Bedroom Make Over

This post has been written in collaboration with Super Amart

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you would know I’m a huge fan of The Block. My favourite part of the show is the reveals on a Sunday night. I take extra note on how the teams furnish their bedrooms because it’s always been a room I’ve struggled to style successfully.

When Super Amart asked if I wanted to collaborate to do a mini make over I jumped at the opportunity and said yes as it would assist with the restyling of our master bedroom.

I’ve always been into the matchy matchy quilt cover sets where I would purchase the quilt cover, matching European Covers and the matching decorative pillow. When we first moved into our home 6 years ago we had a navy quilt with silver sequins. The quilt went well with the olive grey feature wall in the master bedroom. This colour was not chosen by us and we didn’t mind it. What I didn’t realise was how hard it was to find the right linen to match with that particular wall colour.

Before Christmas I purchased a new quilt cover from The Home Sale and some black polka dot pillow cases from I Love Linen. I won a heart cushion in an Instagram auction and in my head this cushion was going to be the piece that completed my new look. In January I put the ensemble together before Jacob came home from work.

When I finished making the bed, my gut told me it suited a teenage girl’s room. Jacob confirmed my gut feeling by telling me he didn’t like it. It definitely did not go well with our olive grey wall.

Slightly deflated by my styling misdemeanor, I took photos and shared them on Facebook and Instagram (as you do) not showing the complete picture.

This is what our bedroom looked like before the make-over.

Before Bedroom Make Over

And this is what our room looks like now.

After Bedroom Make Over

A lot of effort went into getting this look. I got some styling inspiration from my blogging friend Vanessa from Style and Shenanigans. If you want tips on how to place cushions on your bed check out her post here. I also used hints from this post too.

Super Amart has a really good selection of cushions to choose from. Their bedding department also stock Logan & Mason bed linen. I decided to use my Super Amart voucher to get something for our wall and cushions to dress up our bed.

I fell in love with the mirror when I was researching online. I knew it would be perfect to lighten up our wall and add some elegance to our room. It would also work well with our existing lamp shades.

I decided I would use a white quilt (from Target) to be my base and then add cushions and a throw to tie the wall colour, lamps and mirror together.

When I went to Super Amart I chose three different textured cushions in green colours. Unfortunately when I took the cushions home, they did not match with the wall and in fact clashed terribly. The mirror was also chipped on one of the corners when I unpacked it. So I headed back to Super Amart that same afternoon to exchange the items much to the Macgregor store’s frustration. I weighed on whether to write this because I don’t like to write negatively about a company but it’s important to be honest.

A new mirror was found to replace the chipped one and when I asked if I could exchange the cushions, the lady behind the counter asked me with exasperation ‘What’s wrong with the cushions?’ I explained that the colours weren’t right. I was apologetic for being a nuisance and further explained I had to go with a monochrome look because I wasn’t going to be able to match the cushions to our feature wall.

While this was all unfolding, Esther and Magdalene decided to do the opposite of what I had asked them NOT to do and jumped on the lounges. Thankfully there was no one else in the store but it was stressful having to explain why I had needed to exchange with my two girls going crazy in the store. The new mirror was placed in my boot to assist me (as had been done that morning) so it may have just been an off afternoon.

Despite the disappointing reaction, I love the products from Super Amart. In fact most of our house furniture comes from Super Amart as it was bought 10 years ago when Jacob and I bought our first home together. The furniture has stood the test of time and some items are still sold in their stores today.

I have always gone to Super Amart at Oxley and have never had any issues with service and the only reason I went to Macgregor was because they had stock of the mirror. When I rang Oxley to see if I could exchange the cushions there to avoid having to drive over to Macgregor, I was told that there would be a lot of paperwork but they would be happy to assist me. Unfortunately due to the chip in the mirror, I had to head back to Macgregor anyway.

Once I decided on the monochrome look, it was easy to choose the cushions. I chose a beige and black chevron cushion, a deer print cushion and a black pleated cushion. From the bedding department I chose the Logan and Mason Chevron textured European Cushion covers.

Bedroom Make Over cushions

Cushions Super Amart

To add more interest to our linen, I decided to add a block colour and chose this orchid purple as it complements the olive grey wall really well. This knit cushion and throw are from Adairs, current season.

The decorator pieces come from Target, Pillow Talk and Bed Bath and Table.

Side table make over

Pear Bedroom Make Over

Side Table 2 Bedroom Make Over

We love our new room and I’m really happy with the final result.

Master Bedroom Make Over

What do you think of our make – over? Have you ever had a style faux pas?

This post has been written in accordance to my Disclosure Policy. I received a voucher from Super Amart and payment.

  • I love the new look!
    I have never managed to get a grown-up looking bedroom. Mind you, I am sure even if I had this one, the bedside tables would soon be cluttered with books and glasses and what not, the cushions would be on the floor, and no-one would make the bed. 🙂
    I love this post though, and how honest you were about the service at the different stores, as well as the products. And I LOVE the mirror 🙂

    • Thank you Kirsten. It feels so much more grown up than what was there before. To keep our bedsides clutter free, I keep the top draw empty specifically for books, notepads and pens. It occasionally needs a clean out because it can get packed in there! As for making the bed… It’s the one thing I’ve always done that helps me have a good start to my day. But of course everyone is different. 🙂

  • I love the new look Bec! Gorgeous cushions and the purple pops so well with the olive. Great job!

