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A Guest Bedroom makeover with Rebel Walls and Oak Furniture Land

We’ve pretty much flew through renovating the house; moving from room to room one after another but after a little break I was desperate to do something bold and I had a full guest bedroom to do from scratch!

Before – dark walls and worn cream carpet

Getting Started – Installing the Wall Mural

First step was to install the wall mural. We chose Secret Garden from Rebel Walls; a Swedish company with a huge range of beautiful murals. I wanted to make a big impact as the majority of walls in the house are painted white so we decided to paper two of the four walls not only creating a feature wall for the headboard but also a feature for the furniture that would be placed around the bed.

Putting the mural up was fairly easy (it looked it anyways), again hubby to the rescue carefully putting up each strip whilst I entertained our daughter Alice. Each strip comes numbered so you can easily organise your strips in advance and once the paste is mixed it lasts two weeks so no rush to get it put up but (luckily for me) Andy likes to get jobs finished.

He said the paper was excellent quality and easy to work with and that because the pattern is quite large it can only really match in one place which also helped with placing each strip. What a HUGE difference when it was completed the mural was just incredible, and I decided to keep it black and white so that we could easily change up the accessories and colours as the seasons (and mood) changed.

Adding a new floor

Second step was to get the flooring changed. I’m a lover of wood floors; I think that’s the love of Scandi coming through so we ripped up the carpets and went in search of laminate. Throughout the house renovation we’ve done everything we can to reduce costs and luckily for me the hubby is willing to give most DIY tasks a go.

He fit this lovely oak style laminate (a bargain reduced in Homebase as it was end of range) and instantly the room felt bigger, lighter and I could easily see how I wanted the rest to look. For a similar floor try UK Flooring Direct.

Panoramic once the floor was fitted.

Adding Furniture

We then placed our furniture back into the room and eagerly awaited our delivery from Oak Furniture Land. After a visit to their lovely store at the Metro Centre Retail Park we chose the range. Some of the stand out things from the store was how lovely everything was arranged and a big bonus was the staff – they approached, asked how I was and said they were there to help if needed ( I wasn’t chased around or continually approached I was able to browse at ease).

When I spotted the Hove range I first noticed the modern handle less style. I also liked the mix of the white painted wood and oak tops, modern but timeless and could easily work in a number of spaces. I decided to go for a chest of drawers, bedside table and bookcase/linen closet (all can be found clicking the above link). The furniture was solid and well built and I couldn’t wait to get the items in the room.

The floor we had laid was very similar in colour to the oak top on the furniture so it worked out really well! The furniture arrived already built and the delivery guys carried it up the stairs to the jungle room as it was now called. I’m still working on filling the linen cupboard with beautiful towels and items to make every guests’ stay perfect.

Finishing Touches

After a quick faff and some finishing touches the room was pretty much done. We decided to add a bit of colour with a pink velvet headboard and pink woodwork along with a bright and bold gallery wall. I also chucked a dozen plants in the mix (not literally, of course) to add some texture, colour and well just make me happy! I also picked up a black metal book stand from Facebook marketplace which has doubled up as a TV stand for guests/myself when they sleep in here.

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