The side of my bed is the only area of our house that I can be quite precious about. To me it resembles a shrine, dedicated to no one – but myself. How selfish of me. It’s where I go from rough to ready every day, and it’s where I keep my make up, my hair products, my Kindle, my jewels and my very basic collection of cosmetics. It’s my slice of calm amongst the chaos of raising three small people, and I look forward to getting myself ready for bed there each night. Before you get the wrong idea; ‘getting ready’ for bed doesn’t involve a whole lot – taking my contact lenses out, cleaning my teeth, baby wiping my face and slapping some moisturiser on (if I remember).
For years there has only been a lamp at Jared’s side of the bed and recently I’ve been flirting with the idea of getting one for my side, so I don’t have to climb over Jared if I ever need it in the night. A lamp that gives out soft light, but means I can see everything I need to. I found one that I liked, so I decided to do some rearranging to the side of my bed – add a lamp, add a couple of pictures and have a tidy up. Subtle, but refreshing. As you know, I’m not one of those people who likes things away in boxes – I like to see pretty things and enjoy them.
Here is the before:
…and here it is after a little update:
I’ve always had a love for war pictures and posters. The one I’ve added in a glass frame reads: “To dress extravagantly in war time is worse than bad form. It is unpatriotic”. I thought it was very appropriate for this area of our home. I just love it. I decided to clear my bedside table of teacups and pots, to keep it looking simple.
Whilst I’m on the topic of interiors, I’d love to share with you an interiors blog I’ve discovered called Four Walls. I love the posts on ‘She Sheds’ and Get to Know : Emma Harris. Emma writes ‘a quiet style’ and is someone I follow on Instagram, so it was lovely to find out more about her…and a ‘She Shed’ one day would just be a dream, dontcha think?
Where do you go for interior inspiration? I must say that Instagram is still my firm favourite.