Apologies for the radio silence these last few weeks here on my blog. I have been updating my social media but have had this weird virus so the energy levels have been a little low. However – feeling loads better now.
Enough of that though … on to brighter things.
A new look bedroom is on the horizon. In fact, I’m not sure you’ve ever seen my bedroom before but you will once it has had a little makeover. My mind has been buzzing with possibilities. I know for sure that I want to change the flooring from carpet to wood. I think it will make the room feel more in keeping with the style of the house. We have wooden floors downstairs too so as long as we have some good felt underlay underneath it will be soundproof and add more character to the room. In the long term it will be more practical too.
Realising how important the floor will be to the overall scheme, I have teamed up with flooring brand Quick-Step who are leaders in their field, to discuss how my final choice of floor will impact on the look and feel of the bedroom.
I have lots of Quick-step samples to choose from as they manufacture all sorts of trend-lead flooring including luxury vinyl, hardwood and laminate – However, for my bedroom, and we are going for their hardwood collection which is in fact engineered wood flooring, which comes with many benefits. It looks fantastic and also offers the same appearance of solid wood due to its real wood top layer. It’s very easy to install which is good, plus it’s hardwearing and easy to look after – which is just what we need. Our local flooring fitter has also given it the thumbs up, so I’m sold and looking forward to getting started.
Next comes the ideas for colours and textures. Still in the early stages but I have had some fun picking out my favourite samples and seeing what palettes might work with them. Quick-Step has a huge selection to suit everyone’s taste, from trend leading greys and whites, to more traditional browns and golden tones, so I wasn’t short on choice.
The first one above is from the ‘ Compact range ‘. I like the idea of similar coloured floors to downstairs so that it flows well from room to room. It also means that they can be painted if we ever decide to.
The soft shades compliment it and hopefully give a restful and feminine feel ( sorry, Andy ).
I think the colours would be more in the bedding with white walls. A stronger turquoise to pull it all together and a little splash of gold to add warmth and a bit of opulence. :)
Green and Serene… Almost.
Yellow is very much on trend at the moment but I love it all the time whether it is or isn’t. Of course in a bedroom you don’t necessarily want too much as it is a stimulating colour but
maybe a chair covered or an art print or two will make it cheery and lovely to wake up to. Some earthy green – maybe a plant or I can make some blinds with botanical prints. Gentle pinks always seems to sit nicely alongside these two colours.
The white washed floor is Quick-Steps’ Castello ‘ range and I really love it. With white walls it will make a very light and peaceful room. You can see the grain of the wood still which is really appealing too.
What do you think of this colour – way ? I’d love to find a vintage style brass lamp to complete the look.
Beside the Seaside.
Obviously a seaside inspired room was going to make its way on to my blog wasn’t it ? If not for Andy and I then it would suit one of the girls’ rooms.
I think the rustic feel of the wooden flooring here also helped to conjure visions of stripes and pastel hues. It is from the ‘ Imperio ‘ range at Quick-Step and is described as ‘ rough white oak ‘ – the texture is lovely to touch.
Beach huts and rainbow colours always remind me of fun family days so it would be a happy haven to retreat to.
A striped duvet set or some wallpaper would definitely add a coastal element.
Blue and white is probably the most popular combination but I don’t think I would be able to resist the odd pop of yellow or pink – or both.
So now the big question – which is your favourite – or do you have your own idea of what would look good ? Do leave me a comment or tweet me @lucylovesyablog. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Keep your eyes peeled for the finished bedroom – and in the meantime I also have an updated design area nearly finished too ..
This is a collaboration with Quick-Step. All opinions are my own.