Sunday, 7 September 2014

My new bedroom



Hello lovelies! I'm very behind on this post, it has been in my blogging schedule for quite a while now. I moved house in March, which means a new bedroom and of course a new bedroom tour. My old bedroom tour, which you can see here, was one of my most popular posts EVER - so it made sense to do an updated one. It also featured my baby cat Molly :( I miss her so much! I'm sure most of you are very nosy as am I, I love having a peek into people's homes and bedrooms - I love seeing how they reflect their personal style through paint, furniture and decorations.

I was lucky enough to have use of two rooms, so the "spare room" has become my dressing room (or dumping ground for my mountains of clothes). But, I thought since it is super tidy at the moment it would be the perfect opportunity to take some photos. Before I moved in I knew I wanted a completely white room - floors included. I decided to paint the original floorboards white in my dressing room, and (some think it's a stupid idea) get fluffy white carpet in my bedroom. Typically, my boyfriend thought it would be ok to drink coffee in my NO DRINKS & NO FOOD zone, and of course, he spilled it four days after my new white fluffy beautiful clean carpet was put in. Obviously. I forgave him eventually... I can't say I haven't spilled anything since then.

Most items were bought on the cheap, showing you don't need lots of money to have a lovely bedroom/house! The 1950's dressing table above was a bargain I found in a furniture charity shop for £25. I love the contrast of brown wood in white rooms.

This mirror is probably my favourite piece of furniture. It's originally Ikea but I picked it up at a car boot sale about.. 7 years ago? for just £20. I know i've had it a loooong time anyway. I was SO releived that it fit in my new room (with about 1cm to spare) cos the ceilings are super low. I had to leave my old beautiful glass shoe cupboard behind, which I shed a tear for. The hat stand is also from a car boot sale - I think my mum picked it up for about a tenner. It's covered in hats I never wear.
On the mannequin is a current project of mine - I had 2 metres of rainbow sequin fabric left over from my graduate collection (which I will be blogging about btw) and thought "what could I possibly make that would leave no waste?" - a crazy floor length coat of course! I'll probably debut this badboy at London Fashion Week next week. The rail (from Dunelm) has become my "new in" rail - constantly being updated of course, covered in "MUST BLOG ASAP" clothes. Once worn they depart in to my big built in wardrobe, which is very handy. And white. Perfect.

My boyfriend met my parents for the first time when we moved, which as a handy man, meant he was lumbered with jobs. He must have been like "what have I got myself in for?!" - for a few weeks he couldn't come round without being made to put up a mirror here, a knife rack there. Soz Oliver. I got him to put a rail high up on the end of my wardrobe, which was the most perfect spot for all my maxi dresses.

The gold mirror is another favourite item of mine. I bagged it at a car boot sale for £5 a few years ago. The detailing on the edge makes perfect hooks to hang necklaces on.
On the wall... my Cosmopolitan blog awards which I am very proud of, and some illustrations from the awards which are super cute. I seem to bang in these tiny little nails all over the place, they're perfect for hanging jewellery on.

On to the actual bedroom...
I picked up that 2x2 shelf in a charity shop for just £8 and it's exactly like the Ikea Expedit, which I had in 4x4 in my old room. The Ikea baskets also fit perfectly in. One of them is "Oliver's draw" - that means we must be serious. Ha. The big clock is again Ikea.

As you can see I still have the same cushions on my bed from my old room - I love them still. The fluffy one is from Matalan and the rest are Ikea, the best place on earth. My second home pretty much. The duvet cover and green blanket are Ikea, and the beautiful patchwork quilt was made by my super talented mummy. Isn't it beautiful?
You'll probably recognise this heart shaped "thing holder" from my old room. I picked up another one from a bootsale for £1 - I love them! They look really cute and hold so many photos, and have also become the storage solution to my sunglasses addiction.
This mirror has been in the family for years, we have a garage full of furniture that has come and gone from mine and my mum's bedrooms. We love to buy old furniture and revamp it with a lick of paint, and even if it retires from our house for a while, we know that one day it will come in handy. I found this mirror in the garage and had to have it in my new all-white room! One thing I love is fresh white paint with green plants. I bought this ivy (from Ikea obvs) as a baby and it is slowly creeping down my shabby chic chest of drawers, looking all pretty and cute. I should probably water it though, I think it's half dead. Oops.

I made the pom-pom garland because, well i'm addicted to making pom-poms. The Ibiza wall hanging is a beautiful handmade piece I bought from the hippy market when I went on holiday there this summer.
And finally, the view out of my new window is lovely. My groundsman dad takes great pride in striping the grass opposite.

Hope you enjoyed and leave feeling a little bit inspired! My room is my little haven, I love spending time in here especially when it's nice and tidy.

XX


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40 comments

Amanda Moss said...

