Q & A with Ashley from Bottles 'n' Blondes
What made you decide to tackle your bedroom this year?
Over the last year and a bit, we’ve slowly been updating our home. Out of all the remaining spaces, our bedroom was definitely in need of a major upgrade!
Tell us about the room before the makeover – what didn’t work with the space?
To be honest, our bedroom never really had a theme. Because we had purchased so much of our furniture individually, it was hard to make the room flow. I also didn’t really like our queen bed frame and felt like it was looking a bit dated compared to style we had been going for with the other rooms in our house.
Tell us about your vision for the bedroom.
With 3 small children, our lives are insanely busy. I wanted our bedroom to be an oasis that we could go to instantly feel calm after a long day. It was also important to make the room match the vibes of the rest of our house. To create some interest for the space, I wanted to incorporate different textures and keep it light and bright looking too.
What were “must get” items for your bedroom makeover?
Out of all my ideas for the space, my “musts” were a new queen bed frame and some new nightstands. Our old bed frame was at least 10 years old, and the nightstands didn’t really match anything in our room!
Where did you find your inspo for the space?
I found my inspo from Pinterest! I put together a vision board of how I wanted the space to look and feel, which really helped when picking out the new pieces for the room.
How did you approach choosing furniture/accessories for the space? Do you have any tips to share?
I referenced my vision board and trusted my gut on which pieces I was drawn to. If the piece I liked didn’t perfectly match the vibe and theme I was going for, I moved on until I found something that went perfectly! I would highly recommend putting together a vision board when you are putting together a space. It really helps to see if your items ‘go’ with one another, especially from a colour matching perspective when looking at materials and paint colors.
Which pieces from Dufresne did you choose?
We chose the Dolante Queen Upholstered Bed in beige, and the Glen Abbey Nightstands in brown.
Besides the new bedroom furniture, what other changes did you make to bring the room all together?
We painted the walls with the color Swiss Coffee at 75% strength from Benjamin Moore and installed new LVP flooring from Shaw Floors. We also added some new greenery and accents throughout the room to make it more boho-like.
How do you feel when you walk in or wake up in your new room?
I feel Zen and serene when I step into our new space. It instantly makes me feel calm - which is exactly the vibe I was going for!
How does your new space reflect your personal style?
The new space reflects my personal style perfectly. The rest of our home is very boho mixed with accents of greenery, and is also very light and bright in terms of a colour palette.
Do you have any advice for creating a space for you and your partner vs a family space?
I think it’s very important to have a space that is just for you even when you have a family. We try really hard to keep our children’s toys in their own separate space. Storage is key! We also try to keep our children accountable for looking after their toys and try to remind them to put their things away. It doesn’t always work but it does help with separating the two!
Any final thoughts?
We are so happy with our new bedroom furniture and love our new space so much! The look of our new room is exactly the vibe that I was going for, and I couldn’t be happier with how well everything turned out. I love how bright and cozy it feels – there’s just a lightness about it that I can’t get enough of!
If you are thinking about making a change to a room in your home, I highly suggest that you take the plunge and do it!