I finally finished my new room and for the first time in forever I love spending time in my room. By changing my room I feel that there is a completely new atmosphere. I feel relaxed, at peace and fresh instead of negative, stressed and sluggish.
Last week I shared with you some of my thoughts on creating a new room. You can find that blog post here.
I have always loved the look of a very clean and completely white bedsheet. However, I wanted to keep it a little exciting and within the theme of my bedroom, so I made two pillows with a tropical leaf on it. This DIY project was super easy and didn’t take up much time at all. I started by making the pillowcases out of some old cotton sheets that I found in the big closet full of fabric. I found some transfer paper in the store to print a desired picture on fabric. So I searched online for leaves that I thought fitted my bedroom the best and adjusted the colour to my liking. I printed them out on the transfer paper and ironed it on to the pillows. I am so happy with the look of the white bedsheets with these cute pillows. Especially with my favourite bed canopy, which creates such a dreamy and peacful effect.
I have a big, white wall in my room, which really needed a painting. Before the new one I had a big watermelon painting hanging above my desk. That started to get so boring and it didn’t fit with my new theme at all. I got a long and thin wooden board and I painted on these two tropical leaves. I got some wooden battens and I created my own frame which I painted all black. This made my boring wall, much better and now it is even one of my favourite places in my room.
The look of dried flowers, leaves and plants is something that I absolutely love. Before I even decided what theme I wanted in my room, I knew that I wanted to do something with dried plants. We have a beautiful fig tree in our garden and I found this gorgeous leaf which fitted just perfectly into the frame. I put the leaf in between some paper towels and put them in a book. I put the book back in the cupboard so there was a lot of pressure on the leaf in the book. I waited about two weeks and it came out dry and beautiful. Throughout the year I also collected some beautiful feathers that I found in nature. Last year I got this special frame with two glasses, which keeps pictures or thin objects between the glasses.
I finished all the things that I wanted in my room, but for some reason I felt like it wasn’t completely done yet. I have always wanted a beautiful plant in my room and when I graduated my mom gave me this cute and small plant. It was too small to put in the corner of my room, so I really wanted to put it on a beautiful table. I couldn’t find anything in the secondhand store, so I searched online to find a cheap and secondhand table. I found one which I could get only 3 kilometers from my house. I painted it black and put the plant on top. I am so happy I got the table eventhough I was a little scared to go to a house from stranger to get it. It honestly completed my room and added another detail which I truly love.
As you probably have seen I haven’t really changed anything big about my room, I didn’t paint the walls, got a new bed, desk or closet. I truly think that it is about the small details which can give your entire room a completely different look. Changing your room doesn’t have to be expensive either. The only things that I bought were the table and the frame the painting. I found all the other things in my house and painted some things to make it a little more fresh.
So go experiment with things that you already have and create your own room that you truly love!