De Nimes Master Bedroom

De Nimes Master Bedroom

De Nimes Master Bedroom

When we moved into our house, much of the decoration was fine. Not all to my taste (the spare rooms were young teenage bedrooms so there was a lot of turquoise!) And some statement wallpaper walls in the sitting room and master bedroom. And the wallpaper patterns weren’t all to my taste.

But when our interior designer, Hannah, suggested using the De Nimes paint colour on the backwall in our bedroom, I was instantly sold. I love how it goes tonally with our rose gold metal bed (an old purchase in the sale about 10 years ago).

De Nimes Paint in Bedroom

Hannah paired the blue/green on De Nimes with Strong White (we colour-matched all the Farrow & Ball paints using Johnstone’s paint for better quality on Hannah’s suggestion).


Our biggest expense in our bedroom was having cupboards built into the alcoves. We didn’t have ANY storage up here previously. And so we had to keep all of our clothes in the spare rooms. We made use of the ‘dead space’ by having a carpenter build cupboards with hanging space and clever removable shelves so we could still access the loft storage space when needed (we mostly use it for Christmas decorations, winter duvets etc that don’t need to be used too often).

drawers as bedside tables

Dual-purpose bedside tables

Hannah suggested we maximise space by using beautiful chests of drawers for bedside tables. I love these ones from Aitken & Thyme – they were quite pricey but serve a dual purpose. Instead of small side lamps, Hannah chose these bold textured lamps from Cox & Cox. Working with an interior designer introduced me to so many new brands!

For the rest of the house we chose a hard wearing carpet, but decided to go with a softer, more luxury carpet in our bedroom. It is such a treat stepping out of bed onto the looped carpet.

There are still some items on Hannah’s suggested items list that we are yet to buy to finish off the room, including some art, cushions and bedspread (although Chester sleeps on the bed during the day so I’m not planning on spending much on the bed cover!) We were able to spread the cost out of the items in our house, prioritising the most important pieces and saving for art and accessories.

If you haven’t seen the rest of our interior updates, check out the posts below;