My Bedroom Colour Theme

September 16, 2012

bedroom colour theme -- with sheets

Fresh clean sheets are such a simple, delicious luxury!  And I have gorgeous new sheets from I Love Linen.  I’m giving away 6 x $50 vouchers at the end of this post, but first, I want to share with you my bedroom theme, and what my new sheets did for me. I had so much fun putting this post together!

Matching Mish-Mash

Moving 11 times in 13 years means collecting a lot of mish-mash of items.  Sometimes, I look at other homes, in real life or in magazines, and feel a bit disheartened.

Reality for me means different houses with varying colours; odd things; old things; new things. It all makes for a bit of a mess, with no sense of theme.

When Lauren from I Love Linen contacted me, I saw it as an opportunity to give the bedroom a bit of a lift.  It’s not that I don’t like my bedroom, but as we live in a rented home, the colour theme is not what I would choose myself.  And when you add the 13 year old bed frame, a coverlet found on a clearance sale a few years ago and an antique commode chair from my grandparents, well, as I said before: a bit of a mess.

When I get a bit down about a situation, I do five things.

  1. Acknowledge reality

  2. Look at what do I have

  3. Observe inspiration as I live life

  4. Make the best of it

  5. Be grateful and enjoy


I took a moment and looked at my bedroom objectively.  I saw the colours brown, maroon, yellow and blue.

Then, I flicked through photographs of special places I’ve visited, and I found one of Spring Bluff Station near Toowoomba, which is one of my favourite places.  It reminded me of the colours in the bedroom.

Now for the sheets!  I browsed the I Love Linen website and I almost decided on white because I adore crisp white sheets.  But then, I saw the charcoal 1000 thread count sheets, and they reminded me of gum trees, and I knew they would bring the other colours together beautifully.


spring bluff inspiration

Warm and Earthy

I love it! It’s warm and earthy.  I now walk into my bedroom and I think of a burnt red cabin surrounded by gum tree woods, with a blue sky backdrop and the sun shinning all around.

…can you see it, as I see it?

my bedroom

…tinted coffee jar I featured also in this post

my bedroom

…see that teddy bear? Had it since I was 3. My most favourite toy.

my bedroom

I leave out the ECCO shoes I wore recently on the World’s Longest Catwalk when I’m not wearing them because they go with the bedroom. Nothing wrong with using shoes as decoration when they are not on your feet, right? I make a point of enjoying the room now, and it makes me happy.

Feels like I’ve done a bedroom makeover, but really, it’s just lovely new sheets and a different outlook.

I Love Linen

I Love Linen was the inspiration behind this post, and if you like all things linen, you’ll love the online shop. LOVE, I tell you! The quality is amazing (my sheets have that crisp hotel look) and the prices are fabulous.  Behind the website are two sisters and their mum, so you get that personal touch too.

…brown paper packages tied up with string

I love linen sheets


Today, I’m giving away 6 x $50 gift vouchers. To enter, head over the I Love Linen, and then come back here and leave a comment below about a product you like. That’s it!

Terms: 1. Australian residents only 2. Entrant must be over 18 to enter. 3. Winners will be drawn randomly  4. Winners will be notified by email and if no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn  5. Giveaway open from 16 September to 22 September 2012. 6. This competition is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.


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Christina MatthewsonNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

I Love bed Linen and I was finding it hard to choose my favourite and then I saw the hammock (Peninsula striped Hammock) .. OMG I’d LOVE a hammock, I could imagine lying in the hammock on a summer day watching my boys play outside (hehe although they’d most likely end up joining me and we’d all tip out )


Anna HarthNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Hi, Just checked out the I Love Linen range and loved the kids 3pc kitchen set. What a cute idea to get little ones interested in cooking. I also loved your choice of the charcoal sheeets.


Isabeau lynaghNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

I am with you I live the charcoal queen sheets it really is a comforting colour and practical too


jennNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

I adore the Egyptian Mocha Bath Sheets on the I Love Linen website! Thank-you for introducing me to such a fab site at awesome prices! XOXO


Jan LiaNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

wow…I never knew you existed……what a great site and fantastic products…..I love the QUEEN WOOD MUSHROOM BLOCK COLOUR 1000 thread count hotel sheet set……all my sheet sets for all beds are over 10 years old and some of my Queen sets for my bed are 35 years old (have had bottom sheet replaced though lol) …sooooo….I would love to have some nice new sheets for my bed…have put this site and your blog in my favourites …never to be lost :-)


Jodie BootonNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

I love the Henna coloured towel sets. Will match my Donna cover perfectly. :-)


Christina KeebleNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

I would love the KING WHITE BLOCK COLOUR 1000 thread count hotel sheet set. I think nothing feels fresher than crisp, high quality white sheets!


