Minimal Bedroom Decor

Minimal Bedroom Decor

Since I recently moved into my new (and much larger) bedroom I’ve been trying to decorate and organize as minimally as possible. That means purging LIKE CRAZY, constantly moving everything and decorating in the simplest ways.

In my previous bedroom I had a lot of white and gold, but this time around I’m going for more natural materials and colours. I’m trying to get rid of most of the gold furniture and decor and bring in more browns and blacks. Let me tell you though, it has been SO difficult! I feel as if my mind is in a thousand places at once. With that being said though, I have managed to decorate a few parts of my room, so I want to share them with you today.

I personally love reading about and watching room renovations and interior design processes so if you do too then this post will be the perfect read. Let’s get started!

THE WORK CORNER

I went for a natural and modern looking chair and luckily I found this gorgeous IKEA one 40% off on Facebook Marketplace. In the corner I have different sized cylinder boxes with extra notebooks, moisturizers and camera gear, AKA things that I rarely pull out. On the left wall I also have my glass whiteboard from IKEA which I use to write out my daily to-do’s and things to remember. You can shop the chair here.

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THE CLOTHING RACK

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Since I have so many coats I decided to use them as a display item because 1) it saves closet space and 2) it adds some texture to the room! For a more aesthetic look I order my coats from dark to light. I got this IKEA rack for $20CAD, you can shop it here.

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THE ARTWORK

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I kept only the black DIY framed artwork from my last bedroom because like I said above, I’m trying to get rid of my gold. But it all fit perfectly on this shelf and above my mirror! You can get this picture ledge here and my mirror (not pictured) here. To find out how I created this DIY photo frames you can watch my tutorial here!

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THE SHELVING UNITS

This first shelving unit is a white metal frame with glass shelves, so I wanted to keep it as minimal as possible to really get the illusion of space. I hate clutter so I tried to only show items that provide usefulness or beauty to the shelf. The dark brown baskets are from IKEA and I got them to match my chair! The jewellery box and skincare holder are both from Marshalls Canada. You can find the baskets here.

This second shelving unit shown below is also from IKEA and I’m using it to display my favourite shoes of the season and a few books. I tried to show only brown and black items so that everything would match! You can find the shelving unit here.

THE WINDOW UNIT

The only items I will always have on this shelving unit in front of the window are these new vases from IKEA and a scented candle. Since this unit is reflective and in front of the window I wanted to keep it clean and plain. You can find the shelving unit here. Unfortunately I can’t find the vases online but I’m sure you’d be able to find them in-store.

THE CURTAINS

Since the room is so large I wanted to cover one of the windows to create a cozier environment. These ones from IKEA were totally inexpensive and really add something to the room. You can find the curtains here and the rod here.

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That’s it for my room decor! I’ve still got a few spots that I want to fill up but I’ll be sure to share with you when they’re complete.

xoxo,

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The Best Fashion Coffee Table Books

The Best Fashion Coffee Table Books

I’m a huge fan of room decor especially in the book department so I’ve created a list of my favourite coffee table books for you! I particularly love fashion and design coffee table books because they look good on display AND they can be used for flatlays 😉

However they can get pricey so if possible, search for used books in good condition or wait for them to go on sale in store. The Chanel book that I own is used but looks almost as good as new! I got it at a used book store for $15 cheaper than the retail price .

Chanel: Collections and Creations

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YVES SAINT LAURENT

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Tom Ford: Ten Years

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The Fashion Book

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IN VOGUE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS FASHION MAGAZINE

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LOUIS VUITTON: A PASSION FOR CREATION

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CHANEL AND HER WORLD: FRIENDS, FASHION, AND FAME

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DIOR: THE COLLECTIONS, 1947-2017

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All of these books can be purchased from Indigo-Chapters and Amazon.  If you have other fashion coffee table book suggestions please share them below!

xoxo,

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How I Organize My Wardrobe

How I Organize My Wardrobe

When it comes to organization, you already know I’m your gal! My wardrobe specifically has a special system so that I always know where to look and find my favourite pieces. Having organization within your closet and drawers really helps to save time and prevent stress. If you already don’t know what to wear in the morning and then you have to search through numerous piles of unfolded and disorganized clothing your stress levels are sure to increase! Hopefully the way that I organize my wardrobe will help you figure out yours.

