Over recent years, I've realised that I have a bit of a thing for interiors and decor. As I touched on in this post, design has been something I loved as a teen, but it just seemed to get swept under the carpet as I headed towards my twenties.
Since moving back home last year, I've both tried to make my room a place that I enjoy being in and struggled with space issues. As you can imagine, the latter hinders the former quite significantly! But, I've done my best and have become quite pleased with my little abode.
So, with that in mind, I though I'd share with you my take on interiors and the inspirations that have gotten me here. There are a few things I love about my room and most of them come from my rather quirky way of styling!
I always tend to keep flowers by my bed. I know it can be frowned upon, but I love waking up to beautiful blooms and they add a certain level of brightness to my room on days where we're struggling for sun! Pinks are my favourite, but I do tend to go with other brights every now and again. I'm excited to get some Peonies back in my life, as soon as the middle of spring approaches!
It seems that I've (unintentionally) matched my makeup and beauty bags to my bedding. I got this collection of stripes and spots for Christmas to house my make up, brushes (in this) and some skincare products (in this) and I'm still so in love with them. Unfortunately the spotted one is sold out online, but I've now fallen in love with this print too!
When it came to my bedding, I really wasn't sure what sort of look I wanted to go for. I got these gorgeous cushion covers from the ElemenOPillows shop on Etsy and it took me forever to decide on the prints and colours, but I'm more than pleased with the ones I chose.
So, already having these, it was tough to know whether to choose a plain or printed duvet set - so I got both! My printed set is probably my fave, but I also have a plain set with a black Oxford stripe too, which coincidentally, Tilly and I found we had gotten at the same time!
Now, not everything in my room is that bright and effortless. Space is still a huge issues, which means I end up storing things in strange places or doubling up on my furnitures functionality! If I could insert that cute little monkey emoji covering his eyes or giggling here, I so would. It would be quite apt!
As does any girl obsessed with fashion (and now home decor and design), I have a whole load of magazines. Yet, they have no real home at the moment. I have a vision of a lovely bookcase housing them all (plus my hundreds of books that are currently away safely in storage) in our future home. But for now, underneath my television table and on top of my wardrobe shall just have to do!
And whilst I'm on the subject, we should take about my combos. The first being pink alcohol stored with shoes and the second being Jane Austen in with the scarfs. Now I know both of these look a little odd, but I really hate having too much stuff out on display. I like things to be away neatly in their place.
So, I had to find a place for both my pink drinks and Vintage Classics Jane Austen collection. And I did. I love shoes, so I thought they'd be a nice home for my Pinky Vodka and Moet & Chandon Rose whilst they're waiting to be opened - I'm not taking part in Dry January as such, but I'm sipping alcohol sparingly for a while, so these shall stay at bay for just a while longer.
And for Jane Austen? I had a little space on the shelf, so it just made sense!
Hanging up, I tend to keep only my jackets, jumpers and shirts. Dresses are stored separately and my separates have been banished to under-the-bed storage boxes for now. It's really not easy styling with such little space, but I'm getting the hang of it!
Do you suffer with similar space issues? How have you made the best out of a far-from-ideal situation?