I’ve had my heart set on creating a gallery wall since I used to babysit for some people back when I was fifteen. All up on the wall as you climbed their staircase was an intricate and detailed gallery wall – packed with prints and family photographs. I loved it. It was unique to their home and showed them off as a family ~ photos of them, their style and personality represented on a wall.
And I became obsessed with this concept. Of sticking a tonne of different sized and mismatched prints and photographs in quirky frames onto a wall and standing back to dust one’s hands off whilst staring at what you had made. This didn’t become a feasible concept for me until my parents moved house last summer and I had a whole new room to play around with, one that didn’t have hints of fifteen year old me and her questionable tastes.
I wish I had a house that I could just fill with things. There is nothing I love more than browsing Home Sense, trawling through Next Home catalogue, clicking through Urban Outfitters ‘Apartment’ section. I can also be found flicking through Ideal Home (would love a subscription to that hun for Christmas) or researching the gorgeous furniture shops Glasgow has to offer. I’m quite a long way off having a place to call my own (I’m a nineteen year old student for reference) but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream.
Or buy lots of random bits of furniture to hold in her parents loft or cram into her bedroom. This may or may not be happening, I can’t commit to anything. I’ve had so much fun with interiors in 2017, with moving into the new house meaning I had a new bedroom to ravage.
I bloody love autumn so I’ve been updating my bedroom for autumn. Any excuse to twirl around the flat in a blanket like a cape. Whilst my student bedroom might not be the prettiest on the eyes (*cough* grotesque curtain *cough* brown carpet, yes a brown carpet), I have been trying my best to keep it feeling ~ stylish ~ and very me like.
Yes, I just kind of called myself stylish. I wish that so-called stylish me could see current me wearing pyjama bottoms and a bright purple sweatshirt, very fashun. But since it is autumn I wanted to spruce things up a little so with a bit of help from TJ Hughes, voila, we have the finished results. I hadn’t heard of TJ Hughes until they got in touch but they are basically a huge discount department store – there is everything and more on their website. I was lucky enough to get to choose a few pieces and smash them together to do my room over for autumn.
I went shopping the first week I was back in Glasgow to spice up my life and buy lots of lovely new bits from my room. Our flat is a tenement flat and I really wanted to make my room as comfortable and “me” as possible so that it felt like home. Most of the furniture is black which I’m not overly keen on, the wardrobe is a bit rank and I didn’t have a lamp so I was facing a bit of a challenge on my hands.
Having a space I feel safe and happy in is so important to me, I love curling up with a book or binge watching Suits with candles burning and a good blanket. I do that all the time at home so I needed this space to be like that too. Cue a double SAAS loan and a couple of good friends to help carry stuff, I embarked on said quest. I’m gonna do this post by shops as I visited a good few and in case you wanna snap anything up.
Moving house this summer was a pretty big milestone and I spent the latter half of my university break curating my new bedroom to my tastes. Luckily the walls were already painted an off-white/very light green colour which I love as it is so nice and bright. The carpet was also fairly new and is just plain sand coloured. Whilst I would prefer floorboards and a big fluffy rug, I’m glad it is a carpet that suits me and isn’t going to ruin the look I’m aiming for with the room.
I love being nosy and seeing inside other people’s homes. Not only does it satisfy the nosy Nora inside of me, but it provides inspiration for my own projects. Everyone has different tastes but it is really interesting seeing lots of little bits that inspire you and trying to blend them together to fit you.