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HOME IS WHEREVER YOU MAKE IT

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For those of you who read my recent Valentine’s Day post, you may be aware that there have been some crazy changes in my life recently. I’ve found myself alone (well not completely, I have my dog) with completely new surroundings. About a month ago I moved house to begin a new chapter of my life, and in true ‘me’ style, I needed that new chapter to include a fab bedroom. I’ve spoken a lot on this blog about being a home body and I think my room reflects that. I wanted to have all the things that I love surround me in my room to create a relaxing space that I can spend a lot of time in. I thought I’d take some photographs and share some of my favourite moments of my new room with you, with a few other streams of consciousness.

MY BED

If there’s one place I always wanted to be super cosy and lovely to look it, it was my bed. I’ve always had a vision for what my ideal bed would look like – a mid century frame paired with linen sheets, a bunch of pillows of all shapes and sizes; all topped on the comfiest mattress you ever did see – and I think I nailed that vision. I found my bed frame and mattress on marketplace and I fell in love instantly, got a pretty good deal too! As for my bedside, I got both my marble lamp and table from Kmart – I didn’t want to include too much marble elements in my room, but I thought a little wouldn’t hurt.

I love my bed so much now, it’s the cosiest one I’ve ever owned – so much so that it’s not just me that enjoys it, my housemates and friends all love to have a little chill out on it too! The navy linen sheets shown were a gift from my mum, the velvet pillowcases from Kmart and my cushions sourced from lots of different places. I knew I wanted something on the wall above my bed but couldn’t make my mind up, but stumbled across some of my saved Frankie Magazine posters whilst I was unpacking and thought they made a super cute ensemble all together.

MINI JUNGLE

Over the last couple of years I’ve grown (pun intended) attached to having plant life in my home – small plants bring spaces to life, make excellent decor and add that something special to a space. In my room I currently have a few different plants and succulents, but some of my favourites would have to be my ficus on my study desk, my monstera on my Lush shelves and my devils ivy on my bar cart. The ivy is definitely the talking plant piece of the room, with it’s longest vine currently at about 1.5m.

OTHER BITS

As much as I’ve always desired the life of a minimalist, I’m a bit of a hoarder. I love beautiful things, and I want to surround myself with these beautiful things. So my room is not exactly the tidiest by nature, nor is it perfectly curated – rather it’s a space that reflects who I am, what I love, and what I love to do. A few of my favourite bits would have to be my earrings collection – I’ve slowly been collecting beautiful dangles and studs from local designers and everywhere in between, and I’ve grown to love them all. Another collection that grew more accidentally, my makeup. I used to have so little makeup that it all fit in a small makeup bag, but somehow I’m at the stage where I have an entire desk dedicated to beauty… whoops! All of this said though, I do love every last lipstick and eyeshadow palette that I own as it’s yet another way I can express my creativity.

Other moments I love in my room include my gold wire feature that is hung on the wall above my study desk. I like to clip cute things onto it such as inspo quotes and photos of me with my friends and family. If there’s one thing I’ve always been an advocate for, it’s personalised interiors. I’ve never been a fan of a space that is so beautifully designed, but then has no personal touches – the sort of spaces that anyone could live in. Some other bits that I love in my new room include my mini timber wardrobe that I found on the side of the road, and my study desk. I haven’t had a desk designated to study for a few years and I think it was definitely not good for me as I was always studying in bed, on the couch or on other people’s desks. This way I have a designated place for uni and blog work!

There you go! That was a little sneak peak into my new bedroom, I think it’s a great thing to document spaces like this in your life – as while it’s great to keep memories of exciting places you visit, I think it’s important to collect memories of home, and all of the things home can be. I’d love to do more home posts on this blog, as it’s obviously my passion in life, let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d love to see! I hope you like my room as much as I do – I’m so happy with how I’ve been able to get past the fear of home being something that can be taken away from me. It was something I held onto for so long, whereas now I know whole heatedly that home can be wherever I make it – and boy can I make it amazing!

Much Love, Ebony xo

** all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**

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