I am an extreme hoarder of clutter, crap, junk, whatever you may call it, but I can't help it. I see things and I think, "Oh, that would look lovely in my small bedroom that is already full to the brim with junk.". I genuinely feel sorry for whoever I share a house with in the future, because they're going to have to put up with living in a place that resembles a scrap yard. So here's a little peak into my bedroom while it's tidy, and the little things in there that make it mine.
|I recently got these posters, which aren't actually posters, but wrapping paper. I got them from Doodlebug which is a little shop near me, in a place called Cwmbran, which i have absoloutely fallen in love with. To be honest, I'm kind of a bit stalkery with them and have followed them on all social networking platforms, and even tweeted them asking them to employ me. I got each of these for only £1.50, I know that in places such as Waterstones and Clintons they're priced at around £3 per sheet. I decided to stick these up above my bed to make my walls less... wally. |
|To the right of my bed, in a little alcove kind of thing is this wall. It was a very boring wall, and I wanted something to look at before I went off to sleep, so i created this little 'inspiration wall', full of Moomins and pretty design things. I like how my lava lamp lights up the drool-worthy Times new roman ampersand, making it look even more beautiful and flawless. (Sorry for my extremely dorky explanation of an ampersand) |
|At the end of my bed is my rather inconvenient, but cosy array of pillows and soft toys which I shouldn't even have because I'm 19 years old. These always get kicked off my bed in the middle of the night by a very messy sleeper, and I wake up in a tangled mess of duvet and scattered cushions. The little carrot man is a new addition to my bed, purchased by my lovely boyfriend on one of our pointless day trips to Ikea, I've loved Ikeas vegetable soft toy collection ever since I can remember. To the right is Moomintroll, which was added to my Moomin collection at Christmas. |
|I am a little duvet cover hoarder, I love a good old duvet cover (saddest thing I have ever said). But they cover two of my most prized possessions... my duvet and my bed. This one is from Primark and has a Parisian theme to it, with a post card pillow case. Sadly, I've managed to get pen all over it recently, during the heat of my late night creativity moments. |
|My £5 bargain typewriter which I purchased for my final major project during Art Foundation. I found this on Gumtree and with a little oil my dad managed to get in back to its working condition. This is currently on my desk collecting dust, and I'm undecided whether to spray paint it a pretty colour or not. At the moment this typewriter could reach about £50 on Ebay, as it is. So I haven't yet decided if I want to go and ruin its original form with spray paint and keep it. |
|On top of my bookcase is some more clutter, A-Z bookends which don't hold any books, but I couldn't get rid of them even when I tried because they relate too much to graphic design. My jewelery stand with little birds on, and some filmstrip photos of me and my closest friends. |
|Above my desk you'll find my home-made pin board, which doesn't actually work as a pin board because it was made wrong. This means I have to balance things in it, and around the edges of the frame, which results in everything falling off now and again. On this 'pin board' I put anything which is nicely designed, colourful, or basically pinboard worthy. The drawn woman is a rough sketch from San Francisco street artist, Mark Bode. He drew this out for me when I visited the 'See no evil' festival in Bristol last year, and wrote me a little message on the back.|
|To the left of my bookcase, on top of my bulging open chest of drawers is another jewellery stand, my uke and a print of Passenger's song lyrics from 'Patient love' that I made a while back. There's a running theme of blue in my room which is why I want to paint it blue, nothing even goes in my room, it's just a colourful mess. |
|Finally ending on my favourite thing in my room, my Beatles Yellow sub poster, which i picked up last year in Weston super mare at a Beatles convention. It wasn't actually meant for sale, just promotional, but my mum convinced the man to sell it to me. On many occasions I just lie in bed looking at this and end up drawing the yellow submarine over and over again. Definitely my favourite thing. |
I think bedrooms always say a lot about people and they're personality, so I guess that means I'm an un-coordinating mess. I always like reading posts where people give tours of their bedroom or studio so I thought it would be fun to do a post like this for a change.
Thanks for reading!