I wanted to change my bedroom décor for a quite a while. The only thing that was holding me against, was the key fact that I am renting this space and I am very limited with any changes. Most of the furniture belongs to my landlord. I have come up few small solutions that refreshed my bedroom visual appearance and it didn't cost me a fortune (and I will get my deposit back Yay!). I have decided that is time to re-design my bedroom mainly based on DIY and only by adding quirky and original pieces from my favourite on-line stores! I have decided to divide series of this posts into 2 as there is quite a lot to come in here, so I didn't want to overwhelm you with information’s! Part 1 let’s begin!
Before, I go into the whole concept and the changes; I wanted to introduce one of the most awesome online shop I have found online recently! It’s a shop you can’t miss out if you currently decorating your house. It’s called www.lovethesign.com/uk/
I absolutely adore the store. It is translated in many languages and they can deliver to many countries as well! Delivery is hassle free! You can find here all the most amazing designer pieces, quirky gifts, stunning lighting and original furniture! It wouldn’t be me if I just introduce you to a shop. If I ever introduce a store to you my lovely readers it has to be something unique and where you can save money! So, what I love in LOVEThESIGN the most is that they also do Flash sale called LovePromo where you can buy items for up 75% cheaper! I was fortunate enough to get a stunning designer Muuto Lamp* that was the main inspiration within my bedroom re-design! The lamp comes with the oversized light bulb that gives nice glow without overpowering light. It’s a socket light. I have changed the end and added plug, therefore mine is now just typical wall light. Lighting is one of the most important key factors when it comes to design in general. Bedroom is the place where we re-charge our batteries before a long hard day in work. Having the right ambience in your bedroom cannot only change the look of it but also has a huge impact on your mood. The Muuto lamp complete changed the appearance of my bedroom. From a ‘’teenage like’’ it added a little character that finally suit my age and my profession. This is only a small proof how important is to add original pieces like this lamp. I just wish I could buy so many things there! You have the check out the lovely outdoor hammocks, furniture section or if you have kids check out this section to! There is soo many things I wanted from the store so I just had to create you a moodboard! This little pieces (along with those that comes in part 2) would complete my bedroom!
So let’s go back to the bedroom design ;)
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I loved this images on Instagram. You can find how to make house planters like that here. I have made pencil holder in this shape but you can use it either way!Check out here to see how the bedroom looked like before link
So, this is my part 1 Blog where I will hat about few changes. I won’t reveal all yet, until my next post! I will start with the concept behind the changes. I wanted to bring the latest popular Urban Jungle trend where, you bring green into your space. I was inspired by reading the Urban Jungle Bloggers posts. I adore how Igor from http://www.happyinteriorblog.com/ and Judith teamed up and create this so inspirational place! You can’t miss out!Go and check out! Since I have my 2 lovely cats (read here) I can’t really have plants. Two reasons; 1. They will destroy them within a minute! 2. They may eat it and become ill. This time I have done my research properly and I have found out that Tillandsia or Air Plants is safe for cats and also can be displayed anywhere as it doesn't required any water or soil. Winner! I bought 5 different plants of Ebay (£15.00) not so bad! After, I had my plants I needed of course planters! I fell in love with the geometrical type of planters (of course geometry what a surprise ;) I quick realized that I have still some clay left over from previous DIY sessions (read here) so I decided to re-use them. Below, please find few simple instructions on how to make the DIY Geometric Clay Planters. I’ve made them with one and so is super easy to make it!
1. Divide your clay depending of the desired size.
2. Separate and wrap the unused one(it dries quick)
3. Roll flat the clay (you can use colour ones as well)
4. Cut out a triangular shape.
5. You can use paper card to hold it as well.
6. Join the shapes together and smoothed the edges.
7. Don’t forget to cut holes if you wish to hang them.
8. You can use colourful threads or strings to bring bit of fun.
9. Leave to dry 48h
10. Use double sided sticky take to put them to walls. Voilà!
That was easy! Wasn’t?
You have probably noticed my very unique cow as well! I got this, lovely cow canvas from BHS shop during their sales so grabbed it for £16! I just love this cow! I think it’s very refreshing and different. Despite I absolutely loved my art from Next.co.uk (read here) I needed something a little bit more quirky here.
As you can see on the window here a little more changes as well. I have finally taken off the awful vertical blinds. Again, taking inspirations from Urban Jungle bloggers I have bought the concrete planters from TK Max for £3 for the large and £2.50 for small. Bargain! Since, my hand was still in cast then I have gone for ready done from Hobby Craft but you can easily make yours from a tissue paper! Below instructions;
1. Put several sheets of tissue paper together and bend it.
2. Use thread or better fish wire and tight it together.
3. You can cut out the edges.
4. Then slowly unfold the edges
5. Done! Easy huh?
Another bargain I have found in TK Max was the lovely orange stool. It was £19 only! I loved the distressed look! I decided that the old side table (that belongs to landlord) is going to the spare bedroom and I am adopting this little beauty! I have now put my orange desk lamp I have bought previously on Ebay for £2, (Read), and this lovely geometrical candle. Of course my books are here to! I have also upcycled my paper bag and finally my wire unit found home:)
Items from moodboard;
Belvedere small item storage
£55 - lovethesign.com
£55 - lovethesign.com
LOVETHESIGN Wire See You chair
£180 - lovethesign.com
£180 - lovethesign.com
Cube clock - Rubik Black by Antartidee | LOVEThESIGN
Wallpanel pinboard by Menu | LOVEThESIGN
POV wall candle holder by Menu | LOVEThESIGN
Toto jewellery box by Umbra | LOVEThESIGN
Evolution bookend by Doiy | LOVEThESIGN
Framed print "Flèche" by Lilipinso | LOVEThESIGN
White Limited Edition print by MM House Design | LOVEThESIGN
Sky Planter Recycled, Medium, White by Boskke | LOVEThESIGN