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To show everyone what space I’ll be working with as I go through the process of redoing my bedroom, I’ve drawn up a room layout. It includes the overall 11′ x 12′ room as well as the doors and furniture to scale. I also created the layout for the first wall which is where the closet and bathroom doors are and where I’ve chosen to put my desk.
Feng Shui Tips- small, college bedrooms:
- Vertical Space– utilize a slanted roof or wall height by placing wall decor higher up
- Bright Space– try to keep windows unblocked to open up the room and let in the most natural light possible
- Study Space– face the desk away from the TV to avoid distraction or temptation while studying
- Less Trapped Space– consider having the bed pushed against two walls as a Daybed to literally create more space in the center of the room (I’ll be putting up a tapestry and tackling a DIY canopy with fairy lights to accompany the Daybed look soon)
In a separate post in the future, I will show how I set up my desk for my daily routine and studying, but for now I have my wall layout!
The goal in arranging this section was to create a practical study area with a hint of fun and creativity. I also wanted to keep the costs as low as possible, so I used sequined letter garland I already had then added the lamp and wall decor all from Wal-Mart (each about $5-$10).
For starters, the pink lamp functions as a floor lamp providing light for the whole room and as a desk lamp that doesn’t take up work space. Next, I centered the calendar which is most important for my scatterbrained self, and placed two bulletin board tiles on the right for fun pictures, save-the-dates, sticky notes, and the such. Lastly, I added the dry erase board to the left for reminders and lists.
My sequin “xoxo” garland was a past DIY project inspired by Laura Gummerman’s post ‘Sequin Letter Garland DIY’ . Check it out for some wonderful instructions or wing it and add some personal flare!
Next on 329, I’ll be gushing over one of my favorite bloggers so stay tuned!