Tom and I aren't the tidiest of people. Thankfully its an affliction that curses us both, I've lived in situations in the past where I'm the messy one of the household and it's a pain. Mainly because I wish I could be better but it's that crushing guilt that YOU are the one that caused this a problem and everyone else has this ability to tidy that you just have missing.
Anyway, I often say if it weren't for this here blog O mine our house would be in much worst state so thank you blog readers for forcing me to get my act together once in a while.
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When we bought the house the previous owners had taken out the fireplaces in all the rooms apart from this one. It doesn't work (and I'm not sure we would eve have a fire in the bedroom anyway) but I think it's very pretty. Above it sits a piece of my artwork that reads 'the best things in life are always the hardest' you can see it close up here.
My dressing table was bought from gumtree for under ten pounds. I then got some IKEA fabric and a staple gun and re-covered it, add a lick of paint and it was unrecognisable from the 80's covering it had before. I keep some of my dresses on these rails (IKEA again) some in that suitcase you see there and some more in a dresser on the other side of the room. I have too many clothes perhaps..
I try and mix up the pictures stuck above the fireplace once in a while. I bought some cheap foam board and glued the printed photographs on them. The only issue is I stuck them onto the wall with double sided tape which does leave a nasty mark if you want to remove them ever.
Our bed frame was from Asda Living. I love metal framed beds and the detailing is super pretty, for some reason shells always make me think of the fifties and vintage pin ups. Like sofas I always find beds such a tricky thing to buy, there seems to be so many bad ones and I think a bed should complement a room rather than be the focal point. For that reason I'm always drawn to metal frames over wood as they are not so domineering. I can't comment on how easy it was to put up to be honest as I leave these things to Tom but it took less than an hour which I take as a good thing!
We changed our bed situation after having a double for a good few years. When Wilf came along we really wished we had a larger bed (we co-slept for 18m) but never got round to it. I was recently offered a mattress to review Dormeo so we went with this memory foam mattress in a king size so we jumped at the chance of increasing our small a little. Sleep is so important to me (isn't it to everyone?) especially after having such a hard time with Wilf's sleep for so long there is nothing I want to impede my sleep when I have the chance to have some! With our old mattress I often had to change positions after a little while of sleeping but I've noticed I've not really had to do this with our new one so it's certainly an improvement.
Our pillow cases and duvet cover are from Soak and Sleep. Tom has allergies so we have to buy special anti-allergy pillows but I wasn't actually aware you could get anti-allery cases and duvet covers until now. Whats more they are made from swiss cotton and are super super soft and lovely. I love white too as I associate it with clean and fresh exactly what you want to be thinking when your snuggling down to bed.
I don't try to buy art from chain stores all that much as I like to buy them straight from the seller from site likes Etsy or Folksy but I saw these three prints on my last IKEA trip for £8 and was sold. I just need to visit New York now..
Above Tom's wardrobe is where I store all my craft materials and fabric. I haven't really done much with these since having Wilf but they are there ready for me if the impulse takes me to start sewing something again.
People keep telling me they want to rummage though my wardrobe so here is a virtual sort of rummage..
Saying I don't buy stock art actually that rainbow print was from Habitat years ago. Its by an artist called Anthony Burrill and came in a large book of a number of prints. You can see them here if you like although we only really liked two out of the set in the end.
So that's a little room tour, thanks for giving me an excuse to tidy up, I hope you liked it! If I missed anything out you want to know about then do ask me in the comments!