Cosying up my bedroom with Bemz

Do you have a favourite room? A few years back we decided to turn the entire top floor of our house into our bedroom. It's become a little oasis among the rooftops of Malmö (if you peep out of the window you can see the sea too!). But with the drop in temperature we just weren't feeling the cosy vibe, and that's important right?! My Scandinavian Home interior designer Genevieve Jorn and I got together to make a plan  - yes, we take this kind of stuff very seriously! Having collaborated with Bemz before for my sitting room make-over (aaaaaah, I love that space - can I have two favourite rooms?!), we knew it would be easy to create an entirely new look without a whole load of hassle (and with all that's going on at this time of year, who needs that?!). If you're not familiar with Bemz, they make the most beautiful customised design covers for IKEA furniture (including sofas, armchairs, chairs etc) as well as curtains, cushions and bedroom textiles - in a choice of over 250 colours and patterns (machine washable and sewn to order too!). Read on to here more about the transformation!

  The Planning

Since we were aiming for a cocoon like feel, the room needed some some rich, warm tones, and yet at I also was keen to keep the Nordic aesthetic.

Bemz Rosendal Pure Washed Linen in White and Unbleached were the obvious choices to use for layers of soft textiles (linen has such a wonderful relaxed look and it's a great material since it's snug in the winter and helps keeps you cool in the summer). We combined it with Velvet Malmen in Chestnut cushion covers to ramp up the cosiness!  

I'm particularly pleased with the bedspread made in Rosendal Pure Washed Linen in Unbleached in their Loose Fit Urban style. It's beautifully made with exposed seams and a lining. Best of all? When I'm in a bit of a hurry in the morning (err, daily) I can just chuck it over the bed! Yasss!

I've had my eye on the bed skirt made in Rosendal Pure Washed Linen in Absolute White in their Loose Fit Urban style for a while. A bed skirt / valance is a great way to hide the box spring, under bed storage, and all other kinds of stuff that finds it's way under there! This one is so pretty too, don't you think? I love the detail!

The Söderhamn one seat section with Urban Loose Fit cover in Rosendal Pure Washed Linen - Unbleached was a must. Not only does it mean I finally have an armchair in my bedroom for all my clothes. Eh hem.  I mean, for reading, the linen slipcover adds much needed cosiness to the window nook (check out the seams too).  I kind of want to sink in and stay there all day drinking coffee and flipping through magazines (what kids?!).


Or maybe the chestnut?

What I love most about Bemz is that you can quickly update the look of an item of furniture by replacing the slipcover whenever the mood takes you. For example, check out how switching to the Söderhamn 1 seat section cover in Malmen Velvet Chestnut gives a new look to my reading corner! The only problem now I can't decide which I prefer - what do you reckon?

Photography / Production: Niki Brantmark - My Scandinavian home. Styling - Genevieve Jorn

So happy with the outcome, I hope you like it too.

If you're interested in getting a similar look in your home, you can shop the look at Bemz here

And in case you're wondering where any of the other items are from - there'll be a big follow-up post on Sunday covering all details - but feel free to ask away in the comment section below in the meantime!

Have a great weekend all! 

This post is brought to you in paid collaboration with Bemz and contains affiliate links, however all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too.


  1. The mini makeover looks fantastic! It would have been nice to receive a coupon code for a discount for your readers especially now around Christmas time.

  2. I'm so happy you like the make-over @anonymous - thank you for your input on the discount code.

  3. How beautiful! I love the dusty rose hues in the walls and fabrics - warm but still very calming.

  4. Thank you so much Abi! I'm so happy with the wall colour (Jotun Pure Lady Blushing peach) - it's one of those colours that looks great with everything!

  5. Wow - it looks great. I love Bemz. I prefer the chestnut chair - looks a little more modern to me and gives another pop of colour. But both are gorgeous.

    Does Bemz make slipcovers for headboards as well? We have the Malm in white and not loving it with our charcoal linen duvet cover.

  6. Love that big crazy light fixture! Can you please tell me where it is from?

  7. Very nice! Please give the source for the cozy waffle-textured blanket (or throw?) at the end of the bed; thanks!

  8. Bemz does make headboard covers! I am currently saving for a Bemz cover in unbleached! So serene! I love this blog so much! Thank you!

  9. Thanks for your thoughts on the slipcovers. Although I love both, I think the chestnut is great for this time of year and I'm thinking of keeping it on over the winter and then possibly changing to the linen in spring! I'm not sure about the headboards - it's worth e-mailing them to ask, the Bemz team are lovely!

  10. I love this wall colour, it looks amazing & also lovely & warm. I wish I'd had the courage of my convictions a couple of years ago when I was thinking of painting my walls a dusty pink colour, in the end I went with cream, but wish I'd been braver!

    Only recently discovered your blog & I'm loving it!

  11. Gorgeous! What colour white do you have on your walls?

  12. Having such big problems with the 'reply' section of my comments (it's not working) so I hope I can reply in this message instead!
    - @Annalise - I love the light too - it's called the Feriel Drop light by Paris Au Mois D'aout.
    - @anonymous - the waffle blanket is from the Swedish shop Granit
    - Thank you @Janet O! It's not too late to go for the colour you'd like! :)
    - @Dana Rose it's a white-white matt :)

  13. Fabulous! I love your choice of colors and those slipcovers really pull all the weight in gold. The whole room has a very serene and cozy vibe to it now.


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