New bedroom decor and tour

Over the last few months I have not only moved away from my student house in Norwich but also sold and moved out of my childhood home. All this change called for a fresh start and I decided to work so hard to make my new room perfect for me. I spent a few weeks collecting some new bits from a range of stores (mostly Primark) and finally it is all in place and I couldn’t be happier with how it has turned out. My new room came with inbuilt wooden wardrobes that take up all of one side so I mainly focused on decorating the other side and my bed. I decided to go for a mustard and dark green colour scheme as I thought it would compliment the furniture the best.

BED

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The bed itself is from M&S and I think the neutral headboard colour blends in so well with the heavy wooden furniture. The mattress is also from M&S and it is so comfortable I literally spend hours at work dreaming of getting back into it!

All of the bedding is from Primark which is one of my favourite places to go for homeware. Technically the dotty side of the duvet cover is actually the reverse (on the front there are loads of bright colours and patterns) but I think it is so subtle and cute. The fluffy blanket is so soft when you wrap up it is like having a cuddle from a teddy bear, the only warning I will have about it though is it moults…a lot. At first I thought I was going to go wild with hundreds of cushions but in reality I just put them on the bed probably once a week, when I can be bothered to make my bed, and other than that they sit on the floor. For that reason I went for 2 that I really loved and can easily chuck on the bed as I run out the door in the mornings.

DRAWERS

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Seeing as I don’t have much shelf space I had to limit all my items down to things that I really loved. This record player used to be in our lounge but there wasn’t any room for it in the new house so I decided to adopt it for my room. It is such a beautiful piece and I love the sound it produces. I got the Disney artwork books for Christmas one year and they are so stunning to flick through. Next to that is my scrapbook which I will do a blog post about soon! I couldn’t find a lamp that I liked so I decided to create my own by simply adding some fairy lights to a large mason jar. I think it fits in so well with the theme and lets out the most beautiful light when it is on.

I bought the HAPPY print at a market place in York and the colours could not fit in better with my theme. I love using prints and designs to brighten up any space. Of course I couldn’t have a green theme and not get a plant in there somehow so this fake leaf plant is from Primark and it came with the stunning mustard glass jar. I do want to get some fresh flowers in my room at some point but I don’t seem to have any luck at keeping them alive. For ages I was debating what to fill the empty wall space with but I just couldn’t find any designs that I liked so I decided to make my own. The heart frames are from the British Heart Foundation and I just spray painted them cream. For the design inside I bought some cards with artwork on from the V&A and then used my label maker to print off a quote I love – “she designed a life she loved”. I think they turned out so well and really fit in with the natural/vintage look I am going for.

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I couldn’t be happier with how my room turned out. I am now just waiting on some blinds and I need to finish off my dressing table then it will be perfect!

What are your favourite places to get some room decor?

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University room tour

Moving to university is a big step and it can also be quite scary moving into to a completely new place thats going to be your home. During first year I found it quite hard at first to settle in and, looking back, I think its because I neglected my bedroom a bit and didn’t make it feel like my home. For that reason, going into second year I was determined to make my new room a comfy, bright and homely place that I am happy to call my own little space.

So here is a sneak peak into my university bedroom (I hope you like it!) QUICK DISCLAIMER I am quite a messy person so I was considering completely tidying up my room before this but then I thought it wouldn’t be an accurate representation so please excuse the piles of stuff!

BED DSCF2146.jpgaka my favourite place in the world! I am lucky enough to have a double bed at uni so I wanted to make it cosy but still colourful. The flowery cover is from Primark and all of the cushions are from either Wilkos or Dunelm. I have a fear of hanging pictures above my bed incase they fall off in the night so I chose to put up this tapestry from Ebay to fill up some of the white space.

DESKDSCF2144.jpgI spend a lot of time working at my desk throughout the year so I wanted it to be clear enough to fit my laptop and a cup of tea on but still have everything I might need (printer, pens, paper) in reach. My room came with the desk and the pinboard that I then choose to fill with photos, fake flowers, cards and some jewellery. The copper lights going around it are from Urban Outfitters. I love the wire board from Primark that I use to display some of my polaroid photos and the 3 part frame is from Clinton Cards.

WARDROBE DSCF2147.jpgJust like my desk, the wardrobe came with my room but it was just off white and boring! I filled part of it with photos to make it more bright and fun. The E on the top is from Hobbycraft and I made the marble paper inside of it (something I am thinking of doing a diy post on). The diffuser is Vanilla and Coconut from Primark (it smells so good!) Both of the photo frames I got in tenerife and I made the Up in print inside the first one. The copper dog is from TK Maxx and was a house warming present from my mum!

COSY CORNERDSCF2140.jpgJust like everyone else sometimes I just want a place I can chill and escape to so I made myself a little comfy corner. The photo frame is from Urban Outfitters and I won the flamingo lights at an arcade (best prize ever!) The bean bag I got from a friend but I would 100% recommend getting one for your uni room as they are great places for friends to sit (as well as you obviously!) The stand is from Argos and I’ve got one either side of my bed to store all my random bits and bobs on!

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Taking a photo of a mirror is surprisingly hard so I just thought I would show you my favourite bit on top of it. It is a full length mirror that I got from Wilkos and I just have it leant against my wall. The Mickey ears and sun glasses are both from freshers club night events from earlier this year and the light sign on top I got as a present. I am pretty sure you can get it in Urban Outfitters and its really fun because you can swap out the letters to spell out whatever you like! (Well done sherlock if you spotted my messy bed in the reflection before I made it to take a photo!)

and that is my bedroom! I hope you like it as much as I do! What kind of room decor is your favourite? Are you bright and bold or cool and minimalist?

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