I have posted about my bedroom before but wanted to add more of a boutique hotel feel with more colour and texture. I decided to use some beautiful fabrics I already had to make some simple cushions and was also given a stunning bright pink and burnt orange velvet cushion by Luxe 39 for this post.
Another big change I made was to paint the linen headboard of my Loaf Coco bed. We’ve had this bed for about eight years and the headboard had some faint but unsightly stains. I had considered reupholstering the bed but didn’t feel I could do a good enough job myself and it will be an expensive job to do professionally. I’d still love to reupholster it in velvet some day but this is a great quick refresh. Please note, I would only advise doing this on a piece you are happy to take a risk with!
To paint the fabric, I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Florence, a vibrant teal colour. I added some water to the paint to get a thinner consistency and also added Liquitex Fabric medium at a ratio of 1:2 medium to chalk paint. After covering all the fabric with the paint, I allowed it to dry before adding a second coat, then used Annie Sloan clear wax to protect the surface. As you can see, the finish is not perfectly even, although with care it may be possible to achieve this. I found it difficult to apply the wax at the same thickness over the fabric.
For the cushions, I did a bit of research on Pinterest to look at some cushion styling ideas. I decided a pair of Euro shams (26×26″) and rectangular ones (16×24″) would work best. For the square pillows I used a hot pink textured silk jacquard and Anna Maria Horner Velveteen for the backs. I made them with simple envelope backs, but made sure the opening was at one end so the reverse side can also be used in a cushion arrangement.
I have had the Ikat fabric for a long time, it is a really beautiful handwoven piece. I took some care to match the pattern for both cushions and think they are very effective together.
I use the pink side of the large square cushions with the burnt orange velvet and the patterned velveteeen with the raspberry pink. I love both of these combinations.
The Luxe 39 velvet cushion adds a touch of luxury to the room and is beautifully made. The cushion came very well packed with a feather pad already inserted so it was ready to use immediately. I also admire Helen’s mission to provide high quality cushions at a reasonable price, made ethically in the UK. A proportion of the profits are also donated to mental health charities. All her colours are beautiful but I especially love the reversible velvet cushions in jewel colours.
I hope you have enjoyed this update post, and thanks again to Luxe 39 for the beautiful cushion and for giving me the motivation for this quick bedroom update!