I spend a lot of time in my bedroom. I guess I never got out of my moody teenager phase where I sulked in my room for hours on end. Living in flatmates in an apartment with no living room means that my room is my only place to chill out whilst at home I prefer the muted tones of my bedroom to relax as I can be alone.
Having a peaceful bedroom is really important to me due to the amount of time I spend in there. I get stressed out and overwhelmed super easily so having a place to be by myself and feel content is literally what I need. Yorkshire Linen challenged me to think about what a ‘peaceful’ bedroom means to me and share a few tips in case you feel like you’re lacking in the peaceful department.
Whilst my university bedroom, as I’ve mentioned many a time before, is the pits, there are some changes that can be made to even the most dire of rooms to freshen them up for spring. So whilst I should be revising for my impending exams in the next few weeks I am instead thinking about all the things I can and can’t do to my bedroom.
Interior blogs are my absolute favourite at the moment and I am feeling really inspired by the likes of Apartment Number 4 and Rush & Teal. I’m in no position to have a home as gorgeous as the ones I see floating around my Instagram but I can make tiny subtle changes which start from as cheap as £1.89. Lets discuss how we can freshen up our bedrooms shall we?
If you’ve ever lived in a student flat/most rentals, you’ll know how un-appealing they are. Why do landlords think there is nothing sexier than a brown carpet? Our current flat is in a lovely location and has a lot of potential but thanks to the aforementioned brown carpet, darkness thanks to the single window facing north, an abundance of Ikea furniture and a very fetching purple and black curtain, it’s not so cute.
I wish to god I could rip up the carpet and see the floorboards underneath, get rid of the ugly blind and replace a couple of bits of furniture. But mucking around with interiors is one of my favourite things to do in my spare time so despite the dire beginnings, I’ve worked my little space into something I’m kind of proud of.
I’ve already done a feature on my gallery wall but I’ve added quite a few new pieces to my bedroom at home since the previous room tour. Basically I went wild with my Christmas money and spent most of it on new pieces of furniture. Interiors is one of the biggest things I fell in love with in 2017 and being able to explore my own style was been so much fun.
Through hours of Pinterest trawling and devouring my favourite interior blogs (such as Apartment Number 4), I’ve noticed I’ve developed my own interior style. I gravitate towards anything involving a botanical print, the colour green and items with a novelty twist. I like a mix of modern and antique, think a NYC apartment smashed with an Edinburgh townhouse. Interiors are definitely something I want to explore in 2017, I’m going to spruce up my dark hole of a room at university and keep adding to my gallery wall.
Embracing my love of interiors is something I’ve been doing a lot recently. Since my parents moved house in the summer of 2017, I got the chance to add to things into my room, buy the random pieces of furniture, hang the prints on the wall and it was amazing. Since developing my own style and perusing many a Pinterest board, I’ve released I often hone in the same few places to shop interiors.
Buying homeware isn’t always necessarily cheap ~ and there is nothing worse than your fave blogger banging on about ‘affordable’ furniture from West Elm. As dreamy as West Elm is, it is out of range of a lot of our budgets (out of mine certainly), so I’ve turned to other online spots for dreamy interior styles.