Bedroom Makeover De Brief: Scandi-Boho Bedroom
August 17, 2017
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Bedroom Makeover De Brief: Scandi-Boho Bedroom

breaking down the process behind our designs

We’ve been inundated with requests recently from potential clients explaining that they have lots of ideas, bookmarked products, pictures pinned and styles they like etc all to hand…but when it comes down to actually honing in on a select few of these to create a cohesive room scheme, they fail to do so. So that’s where we step in to help whittle it all down and create a structured design. However, in a bid to help you lot, we’re going to start a series whereby we show you a recent project that we’ve created and de brief it – show you how we created it, what the moodpboard looked like, what steps we took and where we purchased the items. It’s to help you see that creating a room can be achieved without the headache with a little bit of preparation and planning. To kick things off, our first room design is this Neutral Scandi-Boho bedroom…

 

THE BRIEF: ‘White Company’ style neutral bedroom with Scandi-Boho decor

THE BUDGET: £2500 

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Before Shots

scandi bedroom decor
scandi bedroom decor
scandi bedroom decor
scandi bedroom decor

Initial Points To Consider

When designing a room it’s all very well having lots of ideas like ‘I’m going to have all dark wooden furniture’ or ‘I’m going to have an a velvet occasional chair’ but sometimes what we think will be nice, won’t actually suit the room in question. When you’re designing a room consider all of it’s features. Take this room for example – looking at the before shots we can tell that it’s naturally a dark room as it’s positioned at the back of the house. It’s therefore going to have the least amount of sunlight – so don’t use all dark furniture, this will only make it more heavy and oppressive. Other features like the amount of space, floor finish e.g. carpet or wood etc, existing furniture and plug sockets should all come into thought when you take your initial designing steps. This will help you narrow down your ideas as some will naturally become eliminated. 

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Create A Mood Board

Here at Topology HQ, we cannot stress how useful mood boards are. Items which you think will work well together in your head, sometimes when put next to each other on paper just don’t work. Creating mood boards, whether your cutting out pictures from magazines or copying images and putting them on a Powerpoint document, is vital. Our biggest piece of advice would be to take time doing this. Don’t do it in a day and buy the items after a day. Put some items on your mood board and let them sit with you for a few days, if you can be patient enough opt for weeks. This gives you time to not only stumble across other items which may be better but help you decide if you really do like your chosen products after time deliberating over them. 
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Trial & Error

From here your should start to source products, paints etc – but this this is where people start to loose their confidence or fall out of love with the design process. Please listen to what we’re about to say – DON’T WORRY IF THINGS DON’T LOOK AS PLANNED. This is the trial and error stage. If you’ve painted a wall in a certain colour and it doesn’t work – don’t worry! Paint over. Buy new paint. Just because you’ve spent £20 on some paint and spent an hour painting a wall doesn’t mean you have to keep it like that. Sometimes you need to test these things out to rule them out. Something on paper which works matt not be quite right for your room. The same goes for sourcing furniture – if something isn’t right don’t keep it because that’s less hassle. Where possible don’t rush and buy as many tester pots or fabric samples as possible and check the returns policy on everything. 
scandi bedroom decor
scandi bedroom decor

Star Buys Of The Project

Pasx Interiors
£12

Amara
£96

Amara
£215

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Finishing Touches

These are the little pieces that take a room from looking nice to great. It distinguishes a room from looking like it’s been thought out to being a room that looks like it’s been carefully designed. Think reed diffusers, art work, ornaments and frames etc. The little bits and bobs to pad out space and add pops of metallics or colour and even texture. Don’t think that an ornament for a mantle piece or a desk is a waste of money because it’s not. It’s the little pieces that are worth investing, that you can move around from room to room and bring you joy as they catch you eye. Throws and cushions in particular are crucial to any room that requires them.  
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If you’ve found this helpful or have any questions, feel free to comment below

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