freedom furniture has been in New Zealand homes since 1996. We are huge fans of freedom, their values align with our own, aiming to inspire all New Zealanders to express their individuality and sense of style in their home. At freedom, you can always find something that suits your home, tastes and lifestyle – we just love that!
When we heard that freedom was opening a new store on Moorhouse Ave we wanted to be involved somehow so we can show everyone that follows Mooch Style their prodigious offering for your home.
9am on a Saturday morning just before the grand opening we arrived at the new store. Wide eyed we walked around before we did anything in awe of the product available and the pure scale of this store compared to the one we were used to. We were lucky enough to be given a space to style and had been online so had a rough idea of how we were going to style it. Things soon changed when we walked in and decided this store is too good to not “shop” like we would any normal day.
Below we walk you through how we styled the bedroom setting and the items we used.
We set the scene with the furniture. We chose a Scandi bedroom set that uses blonde oak, grey linen and white finishes. Scandi is minimal which means it calms the brain and flows well with soft furnishings. In our own bedroom, we have blonde wood and white linen but not Scandi so jumped on the opportunity to play with this. freedom is really good at offering sets and multiple styles for whatever your style is.
In a bedroom, storage is essential so we used a tall boy, low boy and bedside table. They are also fun to style because they are all different sizes.
Scandi can be kept clean or allow you to be braver with bed covers, pillows and throws. Freedoms new store do a great job of showcasing what’s available with the large space allowing you to picture it in your home. Start with the duvet and an accent colour. We like depth with bed covers and they had the best duvet displayed for this, you can see it working with thicker cushions and fluffy throws because of the textures.
Cushions shouldn’t be the same on a bed in our opinion, they are a great opportunity to bring different patterns, colours and depth into the room. We decided mustard will be our accent colour as it pairs nicely with the blonde oak and sets an earthy tone to the room (allowing us to have fun with plants).
We like two throws on a bed, one for wrapping up in when you’re reading and one for aesthetic. Being able to select from a broad range of styles and weave types was great. We chose a knit and a patterned weave that went great with the cushions too.
TEXTURED DOT PILLOWCASE STANDARD (PAIR) – $49.95 | AKORI CUSHION 35X55CM – $54.95 | MATHIS THROW 130X150CM – $139.00 | NOLETTE CUSHION 50X50CM – $74.95 | PASCALE CUSHION 50X50CM – $74.95 | TEXTURED DOT QUILT COVER – from $249.00 to $279.00
This is the fun part, all the ground work is done and now its time to dress it up! As you’ll know, we loooooove plants so this is where we start. freedom has the best artificial plants available and they all look so real (and won’t die). We chose to lay a “bouquet” of flowers flat on the dresser and have the orchid stand tall and match the Scandi vibe. A lowboy is a good place to leave some space to put keys, drink bottles and jewellery so we went nice and clean for that. The lighting on show at this store was better than most stores, you can walk in a spacious area and browse the styles comparing them against each other. Again – something for everyone, we found a thin stemmed wooden based lamp that was ideal!
The biggest win on the accessories was the large Fiddle Leaf Fig in a belly basket, that alone got people looking at the room.
FLORA PROTEA 70CM – $16.95 | ROGUE PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID 48CM POTTED PLANT $59.95 | MAI BASKET LARGE – $39.95 | STACKED CANDLE HOLDER 25CM – $16.95 | VECTOR MIRROR $74.95 | JERADA TABLE LAMP – $89.00 | ROGUE FIDDLE LEAF TREE 110CM – $89.00
Click HERE to see a video of our morning at freedom.