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My Model Bedroom: A Good Lesson in Interior Design

Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Cutting Mini Floor Boards

One of the final assignments for my course at the International School of Colour and Design is creating a model/miniature room. They clearly saved the best project for last, as I had an absolute blast creating this Scandinavian warehouse-inspired model bedroom (a real colour challenge considering I’m so obsessed with bright hues).

I’ve done a bit of a creative montage here. I haven’t outlined all the steps on the journey (that would be an absolute snoozefest) but I did include some of the more interesting stops along the way.

Hilarious moment: My horrific attempts at sewing (you’ll see the bad stitching on the mini pillows). But hey, you gotta know your weaknesses – and sewing by hand is definitely one of mine! On with the snaps of my model bedroom!

Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Craft Box Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - The Walls Go Up!

Above and Below: The wall and flooring was purchased from Spotlight. Those bricks walls are just sheets of paper stuck on foam core. The flooring came in pieces and was like laying floorboards (a race against the clock as the spray adhesive started to dry).

Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - The Walls Go Up! Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Painting Furniture

Above: The Scandi scheme celebrates natural timber and whitewashed finishes, so I could get away with throwing just one coat of paint on my mini furniture (that bed is actually a photo frame – the idea was to be resourceful).

Below: It was time to put some furniture and art in the room (my extensive collection of homewares mags was great for finding images I could use as art).

Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Finished Product Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Finished Product with Bedding Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Finished Product with Bedding

I know Scandi is predominantly black, white and grey, but I felt the space really needed some navy to add a little interest. A Scandi look is also heavily reliant on texture, so I’ve tried to use a lot in the space through bedding, the rug, fluffy cushions and the like. Did you see my horrendous stitching on the side of the pillow? Hilarious!

Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Finished Product Model Bedroom - ISCD Project - Finished Product

Have you ever had to undertake a project like this one? Are you a fan of the Scandi vibe? Working on this project has made me rather fond of a simplistic colour palette. Let me know your thoughts on this post in the comments below.

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (2)

  • Cathy

    Looks amazing Chris !! love the very clever ideas you have used to put the space together. :))


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