Interiors Blogger Bedroom Makeover: Before & After

Although it has taken me about 5 months to redecorate my bedroom it was worth the wait.

I’ve been through two stages prior to this:

  1. InΒ stage oneΒ I showed you how I painted the bedroom an off-white. It’s also where I spoke about my bedroom ideas and I even let you vote for my colour scheme!
  2. Stage two is where I got more hands-on by changing my skirting board which was a tough job. I even began to style my bedroom with frames and bunting.

Now, we’ve come to stage three and as they say; third time lucky!

before photos of purple bedroom white bedroom before and after photos makeover

It’s dramatically changed and I hope you agree that it’s changed for the better πŸ™‚

I absolutely love that it’s light and bright. It has really opened up the room and it feels really relaxing rather than claustrophobic and oppressive. There are three most recent things that contributed to the change and these are…

Bookshelf Mural Wallpaper

I’ve put up this lovely mural wallpaper with a bookshelf design. I like that it’s monochrome because it’s subtle yet it stands out – the eye definitely gets drawn to the overall image on the feature wall now. It’s unique but not overwhelming and I enjoy that the bedroom is now all about reading, thinking and relaxing.

Here’s my video of how I put the wall mural up:

Wooden Bed Frame

I’ve been waiting for a very long time to change our black faux leather bed frame to a wooden one. I’ve always thought that the black bed belongs to a bachelor pad haha. It also didn’t seem very us. I love the light wood frame therefore as it’s a natural material that adds to the chic style of the white room.

wooden bed frame in a white bedroom

My Bedroom Colour Scheme YOU Voted for

50% of you voted for me to have a bedroom colour scheme that incorporates pastel blue, rose pink as well as purple and light grey and beige. As I have purple carpets I was already half way there. So, I’ve added the other colours in a subtle way by using accessories and soft furnishings. I hope you like what I’ve done as I tried to stay true to your wonderful colour choice!

cute kitty cat cushion with colour scheme

Interiors Blogger Bedroom Tour

white bedroom with bookshelf wallpaper always take the scenic route quote wall art purple marble vase with dunelm white blackout curtains bed side lamp light and box quote shelfie styling inspiration shelf in white bedroom

Wall art* & mural wallpaper* – G&B from House of Fraser | Candle & bedding* – Ashley Thomas | White curtains* – Dunelm | Wooden bed frame* – Noa & Nani | Cute cat cushion – Tesco |Β White knitted cushions – John Lewis | Purple vase* – Voyage DecorationΒ | White geometric light* – Iconic Lights

After much work, from painting the bedroom three times to getting rid of the deep purple walls then putting up the skirting board, bed frame and wallpaper, it was a pleasure to start styling the room. The curtains and bedding really freshened up the room whilst my accessories are there to add a pop of colour here and there or wisdom πŸ˜‰ I didn’t actually realise that I have a few different things, all with a quote of their own:

  1. Wall art – Always take the scenic route
  2. Plant pot – Bloom and grow
  3. Safe keeping box – Do more of what makes you happy

I feel that the bedroom is complete – all but one thing; the carpet! I don’t mind that it’s purple, especially now that all of the other purple is gone so it’s not as overwhelming. I feel it adds colour to the room, but I would very much prefer a new carpet because this one is worn, has paint marks on it and simply doesn’t go with the rooms atmosphere. Until we can afford new flooring however I will ignore the floor and will make the most of what I have and enjoy my beautiful new and inspirational bedroom!

What do you think of my bedroom makeover?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • August 20, 2016


    Wow, it makes such a change to your room!

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

  • August 22, 2016


    The wallpaper is brilliant, at first I thought there was an actual bookshelf there and I was wondering why all the books are white. Indeed you took a big step from the pinky teenage girl bedroom to this mature woman’s cosy space. πŸ™‚

  • August 22, 2016

    Fashion and Style Police

    Wow what a transformation. The before look is good but the after is so fab.

  • August 22, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    When I get a place and a room that is big enough I want you to design it because you have an amazing eye for interiors. This is stunning xx

  • August 23, 2016


    Oh wow, this looks beautiful πŸ™‚ At first I though you had cover all your books!! Love the wallpaper πŸ™‚

  • August 23, 2016


    It looks just amazing and I am obsessed with your lamp x

  • August 23, 2016

    Zena's Suitcase

    It looks amazing. I love the wallpaper. At first I thought it was real books

  • August 24, 2016

    Kerry Norris

    Oh my gosh it’s amazing! I was gonna ask how the hell you acquired so many white books but then I read on! Doh! Amazing wall mural. Love the quotes you have in the room too x

  • August 29, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    Oh my goodness, is that wallpaper? Looks absolutely amazing! And you are right, it looks so much brighter and welcoming. Love it πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2016


    Love this so much, particularly the little nook shelf alongside that amazing wallpaper! Such a peaceful room.

  • What a transformation. It looks fab, and I love the wallpaper πŸ™‚

  • August 30, 2016


    It’s stunning! I want to redo my bedroom too

  • September 7, 2016

    Kara Guppy

    Your bedroom looks stunning!

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