tidy room


The other day I had a restless sleep. When I say sleep I meant I didn’t get any. No instead I kept dreaming over and over again about our bedroom (mine and Joshes that is. Not our bedroom . . . that’s a whole other room)

But in my dream it was as if dream me wouldn’t let me sleep properly until I fixed the room we were in. The problem you see is naturally I am not a neat person; I’m a collector and a pile maker. When I visit my parents it never takes long for my stuff to spread either. It’s in my nature and that of course means my house is no different. If I ever thought it as a child that I’d grow out of being messy once I started paying the bills I was wrong.

So there was me half asleep having to mentally clean our bedroom so that I could sleep. Just like imagining your body going to sleep when you were an overactive child this was almost comical. Especially the next morning I had to check to see if I had in fact physically cleaned the bedroom. I hadn’t, but from then on I realised something important. There’s a reason our bedroom becomes messy and it’s not a lot of different things cluttering, its clothes.

That’s because our room isn’t big enough for a wardrobe so we keep our clothes in the spare room. (Which is basically a slightly bigger than average closet) and the reason for why we can’t seem to leave our clothes just a few steps further away? It’s the age old excuse, we work 12 hour days we get in late, eat late, sleep late and wake up early it’s a vicious circle of knackeredness sometimes. Something that it isn’t helped by mentally having to tidy your room every night to go to sleep.

So finally this week I made the decision. No more clothes in the bedroom, no more piles, no more shoes, no mud corner from the expanding bike accessories collection. Only in our bedroom and en suite are we going to live such clutterless lives but even since Wednesday when I took away the piles and made our bed up with our favourite bed spread and pillows have I felt like such a weight lifted! Finally our bedroom was a haven of sorts somewhere where I could actually switch off for once. The next hurdle of course is mobile technology. Like most couples we watch TV in bed (The Goodwife, Luther, First dates anyone?) and often check Instagram and Facebook etc but I think back to our week in India and remember so much more peace brought on by simply being out of wifi range.

So here’s to a clutter free, calming sleeping space!

Heres a few of my favourite bedroom pieces for a calming bedroom . . .

The Quilt pillowThe throwdiptyque1

These boots were made for walking . . .


My favourite boots bit the dust today.

I’m pretty upset about it. Long gone are now the days of mocking their ability to make a skirt or dress look slightly cowboyish or when worn with jeans look like a pirate. I’m gonna miss them. My super £15 buys . . . I have said to Josh though that this time round (autumn) I’m gonna actually go all out buy a decent pair of boots, maybe even leather this time! Really push the boot out . . .

On the plus side I bought a cute patterned umbrella. As all my perfectly good ones seemed to have gone missing this morning. Don’t you just hate that when you lose boring things and have to get new cuter versions? yeah me too, hate it.


Now, although its been raining and cold for like forever in England I have found myself some sunglasses (on the of chance that we might get some type of a summer – but don’t keep your fingers crossed too long, you might get cramp). I’d like to to now drop some big names but I’ve got to be honest i’m miss cheapy pants at the moment and these are actually freebies from magazines, but you know what? I kind of love them anyway. I’ve got fun cat eyes for up do’s and fancy days and aviators which Josh calls cruising glasses . . .



You can’t blame me though especially when this weekend I did a carrie ala the second Sex in The City Movie and cheated on fashion with homewares but its so cute its worth it! Even if it was £56 but they had a sale so I felt I could justify it. £33 yeah, ok, pricy, but I love soft furnishings! and look how cute . . .