While I don’t spend as much time actually sleeping as I’d like I do spend a quite a bit of time in my bedroom from getting ready in the morning and doing my make up to packing for holidays and laying in bed watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother.
I’m a huge fan of the minimalistic/ rustic feel of rooms that I am always seeing on Pinterest but the look just doesn’t suit my style. I have a lot of things, including a lot of what would be classed as knick-knacks, and my room is never going to have that feel and I’m okay with it. Despite looking like it’s just been thrown together I have spent quite a bit of time working out certain bits of my room to make sure it’s perfect for my needs, so here are my favourite bits of my bedroom.
Before a few months’ ago I had a lot of bedding but they all came from places like Primark/ Asda/ Argos, the kind where you pay a bargain £15-25 for a king sized duvet cover in pretty fancy patterns. For years’ this worked well for me until I splurged on some Habitat 300 thread count bedding and I now can’t go back. There’s not as much choice in 300 thread count bedding so I went for a block grey colour which came with the king sized duvet cover and a pair of pillowcases for about £100 (I know I’d never have thought about spending as much on bedding before), then I bought two 300 thread count black pillows from Amazon and a deep black fitted sheet from Very in the same thread count and my bed feels like a cloud to sleep on. Having the additional thread count keeps it cool in the warmer months, keeps the heat in during the winter and it feels so soft I want to snuggle up in it even more.
My artwork wall
I absolutely love artwork from little postcards with pictures on to inspirational quotes. I have a lot of things adorning my walls but I am really happy with my little artwork corner which lines a space by my window. There’s a whole bunch of greetings and postcards which sit in black frames but my favourite one is a foil print from Etsy which reads ‘New York Is Always A Good Idea’. Along with my inspiration posts, there’s also an Ikea photo frame which has some photos of me and my friends, and I just think this is such a fun area of my room.
I’ve struggled with getting up in the mornings for a long time, I am a night owl and not a morning person. My boyfriend though has to get up for work sometime between 5 and 6am depending where he’s working so we generally go to bed earlier meaning I wanted to start getting up earlier in the mornings. I find myself more productive in the mornings, things are quieter and if I want to work out this is generally the best time, but I used to always just fall straight back asleep after he got up to go to work which is why I invested in a Lumie clock. I’ll be doing a separate post on this sometime soon but basically what it does is stimulate’s a sunrise so for the half an hour before my alarm goes off I am naturally woken up as opposed to abruptly by an alarm. It’s definitely one of my favourite focus’ in my bedroom.
I absolutely love going to festivals and back when I was 18 I used to wear all my wristbands but they got horrible and I had way too many so I started creating some artwork to showcase them. These frames house all the wristbands I’ve had from festivals (although annoyingly a few didn’t give material ones- dang!) I think they look awesome on the wall especially when festivals choose bright colours or funky designs, and it’s definitely a talking point for anyone who see’s them.