Tuesday, 7 July 2015

CREATING MY DREAM BEDROOM (with a LOT of help from pinterest!)


I moved back to my home town of Preston last Saturday, after five amazing, unforgettable years in Sheffield. It's been a week now, and slowly but surely I am readjusting to life back under my parents roof. Pro's: <3 MY MUMS COOKING <3 (If I could insert the heart eye emoji here I would) and no more of my precious wages spent on things like mundane things like rent, council tax, sky, you get my drift. Con's: EVERY time I leave the house it's like the Spanish Inquisition. 'Where are you going?' 'When are you going to be home?' 'Do you want any tea tonight?', and it's the same the morning after a night out, 'how was last night?' 'Who was out?' 'Where did you go?' I mean, I know my parents are only trying to be nice but PLEASE let me be hungover in peace. I should have made it more clear how serious I am about nobody making conversation with me before 10am.

Anyway another huge PRO is that I get to refurnish my old bedroom! Well, technically it's my oldest brothers room. He drew the short straw and got the smaller room when we were younger, and then when I moved away for uni he upgraded to my bedroom, but now he is in the army and living down south so it's back to being my room! I have got my work cut out because every drawer is full of Japanese manga comics and the walls are currently covered in Game of Thrones posters :| Oh and I also found a massive fucking sword under the bed the other day, and a light sabre in the cupboard....Riiiiiiiight then, each to their own I guess.  I should hold a car boot sale for all his junk because I feel like it's probably worth a lot of money, but for now I'll just leave it to my Mum to put into storage and let me get on with creating the bedroom of my dreams.

I have decided to go for a neutral theme.  The base colours will be off-white, oatmeal, beige, grey and perhaps a few accents of gold. I want it to look homely and relaxing but with a modern twist, which I will attempt to create using accessories. I want texture, and lot's of it! Fairy lights, contemporary prints mixed with my own favourite photographs, cable knit, Mongolian fur, and of course a HUGE full length mirror. Oh, and I NEED the green fig diffuser and room spray from Marks and Spencer (very specific) to keep my room smelling delicious at all time.

Of course, where else would I have got my inspiration from other than Pinterest! It's so easy to lose track of time and day on that website, I hate to think how many hours I have spent trawling through the extravagant homes, each room bursting with the most beautiful home decor I have ever seen. (And then crying myself to sleep over the pathetic budget my mum has given me to redesign mine.. Has she never heard of Pinterest? Does she not realise that anything under £2m is clearly insufficient?!) I can't be the only girl who has seriously contemplating giving up on my career path and going into interior design! That website does terrible things to me. Anyway, I have put together a little montage of affordable home decor that I want to incorporate into my own bedroom. I have already purchased the 'C' light! Mine is more of a rust colour though, and my bedding is more browny than the one pictured.

Here is a bit of inspiration I have got from Pinterest. My pin boards are absolutely CHOCKER with 'bedroomspo' (that's a thing, ok) so I have narrowed it down to my three faves.

I will be sure to upload a blog when my room is done. Perhaps even a vlog....

Hello MTV and welcome to my crib!

Photos taken from Pinterest

1 comment:

  1. Oh myyyy, I NEED that light-up C too - where oh where can I find it?

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx