Urban Jungle Bloggers: Cosy & Green Bedroom

27 November 2014 0


November is reaching its end and it has been a real cliché here – lots of grey and foggy days, cold and wet. It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to stay in bed all day and just not go out. Probably this was the idea about our November topic for Urban Jungle Bloggers: Creating a cosy bedroom with green plants to make those dull, grey November days bearable seemed like a nice task. For me it was literally a last minute task: I was running from work to grab the last bit of gloomy November daylight to make a super quick styling and shoot the pictures.

I have shared images of my bedroom a few times already and I always have plants there. This time I have shuffled my plants a little bit and changed the selection: I have moved the monstera plant next to the bed, I have added my aloe vera plant, my purple succulent, my white fluffy cactus and my latest addition, an offshoot of a plant called purple heart that I received from my Urban Jungle Bloggers partner in crime, Judith. Additionally I have added a cutting of a succulent on my Kimidori stool (I actually nicked that cutting in a Greek restaurant) and I hung an air plant above my bed. 

Colour wise I love mustardy hues this time of the year. I have added a brand new bedspread from Urbanara in a soft and tactile waffle structure, paired it with a few blue cushions – that’s it. I matched it with my yellow desk lamp, a mustard hued kitchen towel and I served myself a cup of green tea in my new, handmade Japanese mug also from Urbanara. Add a great new magazine (The Happy Reader) and voilà – after the shooting I jumped into bed and had a good read and finished my tea.

Since we’re approaching the festive season I am continuing my Santa mission today too: I have teamed up with Urbanara to offer you the same bedspread in the wonderful mustard colour too. All you have to do to join the giveaway is leave a comment under this blogpost. The giveaway will be open until Sunday, November 30, 2014, midnight CET. It is open to all European readers.

Here’s to a calm and happy weekend in our cosy and green bedroom!

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!

Photography by Igor Josifovic
This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with Urbanara


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  • Reply CappelloABombetta 27 November 2014 at 09:11

    I love everything! *_*

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 November 2014 at 09:17

      Oh thank you my friend!! It was just a very quick shooting but it reflects my current November mood:-)

    • Reply natalie 28 November 2014 at 07:53

      What Cappello said!! And loving the mustard and green combo, too x

  • Reply Anette 27 November 2014 at 09:18

    Da ist dir trotz des trüben Novemberwetters nicht nur ein cosy, sondern auch ein sunny Styling gelungen. Sieht klasse aus! Ich musste etwas improvisieren, aber dabei sein ist schließlich alles… lg, Anette

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 November 2014 at 09:53

      Oh danke Dir – das war alles eine hektische last-minute Geschichte, aber ich kann damit gut leben (und darin gut schlafen) 🙂 Bis heute Abend!

  • Reply Beauty Follower 27 November 2014 at 09:26

    Wonderful wooden side table and the plant’s stand is also great!
    Καλημέρα 🙂

  • Reply Judith 27 November 2014 at 09:35

    Ohhh I like that mustard yellow bedspread by Urbanara a lot, it’s such a cosy hue and fits your little green abode perfectly! Very happy to see that the Purple Heart plant seems to love it in Münich! (oh and by the way, the light isn’t nearly as bad as expected, it’s nice November light after all!!!) Sweet dreams, Igor! 😉 And hurray for yet another UJB edition!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 November 2014 at 09:52

      Thank you my friend!! The Purple Heart is growing indeed – I am very happy about it! Oh and with your comment here you have qualified for the Urbanara giveaway – I am giving away one exact bedspread! Fingers crossed:-)

    • Reply Judith 27 November 2014 at 11:35

      Awesome! I think it would look great with all the yellow here at home 😉

  • Reply Annelies 27 November 2014 at 12:41

    What a lovely light bedroom! And I love that bedspread!

  • Reply REKOBO 27 November 2014 at 12:49

    Une jolie épiphite en suspension au dessus du lit, une couverture moutarde qui apporte de la chaleur et l’envie de lire au chaud … Tout ce dont je rêve en ce moment and that’s perfect !)

