MY BEDROOM MAKEOVER

My bedroom makeover has been a passion project I’ve been meaning to undertake for a long time. I never really liked what it was before. It was mismatched and impersonal. Just a place I rested my weary body in, not a space I enjoyed and felt reflected who I am, and more importantly, who I want to be. Sure, I had some decals on the wall and got myself a dressing table to try and make it more me but it still looked and felt off. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to see and feel in my bedroom and I also got some ideas from Pinterest so I got cracking and transformed my once bland and incoherent bedroom to the intimate space I needed it to be.

oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Before

 

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Before

I initially planned on having a fuchsia or black feature wall with strong fuchsia accents in the bedding and curtains. However, the introvert in me (yes, I’m secretly introverted) needed a very soft and tranquil, almost dreamy ambiance. Something that could easily be dressed up or down depending on my mood. So I had to go white! I repainted my walls white and had my brown bed and cream doors and wardrobes all painted white as well. I believe this is a great blank canvas that I can work with if my taste changes in future and doesn’t limit my options. I also decided to get rid of the busy curtains in favour of brilliant white sheers that really give the room a nice airy feel and bring in so much wonderful natural lighting. I love it. I got white bedding (no more obnoxiously bright red and yellow blanket!) and some very beautiful mix-and-matched pillows: white and black, silver and gold mermaid pillows and this huge fluffy pink throw pillow that I love to itty bitty bits. I included a black throw as an accent piece just to add some boldness to the bed. To add to the light an airy ambiance and some character, I got some beautiful black 3D butterfly stickers above my headboard. These are so beautiful and fun and girly. I had shared a sneak peak with my friend Idil who loved them so much she went ahead and got them too as part of her own bedroom makeover.

 

Photography by Mariam 

 

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

I redid the dressing table as well but not too much. I wanted it simple and elegant so I just left the cute little metallic and glass trays, my perfume, the glass and chrome jewelry boxes and my bedside lamp on it. I decided to have a flower vase to add some life and a pop of colour that just makes it all look vibrant and chic. I replaced my old stool with a simple gold iron legged, fur topped one that makes me feel so luxurious. I also mounted a huge mirror on one wall which really opens up the room and makes it look so much bigger and of course, now I can enjoy dressing up and a good night time dance party for one 🙂 Who doesn’t like dancing in front of a mirror? I like the way the little faux fur carpets look under the stool and in front of the mirror with my most frequently worn shoes. Just adds some gorgeous feels.

Oshinity bedroom decorr nairobi kenya

 Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Since my dressing table is too small to hold all my junk without it looking like a mess, and I needed something to go in the corner by the foot of the bed, I reckoned a corner shelf would be ideal. I found one I simply adored on Organized Planet but it was sold out and shipping it in from Amazon was too expensive so I had my fundi (carpenter) make it for me. Love it! It has given me space to stack up my bric-a-brac and looks very nice, completing the room. For the wall next to the shelf, I got a lovely Chanel Chance (one of my all time fave perfumes) watercolour print online and had it framed. And finished off the foot of the bed with a white washed traditional African stool I have loved since childhood. I use that to place my throw pillows and clothes when going to bed.

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

I’m very pleased with my finished work. My bedroom now reflects my style and my mindset and feels like home. I wanna spend every moment in there just chilling, reading, writing, doing my makeup – you name it. It’s my little sanctuary.

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

Oshinity bedroom decor nairobi kenya

This makeover has left me feeling fulfilled and serene. It’s amazing what a makeover can do for the mind. And now that my personal space looks and feels right, ’tis time to makeover other aspects of my life in line with my life plans and goals. I hope this post inspires some of you to do your own makeovers in case that’s something you too have been meaning to do. There’s so much inspiration out there on Instagram and Pinterest and YouTube. A plethora of DIY hacks are also available. It doesn’t have to cost so much, just invest in the basic pieces and work with what you have to make your space work for you. Have a grand week!

 

xo

 

 

 

 

22 Comments

  1. Allan November 6, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Damn what a transformation! Space looks rather zen and inspiring now!

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks Allan! That was the plan. Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. Joy Oww November 6, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Love it. What a transformation!

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Joyow! Thank you doll 🙂 Finally did it. Yay!

  3. Jess November 6, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    I Love love love!!!!! That is such a beautiful room. You’ve done it justice. I like how you’ve made sure to put a touch of color and the white makes the room look so serene. That dressing table .. giirrrrl!!!

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you Jess. Yeah the white really makes the pops of colour come through. So happy. Lol thanks, it’s the dressing table I had made last year, remember?

  4. Lucy November 6, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Absolutely love the transformation! Great job hun

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      yay! Thank you Luc!

  5. Muna November 6, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Amazing! So well done Oshin. I love how cosy it looks, and the little details on the dressing table are to die for!

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks Muna. You know how I love to keep it cute

  6. Zain November 6, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Giiiiiiiirl!!! I. Love. It!!! You need to come make suggestions for baby’s room at some point. I am a believer!

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks Zain. Told you long time ago we need to do the baby room and I’m here to help. Let’s start a Pinterest page for inspo. Thanks for the love.

  7. anzigale_kageha November 6, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Your space is georgeous

    The transformation is amazing

    And suddenly
    I want to personalizd my own space

    Thanks for the blog

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      Hi doll. Do it! Do it! It’s such fun and will leave you feeling so accomplished and good. Thanks for dropping by.

  8. Tejal November 6, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Oshin!!!! Your room is awe-inspiring! I absolutely love love love it! I love how you’ve paid attention to the little details and how you took the risk with the white! The results are amazing! You sure do know what exactly you wanted. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Hi Tejal. Thank you so much. It’s the little things that make me happiest. So that’s where my attention goes. And yes I had everything very clearly in my mind and picked and curated with purpose. It’s all true to my personality. And I think now my room is a reflection of me.

  9. Hayyat November 6, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I looooooove the transformation
    Your room looks soo pretty

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Hi Hayyat. Thank you!

  10. Aisha November 6, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Love the transformation. I’m now looking at my room wondering what I can do to change it up. You should give me tips.

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Aisha guuuurrrl I’m here firnit! Let’s do it! Just think about what you love and what mood you want when you’re in there and we can brainstorm and transform! Yaaaaasss! Thanks for the love.

  11. Harpreet Acharya November 6, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Absolutely love it! Amazing what a space of your own can do for your soul. Love the white – so chic and elegant, and especially love the gerber daisies – they add a pop of colour and fun to the room. They’re my favourite bloom and grace my home too! Wish you many hours of creative escapades in your sanctuary!

    • Oshin November 6, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      My darling, this is why we are simpatico! You get me. You understand the creative environment this means for my mind and soul. Thanks for the constant support and love. Xxx

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