Home tour – master bedroom before & after

If you take a look back at our bedroom in the Glasgow apartment you will see that a lot of those pieces have been repurposed here (and if not here, then certainly in other rooms in the new house) and in fact even the new ‘dressing table’ is my Ikea hack recycled from our previous hallway.  And yes this room is quite different – more mature perhaps?

When we first viewed the new house we found it so curious that we already appeared to have the exact same bedroom furniture as the owners at the time (and yes, I have listed it as vintage at the end of the post where all the links are housed because to explain that we got it for a fraction of the RRP from a random furniture shop on Byres Road when they closed down was, well, just a little convoluted for the links list).  Having lived with it in the same configuration for approximately one month, I decided to switch it up to maximise dead space and, controversially, wound up with the headboard in the bay window.

But one thing I knew right away was that the floral metallic wallpaper had to go.  I wanted something fresh and calming and the soft pink and green pairing we loved so much at Cobblers Cove became the colour inspiration for this new bedroom of ours.  I was so happy when Craig & Rose, a wonderful Scottish brand dating back to 1829, reached out to collaborate and knew right away that we were going green.  Five tester pots later and we settled on Tapestry Green in chalky emulsion – a beautiful warm green with incredible depth of colour and a solid matt finish.  Truly though, what a difference a lick of paint can make to a room.  The flat, flat colour feels so solid and comforting and the tone of that green honestly levels my mind at the end of the day – it is quite transformative.  Having tried and tested a competitor paint (without naming names) over the years, I have to say my experience of Craig & Rose has been superior.  A few months in and there is none of the chipping or scratching that can often be associated with the matt finish paints.  Their colour range is well worth exploring and you can request a free colour card here or pop in store for a browse (I particularly enjoyed the lightbox which simulates each colour sample card in different light conditions).

Another big improvement for me has been the introduction of the Leesa mattress and pillows.  Of course they are not on show and do not change the aesthetics of the room but, trust me when I say, they make a huge difference.  I talked more in depth about the mattress in this post (where you can also find a £100 off code) but suffice to say that after a few months of vastly improved sleep I leapt at the chance to give the pillows a try.  And they did not disappoint.  I have gone from being a double decker kinda girl, often with an arm wedged underneath too, to just one gloriously plump pillow.  GOODnight.

Finishing touches include the gallery wall and my beloved bohemian details – the rattan mirror* and woven nest light shade are favourites and I think I may have found my favourite baskets to date in I Am Nomad’s Weave set.  I say finishing touches…  but show me a homeowner who ever really deems a room ‘finished’…

In collaboration with Craig & Rose

*Denotes affiliate links



tapestry green chalky emulsion paint – Craig & Rose
wall art – Desenio (specific details here)
macrame wallhanging – Etsy*
sonia vintage rattan rocking chair – La Redoute*
birdy side table – Urban Outfitters*
cushion – Bluebellgray

rattan mirror – La Redoute*
console table – Ekby Alex Ikea hack (details here)
leather baskets – Made.com
water dispenser – TK Maxx
wooden stool – Next*

large woven next shade – Graham & Green
bedframe & side table units – vintage
mattress & pillows – Leesa (£100 OFF code here)
pink washed linen bedding – La Redoute*
quilt – Bluebellgray
springbok hide – Vash
cushions – Bluebellgray & TK Maxx
channing bedside lights – B&Q
rug – vintage
seagrass baskets – TK Maxx

mirror – vintage
weave basket – I Am Nomad




  1. Ali
    13 Jan / 6:53 pm


    Where did you get the dried hydrangeas from? Xx

    • Thankfifi
      13 Jan / 8:28 pm

      They just began life as real hydrangeas from the florist and if you neglect them for long enough and don’t give the any water, eventually they just dry themselves out like this (I didn’t hang mine up or anything fancy, just pure neglect!). I think these were green and purple to begin with.x

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