So, in my last post, I had bought a bunch of homeware in preparation for moving into my new place, an all-female house share. I was really excited about creating a ‘minimalist theme’, both in general design of the room (featuring nude shades and gold accents) and in my attitude to clutter and organisation. Yes, simple things bring me pleasure.
It has been a month since I moved into my new place, and figured it was time to actually update you and show how all that has worked out. There are a few extra additions in here, and I really would like your professional opinion and recommendations on a few things! So lets kick this thing off…
Marble themed Bedding
I mentioned in my last post that even though I love white bedding, I was wary because I’m a messy person and I’m scared of stains. Despite this, I thought having patterned white bedding would provide me with enough incentive to keep my bed clean and ensure I stay consistent with having a clutter-free room. It started off strong, but I’ve dealt with several illnesses this month which has meant eating in my room occasionally… which has meant stains… which has meant very frequent washing of my bedding. So admittedly, it has been a little bit more hassle than I anticipated! On one hand though, there’s nothing better than freshly washed sheets, so I’m in a bit of a conundrum.
Shelving & Frames
This wooden shelf is almost directly above my bed, a clear focal point of my room, and so I wanted it to be a decorative statement piece of my theme. Inspired by Pinterest, I thought recreating a layered free-standing frame look in my room was the way forward. So, I found several picture frames in Tiger for dirt cheap, opting for two rustic gold frames and a larger sized black frame, both perfectly tieing into the charcoal colours of the bedding. People have asked about the artwork inside the frames, but they just came with the frame as standard. I could pop in my own pictures but I think the illustrations are quirky and provide a bit of character!
I had also bought some Firefly/fairy lights, which were originally going to wrap around the walls of my bed. However, I didn’t have any way of sticking them down, so I wrapped them around the frames to further accentuate the focal point of the room. I’m willing to experiment and would love to know your thoughts on whether or not I should change the placement of them? I’m also aware the symmetry of the shelf is off because of the singular potted plant, I’ve considered buying another but I’m concerned there’s not a lot of room to fit everything on. It’s truly a first world problem and would love to know your thoughts here.
On top of my set of drawers is my make up station. Nothing too exciting, aside from a bunch of beauty products and this white bordered mirror which I got from Wilkinsons. Again, I could hang this up but I like the look of freestanding frames, and as an exceptionally short person, this would serve me no purpose. I received these amazing cat ear gold headphones for Christmas which are gorgeous, but they’re completely impracticable, so they sit nicely on my mirror as a decorative piece for the time being. Have to get that gold in somewhere.
I seem to have a lot of these ‘accidentally theme-fitting’ items. Take my River Island bag, which I received for Christmas, and silk robe, that are hung over rose gold hangers on my wardrobe. Intentionally placed but not intentionally bought, I promise.
That concludes my room tour! Personally, I’m impressed with how well it has turned out and how at home I feel already. I was really hesitant at first living in shared accommodation, considering I was fortunate to have my own apartment previously, but it has been the best decision. But that’s a whole other blog post for another day.
Let me know what you think of my room and what things you think I should change. I’d love to know your thoughts.