Bright & Clean Turkish Inspired Bedroom Makeover

I was recently invited by the folks over at Wayfair to spruce up my bedroom and they very kindly gifted me a few pieces to help transform my bed area. It's always been a goal of mine to create a calm and clean atmosphere in my bedroom without losing any of my personality in the mix. The goal for my bed was to introduce Middle Eastern pattern and textiles with a hint of Mid-Century Modern style that runs through the rest of my flat.

I suppose the general look of the room is quite a mish mash of styles, there's a bit of whimsey from my collection of twee ceramic animals and a touch of the handmade with my DIY chalk painted furniture (blog post on how I did that here). To make the room even more eclectic there are also some more bohemian elements in the room which makes for a naturally relaxing vibe. I adore Turkish textiles and I wanted a way to introduce more of that lovely exotic texture and pattern into the room.

Before the makeover the bed was pretty dull looking and quite beige, I wanted to brighten up that area and add a touch of luxurious comfort with some more blankets and cushions. With a brand new squishy duvet and soft pillows I now have a bed that I can't wait to climb into! The room is now the perfect place to snuggle up and watch old movies in.

I wanted the base of the bed to be white with a hint of colour and I love the subtle duck egg blue border on the sheets. To bring in more of that Turkish villa style I picked out a round vintage style cushion and a soft chevron blanket to layer on top of my tartan wool one. Layering up cosy elements on a bed adds depth and interest, I also love to mix patterns this way. I already had a few cushions that I bought whilst I was in Turkey, they're actually made from vintage carpets! I also made up the large cushion the centre out of an old arran wool sweater to add even more texture.

I love how this makeover has transformed the bedroom into a really airy space with hints of Middle Eastern design, something that I have always wanted to achieve in this room. To read about the full makeover head over to see what I wrote for the inspiration section of the Wayfair site.

Let me know what you think of my bed set up in the comments, and if you need even more interior inspiration have a look at my Pinterest boards here.

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  1. I love the use of textiles to give the room a real sense of warmth. They are really lovely bits too. Really lovely colours :-) #HomeEtc

  2. I love the different textures and designs on the cushions on your bed. It looks very inviting. Now we've decorated our bedroom I really need to work on the little touches like this to make the room more cosy #homeetc

  3. I love the patterns and colours it really does look like somewhere I would want to snuggle up and watch a movie. x

  4. Aaah Nancy! It's so lovely — love the layers of texture and the patterns too. Especially the chevron blanket — just gorgeous. I'm such a fan of blankets on the bed! That one is particularly nice :) Thanks so much for linking up with us! #HomeEtc

  5. Love the patterns and textures, you really have added gorgeous colour and depth. Love the bed so much! Looks very pretty :) Thanks for linking up - Jess xx


  6. What a GORGEOUS bedroom. So bright and crisp looking. Thanks so much for linking up to the #MadMidWeek Linky! x

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