I don’t know about you, but seeing other people’s living spaces is like looking into their soul. A home can say so much about a person’s personality and interests and as they tend to change over the years, I decided to start a series on this blog that gives me the chance to capture and explore different living spaces, specifically bedrooms: Where I live.
Where I live is a series dedicated to peeking into the personal spaces of myself and the people around me. In it, I hope to highlight that each and every room comes with its own personality and quirks that reflect those of its owner.
First stop in this series: my old room at uni. I stayed there for the past year and although it took some getting used to (as can be read here), it gradually started to feel like a place I could temporarily call my home. Now that I have moved out, I thought it would be the perfect time to give you a little look into where I created the majority of my content this year.
When I thought about what areas best mirrored my personality, I gravitated straight towards my desk area. This is the place I did everything – assignments, studying, creating content for this blog, writing in my journal. I am a very visual person and love having lots of photos around me, as I feel more inspired when a space is filled with the things I love and cherish.
One thing I despise about moving into a new place are the bare walls. If the majority of my walls are empty, I feel like something is missing, so I always have spare photographs, polaroid pictures, postcards, cut outs (really anything you can think of to put on a wall) on hand to personalize my walls. I wasn’t allowed to put nails in my wall, so I resorted to sticky tac.
My bed was a tricky area. It had two shelves built into the wall, which made it hard for me to decorate. What I ended up doing was taking your typical packaging string and hanging some pictures up. I used sellotape sticky tac to hold the string up.
My best friend gifted me two mini canvasses that she painted herself, which I knew I wanted to display. As I couldn’t hang them up on the wall, I decided to rest them against the upper shelf and actually quite liked them there.
Plants have this stunning effect of instantly transforming any space into a lively one. I feel like they brighten the place up and add to a home like decor or furniture. I actually managed to keep this plant alive for a year (god knows how), normally they last me a couple of months and then they die. I can be such a bad plant mother *sigh*
And that’s a wrap with the first part of Where I live! I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed making it. Part two will be my room at home, the space I have been constantly adding to for years now. I am really excited for you to see!
How do you like to decorate your own space? I am moving to Belgium in September and will need some tips for DIY/cheap and easy decorating, so if you have any, drop a comment and let me know!
>> Also, if you would like to have your own room featured in this series, let me know! I would love to get a peek into your living space! <<