Apartment Dreaming- The Bedroom

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I know I know, I haven't even moved yet. In fact I haven't even found a place yet but I know pretty much what I want and what's available so of course I have started planning how I'm going to furnish and decorate my first ever apartment. I have several pinterest boards full of ideas so I thought I'd put together a little series of posts explaining my main ideas, and hopefully it will be interesting/inspiring to some of you!

The main thing I want to achieve in my new bedroom is to make it almost exclusively a room for sleeping. At the moment my bedroom is the only room I have so my bed is used as a desk/dining table/sofa, which makes it difficult to then relax and sleep at night. In my new bedroom I want nothing but a bed, my wardrobe (which will most likely be built in- I love Canada!) and my dressing table.
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I've always loved lofts with exposed brick but since I probably won't find that in Nanaimo any time soon, I really like the idea of this peel off wallpaper I found online. It's renter friendly because you just stick it on and then peel it off again when you move out and it would make a great accent wall behind my bed! For my bed I am definitely getting the Ikea MALM bed because I really like the simple, modern look of it and I like having lots of storage underneath for out of season clothing, etc. My colour scheme is still very monochrome but with a few accents like for example the brick wall, and I love this beautiful white and grey bedding, which I think could be quite a fun DIY project. Also since my bed won't be my dining table anymore, I can actually have white sheets! 

 
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I would love to get a nice chest of drawers opposite my bed with maybe a few pictures and some flowers on it. I like the idea of having a mirror above it but I'd like to hang a black and white panorama of the Brighton seafront over it instead, to remind me of home.


I will definitely be getting a dressing table to get ready at because I hate putting on my makeup in the bathroom and I will need somewhere to film. I would probably put this in front of the window for lots of natural light and put most of my collection in the drawer and then have my most used items and most prized posessions on top of it in my Muji drawers. I really like the MALM desk for this because it's very simple and understated and I especially like it in combination with this seethrough chair, as it doesn't make the space feel too cramped.
I obviously can't write a home decor post without talking about my new obsession: rugs. Most of the apartments I have found have hardwood floors (again, I love Canada), so rugs are a must to make the place feel more homely. For my bedroom I'd love a big fluffy area rug, preferably in a dark grey, so make the room feel more cozy and prevent my feet from being cold when I get out of bed in the morning.
I hope you enjoyed this post, remember to let me know if you would like to see more posts like this because I can definitely write more of them!





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