Saturday, 23 March 2013

There's no place like home...

If there's one place in the world where I feel completely at home, it's my bedroom. It's the only room in the house where everything in it is mine - and I've decorated it exactly how I wanted it.

I have always felt that the interior of a room can speak volumes about the person living in it; what they do for a living, what their hobbies are, what they value the most in life.

For me, my room is a sanctuary for the things I love. Without even meaning to, my room has developed an 'around the world' theme, based on my love for travel and faraway lands. It also envelopes a lot of objects with personal meaning to me; photographs of friends and family, small objects bought as gifts that I could never throw away and of course, my most treasured possessions: my two teddy-bears I have had since birth.

My room is painted a soft, pastel pink. I'm a girly girl! I love floral bedsheets and will settle for nothing less. I have little trinkets dotted around the room like vintage stars that hang of my wardrobe door handles and a bright pink cheerleading bow hanging off a photo frame. 

I'd like to make 'There's no place like home..' into a feature for the interior section of my blog. So, here I am starting it off for you. Enjoy!

A view of my room: achieved by using iPhone app 'Panorma 360'. 

Frames above my bed: The large picture of the New York skyline was a great find from a carboot sale! I think I payed something like £3 for it. This is what started my accidental 'around the world' theme. I went to New York in 2007 and absolutely fell in love with it. On the opposite wall, I have a photo frame with multiple black and white photographs taken by myself during a trip to Paris in 2009. I also have two old school maps of the world - one as a normal picture in a frame, the other is a mirror that I rescued from being tipped by my Grandma!

On the floor: My Newzealand Sheepskin rug was a wedding present for my parents when they were married, but has since been passed down to me. I like that it's quite old now, it has a lovely worn look to it.

My bed: the place I spend most of my time! I love my bed. It's incredibly comfortable since I kitted it out with The White Company pillows. The bed covers in this photo is from BHS from about four years ago now. My MacBook spends most of it's time on my bed, as do my teddy-bears who are pictured with my small lavender heart.

My Australian Animals: Again, without realising, I have created a collection of Australian animals. I travelled around the West Coast of Australia in Summer 2011 and had the best time. I came back with the Wombat, and after visiting a carboot sale I found the Koala bear (it cost me 50p!!). When my boyfriend visited Australia six months after me, he brought me back a penguin from his trip to Penguin Island. 


So there you have it! That is my room, the place I feel the most comfortable and the place I feel the most inspired.

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