    • Thanks Jasmine. So lovely coming from you who is like super stylish all the time. 🙂 x

  • I love it Bec! It looks wonderful! A lot of our furniture also came from the Oxley Super Amart store too – reading this bought back a lot of memories of afternoons spent choosing/arguing over what furniture to buy. What a shame the process didn’t go smoothly, the outcome though certainly seems worth it. Well done x

    • You know, we went to Harvey Norman first and then went to Super Amart and saw a living room display and my parents bought it for us as our engagement/wedding/my 21st present. 🙂

  • Simplify.Create

    Looks fabulous. My bedroom and WIR are currently getting the make over treatment. Just the robe so far. Massive job as I need to declutter big time. New bedding certainly dressed up your room.

    • I read your post about de-cluttering and it was great… not sure if I commented though? Hopefully if you sell anything on ebay it can go towards the bedroom? x

  • Love all of it!

  • writeofthemiddle

    Wow! Love it all Bec. Looks fabulous! 🙂 xo

  • Well played Bec, you’ve done an excellent job!

  • Tonia Zemek

    Wow – love this look. You’ve inspired me to make a change too. New year, new interiors. Great stuff!

    • I love a change and it’s amazing what it does for you personally too. I’d love to see what you come up with. 🙂

  • Lisa @ Mummy’s Undeserved Bles

    wow what a difference. I totally need a bedroom makeover. One bad thing about moving into a new house is that you feel the need to replace everything!

    • Gosh Lisa, I remember when we bought our home which was brand new and had been used as a display and I wanted EVERYTHING to look new… but we’ve made our current furniture work. Back when we got married the in trend was dark wood furniture – hence the dark wood in our bedroom too. But now it’s probably dated, but we can upgrade once our kids are older and can appreciate new furniture. 🙂

  • Love the monochrome with the splash of that gorgeous lilac. Stunning! Thank you for the shout out too, that’s lovely of you! x

    • Thanks Vanessa. Your post was so timely for me and inspired me with the deer/stag cushion. I couldn’t not give a shout out to you. xx

  • I love it Bec, it’s classy and beautiful, job well done. x

  • You have done a beautiful job, it looks amazing. I really want to style our bedroom, rather than just chuck whatever I have in there, but am waiting on spare funds to do it.

    • Thanks Malinda. And I can relate to the funds issue. I wouldn’t have updated unless approached by Super Amart. x

  • Looks gorgeous Bec!

  • It looks gorgeous! I love those purple cushions. A beautiful colour.

  • Bec I love it! Great job and love that you were honest about the service you received, it’s awful when you are within your rights but don’t get made feel it’s ok.
    You should give ‘The Block’ a go, really, you’d be awesome xx

    • Gosh, I don’t think I’m good enough for The Block. I even told Jacob as I was working out what to do with our room that I wouldn’t be able to handle the stress of getting the styling ‘right’.

  • Bec, you have totally nailed this makeover. It looks amazing. I just love that deer cushion. It’s really striking, plus the purple makes it pop beautifully. Maybe you should get into home styling now? 😉

    • LOL, I stressed over doing this room. I don’t stress styling people though. I was iffy about the deer cushion but it has grown on me and I love it. 🙂

  • I liked your bedroom before – but I *LOVE* it after! Although if your hubby complained about the previous look being a bit teen girly, how does he feel about having PINK (oops sorry orchid) now?!!

    • He actually loves the Purple cushion. Maybe the deer head balances the look for him. 🙂 He also loves his Lego block coin box on the bedside. It was a bargain or $5

  • Wow, such a difference with just cushions, a mirror and different colours. Well done. I still can’t figure out cushions for my bed. I get annoyed at how fast bed linen fashion changes. Especially when cushions cost the earth in most stores. White duvet covers seem to always be the best bet. I love your new look. I have never heard of Amart until now …

    • It does make a difference doesn’t it? And yes the trends change fast. I’m hoping that this look can be changed accordingly if I want to follow a new trend.

      • A white doona cover is a great big neutral to add to! good choice.

  • It looks like a whole new room! Isn’t it amazing what some new soft furnishings can do to totally reinvent the space. Nice work!! xx

    • Thank you Lauren. It is amazing what new soft furnishings can do to a room. 🙂

  • Dianne Childs

    I love this look! It all comes together so well. I don’t even know where to start when it comes to styling a room. Di from Max The Unicorn 🙂

    • Thanks Di. I honestly didn’t know where to start either but reading Vanessa’s blog on how to style a bed really helped. 🙂

  • Looks fantastic Bec! Sophisticated and calm.

  • Looks great Bec! Well done!! So will we be seeing your face on The Block soon?

    • Thanks Charlene. Ummm and probably not on The Block. Too stressful!

  • Very impressive.

  • I love it Bec! What a difference! Xx

  • Gorgeous! And that deer cushion is to die for x

  • LOOOOOOVE that stag cushion!!! You have done a beautiful job making over your bedroom chick. It looks fabulous xx

    • Thanks Sonia. I’m still loving it. Love making the bed in the morning now. 🙂

  • You’ve done a fab job, lovely! It looks stylish and cosy. And good on you for being honest – not every transaction in retail is perfect and smooth sailing. Hopefully they’ll learn from their mistakes (especially if it was just an “off” afternoon).

    • Thanks Sonia. Jacob loves walking past our room now so I love that he loves it too. I hope the service gets better at that store too. I really hope it was an off afternoon.