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The Look: Boho Bedroom

boho bedroom in green and ochre

The master bedroom in our little Victorian terrace needed more than a little love when we moved in. We took on the project determined to do every piece of work ourselves, from repairing and painting the original floorboards to reinstating imitation Victorian coving and a ceiling rose. It was a long, hard project but transformed the space from Just Somewhere We Slept to our Dream Bedroom – we love little more than languishing in here on a weekend morning, coffee in hand, cat on bed. It’s our paradise.

The Bed

The rattan bed from Made.com was a higher ticket item, but also the literal and figurative centrepiece for the room. The rest of the design and styling choices just fell into place once we’d found it – even the colour scheme was based on the beautiful tones in the natural material.

rattan bed with magenta bedding

Buisseau Rattan Oak Bed

£550

Rattan & Black Bed

£599

Noya Vintage Bed

£625

Waska Rattan Bed

£625

Reema Rattan Bed

£549

Liana Rattan Bed

£799

The Bedding

While we’ve gone green on green with the bedding and walls currently, I’ve got my eye on a dusty pink set for summer…

Set of powder beige bed linen folded up in a pile

Powder Beige Bed Linen Set

£79.99
Soft mossy green bed linen set

Dusky Green Bed Linen

From £15
A dove grey waffle textured bedspread

Washed Waffle Bedspread

£80
mixed set of bed linen in different colours

Mixed Bed Linen Set

From £80
white linen bedding in profile

Santorini White Linen Bedding

From £45
grey quilted bedspread

Quilted Bedspread

£149

Soft Rose Bed Linen

£129
grey green bed linen

Eline Grey-Green Linen

£99
cream bedspread with frayed edges

Linange Bedspread

£75

The Bedside Tables

Our house is a lot smaller than the last place I lived, which has made me realise how much of my furniture was bigger than it needed to be. And how that, in turn, was making the rooms feel smaller than they really were.

This was really evident with our old bedside tables. They were huge compared to these neat bijoux ones from La Redoute. Switching to the smaller tables has freed up some crucial inches either side of the bed, allowing for more breathing room between the door and the chest of drawers in the corner. And the compromise? We can’t fit quite as much of the usual rubbish that builds up in your bedside table drawers – hardly a crushing sacrifice!

tall faux monstera in pot

Tall Faux Potted Monstera

£245
fleece blanket

Pink & Grey Cosy Blanket

£35

Diamond Hard Floor Paint

£25

Seagrass Basket

£16.25

One-Drawer Bedside Table

£74.25

Touch Table Lamp

£28

The Light & Mantlepiece

I know, you’ve seen this rattan ceiling light everywhere on Instagram. It’s the interiors influencer’s Zara Dress – the Macy’s carrier bag of the IKEA showroom. Believe me, I’ve considered this. I’ve decided I don’t care.

I love this light. I love the subtle curve in the lines, I love the contrast between the grand silhouette and the organic material, I love the mad shadows it casts on the ceiling like a spirograph.

Slim oak wooden picture frame

Slim Wood A4 Frame

£12.99
Two small plant pots with a cream crackle glaze finish

Set of Two Crackle Pots

£12.95
Two black-framed monstera photographic prints

Double Monstera A2 Framed Set

£144

Rattan Ceiling Light

£40

Collection of Vintage Paperbacks

£12

Slim Black Frame Mirror

£275

The Door

I really, really hate clutter. I have as many storage boxes as an Office Depot, because I can’t stand things not having a place. But what’s turned out to be one of my most valuable anti-clutter devices has surprised me – hooks. Hooks on the back of every door. Hang bags, jackets, totes, towels – things that you need to hand but don’t have anywhere to live. They’re easy to ignore when the door is open but if you choose stylish ones, don’t look unsightly when it’s closed. Perfect.

Row of pale birchwood hooks

ARKET Hook Rack

£12
Round vintage style rattan cross body bag with leather strap

Rattan Cross Body Round Bag

£25

Medium Wood Hook Hanger

£8.99

The Desk & Shelf

While we work on redecorating our home office, this corner of my bedroom is where I work. It’s far from ideal – working and sleeping in the same space is bad for our health. But it works for now, thanks in large part to this Made.com set-up – a massive desk with tons of storage, a good light for gloomy evenings, and a comfy office chair that doesn’t look…ergonomic.

Set of 2 Pink Velvet Chairs

£159

Oak & Rattan Wall Shelf

-30% WAS £135.00 NOW £94.50

Mid Century Oak Desk

£399

There we have it – everything we’ve chosen, collected and curated in our little bedroom. It’s no boutique hotel, but we’ve designed it thoughtfully, starting with how we want to exist in our space, and working backwards to furnish it.

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5 Comments

  1. Hannah
    3 months ago

    Hello,
    What is the color of paint you used?

    Reply
    1. this1870house
      3 months ago

      Hi! It’s Farrow & Ball’s ‘Mizzle’ 🙂

      Reply
  2. Hannah
    3 months ago

    Hi, love this article and what you’ve done with the room. What is the wall colour and which brand of paint? I’ve been on the hunt for this shade of green! Thank you

    Reply
    1. this1870house
      3 months ago

      Hi! It’s called Mizzle and it’s by Farrow & Ball 🙂

      Reply

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