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From luxury home brands to high street finds and trends, A Home Diary is where I share all home and interior decoration inspiration and ideas.

How to transition your bedroom from summer to winter & Luxury Bedroom with Juliette’s Interiors

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When you think luxury dream bedroom what pops to mind? Well, as part of Juliette’s Interiors Luxury Bedroom Challenge I’m sharing mine with you guys as well as how I transition my bedroom from summer to winter.

As the temperature drops, everyone is talking about dressing up for the colder months – the fashion trends etc. With me, I spend more time at home during winter. Time really does fly, this is my second winter in my new home. The first was all about adjusting to the life of a homeowner, so this season, I’m taking a step closer towards my ‘ideal’ winter home.

I have already shown you to my living room, but not yet my bedroom. Only that this time, it’s not my actual bedroom, it’s my luxury ‘dream’ bedroom. If like me you spend a lot of time trawling on Pinterest for home inspiration and bedroom goals, this one is for you!

I was recently introduced to luxury brand Juliette’s Interiors and I was totally swept off of my feet. I’m talking extreme home decór and interior goals here! What does the ideal winter bedroom look like? Well, for starters, this one….

The Bed

I have an obsession with four-poster beds. Brings back memories of my grandparent’s house, each bedroom had custom-made canopy beds draped with lace/chiffon-like fabric depending on the time of the year we visited. The beds were layered with handmade throws, crocheted or knitted cushions which were handmade by my grandma.

So, lots of layering and everything had a nice vintage smell. I think this is where my love for layering comes from, and it’s ideal for winter.

I love everything about this Italian design four poster bed especially the detailed antique style paint finish.Juliette's Interiors Luxury Bedroom ChallengeJuliette’s Interiors – Italian Designer Four Poster Bed

The Mattress

I don’t think I’ve had a good night sleep anywhere else other than on my bed mattress.

As they say, comfort is key. As a girl who loves her beauty sleep, a comfortable mattress, especially one that provides extra support is a winner. But the problem will be getting out of bed in the morning 😛

As you can see, I have a theme going on here and for gold goodness sakes, how beautiful are these? Ultimate bedroom goals.Juliettes interiors Bedroom Inspiration1.High End Italian Designer Four Poster Bed 2.Large Italian Modern Gold Leaf Mirror 3.Classic Italian Oval Dressing Mirror 4. same as 1. 5.High End Italian Dressing Table And Mirror Set 6.Contemporary Ebony Wood Veneer Designer Dressing Table 7.White Louis Reproduction Bedroom Dressing Mirror 8.Freestanding Italian Oval Antique White Dressing Mirror

Here is how I would describe my signature style bedroom…
I like warm tones and layering. This combination in a bedroom oozes glam and luxe, yet cosy. I also like DIY touches in a bedroom either with furniture or accessories, gives a personal feel to the room.

…I like coordinating. So long as there is some kind of theme going on, I’m fine…

So what really changes – How do I transition my bedroom to get it ready for winter?
    1. The Layers. In summer, I use blankets and pair with a quilt as it starts to get colder. Duvet for winter, and again, paired with a quilt on extra nippy days. I also use a mattress cover as the first layer for more insulation.
    2. 2. The colour scheme. Warmer tones are best for winter. Away with florals and bright colours. You would be surprised to know that a lot of people are instinctively associate warmer and denser colours with winter.

  1. As a fun fact, the last item I bought for my bedroom was a Scented Candle. Candles are great for creating the perfect mood in winter and I’m very keen on candles.

I would like to know how you transition your bedroom from summer to winter. What extra bits do you add to your bedroom to make it cosier for the colder months?

**In collaboration with Juliette’s Interiors

My Sukhi Rug

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I recently got a new home accessory added to my living room, thanks to SukhiRugs. It’s a small woollen yarn rug which adds some character and cosiness to the room. What better time for this, especially as we embrace the colder months?

Decorating, in general, has been a bit slow, mainly because I’m being selective as I don’t want end up with  clutter or things that don’t fit into the scheme or don’t need. As seen in my introductory home post, the colour scheme in my living room is green (/lime/yellow) and grey, so this rug fits in just right.

My living room is still work in progress. I am contemplating if to get a centre coffee table or not. But, it might make the room feel a little bit smaller. The whole idea was to place the rug in the middle of the room with a coffee table, but for now…sukhi-rug-reyanshRug c/o: Sukhi Rugs (Reyansh)

So, why am I really excited to have this little new addition to my home? Well, Sukhi means “happy” in Nepali. My home makes me happy and I believe in the laws of attraction, projecting positive energy et al. Each rug from Sukhi is a beautiful piece, handmade by artisans in Nepal, Turkey, India, and Morocco.
This means that each rug is unique and authentic. Sukhi rugs also have an interesting social mission, yet another reason to fall in love with the brand. You can read about the latest mission to India here, and the impact the rugs have on the artisans.
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sukhi-rug_reyanshPot & Plants: Ikea

Statue: TK Maxx

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Grey & Green | Living Room with Next Home

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Finally, the decorating journey has started and it starts with Next. Some of you who are following me on snapchat and twitter would know I recently moved to a new place. Somewhere I can call MY OWN…eek. It was a personal goal to get on the property before I turned 30 and it happened just in time. I’ve worked so hard for this and I couldn’t be more appreciative. I decided to introduce the new category A Home Diary, focusing on homes and interior decor. Not only because I want to inspire you and make you see how things plan out, but also because it’s therapeutic for me to share this journey with you guys – new and old discoveries. It’s a win win.

A Home Diary | Next Home Cushions1. Texture Weave Cushion in Green 2. Ochre Cosy Woven Check Cushion c/o Next

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Naturally, you instantly want your new place to feel homely, I spend quite a lot of time looking for ideas. Everywhere I go, I’m subconsciously looking out for home inspirations. I don’t want to get it wrong, I want to enjoy the process rather than thinking of it as a chore or rushing into anything. Truth is, everything looks pretty in pictures when it’s all done up, but in reality, there’s a lot to consider. From budget to the size and style of room you are decorating. I don’t have the means of hiring an interior decorator and no need to – I’m not decorating a mansion.

Anyway, fast forward 3 months, I’m now at the accessorising and decorating stage. The whole process could be overwhelming, but eventually, your home starts to speak to you, you start to know what you need and what to buy, where to look etc.

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I’ve opted for a contemporary scheme for my living room. The neutral colour is grey, two shades of grey.  Polished pebble, closer to white, more illuminating and lively. Warm pewter, closer to black, more dramatic and mysterious. Why grey? Being both motionless and emotionless, grey is said to be solid and stable, creates a sense of calm and composure, relief from chaos. It’s fashionable, it’s hip, and just like black and white, grey never goes out of style.

So, I couldn’t be all grey. After much pinspiration, I decided to spice up the room with green. Green, the colour of balance and harmony. A sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well-being. I did consider other warm colours, but I was drawn because of my inner love for mother nature.

A rather long introduction to A Home Diary…

I’m excited to share my some of my new home accessories courtesy of Next. Whether you are redecorating, jazzing up with new bits, looking for a little home inspiration or starting from scratch like me, Next Home offer a wide range of contemporary home accessories.
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4. Charlotte Pewter Over Mantle Mirror 5. Large Curve Arm Floor Lamp 6. Wool Green Bold Stripe Rug 7. Hand Woven Chenille Throw 8. Malvern Tall Shelf Unit 9.Pebble Side Table 10.Cosy Rug 11. Set Of 2 Circlet Nest Of Tables – Next

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For some more living room inspiration, check out these Stylish Living Room Themes Anyone Can Do

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**In collaboration with Next Home. Images are my own.