Today I woke up feeling inspired to continue working on decorating my room just the way I want it. I always have a billion ideas running around in my head for what I would love my space to look like (thanks to HGTV, specifically Chip and Joanna Gaines).
But, since I don’t have a whole lot of free time and because I am definitely on a budget, my room is slowly coming together. If only decorating was FREE.
I don’t really have a specific style when it comes to decor. I am very inspired by everything mid-century modern and I also love a nice, bright room. I like to do a nice mix of cheap, vintage and DIY items.
Whenever I go to a antique store, I am on the search for pretty much anything that I can use for my room (though I unfortunately haven’t found much as of lately) or for my whole home, which I don’t have yet. I don’t find anything wrong with stock-piling things for your future home.
So here are just some small details of the progress of my room so far:
I’ll try to link the things that I can remember!
First of all, the desk itself is one of my absolute favorite things. It is mid-century modern styled and it was really cheap. Here’s the link to it: DESK.
I love how simplistic it is, but fashionable and functional. I still need a proper chair, because I’m using a really shabby folding chair (not pictured.. for a good reason).
I have been accenting with copper, as you will see, because I think it’s just so much classier and chic than silver or gold. I have a small desk lamp from IKEA, my favorite store, which really brightens things up and adds some character.
I also have some smaller details, like a white jewelry tree, little decorative cup, candle, office supplies and some pictures of my favorite things.
I also plan on creating a interesting gallery wall around my desk, but that is definitely still in the works (since I don’t have anything other than a mirror and chalk board).
This little chalkboard, which I got from Target, was so cute to me. It hangs above my desk and really adds a little bit of flair.
Also, bonus points if you know where this quote is from.
This bookshelf was something I desperately needed, and is one of my most recent purchases. Until I got this, my books were in boxes collecting dust, when all I wanted was for them to have a home (YES THERE ARE SOME LAME BOOKS, I was a Twi-hard at one dark time).
I found this bookshelf at IKEA and I’m pretty sure it was around $20. I can’t find it on their website, so it may not exist anymore?
I like to throw a ton of random stuff on it to give it a kind of eclectic look.
Where would I really be without my Ron Swanson bust and my Chicago skyline print I got from an artist off Etsy? Not anywhere good.
Extra Little Details:
This little banner that I DIY’d is one of my favorite details of my room. I actually intended for this to be christmas snowflake decor, but since it can totally pass for just your normal banner of flowers.. I’m keeping it up forever. I think it works so well against my blush pink accent wall.
I have two of these IKEA hanging lamps in my room. They were actually the start of my copper obsession. I thought they were the most unique, adorable light fixtures ever. I put Edison bulbs in each one, because they are just so much cooler than your average bulb, obviously.
AGAIN, another thing from IKEA. I fell in love with this cart the minute I saw it. I originally saw the sample in a light, pastel blue, but since it didn’t match my room I got this charcoal grey colored one. Aside from it being packed with too much stuff, I love it.
The last little thing I love is my Himalayan Salt Lamp that my boyfriend got for me for Christmas. I keep it next to my bed since it creates a low, dim reading light. It’s absolutely lovely and I’m obsessed.
That is my progress so far and I’m loving how it is coming along. I will be posting updates if anything changes along the way.
Thanks so much for reading,