Our Country Cottage Bedroom

Back in May we moved to a new rented home with my little sister, its alot smaller but we are making do and the big advantage was 5 min from work, 15 from Mom and in the middle of the countryside.

With this move has come alot of ups and downs and very little time but I am finally getting round to sorting our little home out and taking some pictures.

So we start with our Bedroom, please bear in mind US citizens that here in the UK a double bedroom is rare and a good sized one very by your standards the size of a guest room, we are very lucky as although the house is over 200 years old our landlord has just refurbished so its lovely and squeaky new, we can not decorate hence the very bare walls and I have as of yet not got all my art up on the walls.

I have gone for a kinda shabby chic look with a Kara twist, I have never been a fan of Blue but that is along with Pink (of course) our accent colours due to the lovely American bedding set we received as a gift for our wedding nearly 5 years ago (1st time out) and actually the blue is growing on me. We have a wall of very drab new white Ikea wardrobes as we need maximum storage (no walk in closets here) as my hubby has a lot of clothes and I have a few pair of shoes. The wardrobes are still awaiting some pretty handles I am on the look out.

So less talking more pictures…

Here are some cute little plaques I got on sale in US last year.

A lovely little cut out shelf housing one of my perfume bottle collections at the moment, I am thinking I would rather something else here.

Close up of new bedding and my little laurie lynn sent to me as a baby from America.

View of bedroom showing Wardrobes and the gorgeous Victorian Iron Fireplace

This little Unicorn picture was made for me when I was 4 and my sister had been born it has been in all my bedrooms ever since

My little cherub peg rail showing off my Cath Kidston bag, Pearl K from Laura and some other cute goodies.

I had a space and I filled it with a spare little table I use to have as a bedside, it shows off my collection of perfume bottles, plus a great little vintage Laura Ashley candlestick I got for a bargain of 50p/$1.

Close up of my new Greengate Jug Ashley bought me to house my makeup brushes.

My bedside also acts as a dressing table as so little room, I love my new Laura Ashley lamps and coasters all on sale. The frame will eventually have a piccy of Ashley and Grayson.

We needed something on casters for our telly and it had to be as small as poss, so we found this in Ikea for £10/£20 it is just MDF so I am going to decorate it but I can’t quite decide what to do as of yet, any suggestions ?
The lovely replica pink vintage phone Ash bought when I had Grayson, You can also see some of my trinket box collection.

On top of my mantle.

Ashley’s gadget side of the bedroom, excuse the scary mask he has sleep apnoea and needs that to breath

Lastly the view of my side of the room and the door that leads into Grayson’s nursery.
So that is part of my little home, its not how I would totally have it by choice but finances dictate. But its cozy and just got that little bit of me, if you have any suggestions or websites you think I might like to visit pass them this way, my next big spend shall be a new bed cause this one although a lovely size is ugly and uncomfortable.
Hope you are all well.
PS had to include a piccy of my Grayson somewhere

8 1/2 months and counting

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.