It’s been product central on Black Tulip Beauty recently and as much as I absolutely adore talking about and reviewing so many fabulous things, I do like the odd ramble about my weird and wonderful little life. My bedroom is a pretty personal and proud place for me, probably the place in the world I feel most comfortable and somewhere I really look forward to getting back to when I go away. As I haven’t yet moved out, I don’t have a whole place to put my little stamp on so this one room is basically me in a nutshell.
I am very sure that my bedroom will not be everyones cup of tea as it is quite dark and gothic but I do hope that people can appreciate the beauty of it as I am super in love with everything in it and feel it reflects my style and love of gothic elegance perfectly.
I cannot tell you how deeply I fell in love with this bed when I found it online, I spotted it a few months before we were due to move house and the plan was for me to be upgrading to a double room so i had my sights and my heart set on it. It’s a “Black Boudoir” French rococo bed and I got it from Newtons Furniture with a 12 week wait as it was so popular and had to be shipped over. It was pretty expensive at £565 and that wasn’t including the mattress or anything… BUT it was so worth it. I still come home every day and can’t believe I get to sleep in a big gothic princess bed. This is my favourite bedding at the moment and is actually from Asda, I got it for the bargain price of £7 in the sale a while back! The rose lights are from eBay, cat pillows are from Ikea and the fluffy blanket on the end is from Costco. The guitar is also there because that’s Jakes side of the bed and I like him playing when I nap sometimes haha.
I got this from the Dunelm “Toulouse” collection for £79 and keep my diary and random bits and bobs, medication, skincare and haircare in here! I love the red and black theme I have going on in this area, my mum managed to bag the lamp for 10p in B&Q and a year later it’s still going strong.
This is also from the Dunelm “Toulouse” collection and it cost me £185 for the table and the stool! As pretty as it is, I kind of regret buying it to be honest. It’s way too small for the heaps of make up I have and it marks so easily because the finish of the paint is matte, hence why I’ve attempted to cover it up slightly. I’ve got some plastic drawers that I got from B&M and a carry case to hold my palettes in but even they’re starting to overflow so I think at some point soon I’m going to have to look into getting a dressing table with some big, spacious drawers! It’s hard to find a large, gothic dressing table for a decent price though so it might be something I have to save for quite a while for.
Me seeing these drawers was the definition of crazy love at first sight for real, there was Michael Bublé playing in my head, love hearts rising, true love. They were in TK Maxx for £250 around 2 years ago now and I had absolutely nowhere to put them in my room as we hadn’t moved house yet but I just had to have them so I reserved them, rang my dad to ask if I could temporarily store them at his house and returned later that evening to collect the beauties. Looking back, £250 is a hell of a lot of money for such a small set of drawers but the design of them just jumped out at me and I’d never seen anything like them before and I haven’t since! So it’s nice to know I have quite an individual statement piece in my room and I think they go perfectly with the mirror (which I got from B&M for £9.99, bit of a price difference).
I keep all my perfumes, body creams and hand creams on top on one side and jewellery on the other! In the drawers are just general, boring stuff like socks, underwear, tights etc.
There’s no point taking a picture of it as it’d just be a selfie due to the two big mirror doors. It’s big, boring and far too full. Oops.
Now for the best corner of my room…
I started learning the piano when I was 7 years old and I believe I got this for Christmas when I was 10 years old! Although I eventually stopped having lessons, I can still play, teach myself and know the basic chords so that I can accompany myself when I practice singing or just feel like having a bit of a jam on my own. It’s so therapeutic to play piano and there’s no feeling like nailing a hard piece that you’ve been wanting to learn for so long!
I’ve also got my condenser mic set up here for when I want to do a bit of recording, I haven’t used it much at all admittedly as since dropping out of uni I’ve been either super busy working or super ill and neither of those things make you feel like being very creative. I really hope in the near future I can start using it properly though and get some sweet sounding songs out on the regular as singing again is going to be one of my priorities once I’m starting to feel properly better.
Last but not least, my badass and beautiful obsession. I have counted and in my room (with a few little bits hung in other places too) I have 114 skulls/skull related items. I’ve lost count of the amount of people who have called me odd, said they’d never be able to sleep in my room and asked me why I like them so much. Truth is, I don’t really know. I just think they’re pretty damn cool and have a lot of mystery and beauty to them, I’ve been collecting them for around 2 and a half years now I think and don’t intend on stopping any time soon although I really don’t have a lot of room left for any more.
I asked Jake, my boyfriends opinion on them and he said… “I sometimes find it creepy when I look at them and they’re all kinda staring at me, not in a bad way, just in a kind of comical way”. Although me and Jake have been together the best part of 4 years so he’s used to my quirkiness.
Well there you have it, that is my room! I hope you enjoyed reading about it and having a snoop at my things. Do you think you’d be able to sleep in a room full of skulls and creepy things!?