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A Contemporary Chic Bedroom Makeover

One Room Wonders

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 21st October 2021

We’re excited to launch something new today – this is One Room Wonders!

In this fun new video series, we’ll be sharing a bunch of gorgeous, achievable room transformations, in real homes – in partnership with Surround by Laminex.

Surround by Laminex is a new range of modern, pre-primed MDF wall linings, available in a great range of both classic and contemporary profiles – ready to paint. Over the course of this series, we’ll show you just how versatile and transformative this wall panelling can be.

First up is our contemporary chic bedroom makeover.  We took up the challenge of updating a simple, sparsely decorated main bedroom – adding colour, texture and a few lux details to really elevate the space.  It’s a simple transformation, but it really packs a punch!

The hero here is a custom made headboard, using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. This sleek, scalloped timber profile is classic yet contemporary, and adds interest and texture to the room, without overwhelming the space. We built a simple headboard with a ledge to really elongate the wall behind the bed, and streamline the space – and we painted it two shades darker than the walls (use a thick, fluffy roller to really get into the grooves!).

This bedroom was a simple, sparsely decorated space with great bones. Existing wall colour – Dulux Dieskau. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Existing artwork by Elizabeth Barnett, Nunzio Miano and Liam Murphy. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

A built in headboard is designed to replace your own bed-head – so we’ve paired this with this a simple, affordable bed base to reduce bulk, and really let that demi-round panelling shine!

On the bed, we opted for lots of texture in a tonal palette of blues, with a mix of natural linen, velvet and printed scatter cushions, and an oversized quilted bedcover that skims the floor. We’ve retained the existing bedside tables, but to avoid a ‘matchy matchy’ look, we went for mismatched bedside lamps, and a smattering of beautiful ceramics and design objects to really make the most of the new ledge above the bed.

When it comes to hanging artwork in the bedroom, keep it fresh! Rather than hanging a painting centrally above the bed, try placing it slightly off-centre, for a lighter, more contemporary look.

Finally, we felt this room had a couple of dark corners that weren’t getting much use, so we injected some new energy by building a simple banquette seat using offcuts from our demi-round panelling – this cute little seat is a great use of that tricky spot beside the mantlepiece. Elsewhere, we added a chic, floor-length mirror, and a nice big armchair and lamp to create  a cosy reading nook.

Have we inspired you to re-imagine your bedroom? It’s easier than you think!

Surround by Laminex is a new range of modern, pre-primed MDF wall linings, available in a great range of both classic and contemporary profiles – ready to paint. View the full range here, and start reimagining your space!

The final look! Built-in headboard created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Objects from left to right – Kristina Dam Studio Cupola Sculpture from Designstuff, &Tradition Formakami JH18 table lamp from Cult, ceramic object on bedside by Kirsten Perry, small sculptural artwork on ledge by David Neale, Kristina Dam Studio Offset Sculpture Candleholder Vol. 2 from Designstuff, Bedlinen from In Bed in colour ‘Lake’, patterned cushion by Trinket Solo, gem stone washed velvet cushion in teal & ice blue from Greenhouse Interiors, Soho quilted bed cover in Navy from L&M Home. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Built-in headboard created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Artwork by Emily Ferretti. Ceramics on bedside stylists’ own, architectural ceramics on ledge by Anchor Ceramics. VIP Swing Table Lamp from In Good Company. Bedlinen from In Bed in colour ‘Lake’, Zulta cushion in blue stripe squares from Fenton & Fenton. Soho quilted bed cover in Navy from L&M Home. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Built-in headboard created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Small sculptural artwork on ledge by David Neale, Kristina Dam Studio Offset Sculpture Candleholder Vol. 2 from Designstuff, Bedlinen from In Bed in colour ‘Lake’. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Built-in headboard created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Ceramics on ledge by Anchor Ceramics. Bedlinen from In Bed in colour ‘Lake’, patterned cushion by Trinket Solo,  Royal Blue Cushion by Hommey, gem stone washed velvet cushion in teal & ice blue from Greenhouse Interiors,  Zulta cushion in blue stripe squares from Fenton & Fenton. Soho quilted bed cover in Navy from L&M Home. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Skagerak Georg floor mirror in black  from Top3 by Design, also available at Designstuff. Built-in headboard created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Objects from left to right – Kristina Dam Studio Cupola Sculpture from Designstuff, &Tradition Formakami JH18 table lamp from Cult, ceramic object on bedside by Kirsten Perry, small sculptural artwork on ledge by David Neale,  Bedlinen from In Bed in colour ‘Lake’, patterned cushion by Trinket Solo, gem stone washed velvet cushion in teal & ice blue from Greenhouse Interiors, Soho quilted bed cover in Navy from L&M Home. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Built-in banquette seat created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Patterned cushion by Trinket Solo, artwork by Emily Ferretti. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Skagerak Georg floor mirror in black  from Top3 By Design, also available at Designstuff.  &Tradition Formakami JH18 table lamp from Cult, Bedlinen from In Bed in colour ‘Lake’Soho quilted bed cover in Navy from L&M Home. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Built-in banquette seat created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Patterned cushion by Trinket Solo, artwork by Emily Ferretti. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Artwork by Elizabeth Barnett, Nunzio Miano and Liam Murphy. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Pumpkin Swivel Armchair by Ligne Roset, available at DOMO. KAISER idell Angle adjust. Floor Lamp available at CULT, HAY Bowler Side Table available at Designstuff.  Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Headboard created using Surround by Laminex Demi Round 40mm panelling. Wall colour – Dulux Dieskau, headboard paint colour – Dulux Flooded Gum. Artwork by Emily Ferretti. Objects from left to right – Kristina Dam Studio Cupola Sculpture from Designstuff, &Tradition Formakami JH18 table lamp from Cult, ceramic object on bedside by Kirsten Perry, small sculptural artwork on ledge by David Neale, Kristina Dam Studio Offset Sculpture Candleholder Vol. 2 from Designstuff, Bedlinen from In Bed in colour ‘Lake’, Royal Blue Cushion by Hommey, patterned cushion by Trinket Solo, gem stone washed velvet cushion in teal & ice blue from Greenhouse Interiors, Soho quilted bed cover in Navy from L&M Home. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

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