Welcome to my room! As per your comment requests let me show you around. This was originally going to be our office, as on the floor plan of our house it's called a "second living room" - it's the top story, and is completely open plan with a balcony attached. Due to the nature of our filming and music work we had to swap the office and bedroom around. You can read more about that in my office tour here.
The style I went for is a little different to what I've done in previous apartments, which I also explained in the last blog, but I'm happy with how it turned out. My initial thought at integrating some colour and texture is that it would look too cluttered, but considering we don't own heaps, the bedroom keeps a pretty minimal look to it anyway.
I also purchased a new a-frame clothes hanger to hang up some of our favourite/most worn items. I feel like clothes add a cool mood and make it feel more like a bedroom, rather than just a bed in a big open living space. I also stuck to the usual "plants as decor" thing.
I was on a waiting list for 2 months for this bed base, no joke! It was a style that I had been seeking for so long that I almost considered hiring a carpenter or someone with similar skills to make one for me! I found it on Koala, it's assembled and taken apart in less than 5 minutes, and doesn't require any hardware. They don't always have them in stock, so you may have to join the mailing list to find out when they get them in next. Linens are from here.
The simple a-frame which I mentioned. The design is very minimal to look at, and it would be suitable enough for hang your proper wardrobe, or, like I've done, simply statement or season-current pieces.
You may have also noticed in the YouTube bedroom tour video that I was finally able to tell you guys about a massive project I've been working on, my first published book, LESS. It's available in a hardcover version (so you can see my photos and read my methods in print), or for those of you who prefer to keep things digital, there's also an eBook version available! I've poured so much into this book to share with you not only the basics on minimalism, but I also dive deep into other aspects such as decorating, saving money, organising your time, and personal development.
So what's LESS about?
Simplify life and amplify living by mastering the fundamentals of minimalism through this visual guide to embracing a minimalist lifestyle
How can living with less contribute to a greater sense of fulfillment? It seems contradictory, yet the minimalist lifestyle, which focuses on scaling back your possessions and simplifying your life to just the essentials, achieves just that. Adopt minimal living, and you’ll find that less is more:
* More time because you don’t waste it caring for and organizing stuff.
* More space because you don’t fill it with objects of marginal value.
* More money because you don’t spend it on unnecessary things.
* More clarity because your mind isn’t bogged down by the clutter around you.
* More enjoyment because your energy is spent on experiences and connections.
Using decision trees, flow charts, icons, and other graphics, LESS shows how minimalism can be applied to any area of life–including home, wardrobe, decor, cooking, cleaning, finances, and organising your time – and how it can be adapted to suit your own goals and help you achieve your version of happiness.
This was an investment piece, and something which I pondered upon for months before purchasing, it's only a 1.5 seater armchair, but it's so wonderfully comfortable. It's a great place to snuggle in for a read.
From: James Layne
Our bedside table lamps actually sit on a neat little storage shelf section of the bed frame (behind the bedhead). I think this really softens the light in the evening, and because I don't have a bedside table on my side, it keeps the lamp cord clutter hidden.
From: Beacon Lighting
I've been waiting for a favourite photographer of mine to release prints for a while now, so this set of 3 wave print from an artist on Etsy is a placeholder for the time being, to give the room a little more life.
Overall I'm really enjoying how the space has come together. When I'm in this room I get a sense of calmness and stillness, which are two great feelings for a bedroom to have, in my opinion anyway haha. I need it to be a space I can relax and unwind, and settle down for the evening!