Thursday, 24 May 2018

A TOUCH OF PINK


Okay slightly unrelated but the title of this post reminded me of the Touch of Pink fragrance by Lacoste, and now I can't stop thinking about it. I don't think you were a teenage girl in the naughties if you didn't spritz that stuff all over you after a P.E. lesson; that, and the Charlie body sprays but we're getting off-topic here...

Pink! I bought a pink chair. A pink, brushed velvet chair. And I'm in love. 

This past weekend, I spent my Sunday completely spring cleaning my bedroom. Not the quick tidy-up you would expect. It turned into washing and repainting the walls, cleaning the skirting boards, washing my curtains and bedding, sorting out clothes to take to charity, flipping my mattress and pretty much just having a massive clear out. It was almost shameful how many empty boxes I found under my bed. I'm turning into a bit of a minimalist as I get older so this blitz was desperately needed. I was going to do a complete bedroom tour but I'm still waiting on a few decor items to come, and I couldn't help but show off my beautiful baby pink "occasional" chair as soon as I possibly could.

I spent a long time searching for the perfect chair to match in with my bedroom theme. All of my furniture is white (family, friends and Instagram followers alike know I love the whole white aesthetic!), the walls are white but I have a grey feature wall so baby pink seemed to be a good transition shade to tie everything together and make the room feel a bit more homey. I umm'd and ahh'd about whether or not to get a grey fabric chair, but worried it would be too much and the room would be too cold. The chair I settled on is from Wayfair and is classed on the website as a cocktail chair with blossom pink upholstery. It comes in various colours and had 30% off so I was thrilled to discover it on my internet travels. The chair is so comfortable to sit on, and much wider than I thought (I did measure the space to see if it would fit where I wanted it to go before I bought it) - a definite upgrade from the little hard white stool I used for my dressing table before this! A couple of other details; it was dispatched within 24 hours and they call you an hour before it's due to be delivered which was really handy, especially as it needed a signature upon arrival. It came in a huge box and assembly was required for the wooden legs, which took no more than 10 minutes to do. 

Now, for the rest of the decor. The sheepskin rug sometimes lives on the back of the chair, and that was £35 from Dunelm, as was the cushion which was half price at only £5 (they have a great selection on their website). I might have bought two of these originally for my bed but I think it looks rather nice on the chair now I've taken photos! I really like Dunelm for home decor at the moment. A new branch opened in my hometown just before Christmas and it's huge and affordable, so I find myself in there a lot. The fake peonies and vase were both from Homesense - another great store for all your homeware needs. I think the peonies were £2.99 each, but the brighter pink ones were actually from John Lewis ages ago so it wasn't that expensive to buy a couple of stems. And who can put a price on forever flowers?!

If you guys would like a full bedroom tour please let me know. I'd love to show you around and give you some ideas on how to style smaller spaces. Oh, and opinions on the chair of dreams are also welcome. I'm going to be sitting pretty every morning when I do my makeup from now on!
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  1. I love dunelm, that chair is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Jodie! Dunelm is so great right? Xx

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