For the past five years my room hasn’t been redecorated and according to my mother ‘You won’t be moving out anytime soon’, therefore I’ve decided to embrace this. I’m going to decorate my room the way I think a twenty-something year old bedroom should look like…
Not too sure what exactly that is, but I know for a FACT my bedroom is not it. To understand my bedroom, I’ve got to take you back to 2010– I had just got back from living in the Caribbean for two years, the room I left was not the same when I got back. Leaving, my room was this awful blue/grey coloured room, which did nothing for the space except make it depressing. I don’t have any good photos of it unfortunately– but believe me when I say it was pretty much dismal.
In 2010 I came back to a light cream room, the same bedframe, my chest of draws and my beloved wicker chair. It was practically just… practical and that was it, my eighteen year old self only knew one way to decorate and hello magazine pages, hello bluetack and hello wall! I recruited a friend and together we made my little fashion wall of: sex, drugs and rock and roll! It was amazing for about 5 months…then I started university and I wanted something that was a bit cool but still fun and bright but not so eighteenie (if that’s even a word).
|Hello rocknroll psoter wall!|
1) Magazine shelf
2) Bedside table
3) Draws full of unknown junk
4) Stack of books and paper table
5) Cup and plate collector
Just believe me it was so damn useful! By the start of my second year I had: a desk, a computer to put on my desk, a bedside table and obviously the same furniture which already there. My bedframe however, seriously needed an update, subsequently I bought my second choice frame, when I say second choice the bed frame of my dreams was £500+ (the sort of money I did not care to loose) so I got the other. After that nothing much had changed, I added some butterfly stickers, moved my posters around and that was it. I still wasn’t happy though, I didn’t like the flow of my room and I still don’t.
|My room two years ago|
Last summer I decided to make a big change and took down all my self-made posters because I just thought well, I’m not a teenager anymore I need frames, not bluetack!
Off went the posters, my room felt naked without them– but also a little mature and then this April I decided that the butterflies needed to go to. The butterflies were the hardest, because I initially put them up after something really personal happened. For me the butterflies resembled the person I wanted to be and the freedom I wanted. The butterflies did their job and I felt this year I was ready to let them go.
What I’m left with is a very pale, blank space, almost similar to 2010 except dirtier walls. After having this epiphany in my head, I’ve decided to make a ‘Bedroom fund’, essentially I plan to save and buy something towards making my room MY ROOM. And I really want to do this myself, upcycling, decorating the whole shebang!
So at present this is what my room looks like:
And here is the current floor plan:
I found some inspirational images to help me put it together:
And here’s the plan I’m aiming for:
Here’s is my business SMART plan (google it if you are unsure what it is)
Specific- Decorate my room to a very high standard with also using a small amount of money to complete it with.
Measurable- Measured by how much I do not want to leave my room after it’s done up!
Achievable- It is very possible for me to complete project if I do something every other month! Next few months I will focus on buying paint for walls and upcycling my chest of draws.
Realistic- Every month put £10 a side or more depending how much I can spare and buy something towards the room.
Time bound- I have unitll I’m 25 hopefully less!
Follow my bedroom journey while turn this into a goddess of a room ;)