Home Tours, Interior Decor and Styling

Beautiful Bedrooms Tour: Cottage Bedroom Reveal

Hello and welcome to the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour hosted by Tammy at Pink Pineapple Design! I am so excited to be part of a wonderful group of twenty bloggers sharing our bedrooms this week. If you are coming over from Spicy Salty Sweet Home, welcome! When I found out about the opportunity to join the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour less than two weeks ago, I decided to do my own little one room challenge…with only about ten days to get the room ready for the tour! While the bedroom isn’t “finished,” the makeover is off to a great start. Come on in and take a look around at what I accomplished so far! *This post contains affiliate links.


Today is the first time I have ever shown our bedroom on the blog! With only a mattress set on a bed frame, a white bedspread, old sheets and no style whatsoever, our bedroom was the furthest thing from  “blog worthy,” “pinworthy” or “instaworthy” just a couple of weeks ago, but somehow everything came together just in time for the tour.


For a long time I have been dreaming of creating a traditional cottage bedroom, with a mix of masculine and feminine touches and European charm. With the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour on the agenda, I excitedly jumped right into the bedroom makeover! Our house was built in 1921, and with all the dark, original woodwork, embracing traditional cottage style has been a great design choice for this home.


After seventeen years of marriage, we (William & Amber) finally have a brand new headboard and even new bedding! Good things come to those who wait (and then rush to get things done at the last minute for a blogger tour)! The plain white comforter and old sheets that we have been using for a while just weren’t going to cut it for a beautiful bedrooms tour, so it was definitely time for some new bedding and textiles too.



I have always loved the English cottage look along with the rustic and feminine mix of florals and plaids. I just happened to luck into an amazing clearance deal on this gorgeous Ralph Lauren bedding last weekend at Kohl’s. Having Scottish heritage by ancestry and marriage, I have always been mad for plaid! I also love traditional Southern style, English cottage and shabby French Country styles, so this bedding is just perfect! When I shared my Dreamy Bedrooms  post back in the winter, I had actually included some rooms with similar bedding for style inspiration.


Years ago my husband refinished an antique chifferobe in a dark espresso stain, and it is one of our favorite pieces of furniture. I knew I wanted a tufted linen headboard to soften things up and to add a bit of fresh French Country style to the room. We had discussed a DIY tufted headboard, but I lucked into an unbelievable steal on this beautiful headboard at Home Goods just in time for this tour, for cheaper than the cost of DIY materials!


Headboard…check. Bedding…check. A cute little vintage side table and shabby lamp with crystal prisms (purchased at a thrift shop for next to nothing)… Check. A French basket that I bought for another spot in the house, (which didn’t really do much for that particular spot) but now fits perfectly under the bedside table for holding extra cuddly throws? Check. Our beautiful bedroom starting coming together bit by bit over a matter of a few days!


French Basket under night stand to hold extra blankets and throws



Bedside Table Nightstand vignette Highland deer mug Outlander

Ok. So maybe the use of plaid, a few highland deer decorative accents, and the romantic mix of French, English and Scottish styles may have been just a wee bit influenced by my current reading choice!






Actually quite a bit of reading is done in our bedroom, and we have created a little library retreat in here. Last summer I found this beautiful bookcase set at a second hand shop for super cheap and I couldn’t pass it up. The bookcases have basically been holding junk until this week, but the new addition of some hyacinth baskets keeps things organized and prevents the traditional styling from looking too “dated” at the same time.

In addition to the baskets I have styled the bookshelves with some favorite books, English and equestrian junkin’ finds, and some cottage style decorative accents.





This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend Vintage Market Days of West Columbus, Ohio as a guest blogger (blog post coming up next week)! Of course I did some junkin’ while I was there. My favorite find is this Kentucky horse pillow, perfect for our 1920’s old Kentucky home, and just in time for the Kentucky Derby too!


A few equestrian touches are definitely in keeping with the traditional English cottage vibe of the room. Random fact…Did you know the queen of England keeps some of her top show horses in Lexington, KY? Lexington is beautiful horse country!


