Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A peek into my new bedroom...


I've been wanting to do a room tour post for so so long now; but honestly, I am the most untidy person you will ever meet. It's so rare that my room is tidy, and it's only due to the fact that I have spent the past 4 days tidying, building new furniture, moving things around and having a big clear out that i'm doing this post. I felt like it needed a change, I wasn't making the best of the space I have with it's previous layout and I think it looks so much bigger and prettier now!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been to Ikea twice this past weekend (and ended up spending a lotttt more than originally planned - the home furnishings section just screams my name!) so i've had a bit of a make-over. I'll be babbling on a lot in this post so if you can't be bothered to read, feel free to just scroll and enjoy the pretty pictures! (I think the colour effect makes them look so dreamy haha).

So yeah, I went back to a single bed. It's just given me tonnes more room and it's rare that I have people to sleep round anyway. I purchased the Ikea HEMNES DAY BED, and it's described as "a sofa, a single bed, a bed for two and storage in one piece of furniture" and it's THE perfect bed, i'd so recommend downsizing if you don't have much floor space! The three drawers are huge and the whole thing pulls out to create a kingsize bed. I have two mattresses piled on top of each other just in case, and you simply slide it onto the trundle. I doubt i'll ever use it as a double bed, but it's there if I need it. It was pretty pricey at £260, and you have to buy 2 mattresses which are £60-£100 each. So worth it though, look how pretty it is!


I went a bit mad with new cushions too. The lovely thing about this bed is in the day time, you can put cushions round the edge and use it as a sofa. I got 2 x EMMIE PARLA, an EMMIE STRA and a few other plain cushions which were all reduced to around £3 each. The bedding is the ALVINE ORTER set, and it was reduced to £9.60! The thing I love about having a white bedroom is changing the colour theme every season. This time i've gone for dusky pinks and blues, and next Autumn/Winter i'll probably go for purple/wine coloured velvet  cushions.

Above my bed i've got two LACK floating shelves (so cheap at £10 but look amazing!), for now these home flowers, a vintage cake stand with pretty bits and bobs including my ROCKNROSE floral crown, a picture of me and my mum at prom (5 years ago woah!), my Cosmo Blog Award, a few vintage glass pieces and some wigs(?!)

Moving on to my desk area, I had planned to spend £95 on the MALM dressing table, but thank god I had a look round first as I realised it was so easy to make my own. I already had the ALEX drawers and turns out I could just buy a plain white table top and 2 legs to create a desk from them. And the best bit? It only cost £13!


My gorgeous gold mirror was a little gem I picked up at the car boot sale last year. It cost me a whole £5! I love it so much! Here hangs my fave necklace, which spells Lulutrixabelle in scrabble letters - cute right?! It's from Punky Pins.
On to my favourite part of the room... my new shoe shelf! Thank god for Ikea and their ingenious BILLY bookcase which holds around 30 pairs of shoes, catering perfectly to my Jeffrey Campbell hoarding needs. It's super tall and you can even buy an extension to make it even taller. It's thin so hardly takes up any room so I think it's such a great shoe storage solution for any girl! My coat rack (complete with dusty hats, I never wear them!) was a bargain at £8 from a car boot sale, my mum picked it up for me last year and we painted it white.

This EXPEDIT shelf I already had. It's what I bought last year to home my precious shoes, but they were gathering waaaaay too much dust, so that idea was out the window. I kinda regret buying this, it's good for displaying pretty things but my god everything gets dusty. It just doesn't give you much storage unless you buy the accompanying baskets (£15 each - literally cannot even believe I spent £90 on baskets for a shelf I don't even like anymore!) This now homes my magazines (which I never read), baskets for pjs, undies etc, and various bits and bobs.

On top I keep some of my fashion books, just because they look pretty ;) My brick wallpaper is a really cheap one I got last year on eBay - at £4 a roll you really can't go wrong!

