Well, the day has finally come. My room was in need of a major makeover, and although I did not document the before (you can still catch glimpses of my obnoxiously bright yellow room in some of my older videos), I decided to share my new space with you. This time around I opted for decor that gives off a simplistic and modern vibe, going with a grey and white colour scheme which I think represents my style a lot better. I envisioned a space that would inspire me and get my creative juices flowing and I'm happy to share that I have finally achieved that. I now spend most of my time here, working on my blog and videos or to just simply relax and get my mind off of things.
Here are some of my tried and tested tips:
1- Set up a double purpose office area.
In my case, this was dividing my desk into both a work space and makeup vanity. I set up a table top on two separate units, since this creates the illusion of an elongated wall, therefore a bigger room. I built my own desk by placing this very wide white LINNMON Table top on top of an ALEX 4-drawer unit and ALEX 5-drawer unit, all three from IKEA.
2- Get a large mirror.
Again, this opens up a small room and makes it look more spacious. I opted for the STAVE mirror in white from IKEA, which you can hang either way. I opted to have it stand vertically since I enjoy seeing how my outfits look from a distance.
3- Do not overdo it with decor.
This was my biggest mistake with my previous room. I kept way too many knick knacks scattered a bit everywhere which did not remedy the small bedroom situation. The cleaner and less cluttered you keep your small bedroom, the more spacious it will appear. I personally enjoy the look of my DIY brush holders and these MUJI acrylic cases in which I store my makeup, as well as my DOKUMENT Letter tray and Magazine files from IKEA which hold office supplies and papers I want to keep handy. I also hung this ERISLUND Picture above my desk which adds to the simplicity of my room.
4- Storage units are key.
This time around, I purchased pieces that I knew could hold a lot of stuff. Being a beauty blogger means I accumulate a ridiculous amount of products, and since I film in my bedroom I also wanted storage units that still look aesthetically pleasing. I personally find that white furniture makes a room look bigger (you can probably tell I'm a fan by scrolling through my For the Home Pinterest board). On top of the above mentioned desk units, I was also able to squeeze this ALEX 9-drawer unit from IKEA in the corner of my room. It might look small but it can store a lot of stuff.
5- Small closet? No problem!
Tying in with my previous tips, if you have a tiny closet like I do, invest in a chest of drawers that is tall rather than wide. I own this HEMNES 6-drawer white stain chest from (you guessed it!) IKEA and it holds the majority of my clothes - it's seriously amazing.
And there you have it: a glimpse into my living space.
What do you think of my new room? If you have any 'making a small room look bigger tips', do share below!