Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spaces | My Room

It's no secret to anyone that I love my room. When I was a teenager I always looked at other people's rooms and was jealous because mine was so plain and I felt like it didn't represent me. But over the last 3 years or so I've really focused on making my room a representation of me and a very inspiring and beautiful place to be in.

I'm mostly making this post for myself - I'm moving in just a couple of months and although I'm very excited to get to have an entire apartment to decorate, I will miss my cosy little room that I grew up in. It's seen a lot of tears and emotions and growth. It will be really hard to leave it behind.

I'm really behind on the last few Frankie magazines, hence why this one is still on my bedside table.

I have a wall of Instax Wide prints but I keep all the Instax Mini prints from both my Lomo'Instant camera and my Smartphone Printer in this acid-free storage box from Kikki.K. I also have another one of these storage boxes for storing film negatives - I'll share how I store them in a future post.

This wall is what you first see when you walk into my room. It's the area of my room that changes the most because I'm never happy with it. At the moment I just have the Disney calendar from Typo along with a stamped image I watercolored next to it. I actually really like how it is at the moment but I'm hoping to add more creative projects, quotes, notes and other fun things to the wall also.

For quite a while I always wanted a white dream catcher. My mum picked me up this one on her trip last year and I absolutely love it.

This doll was my birthday present from my brother! I asked for it - he didn't pick it out although that would've been funny. Her name is Fanette and she's available from Moulin Roty. As a child I think I always wanted a rag doll but I never had one. Even though I'm 23 now, a toy like this can become an heirloom and can be passed down to your children and their children. I have a teddy bear that used to be my mum's and I'm very happy to have it.

This corner of my room may seem a little weird. So, what's in the boxes? Firstly, I'll just quickly mention the camera - a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V. This is the camera I take to concerts - I took these pictures of One Direction with this camera and I'm really happy with them. The quality isn't the best, but the zoom is phenomenal.

The three boxes with the polka dots are my little secret at the moment. I bought one of these wooden boxes from Kikki.K for each of my three best friends. I'm slowly filling them up with photos and memories and other little knick knacks so I can give them the box when I move so they hopefully don't forget me.

In the large box to the right with the lilac lid is all the cards, envelopes and goodies I've received through the A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail subscription. I've only sent a few of them so far - I'm kind of stock piling them for when I move. I already know who I'm sending a lot of them to.

The candle is "Sweet Pea' from Woodwick Candle. My mum got it for me for Christmas and I was so excited as it's my favourite scent and very hard to find!

This is my mini rainbow book shelf that sits on top of my Ikea EXPEDIT storage unit. The whole top row of the unit has more books sorted in rainbow order but I decided to display some of my favourites that I consider 'coffee table books' and some of the others are ones I'm reading at the moment.

This half of the desk has the majority of my makeup - around 5-6 years ago I really became interested in makeup. I had just graduated from high school and was starting university. My entire summer holiday before university was spent watching makeup tutorials on youtube and I bought a heck of a lot of makeup. I'm quite happy with my collection I've got at the moment - I threw out a lot of the stuff I no longer wanted or used and now I just have things I tend to use on an everyday basis. I've changed my storage of the makeup many, many times but I'm most happy with what I have now. I just have a frame that I spray painted white, and I spray painted the brown cardboard backing with gold spray paint, then added glitter to give it a bit of sparkle. It's so convenient having everything spread out and within reach while doing my makeup.

Lastly, we have the fairy lights. I bought a 500 pack of fairy lights off eBay for around $50 and I love them. There's hardly a square inch of my room that doesn't have a light on it. I think fairy lights really add warmth and an element of fantasy to your room.

I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe even gained some inspiration for your room. Let me know if you did! ♥


  1. Your room is absolutely lovely! I love how you decorated it and added your own personal touches.

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  2. I love your room :)
    It's exciting that you are moving though! I know what you mean, I'm sort of constantly striving to make my room a nice place. It can be really hard especially when you have to start from scratch.
    Lately I've been thinking a lot about perhaps getting like a frame to put my instax mini shots in, but I'm a bit on the fence about it.
    I might actually get one of those acid free containers to store negatives in. I'm really look forward to see your storage solutions!

    1. Thanks Meg! I love the idea of the framed instax prints - would it be a large frame? Where would you put it?

      I'll post about how I store negatives soon :)

  3. I am so into room decorating nowadays and I love the details about your space, Erin! Totally looking up some items!

  4. I love the way you have your books arranged by colour!
    This post makes me want to tear my room apart and rearrange everything to look as beautiful as yours!


  5. I love all the details you captured; your room looks so fresh and nice! :)

  6. I love all the details you captured; your room looks so fresh and nice! :)


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