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How to style your bedroom for the Summer in no time

As the lovely Kate from Katie & The Kids bought our Ikea bed of me on Instagram, I re-arranged a few things to freshen up the look of our bedroom and bring a Summer vibe into…
Did you notice how changing/re-arranging just a few things can make you feel hugely better!? I feel I have a new bedroom….

How to style your bedrooms for the Summer | Blues | textures | Flowers

Here are 6 tips to style up your bedroom for the Summer in no time.

✔️ Move things around: I do this regularly and it’s a great way to freshen up the look of your home at no extra cost. I swapped the white stool bought in Amsterdam a few years ago for this wooden stool which was in our lounge (this one is also a nice and a more affordable alternative).

✔️ Upgrade your bed linens with summery colours: In Summer time, I love using white & blue touches throughout the house. It reminds me of our holidays in our home in France by the Bay of Arcachon. As you know, I’m a big fan of stonewashed linens and since it’s my birthday on Sunday, I treated myself to this soft Summer blue duvet cover from Linge Particulier which adds a gorgeous, laid-back Summer feel to our bedroom.
✔️ Add photos of the people you love or inspiring tear sheets from magazines on the wall: I recently got a lot of my Instagram photos printed on Inkifi and I’m over the moon with the result (blog post to follow!)

How to style your bedrooms for the Summer | Blues | textures | Flowers
How to style your bedrooms for the Summer | Blues | textures | Flowers

✔️ Add flowers: Even the smallest bunch of flowers will uplift your spirit. I put some gorgeous blossoms in a simple, blue Mason jar bought last year from The Cloth Shop in Notting Hill (a gorgeous little shop you should visit!)
✔️ Add textures and colours with a few soft furnishing accessories: Simple, colourful cushions like this lovely Blue Herringbone cushion or this Souk embroidered cushion for a more ethnic feel are perfect to add a holiday vibe for less than £35.
✔️ Paint a feature wall in a soft colours: I painted the wall behind our bed in Pavilion Gray from Farrow & Ball which is a lovely, soothing gray. However I recommend you order samples because grays can look very different from swatches or what you see online, depending on the natural light you get in your room.
That’s it! A brand new bedroom which makes me feel really happy…What do you think of my bedroom refresh?

PS: I got my new blue jumpsuit from here and talking of which, Monday’s Fashion post will be all about sexy jumpsuits and ankle shoes ❤️❤️❤️

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This Pinterest board on Loft Conversions
Check out the BODIE and FOU SS/2014 collection filled with blue goodies
Get more inspiration on how to decorate with Flowers from Holly’s new book

// Photography: François Köng, Styling: Karine Köng

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Founder of Award-Winning Concept Store BODIE and FOU (now closed) & Photographer, UK's Top 10 Design blog, mum of one cool surfer, 23 years in London, now living by the beach in France, married to a kiwi.


  1. very pretty, it’s funny how the paints looked so different, I tried the pavillion grey in our living room and it was so dark, so went for cornforth white instead.
    happy birthday this weekend! I’m only couple days after you:) x

  2. @veronika
    I know it’s weird. This colour didnt work at all in Mila’s bedroom but was lovely in ours because we have the sun coming in.
    Are you doing anything special?
    Steve is off on a business trip that day (sigh…)

  3. sorry to hear, I hope you enjoyed your day anyway:), yes I’m having all day for myself, the biggest luxury, exhibition, hairdresser, facial, pedicure the whole lot, then for drinks and dinner ..and thank you for wishes x

  4. Love these pics. Which print option did you use to get the borders? Have a great weekend

  5. Anonymous says

    Any advice on nice white paint for bedrooms. I need one for a south facing room, another for a north facing bedroom. Thanks!

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