Sunday, June 2, 2013
Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre
Welcome to my room!
We moved into this house just a few months before I moved to Oakland, so before I could really settle in to this room I was already focused on setting up my dorm room. As a result, it hadn't really felt like mine, it had just been kind of thrown together and was mostly full of stuff I didn't want to take to college with me. Last summer I decided I really needed to work on this space, so I took inspiration from blogs with excellent interior design like Rachel's and I made an effort to spruce it up.
I don't have any pictures of what it looked like before, which I am partially thankful for because it was really a mess. I had a desk in here, my bed was in the middle of the room and it had a bright red duvet that was too big so it draped really heavily over each side. It was very cramped and there was almost no space to walk around in here.
Last summer the first thing I did was move the desk out into another room, and with the extra space I moved my bed, chair, and wicker drawers to where they are now. (I also spray painted my wicker drawers white). I brought in the glass side table from another room in the house, and just that re-arrangement made a huge difference.
I went to Ikea and picked up a duvet that actually fit my bed, along with some new pillows and by the end of last summer I was really happy with the changes I had made.
Since I've moved back, all I've done is add in the gallery wall (which may be my favorite thing about my room now), lamps that used to live in my dorm room, and a mobile that I got in Oakland is now hanging over my reading chair.
I still have a lot of art that I want to frame and put up on the walls, and the space over my bed clearly needs something, but so far I'm proud of how it's turned out.
What's your favorite thing about your room?