I recently moved into a new place and went through a whole process of planning out and designing my room into what I had envisioned. Let me tell you, this was the perfect project to keep me busy since we are still in the middle of a pandemic. I have been sharing a lot of process via my Instagram, and that may be the reason you’re here if you have been following along with my stories and updates. Thank you for visiting and welcome!
I am a huge believer and advocate of making your personal space whether that be your bedroom, apartment, house, etc. your happy place & sanctuary and surrounding it with things you love and enjoy. Your personal space is the only space that is truly yours and its important to make it enjoyable, welcoming, and a place to go to when you feel like escape the outside world. Or at least the place you like to spend your time especially in these pandemic times.
I moved out of my parents house a little over a year ago, and was ready to create a space of my own. The room at my parents had lavender painted walls and a lot of random things on the walls that related to my childhood or college days. Once I moved into my apartment, I was just trying to get used to being on my own and soaking in all the space and freedom I had that I never really did anything to my room to decorate or really make it my own. So once my apartment lease was coming to an end I started brainstorming what I wanted my new room to look like and started looking up inspiration on Pinterest. I decided to create my own board to put my ideas all in one place and combine ideas of things I really loved.
Pinterest board linked here
For my new room I knew I wanted it to meet certain criteria and interests. I recently became a big lover of plants and started a collection of my own, so I knew I wanted greenery or plants of some sort. I also am a big fan of natural lighting and love opening my windows and having the ability for natural light to come in. I also am not a big fan of clutter and learned I really like open spaces so I knew I wanted a lot of organization. Aside from that, the rest of my room kind of came together on its own and was a pretty effortless but exciting process.
Below are pictures of all my room decor and direct links of where you can shop the exact items or similar items.
Black Makeup Vanity
I love wearing hats and always kept them in my closet and out of reach so they weren’t always easily accessible, I knew with my new room that I wanted an area to showcase them whether that meant hang them on the wall or somewhere that I could easily access them and be able to throw on with an outfit. I looked up many different ways to display them and ended up really liking this idea above. I chose to hang the hats with command hooks so I wouldn’t damage the wall and leaving the option to easily adjust and move them around in case I get more hats in the future to add to my collection. I got my chest in the Finley bedroom set collection from Living spaces. I am in love with the gray woodsy finishing of the bedroom set. It really ties my room together with the neutral tone and the hats add a little pop of color.
Chest linked here.
Google Home linked here.
Hats purchased previously here, here, here, here,
Camera linked here, here, here.
Tripod linked here and here.
Hooks used to hang walls linked here, and here
Curtain LED Lights
These curtain lights are amazing! I found them on Amazon and they have 8 different settings. I have always been a fan of hanging lights in my room, either around my bed or on my wall so I don’t have to have the big bedroom light on in the evening. I chose the curtain style because they are so effortless and you can easily hang them on the wall without having to worry about making sure they’re centered in place or worry about them falling. The 8 different lighting settings are great because you can switch the lighting ambiance up depending on what mood you’re in. You can find them here.
Night Stand / Left Side of Bed
The nightstand is in the Finley bedroom set collection from Living spaces, you can find linked here. The drawers are deep and perfect for storing items that you may need easily accessible on the bedside.
I found the charging station one day when I was on Tik Tok and thought it was an amazing purchase. I have an Apple Watch, Airpods, and iPhone, so this charging stand was perfect because you can charge all 3 items at the same time. This specific charging stand comes with a cord that links all chargers to one cord and you do not have to use your own charging cables/cords. If you are like me and have all the Apple products, you will definitely enjoy this and find that it comes in handy. Shoutout to Tik Tok for always making me spend more money lol. Charging stand linked here.
Having my room smell good is very important to me and always helps me relax. I usually switch between lighting my candles or using my essential oil diffuser. I purchased this diffuser a while back from Walmart and it works amazing and has 7 different LED colors you can choose from to light your room up in the evening. My favorite scents are lavender and eucalyptus. Essential Oil Diffuser linked here.
White Picture Ledge 3 pack linked here and single shelf linked here. Will discuss further down in this blog post.
Plant on shelf is part of 3 pack linked here.
Black Sheets linked here, they come in 9 different colors and they come in 6 different bed sizes.
Bedframe / Comforter Set
As stated further up, I got the Finley bedroom set from Living Spaces in the Queen size, currently they are sold out of some items (I think due to covid-19 and delay in manufacture process) but the bedframe alone is linked here and the full 3 piece bedroom set that I got is linked here. The bedroom set also comes in a 4 piece bedroom set linked here. I got the bedroom set delivered to my house and assembled it myself, which was pretty manageable. I had a great experience with Living Spaces!
I found a 4 piece comforter set at Ross from the brand Sage Home that came with the comforter, 2 shams, and one decorative pillow. I couldn’t find the exact set I got or brand but I found some similar ones from Amazon linked here, here, and here. I love that it is a neutral color and makes my room flow very well with the gray color of the furniture.
Right Side of Bed
I did a lot of research to find the perfect black sheets to go with my bed. I found some from Amazon linked here, they are very cozy and soft, and decided to go with these because they had really great reviews and also really great packaging. Highly recommend! They come in 9 different colors and they come in 6 different bed sizes.
The lamp, shelf, and artificial succulent plants I found on a very successful trip to IKEA! Closer picture of plants below.
I’ve had my eye on the Holmo Floor Lamp for quite a while, because I loved that it wasn’t a traditional standing lamp style. There is a foot button for easy ability to turn on/off and the shade is made from rice paper which makes a mellow lighting ambiance. Lamp double pack linked here and single lamp linked here.
I knew I wanted plants in my room but I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to go with artificial plants or real plants. After weighing out a pros and cons list I figured artificial would be better so I could avoid having bugs in my room and also wouldn’t have to worry about watering the plants daily. I found these plants at IKEA and fell in love with them! I love succulents and I have a couple real ones of my own, I saw they came in a 3 pack and knew I had to snag them for my room. Artificial 3 pack succulent plants linked here.
Since I decided to get the plants, I needed to get shelves for my room to display the plants but had to decide between clear shelves or white. I saw these shelves at IKEA and love them because they are deep enough for you to put photos, plants, and many other different things for display. White photo ledge shelf linked here.
I got this artificial potted plant from my good friend for my birthday this past year, I like that it came in a neutral colored vase and paired well with the other artificial plants on the other side of my bed. This plant is part of a 3 pack as well and can be found here.
Black Easel Mirror
I was looking for good standing body mirror for quite a while and I wanted one that I didn’t have to worry about hanging on a wall or door and creating more holes in the wall. I ended up finding this mirror at TJ Maxx, it was the last one on the shelf so I knew it was meant to be. The easel makes it easy to set anywhere and it is the perfect body mirror for try-on sessions, outfit selfies, etc. I found similar ones here, here, and here.
Throughout this process I learned that I really enjoy interior design and really letting my creative juices flow in a different way I never allowed them to. I truly feel at peace when I walk into my room and even when I spend time in there and I think that is so important since I spend so much time in there. I’m so happy I was able to share my process with you and hope you have found some items that would look great in your room as well! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via this post or even my Instagram. If you want to stay updated with me or don’t follow me yet, feel free to do so here! You can also follow my Like To Know It account to keep up with purchases I make and shop direct links here. Thanks for reading 🙂
Xoxo, Lori Allison ❤