Saturday, 4 January 2014

Out with the old.....and then back in again with some of it.

After moving back home from university in May my bedroom has pretty much been a dumping ground for everything I have ever owned. I'm a self-confessed hoarder and that has always been my biggest issue when it comes to having a neat and organised bedroom. It doesn't help that our house is on the market so it seems silly to re-vamp my room when we'll be moving to a new house (hopefully soon!!). After having a mini-meltdown on Boxing Day ("I JUST HAVE SO MUCH STUFF MUM I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO PUT IT ANYMORE I DON'T WANT TO DROWN IN DIOR LIPGLOSS OR EMPTY GLOSSYBOXES ANYMORE!") with my mum we decided it was time to throw caution to the wind and finally buy some furniture for my bedroom.

Here's a little snoop into my room and how I have finally sorted through all my shit and made it look acceptable! I've added clickable links to individual pieces in the babble below if you'd rather just do some click-throughs to see where things were bought from, I don't mind ;)

On Friday my new Marks and Spencer Hastings bedroom furniture arrived! It took two days to do a bedroom clear out but 48 hours and 6 bin bags later it was finally finished. I am absolutely in love with this 10 drawer unit. It's ivory and measures about 159 x 94 x 44 (click here to view on the M&S website). My next project is to buy some mismatched vintage looking handles for the drawers so it matches with the rest of my room a bit more. Click here to see my post about the cute Disney print on the top.
I really like that there's a gap between the bottom of the chest and my floor - it means I can store my weights, shoes, gel nail kit and spare Glossyboxes without having to find somewhere else for them to go!

Similar to Carrie Bradshaw I like to have my money where I can see it, not quite in my closet but in skincare, haircare and beauty products. I have finally managed to get them organised into categories and displayed along the top of the cabinet. To avoid staining the surface I've used the lids to my Glossyboxes to keep things together and off the crisp, ivory top.

The drawers are filled with skincare and beauty products...and there might be two entire drawers dedicated to my colour coordinated nail polish collection!

The biggest piece of furniture in my room is my bed - I always like to have my bed made and organised, even if I'll be getting back in pretty soon after! I love everything about my little nest - the bedding and big cushion found their way into my bag in BHS one afternoon (click here for bedding & here for a similar cushion). The bow pillow and bunny pyjama case are both from Next...and possibly from the kids' section (click here for the bunny). Finally my hot water bottle which is the snuggliest, fluffiest thing in the world! It was a present from Santa but I think it's from John Lewis but it's not online anymore.

 Finally is the little bunny retreat I've set up near my bed. I love love love these bunny rabbit lights - not only are they adorable but they are a nice addition to add some light in my room in the evenings. The tall rabbit and the bunny with pink ears both can be found on dotcomgiftshop here (click!) and here (click!) and the two white baby bunnies are from Next here (click!). The little grey rabbit in the back is a iPhone case by Moschino which can be found here (click!). It's quite bulky but it's so soft! I don't use it all the time purely because I don't want to damage it but it is a nice little addition, don't you think?

So, there's a little nosey into my newly immaculate bedroom! It's probably too cluttered for most people's taste but I've always liked to have things out on's just nice for them to not be all over the floor anymore!
Let me know what you think - I'm always open to suggestions about how to keep things neat and tidy as well as adding some personal things to my bedroom :)

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1 comment:

  1. Such a gorgeous piece of furniture! My bedroom furniture is an ivory colour too, I think it's prettier than stark white :) Love your bedding as well x