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  1. My Bedroom Makeover

    Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    This is a sponsored post for Freedom. Please see full disclosure at bottom of post.

    Shopping for a new bed – and everything you could possibly need to make your bedroom the ultimate retreat – just got so much easier, with the launch of Freedom Bedroom.

    And let me tell you, this launch fills a vast hole in Australia’s retail landscape, introducing a (rather stylish and innovative) one-stop shop for creating and personalising the sanctuary of your dreams.

    Inspiration: Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Breakfast in bed, featuring Zigzag king quilt in white, $209.95, Queen sheet set in white, $199.95; Zia European cushion, $34.95; Trapeze European cushion, $34.95; Lineum cushions in Jade, $39.95; Hobe cushions in Aqua, $39.95; Clifford throw in Blue, $64.95; Morning breakfast tray in Teal, $44.95; Disolve mug in Jade, $6.95; Lagoon side plate, $7.95; Tailor Coupe teapot, $29.95; Tailor Coupe creamer, $9.95; Tailor Coupe sugar pot, $9.95; Entertain serving tray, $29.95; and Succulent in bottle, $19.95; all from Freedom. Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    I should know. We started shopping for our new bedroom almost 12 months ago, and it wasn’t a wholly pleasant experience. And really, it shouldn’t been so hard. After all, it was this very space that you can see in this post that pretty much sold the Treehouse to me.

    Goodbye tiny cramped room and hello space. Goodbye neighbour’s brick wall and hello sun! Trees! And light!

    Inspiration: Scandi summer house meets Australian pole house. Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    The big picture, featuring Freedom Bedroom bed linen as before, with Disolve mug in Jade, $6.95; Succulent in bottle, $19.95; Oslo two drawer bedside table in Oak/White, $349; Penny table lamp in Dusty Blue, $49.95; Web bench in natural, $349; Fenton floor rug in White, $399. On the deck: Olly occasional chair in white, Barbican stool in white, $59; Large Trove planter in White, $49.95; Large Leeds planter in White, $79.95; Hamilton pot stand in White, $89; Pear cactus, $189; all from Freedom. Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    So we really didn’t need to do much to this room, but we did make it lighter and brighter by replacing the old carpet with white-washed bamboo floorboards. I had in my mind a style that was akin to Scandinavian-summer-house-meets-the-Australian-bush, so we painted the yellowed panelled-wood ceiling white.

    And then it was time to buy a new bed, mattress and furniture… and hello a world of pain. Schlepping from mattress shop to furniture shop, the whole experience was confusing and impersonal. It just about drove me to taking on a carpentry apprenticeship in an attempt to get exactly what we wanted.

    Inspiration: Scandi summer house meets Australian pole house. Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Here I am, attempting to make the bed with Mister 3, featuring Freedom Bedroom bed linen as before. Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    Fast forward 12 months and I find myself at the new Freedom Bedroom in Belrose – and hello a world of options! Rather stylish options, at that! And a unique opportunity to pick and choose designs, fabrics and timbers to create my very own look.

    There are over 100 Charles Parsons fabrics to choose from, which ensures you get a look and style that is far from cookie-cutter. You can customise your bed head to mix and match with your customised bed base, chair or ottoman. And the prices don’t scream “custom”, either.

    Inspiration: Scandi summer house meets Australian pole house. Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Bedside table, featuring Oslo two drawer bedside table in Oak/White, $349; Penny table lamp in Dusty Blue, $49.95; Succulent in bottle, $19.95; and Freedom Bedroom bed linen as listed before. Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    As bedroom specialists, Freedom Bedroom can help you start at the very beginning, with a mattress that is perfect for your needs. With a line-up of Australia’s leading mattress brands to choose from, including A.H. Beard, Sealy Posturepedic, Sleepmaker and Whitehaven, Freedom has brought the best in bedding to their collection of homewares and furniture.

