Since December last year I’ve been living in my new apartment. And I have not covered a room-to-room home tour so far. Blame it to many facts like missing pieces of furniture or last decoration projects. However, today I am inviting you to tour the coziest room of my new apartment: the bedroom. Even though I shared pics of my bedroom on Instagram and a few times here on the blog too, today I want to give you a full tour of the bedroom and its decoration. Let’s roll!
Before I move to the details: I am not a professional interior designer, stylist or decorator. Whatever I do, I do intrinsically. Creating a room is more of a intuitional project than anything planned or scheduled. Yes, I do spend a few thoughts on bigger furniture pieces (like which wardrobe to choose for the bedroom), but most of the time things happen ‘coincidentially’. I am a firm believer that the best decorator for your home is your gut feeling. At least for me it works best. But let me talk about the details of my bedroom styling now.
The heart of my bedroom is the bed. Of course, this should be the heart of every bedroom, right? For a long time I have dreamed of a box-spring bed but in my old apartment there was simply no space for such a comfy solution. But my new apartment was the perfect frame for such a comfortable bed (in fact, the bedroom is the biggest room in my apartment). When Treca Interiors Paris knocked on my ‘virtual door’ and asked for a collaboration, it felt like destiny worked its magic. Before I even moved into the apartment, I had a brand new box-spring bed in my apartment: the 24Seven bed with Cloud headboard – made in France!
The bed is truly a dream come true. I also added a high-quality topper and sleeping in my bed feels like sleeping on a cloud. My lifestyle is rather busy and honestly, I don’t get a lot of sleep during the week. So when I sleep I really want to enjoy it to the max. And with this bed I do enjoy every single minute in bed (no pun intended LOL). As you can see, I chose a grey upholstery fabric because I already had one other thing in mind: A dark-blue feature wall behind the bed. If you are a serious decorator, you can probably spend days if not weeks choosing the right hue for a wall. But if you are Igor, it takes probably half an hour tops.
Luckily I met Monja, the girl behind the young German paint label Kolorat, a few months before moving. We chatted about wall paints and interior design, and when I came to the point to choose paints I glanced the portfolio of Kolorat and quickly came up with an idea. For the bedroom I wanted a deep, velvety blue that has a soothing and calming effect. I love blue in all its shades, so for the bedroom I picked THIS hue. And as mentioned before, one thing leads to the next. I remembered seeing some dark blue velvet curtains (at IKEA. So these were the perfect addition for the bedroom along with natural semi-transparent linen curtains (model Lejongap), also from IKEA.
Next challenge: Bedside tables. Since box-spring beds tend to be higher than regular beds, I needed an adequate solution. In my old apartment I already had a wonderful Tray Table designed by Hans Bolling as a sidetable, so I tried this and hey it was just perfect! The perfect hight and the perfect look against the dark blue wall. So I went for a second Tray Table via Danish manufacturer Brdr. Krüger and voilà that challenge was quickly solved (featuring the Cestita table lamp from Santa & Cole and the Milk lamp from &Tradition). Next task: cosy and nice bedside rugs. For this I turned to a young design label from Serbia named NITI kilims & blankets. They manufacture kilim rugs in the mountains of Serbia from local wool. They weave the kilims on traditional looms and their designs are contemporary interpretations of traditional motives. Perfect I thought so I ordered two kilim rugs named ‘Merak’.
Now I needed storage solutions – for my clothes and for my bedding, blankets, towels etc. Right from the beginning I wanted an open shelving system. I don’t like huge, compact wardrobes as they are so dominant when you enter a room. I wanted something more airy. My choice was IKEA’s ELVARLI system. You can configure the system to your needs and create your own wardrobe solution. I am pretty happy with it! For my bedlinen and towels I wanted a separate solution so I went for the beautiful Stockholm rattan cabinet, also by IKEA. I also added a rattan bench from IKEA in front of the bed – as extra sitting solution and storage solution for blankets and cushions. Ideal partner in this setting: the SINNERLIG bamboo pendant.
Another addition is the ‘Tropical Green’ rug from Spanish design label Lorena Canals Rugs. I like the vibrancy created by the foliage design together with the dark blue feature wall and the natural materials in the bedroom. Last but not least I added my vintage teak secretary to the bedroom for extra storage and as a sort of ‘home office’ even though I hardly work there.
In general, what I wanted for my bedroom was a calm, natural vibe with lots of texture to please the senses. I want to feel and touch everything. Walking barefoot is perfect – from the wooden parquet to the fluffy rug to the woolen flatweave of the kilims. Also feeling the materials and textiles is essential to me.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my bedroom. I tried to give you all product names and brands here. In case you want to know more or there is something missing, feel free to ask me in the comments section. And I promise to continue soon with the room-to-room home tour of my new apartment.
This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with Treca Interiors Paris, Kolorat, Brdr. Krüger and Lorena Canals Rugs. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!
Photography by Igor Josifovic