Earlier this year, you might have remembered that I panelled my guest bedroom. Well, I finally got around to styling and decorating it. Panelling the bedroom was a big job, but it has made such a difference. My workload was a little crazy before lockdown, and the bedroom had once again become a dumping ground. With some extra time during the lockdown, I decided to clear it out and add some new items to the room.
IKEA Leirvik Bedframe
With most retail stores closed for safety reasons, I decided to use the time to research the items I wanted for the room. I was able to get an Ikea home delivery. I had a small budget, so I decided to get the Ikea Leirvik bed frame. I loved how this frame allowed you to see the panelling behind it. It has a rustic cottage feel to it too. I was able to use the old mattress on the frame, and that saved me some money. Assembling the frame was easy. I was a bit intimidated to assemble the bed frame myself, as I am prone to the Ikea assembly rage. It took me an hour to set up the bed. At the moment there is no squeaking. When reading reviews, people did mention a squeak. However, if the bolts are not tightened correctly and become loose, then it will squeak. I made sure to retain the Allen key to tighten the screws in the future.
Styling The Room
I am a home decor hoarder. I have a little cabinet full of home decor items that I use in my home. I decided to rummage their to find items for the room. Overall, I wanted this room to feel calm. As it is a guest bedroom, I wanted it to have some personality but not too much of my own.
I used the Ikea Kubbis rack to hand some of my trinkets. I hung the straw hat that I got in France, my old vintage style camera and a wicker bag to style the hook.
I styled it with baskets, throws and faux flowers. I added the Ikea Morum rug underneath the bed. I don’t have a lot of rugs in my home, because the cats tend to scratch them. However, I love the warmth and texture they give to a room.
I also added a console table that I was using upstairs. As my guest bedroom is a small space, this table sits perfectly in the space and is practical too. I purchased this console table from Harvey Norman six years ago. I love how the colour nicely contrasts with the panelling.
If you would like to see how I panelled the room, check out this video below.
If you would like to see how I styled my bedroom, then check out this YouTube video. I love images, but sometimes a video shows more of the space and the progress of creating the room. I hope you enjoy the video and please subscribe to my channel if you enjoy these videos.
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