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Freedom bedroom makeover via the red thread

My bedroom mini makeover

Technically summer is over and although it doesn’t quite feel autumnal here in Sydney yet it’s bound to fairly soon. With the change of season in mind I’ve given my bedroom a warm mini makeover with Freedom’s new autumn/winter collection.

I often like to change the colours and arrangement of my bedroom but it’s always based around white bedlinen. I know that it might not sound very wintery, but I love to sleep in white bedlinen all year round and it makes the perfect starting point to easily update the look and feel of the room. The Scandinavians lead the trend so well with their fresh white on white interiors.

My idea for the cooler months was to revamp things with luscious warm textures and a minimal soft colour palette.

Freedom textures via the red thread

Freedom winter collection via the red thread

It all started with the stunning copper Metro Table Lamp and the copper topped The Professor side table that I couldn’t possibly live without! I adore dirty pink (I already owned the linen pillowcases), and it goes perfectly with copper and a dash of soft grey. To achieve a cozy and interesting feel I layered textures: crumpled linen, lush velvet, chunky wool, and metallic copper.

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Freedom collection picks via the red thread

My bedroom mini makeover choices – all available now from Freedom:
1 // Velvet cushion in tornado.
2 // The Professor square side table.
3 // Metro Table Lamp teamed with a beautiful big bulb that has a copper filament (available in store).
4 // Quest Throw in grey.
5 // Hathor Vessel (available in store).
6 // Exeter Cushion with metallic copper thread embroidery (available in store).


This light globe has a copper filament which gives a beautiful shimmery warm glow to the room and it reflects on the lamp and tabletop, intensifying the richness of the copper.

Freedom bedside via the red thread


The super soft chunky knitted throw, together with the velvet cushion, is the perfect compliment to the shiny copper surfaces, crumpled linen and rich wood. I’m waiting for the cooler weather now so that I can snuggle up under it… although I have the feeling that someone may sneak off with it for the sofa.

Freedom bedroom update via the red thread


Bedside copper overload! I swapped this vessel for a simple white vase I already owned and moved this one to the living room. It’s now looking lovely on a white shelf where it can be the star of it’s own show.

Freedom copper vase via the red thread

By now you might be wondering what the deal is with the magnolia blossoms in autumn. Well… they are faux blooms. I know. I know! I have an aversion to flowers that aren’t made by mother nature, but when I spied these in Freedom (available in store) I knew that they would work perfectly in my bedroom makeover, and honestly they look real. I’d love to have fresh blooms every week, but a lot of the time it’s not practical or affordable. These are a great alternative, and I can pretend it’s spring even in the depths of winter. How faux would you go?

Freedom flowers via the red threadFreedom faux flowers via the red thread


Mini bedroom makeover complete! I’ve used the word ‘copper’ a lot in this post, but how good is this trend?! Freedom also have another stunning table lamp, a pendant light and some bowls and other vessels in copper –  the finish of the moment.

If you’re into the Scandi aesthetic for winter you might also like these other new pieces from Freedom… that desk!! Oh my.

Freedom white-wood via the red thread

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Freedom. I only partner with brands that are a good fit with my blog, my aesthetic and what you, my readers, enjoy. Bedroom images are by me, Lisa Tilse,  for the red thread blog. Montages created with images from Freedom. All words and opinions are my own.

You might be interested to take a look at previous ways I’ve changed up my bedside: with a washi tape headboard, with colour block pillowcases – it’s a tutorial, and with geometric paper patchwork art – another tutorial.


  • http://blog.stephbond.com Steph Bond-Hutkin

    Love it to bits Lisa. Especially love that the artwork behind your bed pulls all the colours together x

    • the red thread

      Thanks Steph x

  • http://www.folkandfest.com/ Alexandra | Folk & Fest

    Love this ! It’s absolutely stunning I love how you’ve combined so many different textures and colours and they all compliment each other so well ! x

    • the red thread

      Thanks Alexandra! I’m so happy with it and it was so much fun to go shopping at Freedom and choose everything.

  • Shari

    Gorgeous! Can I ask where the framed artwork is from?

    • the red thread

      Hi Shari, it’s from We Are Province, called Horizon #2.

  • http://cueroandmorinspiration.com Cuero&Mør

    Love the table lamp!!! And the cooper…omg how good looks with the wood!! Great job!!

    • the red thread

      Yes! Copper and wood! So good.

  • http://Blahblahmagazine.com Cybele

    Absolutely gorgeous and those magnolias x

    • the red thread

      I know Cybele, how good are those magnolia’s? I love them.

  • http://thedesignblend.net Alexsia Heller

    Hi Lisa, Love this post! I’m a huge fan of copper too. Can I please ask where your bed linen is from? I’m having trouble finding linen sheets that are not crazy expensive. Thanks, Alexsia

    • the red thread

      Hi Alexsia, how good is all the copper at the moment? It’s hard not to be a fan. Linen bedding is expensive, there’s no way around it but to look out for sales. I got mine half price at a little shop clearing stock last year… I’d been looking for ages. It’s so worth the investment though.

  • http://www.tadaam.fr Sarah @ *Tadaam!

    I love these colors and deco, specially your throw !

    • the red thread

      Thanks Sarah, I’m so happy with how it turned out. The throw is so warm and delicious.

  • http://www.moniqueloveringstudio.com Monique Lovering

    Lisa. Love to get in contact with you. please find my details above and DO get in touch. Or send me your email address / mobile. Look forward to speaking very soon. kindly Monique x

    • the red thread

      Hi Monique, thanks for making contact. You can email me at lisa. theredthread [at] gmail .com

  • jet

    you’re bed makeover is beautiful done. love it, the copper light as well.
    Very stylish, it’s looking like dutch design.lOL
    that’s of me a big compliment;-D
    thank you for the sharing.