Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Wardrobe transformation

Let's face it, nothing is ever finished - I have recently come to realise this.  Chores, projects, decorating, etc.  Whenever I have to conclude a project, such as art or DIY, there is always more that I want to do, and I could go on and on, never finishing anything, I'm a terrible procrastinator!  

Home improvements are something that I like to carry out in my bedroom especially.  As I am 19 and at university, I still live at home out of term time, and that makes my room the only place in the house that is truly mine to do whatever I want with.  This is something that I have taken advantage of, as I redecorate and redecorate to my hearts content.  I am forever changing my mind, enjoying a new trend or being spontaneous with the design of my room - I even have a black chalkboard wall.  So, over the next few posts I wanted to share a few small things I have recently done to my room since returning home for the summer that are affordable and I think would work well in other people's homes. 

My wardrobe was a cramped, untidy space that was not a pleasurable space to use when getting dressed in the morning.  The first thing I did was clear out my clothes and donate unwanted items to charity - I had so much that I didn't even like anymore or didn't fit well so a clear out was long overdue.

I also looked through what I was hanging and limited it to things that actually needed to hang such as shirts, blouses and dresses, and I put trousers and t-shirts in drawers.  This freed up a lot of space so it wasn't so jam packed and I could actually see what I had.

The next thing I did was a couple of months ago I started buying these rose gold hangers from Primark.  These were £3.00 for a pack of five.  I really wanted them all to match as I think it makes your wardrobe more aesthetically pleasing and doesn't have to break the bank as there are lots of cheap options available.

I then looked in my wardrobe which is built-in.  On the back wall were residues of stickers and blue-tack stains which did not look good as you can see above!

I could have painted over these marks, however I wanted something more fun which was why I decided to decorate it.  I didn't buy wallpaper (I did use quite a lot of printer ink though!) as I just printed a design I found online and stuck them in a tile repeat design.  This came out really successfully as I now love how my wardrobe looks.

Alternatively you could paint the inside a different colour, or use actual wallpaper.  You can also get quite large wallpaper samples free so you could try to create a patchwork of wallpaper samples and then you wouldn't have to pay!

I accept that I will not ever finish decorating my room, that's what it's all about, having the freedom to make it your own - so own it, be creative and do something that reflects your personality.

So look at home decorating as non-permanent.  Don't be afraid to go one shade darker or try something you would usually shy away from, it can all be changed and it could be the best decision you've ever made!


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    1. Thanks, I love the print I found online! x

  2. I really like how you decorated it! I never thought of using only hangers of the same color, now that I think of it, it gives a beautiful cohesive look, as well as the wallpaper, it's such a fun twist, I love it!

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    1. Thank you! It's made such a difference to how it looks, and I find it easier to see everything that I have as it's much neater and more aesthetically pleasing. I'm really happy with the result!