My bedroom has finally become my happy place. And it’s definitely because I stopped being so god damn messy. I can’t even begin to explain what a mess my room has been over the past few years. Toxic, clutter, frat boy room look-alike, you name it.
I’m not even making this up, I literally woke up one morning and was like “OK this has to stop”. And so, it did.
For this post, I broke down a couple of things that have made my room a happy place.
PICK ONE DESIGN. JUST ONE.
There’s nothing more I love than home decor. I’ve been waiting my whole life to move out of my parents’ house just to renovate an apartment how I’d like. But for now I’ll stick to my room.
What helped me figure out what vibe I wanted for my bedroom was Pinterest. No surprise there obviously, but looking at these inspo shots helped bring a vision to life. I can’t stress the importance of sticking to just one “theme” whether it be modern, boho, vintange, contemporary, girly, etc. And yes, every room deserves some sort of theme — at least in my opinion.
Here’s what I was going for:
LESS IS MORE. AVOID CLUTTER.
Like I said, I absolutely adore home decor so I really had to hold myself back from buying a ton of stuff at Target. What’s made my room so peaceful is how little decoration it has.
The more stuff (junk) you have, the smaller your room will look. I have 5 decor items and it’s more than enough.
Those items are:
Macrame on top of my bed
Large artificial plant
Elephant shaped basket
Small artificial table top plant
and that’s it. It’s easy to get carried away looking at Pinterest inspo so I was really picky about what I selected. You may or may not have seen that gorgeous ladder I posted on my IG story a few weeks ago. It went perfect with the vision I had in mind but made my room look so cluttered. I couldn’t have a large plant, long desk, oversize mirror AND a ladder. It was just too much. And “too much” is what leads to a stressful bedroom environment.
Before the remodeling process, in addition to those 5 decor items I mentioned, I had two rugs and a large (FREAKING LARGE) tapestry hung on my wall. I removed those three items and ohmygosh! my room looks ten times bigger.
ABOUT YOUR BED
For my room design I went with a white (PURE WHITE, NOT “OFF WHITE” OR CREAM) fringe duvet. It’s a little more fun that just a plain old white bed cover and still maintains the minimalist look I wanted. I chose a duvet that I was obsessed with because believe it or not, it forces me to make my bed every morning. Like seriously, I don’t know who this person is because if you would would have asked me to make my bed 3 months ago I would have laughed.
So anyway, making my bed every morning kind of makes me feel like I have my sh*t together. It might sound crazy but I swear something in me feels happier every time I get home to a made bed.
Also want to mention that you can never go wrong with too many pillows. In this instance, you can totally forget the “less is more” term. Who wouldn’t want to jump into a cloud of pillows? I have six pillows total — four standard sized and two large square shaped. My “sleeping pillow” is silk and I’m never going back to cotton. I have a solo post on why every girl should sleep on a silk pillow here.
WHITE = PEACE
(Almost) everything in my room is white. I mentioned earlier how my duvet is white and not off-white because it does makes a difference. Personally I find that having everything white and not mixed & matched gives my bedroom a uniformed look. After all, white is associated with cleanliness + goodness.
Everyone needs some sort of greenery in their room. I usually settle for the artificial plant because I’m not responsible enough to commit to a real plant. But it’s what brings my room to life (even if it’s fake).
And last but not least, having a scent is almost as important as making your bed every morning. I typically like rose, lavender or wood-scented candles.
I recently started using a lavender pillow spray and it’s so calming!