Something I've always wanted to share with you all is a photo-tour of my room, so yesterday I finally got around to grabbing my camera and taking a few quick shots of my favorite set-apart space. Being aggressive with my debt snowball the last 12+ months -- on top of just being slow to spend money on things that aren't a necessity -- has meant that putting my room together has been a slow process. Now, though, it's feeling much more complete, so let me show you around!
This is what you see right when you walk into my room: a comfy bed full of pillows, twinkle lights, lots of books, and non-framed freebie art (thanks Pinterest!) on the wall. Why no frames? Honestly, because I don't want to spend the money. HA. And then there's that beautiful white dresser... I absolutely love it, and it was a steal at only $100 from the Nashville flea market last summer, which is the same place I got the deer antlers you see on the dresser.
I definitely like a lot of white with dark and gold accents in my room, as shown here. I recently got that Raskog Cart from IKEA (also comes in mint and beige!) and I love using it as my bedside table... there's so much room for books! I used to keep the rest of my books on the white shelf, but my roommate and I have a large bookcase in our living room that houses all of our books, so now it holds my Bible, my Passion Planner, pens and washi tape, candles, a portable speaker (I use this every day, I love it), extra camera lenses, a study Bible, recent journals and Bible studies, and fun decorative items.
This small tufted bench was a splurge when I bought it a year ago ($75 at Target), but I have had zero regrets about taking that plunge. Not only is it beautiful, but it has proven to be so useful. I sometimes sit on it to read, it's where I plop down to put on/take off shoes, and when I get home, my bag always lands right in that spot.
I have a tendency to go through my stuff every few weeks, and as a result my closet often seems sparse. But I am actually quite proud of my not-quite-yet-minimalist wardrobe. As I've gotten older, I tend to gravitate less toward bright colors/prints and go for more neutrals, and so I am hoping to fill my closet with more quality pieces in whites, grays, and blacks (plus a few bold prints, because ya gotta live a little!) in the future. And that shoe shelf is actually a cool God-story... someone that I didn't know found it as a wooden tv console at a garage sale, and repurposed it knowing that it was meant for someone else. I met her in my first week here, and she asked what my bedding colors were -- which were white, gray, and blue/mint at the time -- and she immediately handed it over to me. Crazy, right? Oh, and sick lighting in my closet, I know.
Along with my clothes, I've also found myself purging things like jewelry and accessories over the last few months (and can probably lose a few more items, honestly), so while I don't have much, I do like that I can put it all out on display. Confession: I used to have five Fossil watches. FIVE. It was not okay. I kept the two most classic ones, sold two others, and am hoping to sell the last one (if anyone's looking for a lovely boyfriend watch at a great price, holla at ya girl).