Urban Jungle Bloggers / Cosy & Green Bedroom

15th December 2014

Bright, minimal bedroom styling

Hey, how’s things? Work and home life have been pretty full on lately-I blinked and November was gone, which explains my tardy contribution to last month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic, ‘a cosy and green bedroom’. So today, I’m sharing a corner of our bedroom with you. In fact, I used this post as impetus to give the walls a refresh-they were Magnolia a couple of weeks ago. Just a simple lick of paint has given our room a lift and makes the most of the wonderful light we get throughout the day.

Bright, minimal bedroom, canvas banner

I was thrilled when I saw that the topic was all about cosying our rooms for winter; this is my favourite time of year for snuggling under favourite blankets, layering up with jumpers and watching the world from a window.

Bright, minimal bedroom styling

The wooden wall hooks are a recent DIY that I’ll be sharing with you soon and the ‘Kiss Kiss’ banner looks quite at home there, don’t you think?

Bright, minimal bedroom, globe bulb light

Bulbs have become my newest obsession-both plants and lights! I found the ombre blue rimmed pot in a charity shop for peanuts and love how it looks against that deep purple hyacinth bulb. I’m buying up more this week to put into clear jars-they don’t need soil to grow in as they have everything they need inside the bulb. The spiky succulent on top of the books was a recent score from Ikea which sits well inside a soft green glazed terracotta bowl from Serax.

The beautiful hanging bedside bulbs were a result of my pure hatred of the insipid ceiling light that we never use anyway, so we sourced the materials and made our own. The fabric cable is aptly named ‘Old Grey Jumper’. Could I love it any more?!

Bright, minimal bedroom, handwoven throw and cushions, Mourne Textiles

Bright, minimal bedroom, Jimi Hendrix, Urban Jungle Blogger

Bright, minimal  bedroom, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Hope you enjoyed my little tour and keep your eyes peeled on Wednesday when I share Christmas inspiration and how I’ll be styling our home for the festive season.

Do you have any rituals to ready your bedroom for winter? 

Styling & photography © Tiffany Grant-Riley 

Such a lovely and cosy styling Tiffany! I wish I could stay all day in bed today as it’s rainy and grey here in Munich. Thank you for joining the Urban Jungle Bloggers again!!

Oh I know-we actually had glorious sunshine here for a change, but with the lurgy I still would’ve loved to have jumped back into bed with a good book and a coffee 😉

Ohhh this is pure cosiness, Tiffany! Love the pale hues, the Old Grey Jumper fabric cable and the Dutch poster. Any excuse is good for an extra kiss 😉 Thank you for playing along with us again!

After I shot that I thought…hmmm perhaps people will think I was being a little suggestive with the kisses, but who cares? 😉 Thanks for stopping by Judith! x

I love hyacinth bulbs at the moment too, I’ve put them in old glass jam jars. They’ll smell delicious when they come out. X

Hi Cate – have you tried any other bulbs yet? I tempted to buy a few and experiment…

Thanks Kate-bulbs are definitely where it’s at-you can watch them grow and flower and catch little wafts of scent from them as you walk past. Enjoy! x

Hi there! Your styling is gorgeous – love this post! Where did you get your bed? 🙂 Cheers! -Amelia

Hi Amelia! Thank you-the bed frame came from John Lewis 🙂

I love the light bulb! You said you made it yourself, could you elaborate more on how you did that and where to get supplies? Thank you!!

Hi Alex, of course – there are a couple of really great lighting companies around these days where you can choose and build your own lights, I used Dowsing & Reynolds for mine – the chord and vintage Eddison bulbs, then threaded them through a couple of IKEA shelf brackets. 🙂

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