Bedroom wall art gallery

PS. Please note our bedroom makeover isn’t quite finished, I need to change the bedside lights and the switch plates!

I love the wall art galleries I am seeing around the internet at the moment, I have collected a few on my Pinterest boards for inspiration and as we are doing up our bedroom at the moment I wanted to come up with an idea of bedroom wall art gallery.

Wayfair recently got in touch and invited me to choose some products from their site to create a #SpringShelfie

Perfect timing! I have ordered us a wonderfully comfortable king size bed so the girls can squeeze in on weekend mornings and read with us before our days start. My choice of bed comes with a fabulous headboard which acts as a shelf and a bookcase unit too.

I have gone for a white bedroom, this time, making it a clear space that is light and airy. It’s a very good sized bedroom with built in wardrobes (that also needed painting) and it is easy to keep tidy with all the cupboards, plus the four large drawers under the bed!

Wall art gallery

I have been in love with this idea for a long time and just waiting to use it in our own home. I love how a mixture of paintings, pictures and photographs, placed well together can make an overall display. With this in mind and a couple of pieces I already wanted to use, I started to browse the Wayfair site.

Bedroom wall art gallery

Another favourite way of displaying that I love at the moment is using printed pages out of books and writing or drawing on top of them, so the Shakespeare book print was a perfect start to my wall art gallery, the quote is perfect for bedrooms as well.

I wanted a pop of vibrant colour in my display and so I searched for flowers, I love the Tulip print on canvas, it was just what I was looking for.

These two pieces, together with my own made the perfect backdrop for my headboard and shelf, now I had to find some interesting pieces to continue my display.

Photographs

Previously I had three photos of the twins in frames above the bed. They are very cute but dated, I wanted a change but still wanted photos. My Wayfair search brought up this novel and colourful idea of a family tree with images hanging from the branches. I am still in the process of selecting images of the twins, my older children and the grandkids but I cannot wait to see them all on my tree frame. I chose the colourful option but there is also a white tree with white frames available.

Useful shelves

The practical me kicked in as I continued to think about what I want on my shelf, I thought about my bedtime routine and one thing I do is take out my earrings, take off my necklace and put these pieces somewhere. I found this delightful silver coloured bowl which is perfect for looking after my treasured possessions whilst I sleep.

Bedroom wall art gallery

Bedroom indulgence

A candle, a scented candle and why not? If I am honest this is something I would make more use of than the husband so it would be an indulgence to use when he’s out on a Friday night and I want to slip under the covers and read books with no disturbance. The candle in a tin means there is no harm of catching alight as it will be kept far from anything hanging. This is my girly touch.

Last but not least I popped a couple of books in my display. They are two books that I am currently reading, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert all about being creative and fighting the fear and a very interesting Peace of Mind by Georgina Rodgers which is for busy mums, like me and possibly you. A great book which talks about mindfulness and how to bring it into the midst of your chaos and use snapshots of it. I love it, plus it’s very colourful on the shelf too.

So there you have it, my Bedroom #SpringShelfie.

If you like the products I have chosen you can find them all here

Tulip canvas

Shakespeare book print framed art

Family Tree Frame

Metal dish

Rose candle not the exact same  but very similar

Disclosure: Wayfair sent me the above products for the purpose of this post.

What shall I wear today?

It’s been a few years now that I have been feeling out of sorts with myself, just not quite getting it right, and I have brushed these ideas away with a ‘Get over it’ attitude and diving back into my busy busy life but after reading Nickie’s post today I decided to put these thoughts into words and down on paper where I may (hopefully) come up with a lightbulb moment and yes, get over it once and for all.

You see, I went through most of my 30’s a highly confident, happy individual despite the nightmare slowly evolving around me. I felt I had finally found myself. I was choosing the clothes to wear that suited me and I felt very comfortable. My children were old enough to not be dependant on me constantly and this allowed me to have a bit of life back after the complete sacrifices of toddlerdom. I felt good in what I was wearing and how I presented myself to the outside world. I was happy being me. I was getting it right.

Right now, I contemplate being 45 next year. It’s always at the back of my mind. How do I feel about it? Honestly? I’m ok with the number, for me it is just that, a number, the problem that’s bothering me is I’m not happy with myself. I don’t like my hair style. After decades of trying Every Single Style and Colour on the market I’m in ‘undecided’ land. The same goes for clothes. I will admit to being a bit of a clothes horse (finances depending) but nowadays I seem to pull on jeans every single day, team with a t shirt, top or other nondescript item – it’s going to get dirty anyway with two two year olds hanging off me from dusk till dawn. And when I do try for an evening out I’m never satisfied that I got it right. I don’t wear make up anymore. Who for? The postman? Even my perfume is only used these days for special occasions.

I’ve lost my mojo and I don’t know where to find it?

I still need to shed my mummy twin flab tummy. If I was honest I could probably solve this in a month or two, but that’s the trouble, it’s not that bad and so I let it drift whilst I enjoy a well deserved glass of wine at the weekend, the odd delicious curry packed with calories and chocolates, my most favourite food on planet Earth and I just berate myself about it as I step off the scales each day.

I mean as much as I adore my girls they do take away all my time – and I mean all of it – 100%. I don’t mind that but I do mind when I look in the mirror and see a shadow of my former self look back with lines around her eyes despite the eye cream religiously applied, with grey hairs appearing along the parting (I know I’ve only a few and I’m terribly lucky but still they are here to stay and bothering me now)

What’s the answer? Winning the lottery and paying a stylist, personal trainer and top hairdresser to sort me out. Well, actually that would be fabulous, if you can work that one out for me. What about applying to one of the UK’s magazines for a makeover? Now that would be a dream too but I’ve always thought they were fixed, you know, knowing someone to get a foot through the door kind of thing. No, I fear I may have to invest more time and thought into this one if I’m not to let it get on top of me because that is what happens when we’re not happy with ourselves anymore.

How should a 45 year old look these days? Thank goodness in this day and age it’s not’ Time Out’ for us. We are allowed to dress fashionably, wear our hair long should we wish and dip in and out of Topshop and other fashionable high street stores as we please. But there’s a fine line between looking like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ and looking yourself.

Answers on a postcard please. Have you had this internal battle and what steps did you take to get your mojo back?