Small Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Taking a small space and making the best use of the square footage always thrills me. This teeny tiny bedroom had a dramatic makeover that stunned the clients.

 Blue ceiling in a bedroom, jo alcorn

Given the tiny footprint of this room, I opted for bunk beds. They are always a great feature in a small space to help get the most out of the square footage.

 bunk beds in cottage, jo alcorn

In a design project, I love to start with the colour scheme.  We transformed the walls, ceiling and closet door with paint. I wanted it to be fresh and bright so I used Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace OC-65 on the walls. I also wanted to tie in a traditional cottage colour, so on the ceiling and barn door I used Benjamin Moore’s Smoke 2122-40. Painting a ceiling adds a twist to the space when you walk in and really adds a wow factor to anyone sleeping in the space.

blue barn door, jo alcorn

Once the bones were in place for this room the real fun began! No bedroom is complete without the most supple, comfy mattress! I used an Emma Sleep mattress on both beds. This is the world’s most awarded mattress for a reason! They combine hotel-quality comfort, pressure-relief, motion-isolation, cooling, and zoned support – come on, now who doesn’t want to sink into this? I also topped them with their three-layer foam pillows that are perfect for any type of sleeper.

Emma sleep, mattress, jo alcorn 

Now for the bedding. I turned to eco-friendly Canadian made envello that offer premium quality, fair priced bedding and bath accessories crafted under ethical and environmentally-friendly manufacturing practices. For the sheets, I used their Premium Percale set in Light-Grey which has the perfect balance of breathability and smoothness.  I then topped them with a white duvet cover to make a huge dramatic contrast. I also love setting up a guest suite with throw blankets and towels so I also used envello’s bath towels which are plush and quick drying and and their light weight alpaca throws  made by Linen Way to add the ultimate luxury for any guest.

 Envello towels, jo alcorn

Let’s talk smart lighting. I really wanted to add some special lighting which tied into the cottage theme, but it was the bulbs that really wowed me! I used the Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit.  The light bulbs use smart technology where you simply download an app (or use the remote control dimmer switch) and you can instantly set the mood with millions of shades of white and colour light. There is even a really cool feature where you can use 'Wake Up With Light' for a relaxing simulated sunrise on your schedule.

 Phillips hue light bulb, jo alcorn

And finally, the icing on the cake…the accessories, art work and décor. I headed to Homesense where I literally found the perfect assortment of furniture and décor for amazing prices. From the artwork and rug to gorgeous natural wood wall hooks, a side table, and throw pillows, they had the perfect finishing touches to pull the space together.

 cottage decor, jo alcorn



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