Thursday, 23 October 2014

Finishing Touches

This week I took on the menial task of giving my bedroom a good old clean. I'm not talking about the classic "oh I'll just shove that under the bed" type cleaning... I mean proper "hands-and-knees-scrubbing with chemicals" type cleaning. It's something that I should do more of, absolutely, but the truth is it bores me to tears. So, drafting in help from my Mum, we got stuck in and scrubbed the walls, steam-cleaned the floors and it was then I decided I wanted to switch all the furniture around. Always easier said than done but I'm really happy with how my space looks... for now!

I love changing my bedroom around. I don't do it often - once a year if I'm lucky - but I always feel like I'm sleeping in a brand new bedroom when it has been switched. Isn't it funny how furniture really shapes and defines a space? You know my love for interior design too, and while out looking at kitchens in Wickes yesterday I picked up four or five brochures purely on Dulux paint colours. I'm keeping the white walls (I have to be true to myself) and if I can't have the perfect white floorboards then I'm certainly painting a feature wall! We've been discussing changing parts of my bedroom for years now, so I'm planning on painting one wall light grey and getting some luxurious silver curtains instead of the broken pattern blinds that currently shield the windows. White and grey, do they go well together? I'm flicking through my paint samples and constantly holding them against the white walls to gauge whether it would look good. I'm currently loving the idea but you know what it's like - my mind changes a lot!

I've also had these lovely art prints in a manila envelope for months, and I've been dying to find the perfect simple black frames to house them so I can finally show them off. Luckily I found these super cheap ones from The Range for £2.79 each. The prints are really gorgeous - I'm sure you'll agree - and are by RKHercules on Etsy. You can check out her shop here. I would love to add to my little collection with other designs eventually. As you can probably tell, because my room hasn't been redecorated just yet I don't want to hang them up but I quite like the idea of just standing them up on the floor, or even have them leaning against my bookshelf. I think it adds a modern, albeit lazy, twist to a simple finishing touch!
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  1. Love these prints so much, they're so pretty! xx
    Girlintheblackhat

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  2. Those two prints are gorgeous! I used to have a white & grey room and I loved it, grey is one of my favourites colours! I'm sure it'll look gorgeous when you are finished! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Ooh nice! It's definitely a process... I can't decide on a shade even though they all look so similar, haha! And I'm finding it hard to search out decent silver or grey curtains but yes, eventually it will all come together! Xx

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  3. I absolutely love the perfume and the print is just perfection!

    Grace
    http://grownupgrace.com/

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    1. I love Chanel Chance too! Very pretty bottle as well, that's why I had to get the print! Xx

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  4. These prints are amazing, and the simple black frames are perfect for them. I love really cleaning my room, but it would be less satisfying if I did it more often than I do (or that's my exuse...)

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I definitely wanted just a simple black frame without mounting - I hate mount in photo frames! Haha, yes you have to build up to it, and really be in the right mood to get it done properly! Xx

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  5. Oh wow these are absolutely stunning! I'm hoping to do a little bit of redecorating soon but until then I will be having a thorough deep clean

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
    Peach Pow XO

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    1. So necessary every now and then. I've chucked out so much rubbish and unused/out of date makeup, it's crazy! I feel pretty vindicated though! Xx

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  6. wow you must have gathered up some motivation to be able to do all that cleaning - even the thought of deep cleaning my flat makes me tired, haha! love the pictures :) the black frames look so bright and classy for only £2 - a bargain!


    stylesbysophie.blogspot.com

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    1. I was feeling particularly motivated that day, haha! I'm usually so lazy with my cleaning. Thanks Sophie! They're pretty great considering they're quite cheap - just exactly what I was looking for really! Xx

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  7. Those prints are absolutely gorgeous, I love cleaning and sorting my bedroom properly it feels so good xx


    blondeofcarbs

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    1. It makes me feel a bit more in control of my life. The only problem now is keeping it clean... It lasts maybe two weeks and then there's clothes and makeup everywhere again, haha! Xx

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  8. These prints are stunning. Watercolours have to be my favourite medium.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  9. ADORE!!

    www.thewonderlanders.com

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  10. I love the idea of them just standing on the floor. I'm planning something like this for interiors in our new apartments and I think it looks effortlessly chic!

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    1. Someone who agrees with me, haha! Xx

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  11. Those prints are just stunning! Definitely need to check out the etsy shop :)
    Lovely blog by the way - finally got here after the #lbloggers chat on Sunday haha, sorry for the delay!
    Poppy x
    savingxfaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The shop is amazing - need to buy other prints to expand my collection! Thank you so much Poppy! Xx

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    2. Love these prints, etsy is so good for finding things like this. KBxx
      www.beautybykaris.com

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    3. It really is! I can find myself on Etsy for hours! Xx

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