Do you decorate your house to please yourself or others? For a long time i’ve been very safe about how I decorate our home. I suppose I’ve been nervous that visitors to our home might make judgements on our decorating tastes. I say ‘our’ decorating tastes, but i really mean ‘my’ decorating tastes…hubby doesn’t decorate. Lately, I’ve come to my senses and realised that it is OUR home and we can present it however we like. Of course, when it comes to decorating RedAgape Guesthouse I have to be more mindful of visitors. I want the Guesthouse to be quirky and interesting, but not so over the top that guests feel overwhelmed.
Have you heard of Jumbled? It is a brilliant homewares store in Orange that combines all things eclectic and colourful. I have visited many times and only once, have I walked out empty handed (I must have been unwell that day). I always feel inspired by Jumbled’s fun homewares and wish my house was more FUN! A couple of weeks ago Jumbled ran a fun instagram competition. Using #jumbledbedroom on Instagram, those entering posted pics of their bedrooms. There were some inspirational bedrooms, so I took the opportunity to jazz up our bedroom and enter myself. Here’s the before and after plus my entry below – clearly accentuated by our picture perfect cat, Suki.
To jazz up our bedroom for the jumbled competition, i added some curtains either side of the bed, some fun and colourful cushions (all made by me) and a fun, jumbled wall display. The most time consuming part of the makeover was putting the wall display together. I didn’t want to spend much money, so i hunted through the garage for old frames, spray painted them and added some homemade art. I strongly recommend making paper cut outs of the frames and positioning the paper on the wall before hammering nails. It certainly lessens the number of holes in the wall. See my plate wall display for an example.
I’ll admit that i wasn’t sure at first if i liked my new room. But it grew on me very quickly! I’m not used to having so much colour in one room, but it really makes me feel happy when i walk into it. So happy in fact i was keen to add some more colour with some beautiful kantha quilted items. A gorgeous quilt and quilted cushion. LOVE! It’s a fun room now! And really, if you can’t have fun in the bedroom, where can you?? 😉