MINIMAL Makeover

To coincide with my new sustainable lifestyle thanks to the Ikea Lagom Project, I also want to become a bit more minimal in my approach to decorating.

My room had become overflowing with cushions, frames, clothes and about everything else you can imagine. If I saw something I liked, I bought it, rather than planning where it would go and how it would fit in with the space. so I set aside a day this week to transform my bedroom into a clean, clutter-free living space.

I have to say I was ruthless when it came to getting rid of stuff, I started with bedding getting rid of everything that wasn’t plain white or striped, The fresh new white bedding from Primark has lifted the room and looks much less busy especially with just one decorative cushion.

Secondly, I worked on the surfaces, clearing everything off my bedside table, desk and windowsills, then brought back in my favourite item and placed them where they suited. what was left over  I stored away or donated.

I then worked on my wardrobe getting rid of anything I haven’t worn recently. and made sure everything was in its place, I need to do a proper clothing purge but that’s going to take a full day of its own and a lot more energy.

Finally, I added two new Ikea lights, firstly the RANARP reading lamp, it has added well-needed light to my seating area and has really nice brushed gold details.http://www.ikea.com/ie/en/products/lighting/floor-lamps/ranarp-floor-reading-lamp-black-art-00331378/

The second lamp I added is the JANAJO work lamp, rather than placing it on the desk I have placed it on top of my wardrobe to illuminate the floor space as well as my clothes as this was quite a dark area of the room http://www.ikea.com/ie/en/products/lighting/work-lamps/jansj%C3%B6-led-work-lamp-copper-colour-art-80310193/

overall I am so happy with how it turned out and it feels much nicer, here are some pictures …

16129987_10209774781078087_289208594_o
16196940_10209774801798605_244137750_o
16145875_10209774795958459_2089380957_o
16145227_10209774781118088_1333170666_o
16215506_10209774911641351_1637988691_n
16229784_10209774802318618_1208716002_o
16229891_10209774795598450_788991075_o
16129726_10209773060275068_85666620_o
16130092_10209773060835082_114967529_o
16144942_10209773061315094_173140609_o
16145009_10209773061755105_96525538_o
16196598_10209773061275093_1795852292_o
16197012_10209773060395071_780339234_o
16197013_10209773061515099_592520823_o