Thursday, 10 September 2015

Bedroom Tour - Where the Magic Doesn't Happen

Hey Beauty Nerds!

These past few weeks, I've been gradually plummeting into a black hole of debt in a bid to redecorate my room. As a sort of "all or nothing" type of person, it's not been enough for me to invest in the paint one month, the bed the next and then the decorations after that. Nope: I bought the lot all at once. I'm not going to lie though, it's been totally worth it. I may be penniless, but at least I have that new rug from Ikea now, right?

I'm actually super proud of myself. My room, as a result of being a failing 20-something that still lives in the cradle that is the family home, is small. It's the box room, so I didn't have much space to work with, but goddamnit I was determined to make the most out of the space! In hindsight, had I known I'd make a blog post about this, I would have taken some before photos to be compared to the photos I'm posting, but as you're all probably a very imaginative and creative bunch, I'm sure you can just envision yourself the level of improvement that's happened to this tiny, little space over the last few weeks. 

The vibe I was looking for was for a cosy, shabby chic space and this is what I came up with: 

I mean, UGH! RIGHT?! Isn't it cosy?! Aren't you jelly?! I started out with a vision in my head as to what I wanted and this just totally surpassed all of my expectations...I think it's the bedding. Just in case any of you haven't vomited at the pictures and are also looking for decoration inspo, here is everything I purchased (links included where possible):

Paint: For my feature wall I wanted to go pink, which is an unusual choice for me as pink isn't one of my favourite colours. I didn't want something bright and "girly", I was looking for something deep, matte and muted that was still going to look feminine, which lead me to find Dulux's Raspberry Diva. The name alone was enough to sell it to me, to be honest. For the remaining walls, as well as the two units, I used Dulux's Almond White.
Bed: I'd had it in my mind that I wanted an ivory, metal-framed bed for a while and so I was going to stop at nothing to make sure I got my hands on one. The issue I faced was that my room is really just that little bit too small to have a double, so I had to go hunting for a small double. Luckily, Argos has a really nice selection of small doubles and, major bonus, they also had the bed I chose on sale! BOOM!

Bedding: Dunelm Mill saved me when it came to bedding. I wanted floral patterned sheets because the walls are so plain and didn't want the room to look too bland. The awesome thing about these sheets is that as they have so many shades of pink, they go with the raspberry wall beautifully without being too matchy-matchy. 

Wardrobe door trinkets: These were, honest to god, £1 each from The Range. I couldn't believe it when I found them, I thought I'd read the price wrong. My final goal for this room is to replace the two wooden wardrobe doors for mirrored ones, which means that I'll have to find another place for these little things when that time comes, but for now I think they look super cute hanging on the handles.

Lamp: The recurring decorations in my room are roses and hearts. I saw so many lamps with butterflies and things on them, which were super cute, but weren't really what I was looking for. Whilst I was in Dunelm, I wandered over to the lighting section and found this lovely little lamp for £13 and snapped it straight up.

Flower pot and flowers: The Range strikes again! God, that place is SO good! Seriously nerds, if you're thinking of redecorating and you don't want to spend an arm and a leg, find your nearest store and go. I bought the pot and the flowers separately, but I don't think I spent more than £8 on the lot.

Rug: I was originally planning on waiting to get a rug and, in all seriousness, that was the one thing I was willing to wait for, except on a trip to Ikea, I saw this faux sheepskin rug for £10 and thought it was too good an opportunity to pass up. Is it the best quality? Nope, but it looks pretty nice and is the perfect size for the remaining floor space I have between my bed and my wardrobe. The only thing that kinda peeved me was that it didn't stick to the floor very well and so I had to buy some gripping to put underneath it to stop myself from slipping on it and crashing into my wardrobe. 

Makeup storage: The faux rattan storage pots and boxes came from Amazon. They're really inexpensive and are really easy to keep clean as they're plastic. The clear containers also came from Amazon, thought I got the larger ones from Home Sense (another awesome place you should definitely visit!).

Fairy lights: I was going to buy some floral fairy lights on Amazon, but I took a trip to The Range and saw these little beauties for £6. Aren't they cute? They're battery operated, so you don't have to worry about plugging them in and are actually pretty bright. 

If you like the bed-side table and makeup cabinet, prepare to be disappointed because I have no clue where either of those came from. Everything else you can see in the photos are things I owned prior to my money-snatching, redecorating adventure began.