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room tour blog post
First things first, this post is picture heavy. I started taking pictures and well I couldn't stop and narrowed it down to these. If you can't be bothered with the pics, there's a room tour video at the end of this post. It's just a 2mins video, no talking, just some music. If you watch, don't forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe, making YouTube videos is fun and I might make more.
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My room is definitely one of my favorite places. When we moved house two years ago I was determined to make my room as comfortable and relaxing as possible. I'm also the ultimate girly girl so I wanted it to represent my personality too. My room is ridiculously small, I'm fortunate that I get to have my own room and don't have to share with a sibling, but that meant I got the box room. The size played a huge part when it came to decorating, I had to use the space well. I kept the walls light (magnolia) and let the accessories do the talking. I get bored quite easily so having a neutral color on the wall means I can change the overall theme of my room when I fancy.
The mean feature of my room is the picture wall above my bed. I'd seen something similar on Pinterest and wanted to recreate it. The frames were all picked up in various shops (Heatons, Primark, Dunnes and Tiger) and the slogan canvases were picked up along the way by my Mum.
The next thing you'll notice a lot of in my room is fairy lights. Lots of fairy lights. I think fairy lights just add to a space, there's nothing more relaxing than sitting in your room with a good book under some fairy lights. Bonus? All the fairy lights, with the exception of the ones on the picture wall are battery powered and they were all picked up in Penneys/Primark.
The swallow bunting is a new addition to my room, I picked it up a few weeks back in Dunnes Stores. I LOVE the home section in Dunnes, I use a lot of the bowls to store rings in in my Alex drawers and their Carolyn Donnelly range is everything. At the moment I'm eyeing up the duvet set and some of the photo frames, and the rug and yeh.....everything. But it's so expensive and little aul me can just about afford a bowl in Dunnes right now. But the swallow bunting from Caroln Donnelly was only €5 and it was exactly the thing I was looking for to hang above my bed.
I'm a firm believer that you do not have to spend a lot of money to create an interesting and warm space. The most expenisve piece of furniture in my room is my three door wardorbe which my Mum found on a Facebook buying group last year. I have a lot of clothes and it's just the right size. My bed is one of the 'loft' beds from Ikea and it was the one thing I wanted for my new room but we couldn't justify paying €300+ for it so I stuck with the bed I moved with. That is until one day we were in a local second hand furniture store (revamp) and I found the bed for €90. It was the exact one I'd been eyeing up on the site, for a fraction of the price. A lot of people turn their nose up at second hand furniture, but the money I saved on the bed meant I could justify spending €100 on the Alex drawers, and considering how strapped for space I am, they were the perfect solution for storage problems. There's 9 drawers and it takes up space height wise, rather than floor wise. And I need the floor space.
My room gets a lot of compliments on Instagram and from friends. It's been described as a 'fairy palace' and the 'ultimate girls room'. It is very girly, but not in a sickening way. It's still quite mature, considering I'm 23, but it's fun, fresh, light and calming. A lot of people have bedrooms, it holds all their stuff and they get by. But I like to think of my room as a space, it's more than just a bedroom. It has character, it's a sanctuary and it makes a pretty good back drop for Instagram and blog pics.
I spend the majority of my time in it, watching TV shows on my laptop, reading, taking blog pictures etc etc. It's not completely finished, the hardwood floor is my next mission. It's going white, and it's going to be a difficult job. But again, painting it white means I save at least €500, the paint and primer came to about €20. It's a budget bedroom, but it's a budget bedroom with class and character and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. If you have questions about where anything might be from, tweet me or comment below, but it's most likely from Primark/Penneys, Dunnes Stores, Heatons, Ikea or Tiger.

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5 comments:

Shannon Green said...

So pretty.
I love the layout of your blog. I'll be sticking around :)

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aprileveryday said...

I love all the fairy lights everywhere! I used to have some wrapped around our headboard, but I always forgot to turn them on! I actually wish I still had them now!
xo April | April Everyday

Jess | The Indigo Hours said...

Your room is so pretty!! I love the polaroids under your shelf :)

Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

Lauren Victoria said...

You have so many lovely bits parts of your room! Look's so cosy and put together xx

Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

Fatima said...

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