My bedroom is my sanctuary – a place where I can escape from the chaos of the world, where I can unwind after a tiring day, where I can forget about your worries and where I can simply exist. Along with beautiful clothes, I have a penchant for beautiful spaces, so having a bedroom that looks good and therefore, makes me feel good, has always been important to me. I’ve come to realise that you don’t always need to splurge in order to make your bedroom look good – the smallest details and a little bit of creativity can make a world of difference.
When it comes to creating a dreamy, inspirational space, fairy lights are your best friend. You can pick up a few strings of these lights from your local hardware store; they’re available in a host of colours and are usually priced very reasonably. You can use them in so many different ways – I’ve draped mine over the frame of my bed and I love the gorgeous glow that they bring to the room. You can also arrange them around the frame of your mirror, or carefully place them in a large glass jar to create a unique lamp.
The Lights shown in the picture above are from Joys – Oola Rose Gold Small Mirrored Jewellery Box
Candles are another great way to bring some personality into your bedroom. You don’t have to opt for a pricey brand (though I do love a White Company candle from time to time, no lie!) There are so many inexpensive options available in the market, and you can find them in all kinds of shapes, shades, sizes and scents! I find that candles always make a room feel cosy and comfortable, which is exactly what your bedroom should be. Plus, you can tell so much about a person from the types of candles that they burn.
The Jewellery Box shown in the picture above are from Joys – Moroccan Copper String Lights
Another easy way to spruce up your space is to display some of your key (inexpensive!) jewellery pieces in a fun way. You can find a good range of jewellery holders at most homeware stores, or you can easily make your own with a slab of wood and a few quirky knobs. Hanging up a few of your favourite necklaces will not only spice up your room; it will also bring a smile to your face every time you enter it! Alternatively, you could pick up a quirky jewellery box to add some pizzazz to your dresser and creatively drape your necklaces in and around it.
Finally, it’s always a good idea to pick up some art, prints, posters or photographs. I’m not a fan of bare walls, especially in bedrooms. Dressing up your walls with a few frames is one of the easiest ways to bring your room alive. You don’t even have to invest in expensive art – you can easily snap up some cheap, eclectic prints from online stores like Etsy, or print out your own and get them framed. You could also create your very own Instagram wall by printing out your favourite ‘grams and using them to dress up a bare bedroom wall – a fun collage that is always a good trip down memory lane. You could do the same with Polaroids as well.
When it comes to bedroom décor, always ensure that whatever you choose to do is a reflection of who you are – just like fashion!