutral bedroom oasis I love. In our previous home, the Georgian flat we renovated, we stuck to a cohesive colour palette of grey shades throughout. While I was happy with the overall harmony between rooms, the cool colours never quite sat right with me in the bedroom – I was forever hankering after a cosier vibe. Having dreamt of a warm neutral bedroom – one which envelops you in a calm homey feeling the moment you step inside – I’m so thrilled to have finally brought that vision to life in our new home!
We still have a way to go (an updated dresser is #1 on my to-buy list for this room and why you’re only seeing one angle of the space haha!) but I’m sooo happy with our ‘Cambourne’ bed from Feather & Black, warm pink walls and overall scheme.
Below I’m sharing more details and lots more photos of our warm neutral bedroom feat. my bouclé bed of dreams. Quite literally.
Our Warm Neutral Bedroom
It’s been a little while since I shared a home update here on the blog!
In truth, with my pregnancy taking up so much brain space for the early part of the year (especially during the first trimester), all things ‘home’ took a bit of a back seat. Now, with the impending deadline of our baby boy joining us in just a few months, my attention is very much back on our house.
First on the home updates – our bedroom!
I referenced the designer Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors a lot during our initial renovations. I love her mix of old/new/polished/undone-ness! Truly my dream vibe.
Lick Taupe 03 Wall Colour
The soft pink wall colour, Lick’s Taupe 03, has undertones of grey and red – it’s such a soothing colour and I love that it has a Mediterranean feel to it. I feel so good every time I walk into this room!
We’ve used Lick paint throughout our home and found the Lick samples to be so easy to use and helpful! Lick created the original ‘peel and stick’ paint samples, which allows you to see a true representation of a paint colour on your wall, without damaging it or having that awkward multi-swatch situation.
Oli and I were lucky enough to have a colour consultation with Tash Bradley, Lick’s Director of Interior Design, which helped us to hone in on our colours. Lick has a brilliant blog with lots of helpful tips and tricks when it comes to choosing your paint colours! My advice is to gather as much visual inspiration as you can, browse Lick’s paint colours online, read some of their helpful posts and then order a big batch of paint samples to try.
Feather & Black Cambourne Bed
Feather & Black has been on my radar for a while for beds and bedroom furniture. Their elegant designs err on the side of classic with interesting design details like rattan (see: the Sienna bed), curved headboards (see: the Aubrey half moon) and luxe fabrics (see: the Wooster bed).
In truth, I could easily deck out every bedroom in Feather & Black!
With a warm neutral bedroom scheme in mind, Feather & Black’s Cambourne bed in the ‘latte’ bouclé fabric was the perfect addition. I adore the soft curve of the headboard, the understated yet elevated fabric and the way it looks in our bedroom. It’s truly my dream bed!
We also went with a Feather & Black mattress – the Mylor Mattress – which is sooo comfortable. A fact I know I’m going to be increasingly grateful for as sleep becomes even more precious throughout my pregnancy and into early parenthood haha!
A note on delivery: it’s worth checking the lead time on Feather & Black furniture items (as with all stores). Some pieces can come super speedily – yay! – and others take a little longer. We waited a few weeks for our bed, were kept in the loop with updates and the delivery team were super friendly, helpful and efficient. Overall we had a great experience ordering our bed and mattress through Feather & Black. Would highly recommend!
Wherever possible, we’ve re-utilised furniture from our previous flat in our new home. In some cases that’s meant redistributing items; our old bedside tables – now in our kitchen/diner – included. This meant finding new ones for our bedroom.
Bedside tables are one of those items I find weirdly difficult to source. They can be £££ and there are plenty I just don’t like the look of haha. By a stroke of luck I found this BJÖRKSNÄS Bedside table, in a light birch wood, from IKEA in the ‘bargain section’ for 50% off! The light natural colour ticked the box of ‘warm neutrals’ and the design works harmoniously in this space. I like that it has a discreet book shelf and drawer – practical (looove) without being clunky.
On Oli’s side of the bed we repurposed a side table which we used to have in our previous living room. I’m not sure it’s THE piece for this room, but it works for now.
Curtains + Curtain Pole
Oli loves waking up to natural light and I’ve learnt to love it too (+ I sleep with an eye mask!) and so we opted for some lightweight linen curtains from IKEA for this room. I love the diffused soft glow they afford this space. We actually slept in here for months without any curtains at all, but ultimately we wanted something for light and privacy.
Some time ago I read an article about curtain pole placement. In the article it advised placing curtain poles higher than needed to create the illusion of taller ceilings. When we secured this 1970s-era property it was the perfect test case! We opted for the Dunelm Ashton Extendable Curtain Pole, and we ended up buying this style for rooms throughout the house.
The combination of black curtain pole and lightweight neutral curtains is another inspiration cue taken from Amber Lewis.
Bed Linens and Accessories
I didn’t buy any new bed linens or accessories for our bedroom, opting instead to use pieces we’ve had for some time.
Seeing how many of the things we already owned work in our new home has really shown me how choosing pieces thoughtfully, and opting for good quality materials, pays off.
The linens photographed here are from Tielle Love Luxury. We’ve had them for years and they’ve really stood the test of time. The cushions are a mix of favourites from Anthropologie, La Redoute and Matalan Home.
My beloved British Blanket Co. Waffle Throw in ‘Oatmeal’ is the ultimate cosy layer for the end of our bed.
Again our bedside table lamps are old favourites from Dunelm and HomeSense. It’s so fun seeing things get a new lease of life when they’re placed in a new environment!
As I’ve only mentioned 34197 x already haha I absolutely love this room! It’s our very own calm oasis. I genuinely look forward to going to bed and often spend my first slice of time in the morning having coffee right here too. It’s a dream – pun intended!
Next up for my home posts: our kitchen/diner and the wall colours throughout the rest of the house. Oh, and a nursery thrown in there at some point too! Eeeeep!
Love, Monica x
Full list of bedroom items
Bed: Feather & Black’s Cambourne bed in the fabric ‘latte’ // gifted
Mattress: Feather & Black’s Mylor Mattress // gifted
Walls: painted in Lick’s Taupe 03 // press discount
Curtains: IKEA lightweight linen curtains (can’t remember the exact name – sorry! – but they have lots of versions)
Curtain pole: Dunelm Ashton Extendable Curtain Pole
Bedside table (left): IKEA BJÖRKSNÄS Bedside table, in a light birch wood
Bedside table (right): bought from The Consortium mannny moon ago! Worth looking here though as they frequently have great furniture pieces.
Bedside light (left): Dunelm (old, similar vibe)
Bedside light (right): HomeSense
Throw: British Blanket Co. Waffle Throw in ‘Oatmeal’ // gifted
Cotton throw (just seen): old