I love that I finally have a place to display my hoards collection of home decor, interior design, and gardening books instead of having them spread out all over the house. We are also working on building a library of classics, so it will be fun to start hunting for them on my junkin’ adventures this summer.


Beautiful Bedrooms Tour Bookcase Styling

Well I hope you have enjoyed this bedroom reveal today! There is still one side of the room I am working on, and I will be sharing it in an upcoming post later this summer. We didn’t have a chance to repaint the room either, so I will be repainting with a new color too! Even though there are still some things to do to the room, I am thrilled with the progress so far. It’s quite an improvement from where it was just two weeks ago, wouldn’t you agree?



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Ralph Lauren Sheets Brown Ticking Stripe Sheets Outlander Dragonfly in Amber Beautiful Bedrooms Tour

I have been a busy bee working hard getting ready for the tour, so I can’t wait to crawl into my comfy bed and relax with a good book. I recently finished book one of the Outlander series, and after spending some dream time in Scotland, now it’s time to curl up in my cuddly new sheets and head off for some adventures in France in book two. Fais de beaux reves! Sweet dreams!


Beautiful Bedrooms Tour Ralph Lauren Bedding


Next up on the tour is Almafied, so be sure to head on over now to check out her amazing chic style!  If you missed the rest of the inspiring tour, you can find the links to each blog below.


Pink Peppermint Design | Meaningful Spaces | Life on Cedar Lane | The Greenspring Home


Southern State of Mind | Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body | This is Our Bliss | Remodelacasa | Cuckoo 4 Design


A Stroll Thru Life | 11 Magnolia Lane | Heathered Nest | My Sweet Savannah | Our Southern Home


DIY Playbook | Modern Glam | Spicy Salty Sweet Home (not pictured) | Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Almafied | Haneen’s Haven


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  • Reply At Rivercrest Cottage

    Your room turned out fabulous! I’m a real fan of Ralph Lauren and that bedding you bought is perfect. Especially loved the deer touch around the room with the horns in a frame on the wall. You really did a perfect job of putting this all together.

    May 3, 2018 at 8:05 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun with this makeover, and I am looking forward to doing a bit more, but no rush. I will probably do an update tour post in early fall. Thanks so much for visiting today!

      May 3, 2018 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Marty Oravetz

    Don’t you just love it when you find all the right pieces and the room starts to come together so beautifully. You did an amazing job, love the headboard and the bedding is perfect.

    May 3, 2018 at 8:51 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Marty! I am so glad you enjoyed it and I am grateful for your passing along the tour info with me! I hope we can collaborate more in the future. Have a great weekend!

      May 3, 2018 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Truly a glorious transformation. I adore the bedding and bookcase. I read the Outlander series in the late 90’s and it’s still influencing me. I’m working on a costume made from the Outlander patterns. Can’t wait to see the new paint color.

    May 3, 2018 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies

    Wow what an amazing job you’ve done in transforming your room! It’s wonderful you must be so thrilled with it! xx

    May 3, 2018 at 9:32 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Maria! I really love this space now, it is like little retreat. Thank you for stopping by today, come back again soon!

      May 3, 2018 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, that is a huge transformation in only two weeks! I have always been a fan of English cottage, it is so romantic. I love the bedding, florals and plaids are so pretty mixed together. You did a great job bringing in a masculine touch to the space! The bookcase is styled so pretty! Love your bedroom, thanks for sharing your private space!

    May 3, 2018 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Alma

    Love the traditional cottage style!! And what a beautiful transformation!! So glad we got to do this bedroom tour together!!

    May 3, 2018 at 11:34 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Alma! I am following your beautiful IG account now and will be checking your blog often! I would love for you to link up your posts at the Thursday Favorite Things link party so I can feature you sometime! Thanks for visiting!

      May 3, 2018 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    What a fun opportunity, Amber! I love the bookcase in your bedroom; such a great, strong architecture piece! Beautiful bedding, too!

    May 3, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Laura! I am so glad you took the time to check out my post. Thanks so much for visiting!

      May 3, 2018 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply ashley

    I just adore this bedroom! The ticking stripe mixed with the floral is one of my favorite combinations! Well done!