  • Reply Alexandra 27 November 2014 at 14:18

    The mustard colour is perfect for cheering up a room in cold and dark and dreary November! And such a great texture. Beautiful.

  • Reply Julia 27 November 2014 at 14:20

    urbanara ist sowieso mein aktuellster crush. love love love it!
    und bei dir ists sowieso schönst!

    ein herzelein an dich!

  • Reply Jule aus 9B 27 November 2014 at 15:15

    Ui, schon wieder so ein schönes Give Away, das sit ja schon wie Weihnachten. Senfgelb finde ich super, und wir haben ja auch eine Wand im Schlafzimmer schwarz (also eigentlich ist es superdunkles Grau, sieht aber schwarz aus). Das passt toll zu Gelb. Pflanzen sind immer eine gute Idee, wobei ich im Schlafzimmer keine habe und auch eher so strubbeligere Pflanzen mit vielen kleinen Blättern mag. Dein weißer Hängetopf ist auch sehr schnucklig!!!
    Viele liebe Grüße

  • Reply Yvonne 27 November 2014 at 15:56

    Sigh, I love everything here… And that hanging planter is so cute! I really like that you painted the diagonal ceiling dark, it makes it even more cosy.
    I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to the colour mustard, I love it so much, but would it go with the sage green in our bedroom, what do you think? It looks fab here anyway!

  • Reply Kelly Anderson 27 November 2014 at 19:31

    Oooh, this is such a treat for the eyes! Love the sunshiny colours mixed with the plants. And the aloe and cactus together are perfect.

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 27 November 2014 at 22:37

    That bedspread is GORGEOUS!!! Love the colour. Your boudoir looks so cozy and lovely, just like you!
    Curious about ‘The Reader’ magazine and that ceramic hanging vase is so cute and really similar to mine. Funny we both have an air plant in it… it’s perfect.
    Love the Purple Heart too:-)
    Great post my friend!

  • Reply motessa 28 November 2014 at 07:56

    Oh, was für ein schöner, sonniger Lichtblick!
    Wir haben auch eine Schlafzimmerwand dunkelblau gestrichen und das wirkt gerade jetzt etwas trübe und könnte einen Farbtupfer vertragen…
    Ich hoffe, Du fässt nicht aus Versehen nachts in den Kaktus neben dem Bett, wenn Du den Lichtschalter suchst ;o)

  • Reply Betül 28 November 2014 at 09:28

    You inspire me to spread some yellow hues in my appartment too Igor! I haven’t used that much colorful objects, but I’m moving on Monday to my new appartment and considering on investing on some yellow pieces to create a happy interior 🙂
    And oh that blanket!!! It’s just awesome!
    Happy Friday!
    ps. Currently looking for succulents in Munich for my new home and I love your window side plants too!

  • Reply Julia 28 November 2014 at 09:48

    Das ist wirklich ein sehr gemütliches Schlafzimmer! Und die Farbe der Decke ist wunderschön (und würde sich super in meinem Schlafzimmer machen) 😉

  • Reply Emma 28 November 2014 at 09:50

    Love this! The yellow bed cover definitely adds a boost of colour to the other organic accessories in the room. I like the hints of blue in the cushions and the mixture of textures too! Overall I love the feel and the colours 🙂


  • Reply Dejan 28 November 2014 at 10:38

    Mmm, mustard yellow, fits my mustaches perfectly 🙂
    Bedspread ideal for cold days that have already come.

  • Reply Elena +deco 28 November 2014 at 11:11

    Mustard yellow is a colour is a earthy colour that enhances the greenery and it goes perfectly with a black+white+some hints of blue palette! Very elegant!

  • Reply the creative axis 28 November 2014 at 11:43

    really lovely interior. in fact a healthy interiors. green plants are always use full good . they take in carbon dioxide and give us oxygen . very elegant and comfort interior.

