Our New Crib | Claire’s Bedroom

Happy Monday chaps! Hope you all had a spiffingly good weekend – mine consisted of nothing more than the X Factor (each year I get sucked in, why oh why) and pizza, so that’s a pretty good one in my books.

As you may know, Lauren and I recently moved house and we took a solemn vow to do a couple of interiors posts as we know people like them. Lauren fulfilled her promise early on and you can see her boudoir by clicking on that there link. It took me a bit longer to get my act together (i.e. to pick all the socks up off my floor) but here now is a little glimpse into my bedroom. Saucy.

room 3Bed: Argos (old) / Duvet Covers and Throw: Primark

In the words of Emma Stone in the best film ever, Easy A: “this is where the magic happens, and by magic I mean absolutely nothing”. You’ll see that my obsession with white things extends beyond my car, phone, straighteners, laptop etc and fully exists in my room. Of course, there’s also plenty of leopard print, and that giant pink rabbit you can see goes by the name of Graham. People quite often look at Graham a bit oddly and then turn to me and say “Erm, you don’t strike me as a cuddly animal person”, and I’m not a cuddly animal person; I’m a Graham person. We are good friends and spooning partners.

room 2This is the view from my bed. As you can see, it’s not the hugest room in the world but then I have packed it as full of furniture as is physically possible. Nothing makes me happier in life than hella loads of storage. Apologies for the leopard print slippers that snuck in.

room 9‘Love’ Mirrors: B&M Bargains (old) / Drawers: Ikea

room 8Letter Holder: TK Maxx

room 10Clock: Matalan (old)

Despite, or maybe because of the fact that I’m the messiest person in the world, I actually have a strong dislike for clutter or things in general. I like to think these bits have an air of Parisian shabby chic about them, though maybe it’s just more shabby shit. The clock, for example, hasn’t told the right time in about a year, but still I love it. I picked the letter holder up recently from TK Maxx (aka my new favourite place in all the world and universe beyond) for around £7 and decided to try to use it as makeup storage instead. It’s now home to the majority of my Barry M nail polish collection, brushes etc.

room 4Brusali Wardrobe: Ikea

room 11Storage Boxes: TK Max

To see what’s inside my wardrobe, you can read my full wardrobe organisation post. The boxes were picked up during the same TK Maxx trip and were individually priced; I think it was around £25 in the end for all three.

room 12Photo Holder: eBay

Please divert your eyes away from all of the old photos that show me with a kind of bob. These desperately need to be updated, but printing photos falls into that ‘can I really be arsed?’ category (other things in the category: dry cleaning, eBaying, washing my hair).

room 7

room 6TV: Sony / Billy Bookcase: Ikea / Storage Boxes: Various

My bookcase is home to lots of other old photos, a random collection of books I’ve picked up at one time of another and a bit of jewellery and makeup. The three boxes in the middle contain rings, necklaces and hair grips; while the three boxes on the right contain face products, eye products and lip products. My everyday makeup bag can be seen poking out in a dishevelled manner on the bottom shelf. The bottom shelf is basically the stuff of nightmares for me – so cluttered, so bizarre. Most of this will be hidden away in a side table once I get one, but for now I just avoid looking down there.

And thus concludes my mini room tour! What do you all think?

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5 Responses

  1. Jessica edmunds November 18, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    Did you do a little tidy up before the post?;)
    You are no way messy it looks immaculate and so perfectly ordered.
    I love your storage solutions as well and little quirky features like… Graham and your clock with the wrong time hahaha.
    Just perfect!

    • Claire November 18, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      Haha there maaaaay have been a quick tidy involved 😉 Thank you though, glad Graham has a new fan haha xx

  2. Kat November 18, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    Great room, love your letter holder! And I have a cuddly Jeremy Fisher from Beatrix Potter and I’ve had him since I was a baby and he is a permanent feature in my room (and in my holiday luggage, he goes everywhere with me! Ha… I know I’m tragic) xx

    • Claire November 18, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you, it’s definitely my new favourite thing 🙂 Aw haha, Jeremy sounds adorable! xx

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