This time next month, we will be packing up our things and moving out of our small flat in Southampton, into our new 2 bedroom house! As myself and Glenn have now both finished our degrees, we decided to move a little closer to home and a little closer to Exeter, which is where Glenn will continue studying to become a primary school teacher! I’m very excited to be moving back to Somerset, near to my family and friends and back to fields and tractors (OK maybe not tractors, they make getting anywhere a nightmare!), but the things I am most looking forward to is having more space. At present, we live in a small flat which is one of 4 that were made from a terraced house. We have a living room and kitchenette, and a bedroom, which has a tiny room with the toilet and shower in – it’s so small, the sink is in our bedroom! It really has been perfect for us over the last three years, being near to our Univeristy, the train station and much cheaper than staying in halls, but we both feel we have definitely outgrown it and we are looking forward to having a a bigger and extra bedroom, a garden, a separate kitchen and a driveway and garage! As you can image, my head has been filled with lots of ideas and plans for our house, and I can’t wait to start implementing them and making it into our home!
We collect the keys on the 1st of June, and officially move in on the 25th, so it means I have a while before I can go into interior designer mode and run riot around the rooms, but until then, I want to share with you my ideas and inspirations for each room in the house, and maybe it can inspire you to add a little something to one of your rooms!
First up is this bedroom. At the moment, our bedroom is crammed – a double bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, bookcase and then the sink are all squeezed into a tiny space, leaving not much room for walking let alone relaxing, reading a book and doing my hair and makeup! In our new house, we have a spacious room with a large window that lets in lots of sunlight and looks out onto the garden. Luckily, myself and Glenn have similar tastes when it comes to interiors, and so ‘Shabby Chic’ was a trend we were inevitably going to go with!
Our colour scheme is made up of a base colour, which will be a light grey and two accent colours which will be rose and mint green. I wanted to keep the room light and airy and I think these colours will do that without it looking too boring.
The image of the bunting and the empty frames is actually from my bedroom as the moment. I bought all three from Urban Outfitters and they also have a mint green frame, which I’m going to have to buy at some point!
I am desperate to have a small dressing table in my bedroom, with a small mirror and lots of space to have all my accessories, makeup and perfume out. I have so many bits and bobs that I never use because I can’t see them! You can buy this one from here.
As soon as I saw this rose print duvet set from Argos, I reserved it and picked it up the very next day! It’s beautiful and fits perfectly with the colour scheme.
The wardrobe and bedside table are from the Aspelund range from IKEA. I admit, IKEA has always been one of those brands that I thought was expensive but bad quality, but I was pleasantly surprised when we made a visit the other day, and I fell in love with the white-wash effect and the little details at the bottom. I wanted furniture that would look amazing but not be too overpowering and this set does just that!
It wouldn’t be a bedroom if it didn’t have some kind of pretty fairy lights and these rose effect ones are perfect for adding that little bit of luxury. They fit with the colour scheme and also reflect the pattern on the duvet set!
Finally, my love for film cameras is something that has grown over the last few years and I have now have a very small collection, which I want to show off and not keep hidden away in a bag somewhere! I plan to display them on a small shelf, near to my display of Instax images.
What do you want to do in your bedroom? Are you decorating at the moment? What is your favourite part of your bedroom? Let me know!