It’s official, it’s 2018, the beginning of a new year and for some, an entirely new chapter. I’ve purposely tried to avoid reflecting on the past year because honestly, it has probably been the worst year I’ve had. In fact, I don’t think most people in my life are aware of the circumstances I have been in; dealing with my 4-year relationship breaking down, becoming estranged from my family, and dealing with homelessness. It has been seriously tough on my mental health. But as said, 2018 is a new chapter for me. Following my birthday, I will be moving to a new place! I found a nice flat share with some lovely girls in hopes I’ll reinvent my social life and save money for exciting travel adventures (watch this space!). So, in good moving-out fashion, I’ve bought a few home wear pieces to make my pad a little more homely.
I had to start somewhere, so let’s kick this one out of the way. I purchased a Double Supersoft Duvet along with some pillows from Primark. It’ll be the first time that I have a double bed all to myself, which I’m super excited for. Though I know I’ll probably end up using the extra space to store unfolded clothes and laptop, as I’m sure other lazy 20 somethings do. So to counteract that, and considering the space in the room, I’ve decided the bed should be the natural centrepiece of the room. This means keeping the bed clean and tidy, the foundation and focal point of my minimalistic theme. I’m sure this white marble duvet cover set (£11) will do the trick.
Originally, I wanted pure white but I realised that would be a big risk for a messy person like myself. So I figured a white marble pattern would somewhat counteract the view of any visible stains whilst setting up the perfect theme for my room. Also, the duvet is reversible with a hexagonal pattern on the other side, allowing me to switch up my theme when desired. Another ode for me to stop spending money when I get bored of my surroundings!
I’m that person that loves to have decorative pillows on my bed, even when they serve little to no purpose. So to go alongside the theme, I have purchased 2 cushions in a charcoal satin material (£6). They are super soft and I think they’ll give a luxurious feel to the bedroom. And maybe, just maybe, it’ll force me to make my bed in the morning. Alongside this, I also bought this fake potted plant. I think the metallic rose gold colour breaks up the room amazingly and adds to that minimalistic yet expensive feel, while the pop of greenery brings back some life into the room. I’m sure I read somewhere that having plants is supposed to make you feel happier, and while I think this is true, I’m just happy it’s not a real one! I’m not great with responsibility.
Hangers are a mundane yet necessary item when moving into a new place, but I’m still quite particular at making sure even the smallest of things fit my decor. I also really appreciate how small minute details can make a living experience feel so much slicker, like ensuring all hangers are unbroken, match or how well they work. I know it sounds ridiculous when I say it aloud, but I’m sure you know what I mean. So I purchased these 10 Non-Slip Hangers in a pink shade with rose gold hooks. The soft fabric matches perfectly with the cushions and the hooks match the metallic elements of my theme. I also thought £4 for ten fabricated hangers was actually a good deal, even though I’m very aware of the fact I have more than 10 items of clothing. Sue me.
For the time being, I’m happy with the items I have purchased. I’m yet to collect the remainder of my stuff from my parent’s house which will add to the additional content of the room, such as my makeup storage and desk. I may purchase some fairy lights for additional decor and to add some warmth to my new room. But with my plans for this year, I’m looking at trying to narrow down my possessions so I can live a slightly less cluttered life. I look forward to being able to have a get-up-and-go travel attitude, as I know moving into this new place will allow me to save more money than I have been able to previously.
On that note, I look forward to seeing where 2018 will take me. Do you have any exciting plans this year?
Let me know,