    May 3, 2018 at 7:22 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Ashley! I actually didn’t buy the sheets when I got the bedspread. I came home and thought about them all evening and realized I should have bought them, especially with only one set left on clearance! I rushed back the next day and got them and I am so glad I did. The mix of patterns really makes this bedding fun! I loved how you mixed patterns on your bed too, and I especially love the plaid blanket in the pastel colors!
      Thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed your tour!

      May 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Just loved your transformation Amber! The bedding and headboard are so perfect! You know I love the plaid!! I have those same ticking sheets and love them! Your shelves are styled so perfectly! What a retreat!! I would be just like you and love to read here!!

    May 6, 2018 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Kristin! I figured you would like some things in this room! Thanks for visiting dear friend!

      May 7, 2018 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Stella

    I literally enjoyed this tour to your cottage bedroom. Your room has turned out so beautiful.

    May 7, 2018 at 11:37 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Stella! I am so glad you enjoyed it. I will be sharing more later this summer so please come back again. Thanks for visiting!

      May 7, 2018 at 11:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you very much Stella, I am so glad! Please visit again soon! I shared a follow up post with a little more detail of how I pulled the room together so fast if you would like to take a look. Have a great weekend!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Gail

    Terrific, especially the plaid with other patterns mix.

    May 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Gail! Please visit again sometime. Have a great week!

      May 7, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much and thanks for visiting Gail!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I know you are enjoying this wonderful space. Congratulations on a beautiful outcome!

    May 8, 2018 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Karen

    This looks just beautiful! Love the bedding…Ralph Lauren is my favorite! Happy to have found your blog!!

    May 9, 2018 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Jann Olson

    wow Amber, you really pulled it off girl. I love the mixtue of the floral and plaids! I have a bookcase in our bedroom as well. They have doors on them and sometimes I think they ” 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    May 9, 2018 at 10:59 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Jann! I am so glad you had a chance to take the tour. I am heading over to SYC to take a look around this week!

      May 9, 2018 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply Michelle Leslie

    OMW that’s just gorgeous. I would never want to leave. All the bits and pieces work so well together in the space. I’ve always wanted a cottage style bedroom, but the hubby is not a big floral fan, meh… so I’ll be living up my dream through your beautiful one, if that’s okay

    May 10, 2018 at 2:31 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much! The good thing about this bedding is that we can switch to plaid. I think that is why he compromised haha! We will switch it in the fall for a whole new look. Yes you are welcome to dream here! I love to inspire. I hope you will check back later this summer. I still have one wall and corner of the room I didn’t show because I didn’t get to finish it up and I have some good ideas for it. I am hoping it will all come together over the summer and I can do another fall bedroom tour post. I hope you will come back again!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Kerryanne

    Such a fabulous transformation Amber… love it!!
    Thank you for sharing the reveal at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your bedroom at tomorrow nights party.

    May 10, 2018 at 7:35 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Kerryanne! I am so glad you love it. I will be linking up again this week. Can’t wait!

      May 10, 2018 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Kim~madeinaday

    Great room! I love the look of the baskets on your shelves. I did something similar in my hutch. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

    May 11, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Kim! See you tomorrow at the party!

      May 13, 2018 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Genevieve

    What a fantastic makeover, sweet friend! Love all the changes! You did a great job.

    May 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Sandra L Garth

    This is beyond blogworthy it looks like a spread in a magazine. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

    May 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Chloe Crabtree

    It is not that I don’t like “farmhouse decor” but I am so tired of it, I was thrilled to take in all of the details of your lovely English Country inspired bedroom! I love it all!

    May 13, 2018 at 10:12 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Chloe!I feel the same way. Thank you so much for visiting today!

      May 13, 2018 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Ellen

    Love all the details right down to the glass door knobs. I am currently redoing a bedroom in the cottage style. Appreciate the ideas!

    May 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Two Chicks and a Mom/Donna

    Featuring your lovely post tonight at Party in Your PJs!

    May 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    This is adorable. I love RL linens. This is such a cute set. The headboard is beautiful.

    May 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Katie! I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

      May 29, 2018 at 9:49 pm

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