Bedroom inspiration

When we ripped up the carpets in our living room and home office last year, we left the bedroom as it was for practical reasons i.e. we needed one surface that we could walk on whilst we painted the rest. However, I always knew I wanted to get rid of it because it drags the whole room down, especially in contrast to the rest of the flat. I love having a white backdrop on both the floor and walls and then warm it up with linen, throws, rugs, curtains, furniture and books, especially considering I do not have any period features, living in a new build flat.

Now that the painting has been done, I am putting a few finishing touches to the room and I wanted to show you my inspiration…

Bedroom inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

I love the simple touches of wood that tie this room together. Image: Roger Davies

A shared style - Mur Lifestyle | A Quiet Style

I was really inspired by the simplicity of this all white bedroom that was featured on Emma’s regular feature A Shared Style. Just a few select pieces on the bedside table and a few plants on the window sill – I can’t stand clutter in my bedroom these days. Image: A Quiet Style

Bedroom inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

I know this is not a bedroom but inspiration comes from all sorts of places. This picture gave me the idea to place large plants on top of my wardrobe, which adds a contrast in colour and an injection of life to the room (although very annoying to water!). Image: Tumblr

Bedroom inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

My linen dreams have come true! I have some beautiful linen for my bed that adds wonderful texture to the room. Image: Apartment Therapy

Bedroom inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

This shot on Instagram caught my eye. It made me realise that my dressing table is covered with bottles, lotions, potions and a hair dryer and is definitely not a thing of beauty. I have decided to try to add more things of beauty to the surfaces in my bedroom. Image: @witanddelight_

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The freshness of this bedroom is exactly what I hope to achieve. Image: Pure Style

Bedroom inspiration | Apartment Apothecary

I like the softness that textiles and pictures can bring to an all white canvas. Image: Remodelista

For tons more bedroom inspiration and design ideas, you should check out this article on LuxPad, in which I share my favourite bedroom. I hope to be able to get the room finished by next week so keep your eyes peeled!

Katy x




  1. Abi | These Four Walls blog 8th April 2015 / 9:18 am

    What a beautiful selection of images – I particularly love the two serene, all-white spaces. So soothing! Good luck with the rest of the makeover x

    • Katy 9th April 2015 / 8:20 am

      Me too! I had an all white bedroom when I was in my early twenties and I loved it then and that’s kind of what I want to go back to xx

  2. Lorna 8th April 2015 / 4:24 pm

    These are all perfect! I wonder if I can persue my landlord (and husband) to let us paint the floor in our room – I hate carpet!

    Can’t wait to see your bedroom 🙂

    • Katy 9th April 2015 / 8:20 am

      Or just do it and ask later 😉 x

  3. Sarah-Lou 13th April 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Lovely inspirations all…can’t wait to see x

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