I find it quite hard to make our bedroom look just right; it’s quite a white affair, with white floors and walls – but we kept the original woodwork (skirting boards and doors) which adds a nice contrast. The floors aren’t quite finished yet, which I think doesn’t really help!
I like a ‘lived in’ look, but as the walls have all been re-plastered I feel a bit scared to ruin the fresh plaster to put up things, although I’ve started doing it slowly and carefully! I like the mix of white IKEA furniture and vintage picks, but I think it can look a bit too catalogue-y so I’m trying to introduce some personal touches that keep the room looking unique. It’s quite a large room, and I don’t want it too cluttered, but sort of cluttered in an organised, eye-catching way.
I think this is probably the only area in my flat which I’m not really happy with, but I think it will take time to think about what I want here – I did want floor to ceiling shelves built in, in the little alcove there but I’m going to live with it first to get a feel for it. I think the only shelves that would work would be white and I don’t want the sort of IKEA plastic-y ones as it just wouldn’t work with the room – so I’ll wait it out.
Jo and I share that beast of a wardrobe, and we also have a huge chest of drawers just out of frame. The IKEA rail is more for display, but I can never get it to look quite right so I’m thinking about ditching it – I really can’t decide! I don’t keep any of my makeup in here, apart from that basket there which is more everyday body lotions and things, so it almost looks slightly empty. I think one day I will just have a revelation and it will come to me, but until then I quite like the set-up I have going on.
I have everything I need for here (in terms of a dressing room) so I guess I just need to add some prints to the walls – I have some of the IKEA picture ledges to put up, so perhaps I’ll do that next. It’s a work in progress anyway, I guess I will get there eventually with it.
What do you think of my dressing area?