Today is something a little bit different for me, so I hope you'll bear with me in this series as I've never written anything like this before! Like I mentioned in my last post, I moved into my flat in Stirling at the end of May and since then my flatmate Erin and I have been working hard to transform our flat into a 'pinterest worthy' home for ourselves.
This series will be documenting all the little things (and big things) we've done to make our flat look more aesthetically pleasing. As our flat is rented, like most students, it's simple things that have made a huge impact, meaning that they will be easy to replicate if you so wish!
This post is going to be all about my bedroom, which is something that I struggled with. My bedroom is an odd size, meaning it was difficult to find storage solutions that would fit. I decided to give my flatmate the bigger room, as she's from Aberdeen meaning that she can't go home that often and stay in her own room. Whereas, I'm only 30 minutes from Stirling, so having a smaller room didn't bother me as I can go home whenever I wish!
STAGE 1: MOVING IN
The previous tenants were two guys, so clearly there wasn't a lot of decoration before we moved in! The first thing I did was take the chest of drawers and give them to Erin. They were too wide for the room and I decided I would rather buy my own and make the room look bigger. The fitted wardrobes were a life saver as it meant I didn't have a huge wardrobe taking up anymore space. When I first moved in, I turned the bed round as I didn't like it on the side.
Now, let's take a look at what my room looked like up until last week!
STAGE 2: ORIGINAL ROOM IDEAS
Originally, I decided I wanted my room to be monochrome and copper, a theme we have throughout our whole flat.
Happy Pillow- Asda Living
Triangle Pillow- Next
Mirror- Not sure
Side table- Not ours, came with flat
Copper Pyramid- TKMAXX
Heart Jars (Can't really see them here)- B&M
|Copper Tubs- TKMAXX|
Head scarf- LUSH
So as you can see, I turned my bed so that the frame was facing the door. I liked it this way, but still felt as if my room felt tiny. Although there was space at the bottom of my bed and the side, I wasn't happy with it. I also had no storage drawers meaning that my stuff looked messy and unorganised. I loved all of my decorations but I felt as if it wasn't me. My Gran then took me out to Braehead and I totally changed my theme and decided that I would make it copper, floral and white. My reasoning was that it would make my room look bigger as it would be lighter. After a few trips to IKEA with my Gran and my parents, I finally had everything I needed.
STAGE 3: TOTAL ROOM MAKEOVER
|The new, decluttered entry to my room|
|Lamp- As before|
Wooden Crates- IKEA
|Bedding- Harry Corry|
Stitch- Disney Store
LED J- Ross (America's version of TKMAXX)
Fairy Lights- Homebase
|Malm Drawers with Mirror- IKEA|
Canvas- Harry Corry
Copper pots- As before
|THE FINISHED PRODUCT|