I spend a lot of time browsing Bloglovin and reading millions of other people’s blogs and scrolling through Instagram looking at how beautiful people’s bathrooms/ workspace/ bedside table and other areas look. I then look at my own space and wonder how anyone can possibly have all their stuff hidden away to make everywhere look so neat/ uncluttered.
I know I have way way way way too much stuff, everywhere in my flat stuff is pouring out despite my constant Spring/ Autumn/ Every damn day clean outs. I have a two bedroom flat to myself and still have every ounce of space filled. This is perhaps one of the reasons why nowhere in my flat will ever have that perfect Instagram look. You know the one where on your dressing table you just have a little marble trinket box, a high end candle and a bottle of pretty looking perfume arranged beautifully.
I used to aspire that my space would look like that but then I gave up. I bloody love all my stuff and like everyone else I work hard to be able to afford that hundredth lipstick that I totally need, or that thousandth bottle of shower gel just because Lush pulled me in with their pretty smells that clouded my judgement. When I look around my space it’s never dirty and it’s rarely messy but due to the sheer amount of stuff it’s never going to look perfect.
My other issue is my beauty collection, it’s pretty much out of control. It is almost impossible to make it look ‘pretty’. I have so much stuff and even after buying new storage for it/ having a clear out, there’s still so much stuff. The photo I have taken below is only a small collection of what I have as I have drawers and units full of more stuff. I don’t know how people keep everything looking so amazing. Most of the time I just brush it off and remind myself that what you see on Instragram is only what someone wants you to see, it isn’t necessarily what it is like all the time. I.E there might piles of washing on the floor, or half of their stuff has just been moved, but it still makes me think ‘Come on how can I get my space to look like that?’
My walls also follow along the same theme, I love photographs, inspirational words on postcards and canvases showcasing my favourite movies/ brands etc. I have multiple photo frames which have my festival wristbands from over the years, wall hangers and everything else you can think of. I love making trips to places like The Range, Primark Home, H&M, Wilkinsons, Ikea….. the list goes on and stocking up on cushions, photo frames, trinkets and other homely things.
My obsession with art at the moment means that pretty much every time my dad comes round he has something to put up. Yes I know I could do it myself but as I’m in a new build flat where there are wires, pipes and metalwork etc behind every wall so my dad has to use his little machine before he puts anything up and damned if I’m putting a nail in just in case! Canvas artwork, photo frames and everything else you can think of sits on my walls and it’s crazy. Sometimes I look round and wonder how I amassed so much stuff in just 26 years!