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Stylish update for our grey bedroom

How to decorate a bedroom with a dark grey feature wall

Updating our bedroom & its beautiful dark grey wall was on my list of things to do.

As soon as I recovered from the low blood pressure that hit me and let me with very little energy for three weeks, I tackled all the things on my to-do list.

I wanted to give our bedroom a new, fresh look for Spring.

I finally unpacked the new stonewashed linen duvet cover in white I got during my last trip to London. You can’t beat white for a fresh look, can you!!?How to decorate a bedroom with a dark grey feature wall

I also added a gorgeous, new print above our bed.

To get this print made, I used Mapiful, a website that lets you choose any location in the world (even a small town) and get it printed on a nice poster.

It’s a fantastic concept. I can think of several friends and family members I could treat with one of those prints featuring a place that would mean something to them.

Bordeaux is the city where I went to University. I met some of my best friends there and have great memories of my years there.

In addition, the look and minimalist design of the print was just perfect for my grey wall.

How about you? Do you have a favourite city that you would love to have as a print?
How to decorate a bedroom with a dark grey feature wall

I also added my favourite books to get inspiration for my portrait photography, some of my favourite skincare like Aesop and these new essential oils I have been using on my face for a couple of weeks to cut down on cosmetics and skincare routine.
The jojoba reminds me of the scented essential oil used to pour in our bath when we were younger. I’m not convinced by the smell of the other one but it does moisturise my skin.

I’m off to Berlin early tomorrow to be a Speaker at The Hive Blogging conference so I wish you a lovely weekend.
If you decide to order a print, feel free to use my special code: BODIEANDFOU. Please note this is an old article and the Mapiful code has now expired.

Posted in partnership with Mapiful; all views my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support BODIE and FOU.


  1. Jemima says

    Hi, I just tried the voucher code for mapiful and it didnt seem to work? Was there a time limit on it? Many thanks

  2. What a great room redesign. Very simple and fresh. Monochrome is always an effective and timeless colour choice/ theme for rooms – and works especially well in rooms where you want a relaxing and peaceful feel.

  3. Mina Nicholakos says

    Lovely room! Would you please tell me that gray wall color? It’s gorgeous!

  4. Absolutely lovely! The white and dark gray are so striking, but also have such a softness to them, which always seems to be a nice touch in a bedroom. The print you had made adds something unique and eye-catching without transforming the minimalist feel of the room. Gorgeous!

  5. Painters and Decorators London says

    What a gorgeous colour. For once dark looks bright!

  6. Anna Inglis says

    Such a gorgeous colour scheme, I think people often feel intimidated by the stark contrast of black and white, it can sometimes feel a bit bleak so grey is a great, softer alternative – such a calming, sophisticated look. Good job!

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  10. Amazing and informative post on room decoration. It is helpful to decor my bedroom.

  11. Diane Thornhill says

    Looking at creating the same effect for my bedroom, please could you tell me where you got your wall lights from

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