House to Home Column: Eco-friendly bedroom makeover plans

Interiors-obsessed Becky Pink talks about her plan to decorate her neglected bedroom, which will be transformed into an eco-friendly boudoir.

Do you like to start off the new year with some goals? I prefer them to resolutions, as they are a bit easier to keep!

This year I’m determined to inject some personality into our bedroom. It’s the only room we haven’t done much with, other than ripping out the ancient built-in wardrobes and carpet, that were in the house when we bought it.

We also stripped the wallpaper, painted, and added a blackout blind. And that’s as far as we’ve got in nearly six years. It’s perfectly serviceable, but rather bland.

We’ll keep the furniture, but aside from the bed, it’s very old flat pack, so I plan to pimp it up, using Frenchic furniture paint.

I’m going to paint the fronts of the drawers white, to match our bedside table, and I think it’ll really brighten up the room.

Once the furniture is painted, I plan to add a bold pop of rich colour on the wall behind the bed, to make it cosier.

I’ll probably use paint from Graphenstone, who make natural, sustainable and durable paints that don’t contain VOCs or toxic substances. Graphenstone natural paints are free of odours because they do not contain solvents or petroleum derivatives.

I think that’s particularly important for bedrooms, as VOCs in conventional paint can cause headaches and nausea. Here are a few of their colours: I’m trying to choose between Brunswick, Prussian and Oxford.

Either of these colours would look perfect with blush pink, eco-friendly linen bedding like this set from Chalk Pink Linen Co. which has a lovely lived-in look and feel.

I’ll add loads of house plants, and hope I can keep them alive! This eco-friendly bedroom makeover will probably take a few months to get around to, so watch this space.

Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming.

This feature was published in the January 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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