My wardrobe is overflowing, i'm constantly having to have clear outs so I can fit new stuff in. It's a built in wardrobe my dad built years ago. Thankfully the wardrobe doors give me a lot more hanging space so that's handy! I then have a second wardrobe which is just a basic white one from Argos (surprisingly my only non-Ikea piece of furniture!)
I got this cute heart wall hanging a couple of years ago for £2 from a car boot sale. I keep my polaroids on it as well as long necklaces and random little bits and bobs.

So there you have it - a little peek in to my haven. I think it's so important to have a room that is filled with personality, it's where I spend a lot of my time just chilling, blogging, watching Friends (and of course sleeping) so it feels good to spend a bit of money on making it perfect for ME. (We all know it will be a total mess by next week but its pretty for now!)

I was really inspired by this IKEA campaign video about a girl who started up her own online shoe shop from her bedroom. It really reminded me of myself with my plans for my little vintage store, and she's such a cutie too!


For advice on improving your home before selling, check out this website, it's really helpful!

Hope you enjoyed! Gonna do a video tour soon.

XX

P.S. here's a cheeky £5 off voucher for Ikea - you all know I love a bit of discount! Just save it and print. I saved myself £10 when using it on two trips :)



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62 comments

georgia meramo said...

The layout of your room is such a dream, like I am so jealous! I really want the Expedit shelves too, so let me know if you ever sell them!
xo

LAUREN MAHON said...

gorgeous babes! Am thinking of getting a day bed too xxxxxx

heather mccormick said...

Sooo nice! I'm currently in the middle of a revamp as I've just returned from uni for the summer and am currently HATING my room. Def inspired me to head on over to Ikea! xx

Ally said...

LOVE IT all. I love your idea for the shoes. What a great way to display them! I have those holographic JC's too and I just got them in the lita version. So obsessed with hologram.

Sarah said...

I am so jealous, I'm going to Ikea tomorrow and I know I'll get way too carried away (especially seeing this post!!!) x

Abbie said...

Your room is amazing! love love love the wallpaper!
xxx

Hola Bambi said...

Wow , looks so beautiful xx

Faith Summer Mitchell said...

Love your room, I have a similar bed and my room is all Ikea furniture except I really wish I'd painted it white! I have off grey walls with grey wallpaper and it doesn't help when choosing new bedding! Xxx

Pastime Bliss said...

Your room looks amazing

Lola xx

leopardheels said...

your bedroom looks really beautiful!

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Katyy Stephenson said...

this has inspired me so much to get up off my arse and sort my room out aha i love it!

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Katie Murray said...

I want my room to look like this, it looks absoloutely beautiful! I'm moving out soon though and feel totally inspired, thankyou!

Katie x
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Megan Lillie said...

WOW!

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Hannah Louise said...

Aww your room looks amazing! This post has made me sooo excited for a new flat and a trip to Ikea for all my storage needs!!! :')

Hannah x
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aynur A said...

Your room is amazing!
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Lena said...

your room is so lovely! i love the layout and everything in it! x

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Zoe said...

It looks like a gorgeous boutique, I love it - so inspirational! Plus we have the same bed :)

xoxo
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Aisling M said...

Your room is absolutely adorable. Jealous that my room is so rubbish now...

AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

Such a handy voucher, I need some Ikea bits, so it's so handy ;) Loooooove your room it looks gorgeous! Especially how you're shoes are organised

Ellen // A little bit Unique // Facebook // Bloglovin



xx

Chelsea said...

I'm having a wee break from blogger at the moment as I have way too much study to catch up on. I had to make an exception for your post when I saw it on Instagram! You room looks so damn lovely and I am incredibly envious of your new shoe storage. They don't have an Ikea where I live but I am dying to get one for myself xx

Boots said...

So cute!
Are those red/burgundy boots doc martens? I must know!

