Tigerlilly Quinn: A little (big) bedroom tour

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A little (big) bedroom tour



Tom and I aren't the tidiest of people. Thankfully its an affliction that curses us both, I've lived in situations in the past where I'm the messy one of the household and it's a pain. Mainly because I wish I could be better but it's that crushing guilt that YOU are the one that caused this a problem and everyone else has this ability to tidy that you just have missing. 

Anyway, I often say if it weren't for this here blog O mine our house would be in much worst state so thank you blog readers for forcing me to get my act together once in a while.

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When we bought the house the previous owners had taken out the fireplaces in all the rooms apart from this one. It doesn't work (and I'm not sure we would eve have a fire in the bedroom anyway) but I think it's very pretty. Above it sits a piece of my artwork that reads 'the best things in life are always the hardest' you can see it close up here.

My dressing table was bought from gumtree for under ten pounds. I then got some IKEA fabric and a staple gun and re-covered it, add a lick of paint and it was unrecognisable from the 80's covering it had before. I keep some of my dresses on these rails (IKEA again) some in that suitcase you see there and some more in a dresser on the other side of the room. I have too many clothes perhaps..

I try and mix up the pictures stuck above the fireplace once in a while. I bought some cheap foam board and glued the printed photographs on them. The only issue is I stuck them onto the wall with double sided tape which does leave a nasty mark if you want to remove them ever.


Our bed frame was from Asda Living. I love metal framed beds and the detailing is super pretty, for some reason shells always make me think of the fifties and vintage pin ups. Like sofas I always find beds such a tricky thing to buy, there seems to be so many bad ones and I think a bed should complement a room rather than be the focal point. For that reason I'm always drawn to metal frames over wood as they are not so domineering. I can't comment on how easy it was to put up to be honest as I leave these things to Tom but it took less than an hour which I take as a good thing!

We changed our bed situation after having a double for a good few years. When Wilf came along we really wished we had a larger bed (we co-slept for 18m) but never got round to it. I was recently offered a mattress to review Dormeo so we went with this memory foam mattress in a king size so we jumped at the chance of increasing our small a little. Sleep is so important to me (isn't it to everyone?) especially after having such a hard time with Wilf's sleep for so long there is nothing I want to impede my sleep when I have the chance to have some! With our old mattress I often had to change positions after a little while of sleeping but I've noticed I've not really had to do this with our new one so it's certainly an improvement.

Our pillow cases and duvet cover are from Soak and Sleep. Tom has allergies so we have to buy special anti-allergy pillows but I wasn't actually aware you could get anti-allery cases and duvet covers until now. Whats more they are made from swiss cotton and are super super soft and lovely. I love white too as I associate it with clean and fresh exactly what you want to be thinking when your snuggling down to bed.


I don't try to buy art from chain stores all that much as I like to buy them straight from the seller from site likes Etsy or Folksy but I saw these three prints on my last IKEA trip for £8 and was sold. I just need to visit New York now..


Above Tom's wardrobe is where I store all my craft materials and fabric. I haven't really done much with these since having Wilf but they are there ready for me if the impulse takes me to start sewing something again.


People keep telling me they want to rummage though my wardrobe so here is a virtual sort of rummage..


Saying I don't buy stock art actually that rainbow print was from Habitat years ago. Its by an artist called Anthony Burrill and came in a large book of a number of prints. You can see them here if you like although we only really liked two out of the set in the end.

So that's a little room tour, thanks for giving me an excuse to tidy up, I hope you liked it! If I missed anything out you want to know about then do ask me in the comments!

12 comments:

Cariemay said...

Mutual messiness is definitely the key to happiness - H and I are the same, and for the most part I like having our house look lived in! Your room looks beautiful and serene - and that dressing table is a gorgeous colour of blue!!

Stephanie Croydon said...

love the bedroom, the prints, the dresser. Doesnt look messy, looks fresh

Fiona Peacock said...

I love your dressing table, it's so pretty. Our bedroom is so messy at the moment, there's no way I could get it sorted in just five hours ;)

Gemma S said...

This looks a lot like my room :) I've got the same bed and have painted my dressing table a bit like that. Definitely going try and display some photos that way because I can't find any artwork I like for my bedroom x

Nicola Noad said...

It looks lovely and I love that dressing table, fireplace and all those dresses out on show - think I might have to get my old clothes rail out of the roof now!

Natasha Venzke said...

I have never shared out house on my blog for this exact reason. I can't imagine living with someone much neater than I am. Although when the other person is also messy, it's difficult to motivate yourself sometimes :D We'll get there one day. All our furniture comes from family and we also have a king size bed. It's way to big for our tiny bedroom, but it's very nice to have all that sleeping space. I'm on the lookout for cheap suitcases to store my out of season clothes. At the moment they're in boxes on top of the wardrobe and suitcases would look so much nicer.

Morag said...

What a beautiful, bright room. Love seeing your clothes hanging up x

Chelsea said...

I love how eclectic it is! So pretty!

Alison Perry said...

Gorgeous. I love that you've made your dresses a feature of the room rather than store them away. And are you selling that print on your fireplace on your shop? Love it.

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I love the dressing table, you've made it look amazing! Me and Matt are both really messy too, he's in denial though and thinks he's tidy, something he really isn't because if he was he wouldn't be able to stick living with me!! xx

mummydaddyme said...

It's a lovely room, and I wish my house had old fireplaces- I just love them! x

Gill Crawshaw said...

You should totally have just pretended this is what it looks like all the time :-) I read a really funny US blog post the other day from an interior blogger showing what her house looks like 'behind the scenes' - loads of mess and piles of washing everywhere! I'm the messier one in my relationship, oops x

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