Ta DA! Here it is MTV, the mystical room where the magic happens. It's where I lay my head to sleep, study, bathe, change and procrastinate. A lucky handful are invited inside - today, it's you guys!
Finally getting the chance to design my own bedroom (from scratch!) was so incredibly exciting for me. I moved into my house back home when I was three years old and my bedroom still looks exactly same as it did the day we moved in - bunnies, teddy bears and all. So getting to pick all my own pieces that don't have to please anyone but myself, was a total dream.
One of my friends gave me a black and gold mosaic picture frame and three matching candlesticks for my birthday. I absolutely adored the colour combination. Together, black and gold is edgy yet elegant, much like myself. Therefore, they inspired the colour combination for my room and I placed them, visibly, on top of my bed.
The first thing I bought for my room was a set of gold butterfly wall decals from Umbra. They don't have them at BB&B anymore so I linked the same ones on Amazon.
Only nine decals came in the pack and I knew I wanted more. Unfortunately, this was the only pack left in all of Bed Bath and Beyond, so I took to Amazon. There I found and purchased a set of black vinyl bringing my butterfly cluster to a total of 21. I scrolled through Pinterest to find a way to arrange the butterflies on the wall and mimicked it.
Next, I bought throw-pillows. 1 from Bed Bath and Beyond, 1 from ikea and 2 from Walmart.
Then a rug from HomeSense that looked like many scraps of paper sewn together. It was white and shaggy just like my pillows and I loved it.
I'm obsessed with all things white and shaggy. I think it's because it reminds me of my dog. I also got a white shag chair cover from Target and draped it over my desk chair. Similar one here:
I got all my furniture from IKEA, including my bed, nightstand, and desk. It was an experience I will share another time, but worth it, because I love everything I got.
The very LAST THING I bought for my room was my duvet cover. Weird, I know. Usually, that is the starting point for many. But I decided to on a plain white cover from The Bay by Distinctly Home to go with my pillows, and not fight against them. Sometimes, simplicity is key.
The lamp belonged to my parents. the head made of sticks was made by my talented best friend. She wanted to throw it away and I wouldn't let her - I thought it was so cool!
I developed my photos using Blacks.ca. It costs 19 cents PER PHOTO and came in just a couple of days. Highly recommend for digital printing (if anyone else still does it nowadays)!
#notsponsored. Just a helpful tip.
When designing your own rooms, sometimes it's better to not have a plan. I didn't, I just went with what inspired me and snowballed off of that, and I couldn't be happier with my final product.