Wednesday, 29 May 2013

My Bedroom: Before and After

Hey Everyone, 
Living in rented accommodation can be hard as you can’t redecorate in many cases like my own flat, I cannot paint or do anything cosmetic to the place so I have had to find other ways to make the flat my own and I have done this through staging. 
Staging is a temporary way of presenting e.g. in this instance I've used bits and pieces I have picked up to make the room look a bit more homely. You can find more information on home staging HERE!

Before:
Luckily the whole flat was pretty much just painted white which meant I could dress it how I wanted. As you can see the room was pretty bare but quite modern with the dark wood floors, mirrored wardrobe and light fittings. I also loved the floor to ceiling window and doors that lead to the balcony, which lets in so much light. 
My bedroom is really important to me as it’s the room where I relax and spend a lot of my time, It needs to be calm and cosy. As well as this storage was really important to me being a beauty blogger I have a lot of makeup and accessories which needed storage. I’m a bit of a neat freak and like everything to have its own home so storage is really important!

After:

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For my colour scheme I knew I wanted to keep it simple with white and touches of turquoise/blue. MY bed is in the middle of the room and I kept the sheets white as it gives a  really fresh clean feeling. I recently started making a quilt, I was going to buy one but with money being tight at the minute they were all so expensive I thought seeing as I knew how I would make my own. (If you would like a post on it let me know!)
I store my makeup collection in white Helmer shelving unit which my TV also sits on top of it was €30 from Ikea, I love it because each type of product has its own draw. 
My jewelry is kept in two places… Necklaces are hung on my manikin which I picked up while studying fashion in college when someone was throwing it in the dump, I saved it. The rest of my jewelry is kept inside the shelving compartments of my wardrobe where I have Acrylic earring holders that I got in Homestore & More for around €5 each. As well as this, I have three small glass jars that hold rings and bracelets. The Wardrobe obviously holds my clothes and I like to hang most of them up because I find it easier to pick outfits when there in front of me. I love my Wardrobes as they are mirrored which not only makes the room appear bigger, but also when the curtains are open they mirror the balcony and the outside which lets in loads of natural light.
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On my bedside table I keep my everyday makeup in Muji acrylic storage which I would love to get more of in the future, as well as my current book of choice. Inside my bedside table I keep my hair styling tools. I have also picked up a few accessories over the past few months  to finish off the room... 
I got a white wooden heart which I hang on the door handle which I picked up in Penney's (€3), and two straw hearts which hang off each bedside lamp which I got in Next for around €3. I have a three wick candle that I also got from Penney's in the scent sea breeze (€4) which I love as its fresh and not to over powering, I also love the packaging and it picks up on the blue theme. 
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Do you use staging in your home?

18 comments:

  1. Hi! I would love to see a post on your quilt! Have been threatening to make my own for ages now and would love to see how u got started!
    Really enjoyed this post, u definitely have a great eye for decoration and organisation!

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    1. Thanks I'll let you know when its finished and put a post up! Its taking longer than I thought! :) x

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  2. Very cute and cozy! I love that you've put your own stamp on it

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  3. ohh it looks so cute! love the mannequin =) I have one in Spain but I can't move it to Dublin :(
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Ah thats sad about your mannequin! x

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  4. That looks lovely, always wanted a mannequin! Great blog!

    F xx

    http://thefrancescadiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Your room looks so cosey! It's lovely :) I love the little hanging heart too, so cute!xx

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    1. Thank you! Like to have a cozy room hopefully when I add pillows etc it will be even more cozy! :) x

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  6. Awww your room looks so pretty! I love it :) xx

    missdanielle.com

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  7. Perfect example of cozy and modern all at once :-) I will definitively be using this post as my own inspiration to refresh my bedroom :/)

    www.thecanadianprincipessa.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much! Ah that's so nice! :) x

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  8. That mannequin is so awesome! really cute space! :)

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    1. Thanks I love it! Great for holding my necklaces! :) x

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