I Must Confess…my neglected bedroom
Post in collaboration with Super Amart
I must confess that we are nearing the 2 year anniversary of moving into our new house. Which is not so new now but I still refer to as our new place. Must remember to change that…
I can’t believe that time has passed so quickly. It seems like yesterday when I blogged about moving in and all the weird and wonderful items I found in our new garden.
When we first moved in we made the kids’ rooms our priority – somehow we were able to paint three feature walls in one day (and assemble some much needed flatpak furniture as well) so the kids could be completely set up in their new rooms with little fuss.
Nathan also spent a lot of time getting his shed/man cave organised and in the years since we’ve even spent some time and energy in updating the living areas – in fact our downstairs rumpus has just received a much longed for mini makeover (a whole other post will be needed for that transformation!)
But throughout that time, one room has remained neglected, unchanged and unloved – our bedroom.
Less boudoir, more storage hell, our poor bedroom hasn’t changed since we first moved in. All that has changed is the varying levels of mess on and around our bed. I’ve been wanting to jazz it up and make it more of a sanctuary for a while now but other priorities kept getting in the way.
Plus, I must confess, I had no idea what I wanted to do anyway. I’m not a natural stylist and I could never really identify the look that I wanted.
Step in Super Amart who offered me a $200 voucher to make over our bedroom. I must confess I could not reply ‘yes’ fast enough! Our room was finally going to get some love thanks to the kick in the butt I needed to get moving. Because of course it was never going to happen while I waited, in vain, for inspiration to strike…
After perusing their website, I was left daunted and confused by the many choices. Did I want to update our bed and mattress? Did I want to add in some updated bedroom furniture? Did I want to add a print to the wall or concentrate on some updated manchester instead?
After contemplating the many options for making over our room, I decided to get more bang for my buck and update our manchester. I was very interested in this set:
And this set:
Before I settled on this absolutely beautiful Logan and Mason “Mossman” quilt cover set. I decided to try for an elegant theme in our room and this quilt cover set ended up giving the room a definite sense of class and style.
We are still using sheets and quilt covers that, in some cases, are more than 10 years old. I figured getting a gorgeous quilt cover set would instantly jazz up the room and provide the inspiration I needed to undertake a mini-makeover. Do you think it worked?
For the first time ever I also bought a set of cushions to adorn the bed. Now, it was only the other week that I had to smirk when a meme did the rounds taking the piss out of people who pile on cushions in the morning only to have them tossed off without a thought each night (I’ve searched for it everywhere but couldn’t find it to link here). It appears I am now to be one of them…
I was very pleased to see how far my $200 went in the end. One quality quilt cover set and 4 cushions later and I finally had the skeleton of a complete room makeover.
Add in a few other accessories (and a long overdue clean out!) and I finally had a boudoir to be proud of. Maybe I do have a hidden stylist in me after all…
I must say I was impressed with the service provided by Super Amart. I completed my online order at 11pm Friday night and got a call from my local store at 9.30am the next morning to say my order was ready for pickup. They can also deliver to your home if you don’t have a store close by.
They don’t just do bedrooms either – Mum and I went into our local store (I wanted to get a feel for the products before I ordered) and we tried out pretty much every single one of their recliners. They also sell outdoor furniture, dining tables, lounges and accessories like cushions, lamps, vases and prints to complete your look.
I’m really happy with how my room came together in the end. Now I just have to keep it clean and tidy (a huge ask) and promise to never neglect it again!
What is the most neglected room in your house?
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Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation as well as a $200 gift voucher for the purposes of this review. However my thoughts, opinions and views are entirely my own – as is my shame at neglecting my poor bedroom for so long…
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