Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Feng Shui

Ok, I have to admit I don't know the first thing about Feng Shui

However I did spend this Sunday cleaning out my room. It was mainly something to do with my day and as my dad was decorating I thought I would do something similar. I also believe that a clean room means a clean mind and on some level it must work because I have been sleeping much better and getting up much easier. I have also developed an unhealthy obsession with candles. I have a couple of delicious ones my mum bought me from Ikea; berry and vanilla.

Anyway I started by throwing out all my old books. I have to say I was initially pissed by coming home from uni and finding a bookcase in my room. My mum has a nasty habit of piling shit she doesn't need into my room. I came home after graduation and found ghastly electric christmas candles in my room... Anyway it was all going swimmingly until I got to throwing out my 5 Princess Diaries books and I just couldn't do it. I know, I know I am way too old but one day my children can have them. Anyway here is the finished result:




As you can see my room is a bright purple which was cool and funky (or at least I thought so) when I was 12. The reason I want to de clutter is so I can paint it a calming cream and have a feature wall using a Laura Ashley wallpaper I've picked out. 

My room is tiny, it isn't even supposed to be a room. There is a fake wall on one side, which is solid but when you bang it there is a hollowness to it. Similar to my last uni house... As a result everything is crammed in and there is little room to dance around. Cleaning my chest of drawers and my weird bedside desk/general dumping area has really made it feel lighter and more roomy. I should have done it ages ago. I threw out 2 black sacks of rubbish and have a box full of stuff I've put on Amazon (if you need any sociological texts, I'm your woman, I'm selling them pretttty cheap). 




Yes I've still got a lot of shit, but it was the best I could do. I get hugely sentimental about rubbish and find it hard to throw stuff away 'oooooh I remember when I got that' 'oh I've had that nearly 10 years' 'So and so gave me that I can't bin it!'  Oh and the white patches on the wall are where I've picked off my horrible silver wall stickers. It is a work in progress OK?! 

Anyway, I just thought I would share. I need to start blogging more and this is a start. 

Anyone else live in their old and now outdated room?

p.s. Please link me to any design/furniture shops you know so that I can look around for new clutter! 


11 comments:

  1. Ooh I love what you've done with the lights! My room is tiny too- not only is it "ours" as there's the boyf to consider, but it used to be the kitchen (a small one at that) so it is very very tiny!! I love Urban Outfitters home stuff- expensive and ridiculous but all so nice... xxx

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  2. I love decluttering - its so so true, once your room/home is in order you feel so much more relaxed!

    Looking forward to seeing the finished result!

    My favorite home store is definatley www.homesense.com

    xx

    George | frecklie.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm so messy its unreal I hang on to so much crap, I form attachments to everything! Thankfully when I go home from uni my room isn't too outdated as it last got decorated in cream with pale purple 'accents' (lol) when i was about 15 so it's not too childish! I really like the fairy lights around your mirror xxx

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  4. I am now going to spend all night looking up decorations on these websites! I love it! Although decluttering has its merits the attraction is now to pile it all up with new more stylish ornaments etc! Am going to have to be strict! xxxx

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  5. I love the little knickknacks you have lying around on your shelves: the sheep, matryoshka dolls & the kokeshi doll!


    xo

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  6. To be honest, I've got the exact same problem!
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  7. I totally need to declutter my room, like you said it is therapeutic but I still keeping putting it off! I have the same make up bag with the ducks :) x

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  8. @vulegnarts: thanks, I've had them years but never know what to do with them all haha!

    @for the damaged: will have a little peek now!

    @Caroline: hahaha it is so old, but does the job just fine. I really want a prettier one though/a bigger one

    xxxxx

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  9. I live with my boyfriend so we share a room, and it is SO much ahrder to personalise when theres two fo you. I love your laura ashley wallpaper idea, and your mirror with lights is pretty funky too

    I managed to throw away my old princess diary books :( but I couldn't part with my Sarra Manning collection.. so alongside my grown up books I have things like 'Guitar girl' and 'Diary of a Crush'.. embarrassing but I love them! xx

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  10. Hahah I love the young girly books, I just had to keep some! Oh yea it must be hard, keep nagging until you get your way xxxx

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  11. Your room looks so cosy :) love it

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