    Inspiration: Scandi summer house meets Australian pole house. Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Clean and fresh with a touch of vintage Scandi, featuring Oslo five drawer dresser in Oak/White, $899; Martie the Zebra, $14.95; Talleo vessel in Cloud Grey, $24.95; Cocoon basket in natural/blue, $99; and Clifford throw in Blue, $64.95; all from Freedom. My own plant, books, Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg vintage leaf dish and artwork ‘Thirroul’, by Matthew Kentmann. Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    For this post, it didn’t take long for me to handpick exactly what I wanted to make our bedroom ‘ours’, all within the one shop. I wanted clean white linen on the bed, and kept the theme light and bright with a matching Scandi-inspired dresser and bedside table. I really needed help with layering colours and textures, and that’s when Freedom interior decorator Diane Birol stepped in, helping me choose a fresh and pretty palette that I usually wouldn’t consider: jades, teals and aquas mixed with earthier tones.

    Inspiration: Scandi summer house meets Australian pole house. Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Beautiful colours and textures by Freedom Bedroom. Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    I’m sold on the Oslo dresser and matching bedside table, which are superbly priced at $899 and $349 respectively. And I adore the new Danish-inspired woven web bench. I think it’s my favourite new Freedom piece. The Fenton floor rug, meanwhile, brings much-needed warmth and additional texture to the room, and helps to ground the bed in an all-white space.

    Inspiration: Scandi summer house meets Australian pole house. Wee Birdy throws open the doors of her bedroom makeover, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Looking in from the stairs. Photography by Lucas Boyd for Wee Birdy. Styling by Diane Birol/Freedom ID. Production by Rebecca Lowrey Boyd/Wee Birdy.

    So say hello to my new bedroom! What do you think?

    Freedom Bedroom is available at Belrose, Logan and Windsor stores.

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post paid by Freedom Australia. I only work with brands that I genuinely like, and think you should know about, too. I was gifted the sheets, quilt cover and pillowslips. All of the other furniture and pieces were borrowed from Freedom for the purposes of the shoot.
    • Nicholas

      Wow so bright and airy! The colours really bring a fresh feeling to the room while the timber touches give a warmth. Love the rug too!

      • weebirdy

        Thank you! I was surprised to find the rug makes a really beautiful addition to our room. X

    • Kate

      Now that is a beautiful room. That woven bench is a great piece!

      • weebirdy

        Thanks Kate! I really love having a bench at the bottom of the bed. It’s on my wishlist! X

    • http://www.anastasiac.blogspot.com.au/ anastasiaC

      it looks amazing -such a light filled room!!! The bench is gorgeous – beautiful styling!

      • weebirdy

        Thanks Anastasia, Diane from Freedom ID did an incredible job on the styling. That bench is a really beautiful new piece at Freedom. X

    • http://www.littlepaperlane.com.au/ Jayde~Little Paper Lane

      this is STUNNING. That light in the room is way way too beautiful. Such an inviting space and the MK on the wall is spesh. Love all this.

      • weebirdy

        Thank you Jayde!! It is a lovely room, especially around 9am, when the room is flooded with sun. That’s when we did the shoot! How good is Matthew Kentmann? X

    • theredthread

      speechless… breathless… envious! It looks incredible. The rug and the bench both look fantastic. Everything does. Great job! x

      • weebirdy

        Thanks so much Lisa, that means a lot! How good does the rug go with the floor boards? I think I’m going to have to save up for that!

    • Peta Dewar

      I love your bedside drawers and the chest of drawers. Looks lovely!

      • weebirdy

        I love them too! I borrowed them from Freedom for the shoot, but now I’m definitely going to buy the chest of drawers. Thanks Peta! X

    • http://blog.downthatlittlelane.com.au/ Tessa White

      I love it, I love where you live too.. that is a beautiful surrounding x

      • weebirdy

        Thanks Tessa! We’ve certainly gone for a big tree change, haven’t we? X

    • Crafternoon Creations

      Gorgeous! Love the side tables – and the pics of you with Mister Three

      • weebirdy

        Thanks Crafternoon Creations – I love the pics of Mr 3 too 🙂 X

    • Jennifer

      This looks fabulous. Freedom really do have some great pieces at great prices. And wow! How tidy is your bedroom! Mr 3 is a cutey. Love your jeans too.