Time for a bedroom update! Back in April I shared the progress I’d made with my rented room and everything it meant to me. I’m so used to living in cluttered, too-small spaces and not really thinking about a design aesthetic. When I lived with my family, I ended up buying extra units from Ikea to store everything without really addressing the problem at hand. I have way too much stuff! I wouldn’t recommend moving to the other side of London like I did, but it was therapeutic to have a fresh start and really try to start editing my possessions. I try to have regular wardrobe clear-outs but after reading The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, I realised that even more of my stuff could be eradicated. I’m talking old nail polishes, boxes for random bits of tech, even board games (for some reason I had a rubix cube that I wasn’t even planning on using). Out of sight, out of mind is my motto and going through boxes resulted in me finding all sorts of things that I didn’t really need to keep, mainly because I’d forgotten about them anyway. I haven’t gone completely minimal as the book advises (I do love organised clutter) but I did recognise that I was holding onto things for the most random reasons. Yes, I do hope to have a home of my own one day, but there’s no need to have a lifetime supply of mugs in my bedroom already. Let’s worry about that when the time comes! Things may not be perfect, I still have a situation under the bed to sort out and have probably kept way too many lipbalms, but at least I now have the right mindset when it comes to getting rid. Plus my new bits and pieces can really shine!
It’s quite interesting to look at my initial home wishlist, I’ve stayed pretty much on track!
So where’s everything from? I do have a little shop at the end of this post (it also seems to function pretty well as a gift guide) but the answer is all over the place! Most of these things have been acquired gradually, so I may have started off with a few cheaper bits from H&M Home and Primark, before adding the odd thing from the likes of Oliver Bonas, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. Etsy is also great for discovering quirky prints and those other little touches that make a room unique (I’ve started to add some favourites to my profile). My tip is to buy anything major on sale (I bought this Urban Outfitters wire bookcase for 60% off last year) and ask for any non-essential purchases to be given as gifts. Now I’m pretty content in terms of accessories. I’m sure my tastes will change over time but this is probably the most sorted my space has ever been.
Shop my bedroom!
My Storage solutions: Sunglasses, Nail polish, Muji Drawers, Urban Outfitters wire unit, plus assorted bits from Tiger, TK Maxx, H&M Home & Ikea!
Have you read the Marie Kondo book and interpreted it in a similar, not-so-literal way? If you have questions about where anything is from, then tweet me or let me know in the comments!