Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Little Corners of My Bedroom

I wasn't planning on doing another interiors post so soon after my last mammoth one about our renovation process so far, but I did one of those Instagram poll thangs and you guys said you'd rather see pictures of my house than pictures of me and, well, I don't blame you really. So, similar to this post I did about my favourite parts of our kitchen I decided to do one about my favourite little features in the bedroom. And just a word of warning, this is basically a post all about plants. Soz. 


Plant Ledge | When we first moved in I commented that the small ledge on top of our inbuilt wardrobe would make an excellent place to put plants. Nick was not at all up for it - I expect because he knows I'd happily cover every surface in our house with plants if it was up to me and he had to draw the line somewhere. However, once the cats came we had to move most of the plants out of reach because some of them are poisonous and even if they're not one of our cats has a penchant for nibbling plants and then sicking them back up again (it's fun in our house),  but anyway it meant I finally got my wish of using the ledge as a plant ledge! As a self-confessed plant lady, it's definitely one of my favourite little touches in the bedroom. I love having plants where you don't necessarily expect to see them! 



Fireplace | I mean, obviously. I have done a whole post on our fireplace before, but it was such a long time ago that I think it's definitely justified to talk about it again. The fireplaces in the bedroom and the spare bedroom were the best finds in this house because we didn't actually know they were there when we bought the house as they'd both been boarded up so we were very lucky to find such beautiful ones with original tiling too! The fireplace needed cleaning up and repainting and although not all of the tiles came completely clean (trust me, after hours of scrubbing, it can't be done) it still looks beautiful. On the mantlepiece I've got some plants (obviously) and some pictures. One of the paintings was done by my grandad and was given to me by my grandma when he died so that's very special and the other is by my best friend and I'm sure it'll be worth millions one day. The mirror above the fireplace is still one of my favourite things in the whole house - it came from my grandparents' house (on the other side of the family as the painting) and I've seen similar ones in vintage shops for much moneys so we're lucky to have it. 



Dressing Table | I have a post on how I upcycled this table here (and when I say upcycled I mean I sanded it down and painted it...counts right?). Let's ignore the fact that I've also nicked these photos from that post because it got dark before I could get good ones of it now (probably a blessing in disguise because all that's changed is it's more cluttered and also slightly makeup stained). Anyway, I've always had this grand idea of having a beautiful dressing table in my house and I finally got one when we moved into this house. Yay to not having to sit on the floor by my full-length mirror to do my makeup anymore! It's quite small, but this was the only space we had for it to go and I'm not much of a makeup hoarder so I don't really need a big one. I sit at it every single day and its position means I get good lighting from each side, but I'm generally shielded from view of the neighbours. 

So there we have it, a few of my favourite parts of our bedroom. I might do this kind of post for every room in our house so let me know if that's something you'd be interested in seeing!

Amy x 
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  1. You have done such a great job! I love the plant ledge.

    Gemma
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma! The plant ledge is probably my favourite thing in the whole house haha! xx

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  2. Great post, I really like the fireplace!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks Rosanna, it was such a great discovery! xx

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  3. 'Buy me pizza and tell me I'm pretty' - haha, that's a brilliant print to have up in your home! Love the fireplace in your room, and especially how you've painted it copper. Beautiful!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Haha that basically sums me up in a sentence! Thanks lovely :) xx

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  4. Wow that fireplace... I love it. I've always thought a fireplace in a bedroom was so cozy and romantic. Beautiful room!

    xx, Alexandra
    www.shethrivestribe.com

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    1. Thank you! It does give it a real cosy feel :) xx

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