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Closet Organization

I have an open closet concept in my bedroom so organization is that much more important because everything can be seen whenever someone walks in the door. I have three separate hanging racks, two short and one tall, so I organize my clothing according to their LENGTH. Obviously the tall pieces go on the longer rack so that they don’t bunch up and wrinkle and the blouses, sweaters, and folded trousers go on the shorter racks. In addition to length I also organize my clothing by COLOUR. As you can see in the photos I pair all of the similar colours together (brown, grey, whites, red, green, black) all while keeping in mind their lengths.

Dresser Organization

The dresser organization is where it gets a little tricky because my clothing is out of view and often gets messy. I organize the clothing that can be folded by STYLE and in cube compartments from IKEA. Each separate box contains either short sleeved shirts, long sleeved shirts, tank tops, or pull-overs and hoodies. My tip for keeping your drawers clean would be to FOLD your items every time you put them back in. It seems like an obvious action but you don’t know how many times I’ve told myself I’ll “fold them later” and never actually end up doing it! Reminding yourself to fold your clothing right away will be worth it in the long run.

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Shoe Organization

I have a lot of shoes that require organizing so I have 3 different locations that I keep them in. I have a shoe rack and hanging shoe holder in my bedroom and one large shoe shelf at the entrance of my house. The shoe rack in my bedroom is categorized by STYLE and COLOUR. As you can see in the photos I keep all of my high heels in my bedroom (so that they stay in pristine condition) as well as the boots, sandals, and sneakers that I wear the most. The rest of my shoes (that I can’t seem to get rid of) are in my “remote” shoe shelf. Keeping my shoes organized like this makes it easy for me to choose and try on outfits in the comfort of my bedroom.

Accessory Organization

Scarves probably make up 80% of my accessories so they have three spots in my bedroom. My silk scarves are placed in the bottom box of my hanging shoe holder and also in my decorative glass container on top of my dresser. Bigger knit scarves are placed in the drawer beneath my bed because they just don’t look the best on display! Purses as you can see in the photos are placed on my floating shelves for easy access. I currently only have one belt so it gets rolled up and placed on display on my dresser. I would say that I keep my most used items on DISPLAY so that they’re easy to access and the rest in hiding.

How do you organize your closet? Let me know in the comments below if you have any suggestions and tips for wardrobe organization!

xoxo,

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My Bedroom Decor

My Bedroom Decor

I’ve received so many requests for this post so here it FINALLY is! A room tour to show you all of my decor, where it’s from, and why I’ve chosen to decorate the way I did! I wasn’t exactly sure how I would write this post so it’ll mainly be photos of my bedroom followed with links of similar decor items.

My bedroom walls are a very pale shade of grey with white trimming and all of my furniture is white so naturally I knew I would be decorating it with colours and pieces that pop.

PS. I grew up with the aspiration of one day becoming an interior designer but since that isn’t happening I just decorate my own spaces as if I actually am a complete PRO. I visit Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and every other site you can imagine to find inspo and then I MAKE IT HAPPEN for myself! It really is the best way to get exactly what you want out of a room.

While I am still a student and I have a certain budget, all of the pieces in my room, from furniture to decoration, are affordable. I’ll caption each photo with the stores that I purchased my decor from, but I can’t guarantee you’ll find the exact pieces.

My bedroom has a gold, black, and white fashion theme and it’s very simplistic. With that being said, let’s get into the goods!

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White furniture makes a small room look much bigger than it is in reality. My bed and cubicle shelving unit are both from IKEA.

Kallax Shelf Unity – High Gloss White

Brimnes Daybed

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Instead of inserting boxes into each shelving unit I’ve used three of them for decoration/storage. I like to keep the colours very similar so that there’s a nice overall look and feel in the room. For example, each item in the “decoration” boxes has black and/or white and gold.