Wow! Your room is incredible, very lucky to have the spare room as your dressing room too! You've given me so many cute ideas to improve my room :)

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Gittemary said...

Love it!

Huge hugs from Denmark!

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Georgina Fox said...

Argh I love room posts. And yours is to die for! *rushes to paint everything white*

I'm moving back to Manchester soon into an awesome converted factory flat and am ridic excited to start tha decccccor!

Georgina from foxonthehunt.com

Megan Ellaby said...

Your room is gorgeous missy moo! A true reflection of your personal style! Loved this post you gorge lil thaaang! x

Isabelle Hardy said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Very lucky to have two rooms - I would love a dressing room! Love the all white theme too x

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Tasha said...

I love blog posts like this!

I love your room its amazing, it's given me some inspo for my new room that desperately needs more personality! xx

Seereena R said...

OMG love your room !

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Carli McNaught said...

I love a good floorboard!! My new shop has perfect ones that were hidden under 2 layers of carpets and sheets of wood!! I Can't wait to get going on them.

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Alice said...

so beautiful, everything looks lovely xx
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Millie Fran said...

Your room is so perfect - I love all of the mirrors and the big clock! Interior posts are some of my favourites x

Emily Aranha said...

I love it! You've put a lot of work into decorating your room and it shows! Such awesome small details

xx E∆
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Elle said...

Your room is bloody amazing

Bekki said...

Your room is incredible! Home posts are some of my favourites to read and this has definitely provided me with tons of inspiration for when I move out.
xx

Bekki | WALLFLOWER BLOG

Lucy Cole said...

How do you find such good bargains at car boot sales?! Such a fun quirky room xx

Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

Olivia said...

your room is gorgeous! I'm really toying with the idea of painting my room white atm xxx

Liv | Queen of the Jumble

Jayne said...

Dream room, loving all of the white, so stunning. Your room looks so cosy and lovely, I adore the decor. x

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Amelia Rose Hopcroft said...

WOW! What an amazing bedroom, super jealous! I adore the vintage designer bags and if you ever need a new home for the UNIF bones jacket please holla at me!! Haha <3

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x

Hannah Louise said...

It's SOOO pretty and I am v jel of your double room situation <33

Abbie said...

My gawd your room looks amazing! xx

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Hayley Mitchell-Gardner said...

looove your new room! Im redecorating my bedroom after i get married and im also going for the all white look! Dont know why but as ive got older its just become so appealing!

Kind Regards
Hayley xx
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Fran Leanne said...

I have no problem in confessing my absolute hate for you right now...this is ideal! And your room is bloody huge! You've given me some great ideas for my next bedroom :)

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x

alice bea said...

your room looks amazing, love the wardrobe space!

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Charlotte said...

this is absolutely beautiful. i really need to get myself to some car boot sales

charlotte x
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Charlotte said...

this is absolutely beautiful. i really need to get myself to some car boot sales

charlotte x
www.thestylearchive.co.uk

Tee said...

Your room is amazing!

Ani Anhai said...

so jealous it's absolutely gorgeous!

Hollie Hunsdale said...

Oh my goodness your room is a dream! I need to get myself some ivy too because it looks so sweet with white furniture x

Hollie ~ holliehunsdale.blogspot.co.uk

Rebecca Weaver said...

The little creeping ivy is such a cutie! And the whole room is brilliant, love the colourful clothes and bedding against the white backdrop :)

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Taylor said...

your rooms are phenomenal! i adore the white floorboards and white walls, such a simple colour palette that makes all your clothing and accessories pop. but man, I'm so dying over your teak mid-century dressing table.. like how is it even real?!
Taylor xxx
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Elouise said...

Your room looks amazing! I'm trying to redecorate our flat but on a tight budget you've definitely inspired me to check out more boot sales you found some great stuff xx

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Jay said...

I do love to peek in other people's bedrooms and yours is very cozy. I also want the whole white room, than all the colourful accessories don't lookso piled up and the room has more light. Thanks for sharing :)

ELÃNA said...

Love your sunnies!!!

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Darlene Charles said...

I'm in love with your room!! So much inspiration!!

TheLonnyGirl

Inga said...

Lovely bedroom and very lucky to have a whole extra room for your clothes. :O

Inga said...

Lovely bedroom and very lucky to have a whole extra room for your clothes. :O

ashleighfrances said...

Ahh love it all, wish I had a room for just clothes - to die! My favourite area has got to be where your white mirror, Lucy/Ibiza and pom pom hangings are x

Georgina Hart said...

I love this room! I really need to get mine sorted!!

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Ashlyine Brooke said...

sadsad

Maria said...

I am very excited to think about my new bedroom and I purchase many different thing for my bedroom decoration, but on thing which is more special for me is that my bed mattress I have chosen the big, soft, comfortable and shiny bed mattress for my bedroom, because the mattress is one thing where I can take sleep and release the my all day stress and tiredness.

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