Updated Creative Bedroom Tour
Today I’m sharing some updated room photos for those of you who have been enjoying my University Room Tour video.
As I graduated from uni and moved back home (with a van full of stuff… oops, thanks for the lift Dad), the room in the video, sadly, is no more. However, all the stuff I showed you has been rearranged and now adorns the walls of my home bedroom. I decided to do this as a blog post rather than a new video, as the contents of the room are pretty much the same, just with a few changes and additions (such as the lace ceiling drapes, levitating lamp-shades and cute clothes rail). The beautiful lace curtains pictured above are from IKEA.
My favourite thing about my bedroom here is the huge window, which lets in the afternoon sunshine until sunset. I’ve tried to show this in the photos but even they don’t really do it justice – the whole room glows and sometimes I just stand in the doorway and watch it for a while (I think I have too much spare time).
Here’s what I like to think of as ‘the main wall’, on which I re-used the patchwork wallpaper samples from my previous room. I decided to keep the shelves just for trinkets and decorative stuff, and put away my books and DVDs. This was just because personally I don’t have a lot of books, and I prefer the look of these pastel coloured knick-knacks to my DVD cases – but I’m sure if you’re a bookworm with lots and lots of books they would also compliment this theme! And yes, I still have my One Direction poster on the back of my door. 22 still counts as teenage.
Something I have changed since moving home is my clothes storage. Whereas before, I had all my clothes on a rail in the wardrobe, my cupboard here has slots for shelves. I have found that it is a better use of space to keep other stuff stacked up in there, and have my clothes out on an open hanging rail, which I bought from Dunelm for about £25. I also thought it was a bit of a shame to keep these lovely pretty dresses hidden away when they match my room so nicely 🙂 I got these coat hangers from TK Maxx because they come in LOADS of pastel colours, have a velvety finish which grips onto even the floatiest of tops, and they are very thin and lightweight in comparison to wooden ones. This is great because it means I can fit more stuff on my rail. And there’s nothing more annoying than those shiny wooden hangers which your clothes slip off of. I recently topped up my collection with the hangers from Primark (hint: they are pretty much the same as the TK Maxx ones, but half the price – the only challenge is finding some in the right colours to match).
Going to round off the post with some night-time photos. If I could only give one piece of advice to someone thinking of redecorating, it’d be that lighting can change everything. I hardly ever use the main light in my room, preferring my lamp, or some fairylights. It sets a much nicer mood in your space and gives a more flattering finish when lit from the side, rather than from above. I also find that lighting around your mirror gives a more even light to use when applying make up – both pretty and practical.
If you have any questions about where I got something from which I haven’t mentioned, feel free to ask me in the comments 🙂 I was going to write everything out, but then realised the list would probably be as long as the post itself, and it’s nearly my bed time.
Love Marie x