Social Media

Powered by Blogger.

My budget bedroom refresh

I do love a challenge and when Benson for Beds asked me to update my bedroom for spring using plants, and second hand finds, I was rummaging through a bin at my local thrift store moments later! Truth be told, my home is teaming with plants and flea market finds already.  I've always loved the fresh feel of vibrant greenery and with second hand items, that each and every piece has a story to tell. To me, the combination is essential in creating a unique and personal space that's warm and inviting. Here's a step by step guide to my budget bedroom refresh - I hope you like the results!

1. I picked up this old bench at an online vintage store, and it's a great alternative to a chest - providing the perfect spot for books, plants and spare blankets at the end of the bed.

2. I found this peacock chair on a buy-and-sell site online and it adds a little decadence to the corner of my bedroom!

 3. This brass lamp is a local flea market find and adds a little shine to me bedside table as well as being practical. It sits atop an old workman's stool.

4. My friend Tina Lekeberg recently gave me this bouquet of cut herbs as a gift. The roots are starting to grow so I'll transfer them to a pot soon - in the meantime I'm enjoying waking up to the fresh scent of mixed herbs! 

5. A second-hand sheepskin throw and linens are perfect for adding a little warmth on cool spring evenings!

6. I love the gentle whisper of an asparagus plant - the only tricky part will be keeping it alive as they require lots of water - eeek!

Photography: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian Home. Styling: Genevieve Jorn.

I have to say, I do love waking up in my bedroom now, it feels so cosy! May my room stay neat and the plants stay green for as long as possible!

If you fancy giving your bedroom a refresh you might like to check out four easy bedroom decorating ideas on a budget for more ideas. Oh and if you're wondering about any of the items you see, give me a shout in the comment section below and I'll point you in the right direction!

Have a lovely day!

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Benson for Beds, however all the words, ideas and images are my own - and I loved participating in this challenge as it gave me just the incentive I needed to give my bedroom a much needed refresh! Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Scandinavian Home possible.


  1. As always, great pictures. I can't help it but I feel a little envious right now about that vintage bench and stool. They really make the bedroom feel more comfortable and cozy.

    1. Thank you - I have to say I do love my bench and stools, two of my favourite pieces in the house! :)

  2. Replies
    1. The light over the bed is the Z1 by Ay Illuminate.

  3. Niki this is great! I love the photos, well done with both styling and photography!


    Katerina / Onlydecolove

  4. Very creative..I like your room very much. The main white tone makes me feel the room is wider.

    nhà xinh
    nội thất nhà xinh

  5. Beautiful! Would you please be able to advise where you got the shelving? Have been looking for something similar for ages!

    1. My husband designed and built the shelves - he'll be thrilled to hear you've commented on them!

  6. That is creative idea. i like it, The room very warm with feather rug and blanket
    nhà xinh

  7. In the event that you are burnt out on the look of your bedroom, I have incredible news! You truly can change the look without spending a fortune. Also, your financial plan adorning ought to incorporate a wardrobe entryway reflect.

  8. Thank you for sharing these wonders ways to spice up the way your bedroom looks. I personally like to place a dalmatian jasper tumbled stone in my room for a vibrant energy

  9. I was looking for mulching film manufacturers maharashtra and landed on your blog. Alpha produced Shine N' Ripe XL which is a heavy-duty, metalized agricultural mulch film developed to deter citrus greening is the perfect mulch film that I was searching for.

  10. Jewellery for cats is quite an interesting idea and cats would love this something new over and around them I suppose. My children would decor our cat with their cute cat socks. They will jump up hearing this idea of Cat Rings Jewelry .


Post a Comment

Privacy Notice: We do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser's settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.


site by Ana Degenaar

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.