I’ve long neglected this poor blog, and there are a multitude of reasons for it. In a nutshell: Posting began to seem more like a chore, people just don’t blog anymore, I’m a bad writer, no one reads it, I’m lazy, and the list goes on. But for some reason I can’t get myself to delete it. This blog has become a source of nostalgia for me, which is not something I’ve ever felt for a blog before. So I’ve decided to just keep on with it, even if it means sporadic posting and continuing to basically talk to myself. Haha!
As temperatures drop and the holidays approach I’ve been preparing myself for what will probably be another 7 month winter. As a creature of warmer climates, I am not looking forward to this coming season. I really dread stepping out into extremely cold air, so it’s safe to say I’ll be staying inside quite a bit as I have in years prior.
So how does one like myself try and improve such a bleak view of the upcoming months? Well, aside from forcing myself out of the apartment and getting tons of heattech from Uniqlo (while dressing in nothing but turtlenecks and pants) it’s important to make one’s home enjoyable to exist in. I’m happy to say mine is getting there, but I’m still far from feeling completely comfortable.
Because this is a journey I myself am on, I figured I’d devote this post to ways you can improve your boudoir.
It is usually the first thing you see in the morning. It’s also the last thing you see at night. It’s often your most personal living space and others have already noted the correlation between a tidy bed and happiness, so it should be of no surprise that updating your bedroom can have surprising mental benefits. Now imagine pairing that feeling with things which can help you live your life as the hollywood starlet or femme fatale of your dreams. Sounds amazing right?
The first step to making your bedroom a place you’re proud to sleep and wake in is to tidy it up first. I’m not a home reno expert, so this part is up to however you see fit. For some tips check out the following links:
Once you’ve clean up and reorganized your room, it’s time for the little details which can help make your home more visually glam.
Check out this link to 10 ways to have an affordable, DIY canopy bed. This detail adds a lot of character to a room, and is a staple in glamorous retro bedrooms.
Next, either create a special place for all of your beauty rituals or improve what you have by adding proper lighting. Don’t have a designated beauty place in the bedroom? A table, bench/small chair, large mirror, and 2 track lights will do the trick such as in this tutorial. I’ve done this in my photo studio, it’s great! Also, if you’re a DIYer you can take this further and put together the perfect vanity mirror with this tutorial.
I’ve created a list of things from my personal wishlist, some of which I’ve already been able to purchase since I started writing this up (this blog post has been in the queue forever…). They are pieces which I personally feel would allow me to step more into the fantasy-filled, glamorous lives of old hollywood starlets. It is not costuming, but rather amazing details which can help you bring out your inner femme fatale.
If black isn’t your think, you can definitely find these in other colors. Just click the links and take a look around the shops for alternatives.
“She loved mysteries so much that she became one.”
― John Green,
Ok, so the following garment is pricey and I’ll probably not have access to it for a very long time. But it’s gorgeous, and a must have for the day I’m able to live in an early 20th century house. ;)