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Mila’s bedroom makeover

Mila's bed makeover

Bedroom makeover part 2:

Following Mila’s desk makeover, I have now tackled the other side of her room to ensure her bed would be warm and comfortable for wintertime and feels a bit more luxurious.

As you may remember, a few months ago, we installed double-glazing in most of the house, which has made our home a lot warmer, cosier and secure.

Unlike the other three bedrooms in our home in France, Mila’s room is exposed north, which means it is the room that sees the least amount of sun.

The fact that there is also a tank of water in the ground just outside the house probably doesn’t help as I suspect the humidity travels from the ground to the walls. I think we will need to drain the water but that’s a job we will tackle when Steve is back from London.

Since Mila didn’t want to move out of her room, I focused on the inside to make her bedroom cosy, warm and comfortable.

The first thing I did, was getting her a new all season wool duvet,  new wool pillows from Woolroom (which by the way, impressed me by their quality) and a new set of white bedlinen in stonewashed linen. She has now two sets of bedlinen from Piglet in Bed (a soft pink and a pure white) and the minimalist in me thinks it’ should be enough for now but they are lovely!

Mila's bed makeover

Deluxe wool duvet from Woolroom + stonewashed linen duvet cover & pillow cases from Piglets in Bed

Mila's bed makeover

The wool cushions & wool duvet from Woolroom come in fabric bags. Very useful for storage!

The feathers duvet cover I had bought from Ikea years ago, was for us staying in the house during Summertime. Since we now live there full time, she needed something that would keep her warm at night during wintertime.

Mila's bed makeover

I was really impressed how luxurious these pillows felt when I unpacked them…

I love the idea of an All Season duvet because it means that you don’t need to purchase another duvet for different seasons and I like to keep things simple.
This Deluxe duvet combines two duvets together so you can just store one of them in the fabric bag that comes with the duvet when the temperatures rise.

“Finding ways to sleep better is something that I’ve been really paying attention to, these past few years.”

I only need 7 hours sleep to be productive but it needs to be 7 good hours of sound sleep otherwise I get grumpy and I tend to eat more (does this happen to you too!?)

On top of this, both Steve and I are light sleepers.
If he moves, I wake up and vice-versa so until we have the budget to change our mattress, I also ordered this Deluxe wool mattress topper, like they have in all the design hotels I stayed in.

This little add-on has made our bed a lot more comfortable and more luxurious hence the happy smile below.Mila's bed makeover

So…what are the reasons to buy wool bedding? Well there is 4 good ones actually.

The first one is that you will sleep 25% better
Steve and I need to manage our sleep better as we get older as I don’t want to end up having insomnia and be up all night like my mum or his dad but Mila, who is growing, also need to sleep well to be attentive at school.
I’m sure you already know that bad sleeping patterns affect children’s ability to focus at school but it impacts on their growth too.

Here are two apps you may find useful: OUR PACT app which enables you to control your children’s screen time so they are not on Snapchat or Instagram late at night and SLEEPCYCLE, that my sister uses (and loves!) and which enables you to monitor your sleep and set the optimum time for you to wake up.

Wool regulates temperatures (like linen)
If you are cold at night, the wool fibres trap air to create an insulating layer and when you begin to perspire, wool helps you cool down by drawing moisture away from your body so it’s basically, the ideal way to keep a steady temperature for a peaceful night’s rest! The same goes with linen which is why over the past few years, I have swapped all our cotton bedding for stonewashed linen bedding which look a lot nice and doesn’t need to be ironed.

It’s machine washable
Which is a good thing in my books. Even if you need to go to the laundry because your washing-machine may not big enough to fit a King size duvet, it will still work out cheaper than dry-cleaning .

It’s hypoallergenic
None of us in the family are allergic to feathers, pets’ hair, dust, etc but we have enough people staying in our home and kids with asthma or allergies for not caring so I think it’s a no-brainer to have hypoallergenic bedlinen.

So what did I do with Mila’s bedroom?

I first moved the lovely silver star garland somewhere else and hang a lovely wall decoration by Madame Stoltz that I got from a shop in Hossegor
Mila's bed makeoverI also put Mila’s new wool pillows in pillow protectors to make the pillows last longer and avoid stains. While the pillows from Woolroom are machine washable, I think it’s also more hygienic to add some pillows protectors which you can just throw in the washing machine whenever you want. Mine are from Ikea but you can get some here too, which you can then use on a normal pillow to get the added benefits of sleeping on wool.Mila's bed makeoverThen I unpacked the lovely bedlinen from Piglet in bed, added some blush pillow cases I had in the cupboard and changed the vintage wooden crate for a white stool from Pols Potten (I’m loving this light pink stool too!).