  • Reply Barry 28 November 2014 at 12:01

    Gorgeous interior, the earthly colours help create and relaxing ambiance to come to after a stressful day. Very impressive

  • Reply Deniz 28 November 2014 at 13:17

    Love Urbanara, beautiful things for special moments at home!

  • Reply Slađana Nikolić 28 November 2014 at 18:04

    Oh that color, and texture, but one thing is missing in your setup…:) and that is one stroopwafel on the top of that beautiful tea cup.
    Jedan jesenji pozdrav iz Beograda

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 28 November 2014 at 21:05

    oh wie schön, die Farben bei dir gefallen mir total gut! und eine wirklich schöne Pflanzenauswahl 🙂 viele liebe Grüße Julia

  • Reply Lina 29 November 2014 at 15:48

    Love that tone of yellow!

  • Reply Eleni Psyllaki 29 November 2014 at 16:36

    Your bedroom nook always looks so cozy Igor!
    Really regret not having the time this month to join UJB..

  • Reply Clara OnLine 30 November 2014 at 22:02

    Die ist ja wunderschön, ich liebe Urbanara! Die Farbe finde ich perfekt zu Blautönen, super schön gestylt! Ich bin also sehr gern dabei auf den letzten Drücker. 🙂
    Liebe Grüße und bis bald mal wieder

  • Reply spela 30 November 2014 at 22:22

    <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Irina Sirakova 30 November 2014 at 22:26

    My fave colors this season! 🙂 Love it!

  • Reply Ilaria Chiaratti Bonomi 30 November 2014 at 22:27

    Love the styling, the plants and all the shades of yellow/mustard, a color that I’m introducing in my home in these days..the blanket would be perfect in my bedroom! 😉

  • Reply Sarah Piede 30 November 2014 at 22:37

    Super Styling gegen Winterblues!

  • Reply Nicholas 30 November 2014 at 22:58

    I came here looking for Christmas gift ideas. That room looks amazing! I want to gift everything in there 🙂

    Ooh right in time for the contest!

  • Reply Smbumblebee 30 November 2014 at 23:08

    A really gorgeous bedspread! It reminds me of one we had in the 1970s …. but in a good way! I just adore your apartment Igor 🙂

  • Reply Jenni (Museum Diary) 1 December 2014 at 04:34

    Hmm, it seems my comment from yesterday afternoon is not showing up and now it’s past midnight 🙁 But I wanted to let you know anyway what a beautiful bedroom I think you have! Love the mustard yellow! And all the plants, of course, especially the cacti.

  • Reply mel 1 December 2014 at 05:51

    Igor what a stylish room you have. The mustard bedspread is divine and works beautifully with the green. Shame I’m not in Europe!

  • Reply Fräulein Julia 1 December 2014 at 08:58

    Knapp verpasst, was für ein Mist!
    Ich möchte übrigens sofort in den Schlafzimmer einziehen 🙂

  • Reply Katja 1 December 2014 at 12:26

    Super schöne Inspiration !!

  • Reply studio na.hili 1 December 2014 at 13:49

    lovely images of a tasteful home! special!

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 1 December 2014 at 14:44

    This giveaway has closed now! I have counted everyone (even the last ones past midnight) and I have deducted the replies of the same users and my comments. Random.org picked comment no. 25 which is from Lina – congrats! Get in touch with me so that I can send you your prize! And thanks everyone who joined the giveaway!

  • Reply Dominika 4 December 2015 at 17:35

    Brilliant! I love the yellow and small design ideas; on the one hand it’s simple, on the other is so creative! Shows an interesting spirit of the owner for sure…

  • Reply Mason Pedraza 29 September 2016 at 23:23

    Great pops of color while keeping the minimal design throughout the room! Awesome post, I’m a fan from Texas.

    • Reply Igor 29 September 2016 at 23:46

      Thank you very much Mason!

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