Wednesday 29 July 2015

Transforming A Room Using Just Accessories!

If you had the chance to do up and transform your bedroom using just accessories what would you choose and why? That was a question I was asked recently and it got me thinking about how plain and bare my bedroom currently looks!

On Saturday, well technically the early hours of Sunday morning, I was woken up by the sound and feeling of eight heavy and filled to the brim boxes falling on me. The boxes had been piled up high next to my wardrobe since we had moved in seven months ago, unpacking them would just cause more hassle when it comes to plastering I was told, and because the items inside wasn't essential and needed, I left them packed and piled ready for when my bedroom is finally plastered, decorated and carpeted.

However, when they unexpectedly fell on me, trapping my legs thanks to one box holding brand new rolls of wallpaper and another holding a dozen packs of brand new ceramic tiles, I was quite scared at how they had fallen but relieved that Gareth was here that night. Arousing him from his sleep wasn't that difficult thankfully, but he did stir on my first attempt! Unable to move I quietly whispered Gareth and steadily shook his arm, of which caused him to stir, it was only when I said Gareth I've got boxes on top of me I'm trapped that he realised and quickly jumped out of my bed.

The boxes have now been unpacked, causing more hard work in the long run, but making things safe in the meantime. The thought of the boxes falling on Spud or my nephews terrified me, whilst I thanked God that it hadn't happened to one of them! I had a good sort out and put what I hadn't used or didn't need anymore into three piles; the attic, the bin and the charity shop piles.

Now my room looks even barer, it holds a bed, a wardrobe, a chest of draws and my dressing table. Its floor is bare, showing just the floorboards, ready to be carpeted. Upon showing my friend my room, now it wasn't filled with boxes any more and the potential, it was she who asked me the question at the beginning of this post, and why I'm here writing this post.

I don't feel like this is our home just yet, I don't feel like relaxing in my room as I did so many times at the flat. Instead, I dread every time I have to resort to my bedroom for whatever reason and try to make the trips as little as possible. In my ideal day, I only go to my bedroom when it's time for me to go to bed and to sleep.

Not knowing when I can afford to get it plastered and decorated, I took my friends question into account, and I've decided with the help of accessories, I'm going to try and make my bedroom feel like the bedroom I once loved at my flat, using just accessories for the meantime.


I have so many pictures of Spud and my nephews sat framed waiting to be hung back up on walls. Seeing those beautiful faces on my walls changed my mood instantly back at the flat, and I know they could do the same here at our new "home".

A Mirror.

At the flat, I didn't have room for a mirror in my bedroom due to the size of the small room. I had one in my hallway and one in my bathroom but now thanks to the size of the room I now call my bedroom, I can hang one of my big mirrors up on my bedroom wall, and buy one of these LED bathroom mirrors from Lumino Mirrors to replace the one that will be missing from my bathroom! It's a win-win situation all around!

A Vase With Flowers.

A vase on my windowsill will make the awfully decorated and damaged window place look so much brighter. It's been decorated a horrid grey, which makes what should be a bright place a dull place. At the flat, every morning I would open my curtains and smile, now I try to open my curtains with my eyes closed!

Image Source: Pinterest.
Drawings On The Wall.

Before the room is decorated, I'd love for Spud to get creative with the bedroom walls. I'd also love to scatter my favourite quotes on the wall with bright fell tip pens! Anything for a bit of colour and after all, it would be personal and something that Spud helped me do!

A Rug.

I may not be able to get any carpet laid down yet due to the fact the plastering and decorating are yet to be done, but that doesn't stop me laying a rug down does it? Of course, it doesn't, it would help fill such am empty floor space too which is a big part of the emptiness in the room!

So now I have a question all for you... If you could transform a horrid room using just accessories, what would you choose?

Until next time,
Jada xx


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