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

You mean that isn't a real brick wall? :O
Oh I feel so silly!
I love your room! I've been looking for perfect shoe storage for when I'm back in England and I totally love the Billy bookcase!

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emzziis said...

So so pretty, love it! ;D

Andini Ria said...

Your room is so pretty! Love all the floral cushions and that mirror is divine!

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Adrienne said...

Your room looks so nice! Motivates me to finally finish decorating mine.
x

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Looks nice.


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Shradha G Loves said...

It looks abasolutely gorgeous!!!!
Can't wait to redocorate mine
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S xx

David Ole said...

That amazing, love your room and the little video. I need my room re-done PRONTO! Hehe

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Floral Danielle said...

I'm still at uni but when I finish next year I DEFINITELY need to go buy myself some Ikea storage so that I can fit all my stuff back into my tiny room at home!
I absolutely love everything about your bedroom! :)
x

StephDreamsBlog said...

I just LOVE it all, such a pretty room, the shoes are amazing and I love the whole feel of it. So gorgeous, you've done a fab job with it xx

Stephanie

abida islam said...

please do a room tour on youtube love you x

abida islam said...

haha just noticed thatyour going to do one sorry

Laura said...

omg love your blog so much! you've got such a great style and it inspires me so much! I love how you match all the items in your outfits :) what do you think of following each other via gfc and bloglovin so that we can keep in touch? Let me know <3
Laura
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Belinda xo said...

your room is gorgeous! Makes me want to completely re-decorate mine!!

Belinda | fashioncrossing xo

Yomi Adegoke said...

Oooh well this is lovely! x

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Thriftette said...

Everything is so cute but OH GOSH the shoe cupboard of dreams!!! xxx

Jessica said...

Your room is soo nice. I love the shoe cabinet and your mirror :)
Jessica xx
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Constance said...

It looks so cosy and beautiful!!!

Laura Louise Haynes said...

Love this post! I spend so much time making my room personalised to me. Also I have your bedding cover! And also your Google chrome web browser design ... haha!

llh x

Georgina Fox said...

I think room tours are my official fav kind of posts - I'm clearly far too nosey.

Love a room re-vamp - I do them twice yearly (going to uni, coming home from uni) and I'm moving to London next week so get to do it all over again (squeal!).

Looks beautiful anyway,

X

Bethanka said...

This is so cute, i WANT your room!

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Laura Marie said...

I have that bedding too, in my uni room :D. Ikea <3 Your room looks amazing. x

Lex Marie said...

Madly in love with that Billy shelving unit. I need to get one for MY Jeffs!!

Life's a shoe said...

such a pretty room! I love your shoe display!

Abigail Horsey said...

Oh my god I don't think I could love your room any more! It is gorgeous! All the white together looks amazing and that mirror is amazing!! (cant believe it was only £5!) Love love love your bedroom, I want it! xxx

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Gabrielle Flood said...

Beautiful room!

Sarah Nunn said...

I am in awe of your shoe collection & shelves! So beautiful!!
xxx

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Laura Lee said...

This is the perfect room!! so jealous

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Shangry said...

Your room is gorgeous! That's my friend Jess in the IKEA advert too! I need to make a trip there soon for sure!

Shannan
www.talkcasuals.blogspot.co.uk

diaryofabargainhuntingfashionista said...

OMG...the shoe shelf is amazing! I love it! Defo going to steal that idea...

Rhiannon xx

Estelle Sacre said...

Fresh flowers, books and dresses.. what else a woman needs. Your bedroom looks fantastic by the way. It looks so relaxing and at the same time so stylish and well designed. It seems that you like purple color.
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The layout of your bedroom is awesome. Flowers, scenery, are looks great. And the best part is the photography. The bedroom furniture is arranging according to the living styles. Overall it looks fabulous.

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Anthony said...

wow! excellent post. Love the look, wish I had room! I used two matching for a client recently, with two matching chairs, they're so happy with all the seating! Thank's for sharing.

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