I need a change in my life. I need to change my room.
My second year room was the worst. It was situated on the ground floor, the single-glazed window onlooking a busy street. I think I've spent warmer nights camping. This property came with a no posters on walls policy, meaning my big, empty room felt even bigger and emptier with this lack of stereotypical student decoration. So I went a little crazy in third year with the posters: Paris, New York, London, Thailand, maps of the world, basically any image that conjured wanderlust.
And now? I'm back in my childhood room. What once had a colour palette- baby pink, black and white- has now been taken over with my eclectic attempts to make drab uni rooms more fun. Take my bed at the moment for example; my aqua bedding is interrupted by splashes of flamingo pink and sunshine yellow in the form of florals and birds, decorated with a mismatched (yet all neatly placed, I'll add) cushions ranging from a fair isle knit style patterned owl to an Eastern inspired, gold and fuchsia beaded delight.
I love this fun approach to décor but I've lately found myself favouring a more minimal Scandi design with vintage, feminine elements. The key word is cosy. Enter Pinterest with it's never ending display of #designgoals...
My current room is far from being Pinterest-worthy but for the meantime here is my wishlist...
Top row, left to right
Ikea Bed, £79
Ikea Map, £65
Next Flowers, £8
Bottom row, left to right
Next Candle, £12
Primark Organiser Board, £5
Next Cushion, £10
Primark Picture Board £6
BHS Boxes, £14
But on second reflections my room isn't actually that bad. Sure it could use a lick of paint but it's my room, meaning my space and that's the important thing. It may be a treasure trove of eclectic design elements but these are the pieces I've collected over the years. Then again, I am quite the hoarder...
What are your interior design inspirations?
P.S All images are from Pinterest.