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Bedroom stories

If you’ve been following us for a while, you might have read this post about us decluttering and getting rid of our sofa. We created more zen in our living room last year. This was a huge step for us, since we tend to spend all our money on photography. 😛 A new lens, more batteries, an extra flash: no problem. Buying something for the interior of our place? No way! 😉

Despite the living room change, our bedroom still existed as some kind of empty cave… Nothing on the walls, a giant roll of photo paper propped against the wall and our car mattress (yes we have one!) sticking out behind a mirror. That and some dust bunnies… not very cozy at all.

So we decided to change things up and give the entire room a big make-over. There are so many options that are fun (and very affordable). We ended up getting a big ass mandala wall tapestry and decided on going with a colourful approach. We even managed to do an Ikea hack by purchasing a lamp shade that we combined with a bamboo steamer basket as a foot. 😀 Add colourful curtains and candles: done. 

It was again a lesson in investing in ourselves and the space we live in, because it matters. The way you wake up in the morning, sets the tone for the rest of the day. When waking up in a cluttered and slightly depressing room, that’s just no fun at all. Yay for happy colours and patterns. Even when it rains, it feels like it’s Summer inside. 

Just a few days after the change we already noticed the difference! It is so much more fun to wake up in a cozy orange glow and to see the reflection of the mandala in the mirror. All these little steps add up! I’m kinda excited to see what will happen to our living spaces in the next 10 years or so. We’ll probably end up with a ton of colourful happy hippie stuff. 😛 

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2 Comments
  • Kendra Coupland
    Posted at 19:08h, 27 April Reply

    Dare I say this space looks a wee bit spiritual!

    Also we should do a bed session together.

  • Tanja Aelbrecht
    Tanja Aelbrecht
    Posted at 11:44h, 28 April Reply

    Hahaha, yes Kendra! That sounds both lovely and scary. 😉

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