Crisp, light bedroom

Elle’s Modern Country Home | Upstairs

Author: Lauren Coleman

The upstairs of Elle’e home needs little introduction, other than it’s just as gorgeous as the downstairs. I apologise if it makes you want to climb straight back into bed though, Elle’s bedrooms are so relaxing!

Main Bedroom

In the main bedroom, we added shutters to the window (this also means that they match with the sitting room window at the front of the house); and we changed the carpet. As with the sitting room we painted this room in F&B “Wevet” for a light and bright feel. I painted the fire surround in there and in the sitting room in Annie Sloan chalk paint “Paris Grey”. The things I get asked about most in here are the bed; that’s from Loaf. The bedspread and sheets are all The White Company. My tall white chest of drawers; this is Ikea but I changed the handles to ones from Anthropologie.

Spare Room

The two smaller bedrooms were created and re-plastered/ finished in early 2016. We asked the builders to match their finishing to the rest of the house with plaster cornice and ceiling roses, as we wanted the rooms to feel like they had always been there. The guest room has more of a Scandinavian feel; the bed is Ikea and all of the linen and cushions are Also Home. The chest was another eBay find that I sanded and painted. Most of the accessories and the shelf were again picked up from antique markets.

The Nursery

The nursery is painted in F&B Cabbage White. It is the sunniest room in the house in the afternoon, which means even as the tiniest room in the house it is so welcoming. The chair in the corner is a Victorian armchair that I picked up for £50 on Gumtree and had re-upholstered to fit in this room. The mobile I made with driftwood I collected on the beach in Cornwall. The sheepskin on the floor is from John Lewis and the knitted footstool my Mum made for us.


The bathroom was moved and fitted in early 2016. I wanted it to have more of the feeling of a room with furniture; which is why we selected a sink unit from Roper Rhodes and a large mirror for the wall from The White Company. I also found a ladder shelf from an independent gift shop which has turned into a handy place to store everything. The floor tiles were Topps Tiles and the bath/shower tiles were Laura Ashley.

The downstairs of Elle’s home is in our archive and you can find out more about Elle over on her blog, Feathering The Empty Nest.

  • copper lamp
    Copper Dunelm Lamp
  • F&B Cabbage White
    F&B Cabbage White
  • Also Home cushion
    Also Home Cushion
  • White Company Mirror
    White Company Mirror
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20 thoughts on “Elle’s Modern Country Home | Upstairs

  1. Elle your house is beautiful ,commented last week on downstairs too. It is so warm and inviting your styling is just right. Luv it xx

  2. Such a beautiful house Elle, I really like your style, everything works so well but doesn’t look too ‘put together’ which is clever. Also I have been thinking of getting the IKEA day bed for a while but wasn’t sure how it would look but now I can see yours I can see how lovely it looks.Thanks for sharing.

    1. The Ikea day bed is amazing, we now have 2! So practical with the storage drawers and ledges round it and looks good too 😊👍🏼

    2. I am really pleased that you like it all. I love collecting pieces and modifying furniture to fit in with my “vision”, I am glad to hear you think it works! xx

  3. Gorgeous house elle – I love how stylish it is but still very personalised and in no way bland. Curious about storage as we also have a Victoria terrace and struggle with room for clothes – are you strict with throwing things out you don’t wear or any secret storage solutions youd like to share?! X

    1. We have a wardrobe in our room and two chests in our room. Anything I don’t have room for goes into the day bed drawers, and my summer clothes are packed away in the loft at the moment! I am not a hoarder though, and do tend to have a clear-out every few months to stop things accumulating! I hope this helps. Thank you for reading xx

  4. The main bedroom looks like the same size and layout as mine and I’m thinking of moving my bed to that position instead of opposite the windows, it looks cosier facing the fireplace.

    1. We have always had it facing this way, I couldn’t see any other way it would fit in our room though? Good luck with the re-shuffle! xx

  5. And actually just read the comment above, I may have supposed right about layout (Victorian terrace). Our smallest bedroom has been taken over as a laundry room as there was no space for a tumbler and I inherited s set of large Willis &gambier wardrobe and chest that I use for off season clothes and my mountain of bed linen. It’s not a good look in the room and I hate it but it’s useful and I don’t want to get rid of the bulky furniture -sentimental!

  6. Elle, it’s such a calming space. I love the bee and pug themes that you’ve got going on. And your clever mum making you that gorgeous footstool! x

  7. The knitted footstool is lovely. Can I ask whether the main bedroom painted in wevet feels more like white or grey? And which direction does the room face? I’m considering using it in my bedroom and I still can’t quite work it out even with huge tester splodges on the walls.

    1. I think the room is North east facing; so Wevet has had a really brightening effect in there! It looks a VERY soft and pale grey I think. xx

  8. Such beautiful calm rooms, I wish I could get my house to look like this! Do you mind if I ask where the star shelves in the nursery are from? Thanks. Lx

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it Laura. The shelves are from The Great Little Trading Company. I hope this helps.xx

  9. Hi,
    Love the basket in your guest room. I have been trying to find a nice one for a couple of months now. Where did you manage to source yours?

  10. Hello! I’ve just moved into a house and found out that the bedroom walls are painted with Wevet and I was looking at the exact same bed from Loaf! Do you by any chance remember which material & colour you went with for the headboard? There are so many to choose from but they all look so similar in the shop! Thanks 🙂

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