A grown-up bohemian bedroom for a new homeowner

I recently completed work on a client's bedroom which I thought I would share with you today. The homeowner was having the same issue so many people have... she had moved into a beautiful new home, had made some of those decorating decisions you tend to make quite quickly: bought and put up new curtains, painted over the magnolia and moved-in the furniture she already had but didn't really love. But the problem was, it just wasn't coming together. It didn't feel like 'her' and it wasn't the dream bedroom that she knew she could achieve. That's where an interior stylist can help but so few people know that it's an option (let along an affordable one!).

After lots of Pinterest board sharing, email exchanges and texts, I felt I had a really good understanding of what the client wanted - a grown-up bedroom which had a touch of the vintage and bohemian about it, but with a fresh modern look. Luckily for me, the room was beautiful and she had chosen a really lovely lilac-y grey on the walls. Along with some furniture 'must-keeps' and a budget we had agreed in advance, I went away and created a scheme, with style parameters to work within so she could add in her own choice of accessories where she wanted to. Along with this, I sourced the products and provided a shopping list so she could hit go as soon as we had agreed the concept.

Here is how the project concept looked...

bedroom concept

The client loved the vintage rug (which is absolutely my signature - you just can't beat a faded, vintage rug to give a space character and that easy bohemian glamour)

Bedroom mood board
It’s my style down to an absolute tee. I always struggle to get the bohemian vibe into bedrooms and it ends up being bland and girly rather than how you’ve done it. Love the way you’ve pulled it together on the idea sheet - the colour guide is so useful. I’m so excited!
— Jess (the client)
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Along with the style boards, I also provided a room lay-out so it was easy to take the room concept and instantly apply it in the room at home.

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if you like any of the items, you can shop them here:


West Elm bed in Stone (double)  £719

 Chest of drawers from West Elm £559

WhIte leather pouffe (you can get these from several places e.g. Etsy) £95


Soft furnishings

Waffle bedspread £69

Rug is vintage - find similar on Etsy £307

Linen cushions x2  £58


Home accessories

Cox and Cox trio of silver frames  £25

Patterned throw £79

Wall mirror in black  £115

Ceiling light from Made.com  £89

Faux hydrangeas  £35

Dressing table mirror   £18

Stoneware pots from H&M  £8.99 each

Art print from Rocket St George  £54

Hooks x2  £17

(the other pieces were homeowners own)


I hope you enjoyed taking a look and liked the scheme! If you are going through the same problem as Jess, I would love to hear from you - just fill out the form on my contact page.

H x

Images sources for the inspiration board can be found here:



https://jojotastic.com/2016/04/20/real-talk-about-bedding-and-sheets/?utm_content=buffer37160&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer (original source is Etsy seller (which no longer seems to be online)


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