Friday, 5 October 2012

How can I put you off when you're a matter of urgency?


Minimalism is all well and good and really suits some people's homes and spaces, its sophisticated and I must say it does look pretty darn fancy. But as far as my bedroom (and my life in general) goes, minimalism just doesn't work. I largely hold my hoarder of a mother responsible for this- her argument for keeping practically every little thing I've ever been given because of the 'sentimental value' means I own far too much stuff for minimalism to really be a viable option.

For the last few months I've survived with fairly bare walls (by my standards at least); there were originally 4 pictures on this wall... but I'm a girl who used to plaster every millimetre of spare surface of space with photos and posters by so this frustrated me so, so much. My surroundings affect my mood so much, and plain white space just made my mind feel pretty bleak. I need a good splash of colour and a bit of creativity to wake up to in the morning and spur me on for the day. Otherwise I wake up feeling a bit like 'Oh, is this it?'. Rebelling against the 'no shoving tonnes of holes in the wall' clause in the contract for the flat has done my mind the world of good. I now, finally, feel like the space is mine and it fits my eclectic (yet freakisly accidentally matching and coordinated) little personality so much better. Give me an overcrowded wall full of anything and everything over a pristine white space any day. I was never very sophisticated anyway...







13 comments:

  1. I'm certainly not a minimalist either haha! Great post! Would love it if you could take a look at my blog -
    http://lucy-abigail.blogspot.co.uk/
    Lucy x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd say minimalism is definitely overrated!
      Thanks lovely :) x

      Delete
  2. Oooh I love this, I have something similar in my room :) makes the place so cosy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really does, I'm so glad I finally got round to doing it... its amazing the difference a few pictures make!
      Kaz x

      Delete
  3. I'm a total fan of minimalism. White is my best friend. Welcome to the cult.:)
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. that is so cute! I love the different styles xx


    http://2wanderlust.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your photos!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this post so much!! Im with you, i have always been a clutterbug, its the only way!!!xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Life as a clutterbug is far more fun, I'm constantly rediscovering things I've acquired and completely forgotten about!xxx

      Delete
  7. This is so cute! I'm definitely not a minimalist either :) Don't know how people can feel a room is 'them' when there isn't anything in the room of sentimental value! Fab blog xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! I love injecting a bit of my personality into a room, its the only way to make somewhere really feel like home :) x

      Delete