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Each decorative piece on top of this unit is from Marshalls or Winners. It’s not hard to find great pieces that match and they’re very affordable too. This glass piece on the right was on clearance because one piece of glass is missing, but I’ve angled it so you can’t see! I use this one to store some of my silk scarves because they’re too pretty to tuck away.

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This jewelry box is from Marshalls, the Chanel book is from a used-books store, and the Vogue magazine is just an everyday purchase from the drugstore. I’d like to purchase a few more designer books to make this stack higher too! If you visit my Instagram page and screenshot this exact post, you can find similar books on Like to Know It.

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Although these pieces don’t have much meaning, they really add something to the room. The abstract shape is from Marshalls and the hourglass is from IKEA. It can be found here.

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I’m always on the go AND I love looking at handbags so I recently installed these floating shelves from IKEA to display all of mine! They’re already starting to overflow…but that’s an issue for another time. I really try to make use of the things I have to decorate my room.

Lack Wall Shelf

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My fragrances are some of my most prized possessions so they deserve their very own shelf! This gold mirrored plate is from Marshalls and the white mini vase is from the dollar store.

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There’s not too much in this picture and that’s the point. Since there’s already so much going on in my open-closet I felt it was necessary to keep my storage bins to a minimum and use the same colour throughout. The white makes the shelves look more spacious and less cluttered.

Kuggis Box with Lid

Kvarnvik Box Set of 3

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This wall was a DIY project that I did recently and I printed out my own posters then purchased cheap frames from the dollar store. I filmed this DIY project so you can find it here. Once again I’ve used my theme colours black, white, and gold to match the rest of the room. Here are a few similar frames from IKEA.

Silverhojden Frame -Gold

Marietorp Frame – Black

My work space is always tidy and I keep it that way by minimizing what I have on my desk. There’s gold accents here and there with my Kate Spade calendar and IKEA lamp and the magazine rack serves as a point of contrast in the room. Unfortunately the white board from IKEA is discontinued so I’ve tagged a similar one.

Kvissle Wall Magazine Rack

Arstid Table Lamp

Kate Spade Desk Calendar

Vemund WhiteBoard

Lack Wall Shelf

A few places that you can look for room decor similar to mine is Pottery Barn, Chapters-Indigo, and Etsy! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

xoxo,

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How to Create a Well-Organized Workspace

How to Create a Well-Organized Workspace

When it comes to the spaces that we work in, what surrounds you will define the way that you work. If your desk is cluttered and has no organization whatsoever, then you most likely work messily and often can’t find or remember things. However, if your workspace is well-organized and thought out then you probably work much more efficiently!

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I’ve been a minimalist since day one and I like things to be perfectly in place and matching, therefore my workspace has always been this way. It could be the other way around in which my study habits defined the way I’ve created my workspace, but for the sake of this post let’s switch it and assume that your workspace defines your work habits.

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I’m a planner and an organized individual, so everything has a place and it’s taken time to finalize a workspace that I love working in.

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I’ll be honest in saying that my workspace is tiny, and it’s because it’s located in my also tiny bedroom. I chose to place my desk in-front of the window to let natural light in and create a spacious feel. #1 create your space, whether it be an entire room or a corner like mine, have a space devoted to getting work done.

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All of the pieces shown in this photo except for the stool are from IKEA (budget friendly). Choose furniture pieces that pair well together. My all white design is the perfect example, because it gets me feeling organized and motivated instantly.

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Simple details matter and they make your space inspirational. The decorations I’ve chosen are aesthetic AND they have a purpose. They’re also all white, black, or gold; colours that get my creative juices flowing. The magazine rack is a great place to store folders and important documents and it doubles as “artwork” too!

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Another thing that I always like to have on my desk is fresh blooms. Preferably white or lighter hues of flowers because they calm and act as a de-stressor. Oh and duh they look pretty!

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In summary of my tips: create a devoted space, choose matching and comfortable furniture, remember that details matter, choose details that inspire you, make sure you have enough storage, and try to keep some sort of plant or flower on your desk at all times.


What are your workspace organization tips?

xoxo,

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