So here is the result…

Bedroom makeover in hues of soft pink & white BEFORE & AFTER

BEFORE + AFTER: Small changes that made Mila’s bed looking more luxurious, comfortable and warmer

Bedroom makeover in hues of soft pink & whiteBedroom makeover in hues of soft pink & whiteBedroom makeover in hues of soft pink & whiteBedroom makeover in hues of soft pink & whiteMila's bed makeoverBedroom makeover in hues of soft pink & whiteWhile it’s Mila’s bedroom, I feel it also looks grown-up and luxurious enough to host friends and family while the kids sleep in the other room with two single beds.Bedroom makeover in hues of soft pink & whiteThe new wool bedding from Woolroom has added an extra touch of comfort and quality to Mila’s bedroom. I’m now considering ordering another duvet for our own bedroom to add to this Deluxe wool mattress topper, which has improved my sleep and comfort these past few days.Mila's bed makeoverThe other great thing worth noting from Woolroom is that they have both EU and UK sizes for their duvets, mattress protectors, mattress toppers and pillows. Considering more of us have lived throughout Europe or even own a property outside the UK, I think it is a useful thing.

I hope you love the result as much as we do. This combo of white and pale pink is very soothing, don’t you think!?

Shopping list:

Stool used as bedside table from Pols Potten
White Instax camera from John Lewis Also available from Urban Outfitters here in various colours
Pineapple light from La Redoute
Wool pillows and All Season Deluxe wool duvet from Woolroom
White line pillow cases and duvet from Piglet in Bed
Blush linen square pillow cases from Smallable

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13 Comments

  1. Caroline says

    Love your style Karine x
    It looks like a lovely room to wake up in, very soothing. I’m in the process of replacing my kid’s bedding at the moment and have been looking at the washed linen at h&m, the price is so reasonable that I wonder how good the quality is though…
    What is the floor in Mila’s bedroom? Can’t quite tell from the photo.
    And what’s next on your list to do in your house?
    Keep the posts coming!

  2. Thank you very much Caroline!
    Alors…the linen…I have quite a few from various brands so H&M is good I think although I’m not sure about the thread & quality. Zara is a bit harsh I found and doesn’t get softer after you wash it.
    I love the white ones I mentionned in this post http://karinecandicekong.com/2017/04/white-bedroom-white-floorboards/
    Piglet in Bed has also some nice ones at great value I think.
    The floor is concrete (not polished sadly) and painted in light grey

    Next big jobs I need to tackle are the bathroom and the kitchen and the guest bedroom but the first 2 are big projects and I need to budget everything properly

  3. Nicole Séry says

    Thank you so much! I am searching for a proper duvet and after I ordered now twice (once a microfibre , then a feather/ microfibre duvet, both not suitable for me) I read your blogpost about the woolen duvet- one is supposed not to sweat under it, which is my issue- and I ordered one. I hope it’s finally the solution:)
    I love love love the duvet covers though but the sizes don’t fit with the duvet sizes in Germany.. great post!! thumbs up!!!

    • Hi Nicole

      I’m so glad you found this post useful and I hope you will be satisfied with the duvet you ordered. The Linen duvet from Piglet in Bed are UK size, have you got the same size in Germany than France? If so I will try to recommend you some

      Thanks
      Karine

      • Nicole Séry says

        Hi Karine, I have no clue if there is ANY international “code” regarding those duvet sizes. Even in Germany there is so many- in my case I opted for an 155×220 which was available for this woolen duvet. The 135 cm in width I personally find it too small – even though am thin :)- haha.. So if you have any recomendations- the h&m linen duvet cover is only available in 135cm and then 200. I ve got one, but the quality isn t that great. I already sent a mail to Piglet in bed, I guess they gonna reply by tomorrow. :)

  4. Love the makeover of Mila’s bedroom. I have a 10yo boy who is into surfing too and his room needs refresh, so great timing for inspiration.:) Thanks for sharing!

    May I ask where your t-shirt is from? Love it.

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