The good thing about changing a flat is that one can start creating the new space just as one wishes. From the blank page. When I moved in with my husband, his flat was already set, so I had to carve out small spaces for my changes and things. When we moved now to Barcelona, the flat was empty, with very few pieces of furniture (I even had to sleep on the floor the first weeks). So we had to spend some time and money visiting all the interior stores (instead of drinking sangria and eating tapas, like most of my friends thought I was doing :)). The upside of it was that I had more freedom in creating our home this time.
Now, after all stress and mess, I feel content with some results and want to share the corners I like. This one is from my side of the bedroom. It is a sunny room with the big French windows, which are also doors to the balcony. It is so great to wake up and see the sunlight beaming through. And in the evening I like to light a candle and unwind with a book. I close the door and feel like it is my secret garden. Where there is place for my books, my dreams, my jewelry, my inspiration – the place for everything.
These shelves were installed here before we moved in. First I wanted to remove them all, then I found them practical for placing things likes books and pictures. Here I wanted to create a mood board (this one is from Ikea), but so far I just placed two pictures and was happy with the minimalistic feeling. I wonder if once there would be more :)) The board is also a pretty place to keep my jewelry. And the book “A Paris Year” by Janice Macleod inspires me to explore more of this new city I came to live in.
I wanted this space to feel as simple as possible, so we went for light colors. It took eternity to find the lamps for the night table, but at last I found these – and we had to conclude that they look just like the lamps we had in Oslo. You may take the girl out of Oslo, but you cannot take Oslo out of the girl :))
Inspired by Ikea catalogue, I wanted the rack with hooks or knobs beside my bed. I found this one in Ikea (just for 3€! And its name is “Lurt” which in Norwegian means smart. Well, this one was pretty lurt, I mean smart :)) and I also bought knobs in different shapes. And then, browsing Zara Home shop, I found a whole variety of sweet and colorful knobs. So I bought two pink ones to make the rack more special (if you would like to do the same, be aware that those knobs are for the doors or drawers and they have a longer screw. We had to saw them so they would fit this rack). And voila, little DIY rack, with some pink accents 🙂
It is not much, but it is enough to feel cozy and happy in this little corner of mine. It is not about having a lot – it is about having a place for everything.
Do you have a favorite corner of your home?
And may you have space for everything that is you!