I live at home with my parents (and Aubrey) and I really like it. We’ve always gotten along / had a good relationship, so I have no problem living at home while I go to school. With that being said, I can’t girlify the entire house, but my bedroom is the one thing I can decorate how I please. I actually did a tour of my bedroom two years ago, but I’ve since freshened things up so I thought it was high time for an updated bedroom tour. Y’all ready for this?
I love my It’s OK banner from Secret Holiday & Co. I got it when I decorated my bedroom for my first room tour and this was definitely something that stayed when I redecorated. Ashley says, “It feels good to walk into a room and see this reassuring you that it’s OK, whatever you may be questioning or worrying about” and I completely agree.
My favorite part of my bedroom is my bed area. It faces directly opposite a huge window and gets amazing natural light in the late afternoon. Although I’m not a fan of my blinds (I’d rather have curtains!), I do admit they create beautiful lines and patterns when the sunlight filters through.
The fine folks at Zana sent me the the Turn Down for What banner I blogged about a few months ago. At first I thought it would clash with my It’s OK banner since they both have such different messages, but now I call them my yin and yang. I tend to have a perfectionist / go-getter personality (Turn Down for What), but I need to balance it out with the mantra It’s OK.
The two bottom photographs above my bed are analog film shots I took when I was just getting interested in photography. The top left wall hanging is a watercolor drawing my friend made for me based off of the photograph below it. The top right photograph is a Polaroid by one of my favorite photographers, Chloe Aftel.
I love this area to read / blog / watch YouTube videos / etc. It’s such a cozy little nook, but I’ll be honest with you: This chair is often buried underneath piles of clothes and I don’t get to sit in it as much as I’d like to! My Stop and Smell the Roses art print from Megan Isabella is the bees knees. It takes up half my wall and is a really great reminder for me to never forget to appreciate life for what it is.
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I keep a collection of my favorite books, magazines and knick knacks on my bookshelf. When I was a child, my mother gave me her collection of original Nancy Drew books (favorite childhood series ever!). Sometimes I’ll see vintage Nancy Drew books at thrift shops. If it’s one I don’t have, I’ll buy it and add it to my collection.
Remember this dollhouse I scored at a thrift shop and then everything was right in the world from thereon in? Here it is sitting in my room!
Lula Magazine was one of the magazines that helped me discover my personal style: feminine, soft, whimsical. When it first came out, it was so hard to find in US stores. I remember scouring the Internet, trying to find scans of the beautiful fashion spreads. It’s definitely more widely available now, but I’ve been trying to get the back issues on eBay. Some of the back issues are outrageously priced, but sometimes I’ll stumble upon a good deal. I’m hoping to someday have every issue.
I hope you enjoyed my bedroom tour! Here is a catalog all of the items you can shop in my bedroom (in order of appearance):
Bed frame from Crate & Barrel // Bedspread from Urban Outfitters // Magenta throw pillow from Crate & Barrel // Blue throw pillow & throw from Pier 1 Imports // It’s OK banner from Secret Holiday & Co // LOVE Scrabble Pillows from Dirtsa Studio // Turn Down for What banner c/o Zana // Reading chair from T.J. Maxx // Blue chevron throw pillow from The Pillow People // Peach throw from T.J. Maxx // Stop and Smell the Roses art print c/o Megan Isabella // White Ribba frame from IKEA // A Secret Shared art print c/o Jennifer Madden // Yellow Large Birch Tree Forest Archival Print from Lisa Congdon // Black Ribba frames from IKEA // Ladder Bookcase from Amazon.com // Collage Squares Wood Wall Art c/o Shutterfly // Area rug from UGG Australia (similar)