Last weekend, I cleaned my bedroom and took pictures of it for my blog. I’ve had in mind to take pictures of it for the past, oh, I don’t know… FOUR MONTHS or something ridiculous like that.
All my childhood, I wanted a room I could decorate for myself. I’d always have extravagant plans to make my room the coolest thing since sliced bread and be featured on the PB Teen website or something, but I would always lose motivation midway through and my aspirations would be diminished to a mediocre half-finished bedroom.
We rented the first year when my family and I moved to California (from Connecticut) 6 years ago, so I could never do anything fun with my room like paint the walls or hang pictures. When we settled into a house, I finally buckled down and decorated my bedroom the way I wanted it.
My bedroom is pretty small, but I packed in as much goodness as I possibly could in this small space. I am very very happy with the outcome and can’t help but smile whenever I go in my room… it has a huge window (hello natural light!) and is truly my favorite place in the world. Especially when it’s clean like it is now:)
it’s ok affirmation banner by secret holiday & co // owl & panda prints from urban outfitters // elephant and chevron pillows by the pillow people // area rug is from ugg (similar) // reading chair from t.j. maxx // vintage wooden chair
I originally got these bloomers from Urban Outfitters for me to wear under my too-short dresses. However, they were WAY shorter than I thought they would be, so I hung them up instead. The framed butterflies are from SF Chinatown and the table lamp is vintage from my mom (we’ve had it for DECADES. No idea where it came from). I usually read before I go to bed, so I always keep the book I’m reading on my bedside table. (this one is Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman)
This birch tree print is one of my faves by Lisa Congdon. It’s so cheery and reminds me of the morning. Maybe that’s why it puts me in a good mood. (I’m a morning person). The elephant block pillow is by Laura Frisk.
I remember begging my parents to get me this dress form from PB Teen. My parents were hesitant to buy it for me since it was a little pricey and they didn’t want me to end up getting tired of it after a year. I wanted it since I was in 6th grade and and I still love it! It used to be wearing my favorite dress, but now I use it to hang my purses.
This is one of the two vintage chairs I found at the Alamo Square Flea Market last August. I think it’s an old classroom chair because it has the classroom number written on the bottom of it. Flea market find of the year! (side note: here’s how Mom and I transported the chairs home)
Slowly but surely, books are taking over my ladder bookcase. I’m currently in a Nancy Drew mood and have obsessively been buying vintage copies of Nancy Drew wherever I see them: thrift shops, the library, garage sales, etc.
My dog chewed most of the twine off my coffee sack owl‘s eye. Poor Howard (that’s what I call him). One day I’ll patch him up again.
This is definitely my favorite corner of my room. It faces directly opposite my window and gets amazing light.
Well that’s my bedroom, folks! Thanks for letting me share it with you. My next summer project is to get my home office organized, but that’s a whole other story…