Amy McKenzieNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

I absolutely love throw rugs, I have them everywhere! The Cotton cable weave throws are just divine and if I won the voucher that’s exactly what I would get.


Jane McIntoshNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:35 am

LOVE LOVE the I love linen Junior Chef cooking sets! And the doona covers!


Kate AmorusoNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

What a lovey story! They have a beautiful range. I love the spot print quilt cover set – our bedroom needs some brightening up!


ShereeNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

I can’t decide on one thing – but I love the kids kitchen sets (my boys love getting messy in the kitchen “helping” mum) and I also adore 1000 thread count sheets. They are devine.


KathrynNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

I’ve just fallen in love with the 1000 thread count hotel sheets in the coffee colour. They look amazingly luxurious! ?


BekNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 10:12 am

Ooh, how much fun could you have adding colourful patterned cushions to the the Queen Ivory Quilt Cover Set? Could change you look as often as you like by changing throws etc.


Karen CurranNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 10:35 am

Love the King Ivory Quilt set. I would love a touch of hotel living :) Especially as I move into a new home in a few weeks :) I love your post about your bedroom, its so refreshing and comforting to know that not “everyone” as a perfect pinterest styled bedroom !!


Karen CurranNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 10:36 am

I should add, I love your bed room, the colours are great and give me a sense of the Mediterranean :)


Kathryn CNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 10:40 am

Thanks for a great giveaway! I love the Chic striped table runners. Just gorgeous :)


Germaine ShirleyNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

I – like you, have moved from house to house- mostly rental, all over this big wide land of ours and unfortunately, as Mums all know , our bedroom is always the last to get any form of decoration! ;) I really like the Kerala quilt – nice beige back ground will blend in with any rental property “white”, and I can change my mind with the accessories to match any of the different pops of colour. I am favouring red right now but yellow is fast taking over.


Debbie DoddsNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

I totally love the QUEEN SAND PEBBLE BLOCK COLOUR 1000 THREAD COUNT sheets. One of my favourite books as a teenager was Sand Pebbles which impacted my life so the name captured my interest. However, quilt cover is a muted yellow and grey and these sheets would look amazing!!


Michelle SandonNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 11:25 am

I’d love the hammock currently renovating and revamping our backyard and this would be a wonderful addition!!


Tanya CrerarNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 11:31 am

Yep, the hammock is great. My sis-in-law has said she would love one for her new backyard and I think this would suit nicely.


Kate WallisNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I love the Coffee hotel linen……wouldn’t it be great to end each day thinking you were on a holiday. it’s nice to dream :)


Georgia O'SheaNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Ooh I would LOVE the Organic bath towels for a bit of luxury! In reality I would get the kitchen oven mitts because mine are so old they don’t protect my hands anymore. And the kids cooking set because I think this would help to get the kids more involved in the kitchen!


Karen WadeNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Hi! Spring has inspired me to do a bit of redecorating. I recently bought a new set of sheets from a department store & they honestly felt like i was sleeping on cardboard… hence they were straight off & I’m not even using them for my spare room(what would my guests think…)
I would LOVE a new set of 1000 count hotel sheets, it would feel luxurious! not being a regular hotel goer either I don’t experience such quality… The charcoal colour would match my theme nicely. Also the ‘luxe bed runner’ is an exact pattern to a scatter cushion I have on my bed so that would be a perfect match too. Love the range & prices are great!


Annette HigginsNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

The charcoal sheet set sounds just perfect for my green bedroom and brown doona cover.

Love the range of the store, as well as the prices.


Katie GilbertNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

The Queen microcloud 5 star mattress topper looks AMAZING. ZZZzzzzzz:-)


Terri AhmatNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

It is Spring and what a better time to replace those pillows! After checking out the beautiful range at I Love Linen, my favourite product is MicroCloud™ 5 star hotel pillow – 2 for the price of 1! What a super price, I can’t wait to share with my friends. Thanks for making me aware of such a wonderful family based company.


EmilyNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Ah, your bedroom sounds like ours. A mish mash of random things; we have just bought our first little home and are in the process of choosing paint colours and curtains. Our poor forgotten linen has boiled down to mismatched pieces as the old ones got too old and turned into rags. About time we acquired some new fresh linen for our bed (somehow the baby has overflowing linen options). I think the “QUEEN WOOD MUSHROOM BLOCK COLOUR 1000 thread count hotel sheet set” sounds perfect to complement the colours we have in our furniture and doona cover. Thankyou for this amazing opportunity!


Sarah de VriesNo Gravatar September 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I was really excited when I saw the Bayville Jacquard Teal Throw on the I Love Linen website. We are always using mismatching blankets and throws in winter, but this one would actually match our quilt cover! Such great prices as well!


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