In The Pink | The Blush Bedroom

As a lone woman in a houseful of boys, there’s not a lot of pink in our home.

Not that it’s inclusion has ever been vetoed but — naturally — it’s just not a colour that makes much of an appearance.

Until now.

We recently invested in a new bed — we swapped our 20 year old wrought iron bed-frame for a smart, grey upholstered version — and I decided to redecorate our bedroom in readiness.

The inky blue walls got a fresh coat of white paint and I decided to invest in some lovely new bedding too.

Pink was definitely not on the agenda at this point!

I’d found the most gorgeous, simple set from Laura Ashley; crisp white with embroidered polkadots.

But after having so much colour in the bedroom, it suddenly felt very stark and unwelcoming.

That’s when I realised that the bedlinen I’d chosen came in another colour.

Blush pink.

The Blush Bedroom

Blush pink is such a versatile shade; definitely not sickly sweet and when it’s paired with white and grey it takes on a luxe, modern feel.

It’s also elevated an otherwise monochrome colour-scheme and given it warmth and definition.

I didn’t want to go overboard with the blush bedroom accessories but Laura Ashley have the most lovely things in store at the moment and I spotted a gorgeous knitted blanket, edged with the softest faux fur pom poms.

It goes so beautifully with the bedlinen but, also, it works equally well thrown over a chair

I invested in some lovely artwork from Desenio to tie everything together; the addition of pink on the walls is so subtle but it’s made the world of difference to the look and feel of the room.

I always think it’s amazing how you can totally alter the ambience of a space, with some minor changes.

It makes me so happy to know that with a couple of new cushions and a few different pictures, my blush bedroom can be easily changed if I decide I want a new look.

I love how the Desenio artwork ties in with the bedlinen — and I especially love the ‘She designed a life she loved‘ print. That was made for me!

In the Pink

Amazingly, not one of the boys (either the man-shaped or the tiny variety) have commented about the addition of pink, other than to say how lovely the room looks.

I daresay, if I’d suggested a blush pink and grey bedroom to Richard, he’d have definitely not been too keen.

But the new bed and blush pink accessories have made our bedroom into such a haven.

Getting out of bed in a morning is tricky at the best of times but I’m finding myself wanting to sneak away and read my book in the middle of the day.

And I’m also finding myself wanting to introduce more pink in the house!

Softly, softly…

Many thanks to the lovely team at Laura Ashley for sending the gorgeous Jemima bedding and pom pom throw for the purposes of styling this post.

Pop along to see what other beautiful things they have online and HURRY! They have a 60% sale on homeware at the moment!!

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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14 Comments

  1. 25th July 2018 / 6:00 pm

    It’s lovely ! And very ‘blogger stylee’I loved your blue too!
    Xxx xxxxx

    • 7th August 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks so much Ash!! I loved the blue too but I just can’t help myself!!!! I have a decorating compulsion!! ;)

  2. Innocent Charms Chats
    1st August 2018 / 1:42 pm

    This looks like the perfect sanctuary. This shade of pink is my absolute fave and features quite a lot in my home. I have the pompom throw in Grey following a Home Etc win and now I very much want it in pink, it is the best throw ever xx

    • 7th August 2018 / 10:32 pm

      I’m so pleased with it!! I’ve managed to shoe-horn quite a lot of pink in, without it looking too girly. Totally loving the LA throw — those pom-poms are the softest things ever!!

  3. 8th August 2018 / 3:38 pm

    I love the blush pink additions to your bed linen. It all looks so inviting. 💕I’ve been looking for a throw like that for a friend too, so pleased to have seen it here, it’ll be perfect for her!

    • 21st August 2018 / 9:28 am

      I’m so pleased with it Meera! It doesn’t look too girly (which is why I think it’s gone undetected by all the men in our house!!). The throw is SO soft!!! In fact, it keeps being stolen by the smallest members of our clan!!! ;)

  4. 9th August 2018 / 3:32 pm

    Ah it looks SO gorgeous Caro! I would love to pick that room up and pop it in my home. Our bedroom is sadly neglected. But I think my husband would protest at pink, but only because we have blush pink and grey in the lounge and kitchen/diner already! Overkill? I think it would work! xx #HomeEtc

    • 21st August 2018 / 9:22 am

      It would DEFINITELY work!!! Not overkill in the slightest!! ;)

  5. 10th August 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I’m pretty sure that’s my perfect bedroom! It’s so beautiful, grey & blush is my favourite colour combo at the moment :) #HomeEtc

    • 11th August 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Aaaah thanks so much Suzanne!! It’s so nice to have a change isn’t it? I really loved our deep navy walls but the white is so much more versatile :)

  6. 18th August 2018 / 9:16 pm

    So pretty and beautifully styled Caro! Any excuse to get a bit of pink into our house for me, my husband has given up… #HomeEtc x

    • 21st August 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thanks so much Leoma! I keep sneaking bits in, here and there…! So far it’s gone undetected!! ;)

  7. 24th August 2018 / 3:19 pm

    I love grey and blush pink together (I have it in my bedroom) and think that subtle accessories are a great way of ‘selling’ pink to a man ;). Love the polka dot bed linen Caro, I’m always on the look out for fresh white bed linen. xx

    • 27th August 2018 / 9:32 am

      Me too!! And same — I’ve not had any protestations from any of my three boys!!! Only compliments ;)

      I think if I’d have painted the wall, it might be another story though!!!! LOL!! xx

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