Ways To Update Your Bedroom

I have a slight obsession with interiors and I can easily spend 5 straight hours on Pinterest, scrolling through drool-worthy homes. As I’m still living at home, I’m limited to a number of things I can change in my space- one room doesn’t exactly fill my creativity. I cannot wait till September where I have a whole flat to decorate! For now though, I can make some simple changes every few months to keep things fresh. Read on to find out what they are…


I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the same prints and posters in my room for as long as I can remember, just in different locations. I recently wanted to switch things up! The prints you can see next to my bed and on my wall shelf are by the amazingly talented Jordan at her company ‘Au Contrere Ma Mere‘ ( try saying that with a croissant in your mouth). She has some stunning Pinterest worthy designs that I cannot wait to fill my house with. The delivery was fast and great quality and I’m really impressed with my prints.  I’ve got my eye on the new limited edition ‘everybody loves the sunshine’ print for my bathroom!  I framed them in a gold frame but I’m on the look out for a poster hanger- I love how simple it is. Thanks so much Jordan for sending these prints- I’m in love.  At £12, you can’t go wrong. 




So who doesn’t like candles? Especially brand new, mouthwatering candles. My favourite kinds of candles are the ones that come out in autumn- pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel MMMMM. Seeing as it’s summer, I’ve gone for a year-round approach. The first candle I’ve started burning is the ‘Sleep Sensation‘ by Skye Candles. It’s one of those drowsy, spa scents that relax you instantly. If you’re not into lavender, no fear. It does contain it but it’s almost disguised with the freshness of grapefruit. A great one for a peaceful bedroom.

I also love the Sandalwood and Patchouli scent. Since visiting the RedRoaster cafe in Brighton I’ve wanted to get my hands on something Patchouli scented, as they pump the toilets with the stuff! This candle is the perfect transition into Autumn (my favourite time of year) as it’s so warming and sexy!




In every interior magazine and article, they mention bringing nature indoors and adding greenery to your space. I’ve gone for a slightly lower maintenance approach with fake plants, easy to care for cacti and flowers from the garden. Cacti are really easy to look after, just don’t water them too much! I got this fake gypsophila from Poundland and I think it looks so chic in this gin bottle! 

Also, I noticed that on most of my Pins, there was some kind of hanging plant or Ivy. I got this artificial English Ivy plant from Amazon and I love it! It does look slightly fake but I don’t really mind. When I move house, I think I’ll put it in my kitchen!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Keep you eye on my Instagram for lots of interior updates.



  1. 6th August 2017 / 9:28 am

    I absolutely adore this! I love prints, candles and greenery and they really do add life and bring character to a home! I love the packaging of the candles too! Xx

    • thebrightoner
      6th August 2017 / 9:29 am

      Ah thank you! Yeah a small change can make so much difference can’t it xxx

  2. 6th August 2017 / 9:52 am

    This is such a good post! I’m on the lookout for new prints so will have to check Jordan out… is it wrong to buy a croissant just for the sake of saying ‘au contrere ma mere’ with it in my mouth? I promise I won’t actually eat it 😉

    • thebrightoner
      6th August 2017 / 9:53 am

      HAHAHA ALI! It’s not wrong at all, do it!xxxx

  3. 6th August 2017 / 10:04 am

    Love your room, it looks so nice! I love having candles and cacti in my room but I’m the same that I can’t do much with mine whilst living at home xxx

    • thebrightoner
      6th August 2017 / 10:04 am

      ah thank you! Yeah I can’t wait to move out and have all the rooms to do up xxx

  4. 6th August 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Loved this post! Pinterest is literally my best friend, I love looking at it for home inspiration, and I seem to have an obsession with plants and ivy hehe! xx

    • thebrightoner
      7th August 2017 / 10:05 am

      Oh god I go on Pinterest more than Instagram haha xxx

  5. 8th August 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I love that hanging fake ivy! looks so nice! Pinterest is amazing for interior ideas, and I think you bedroom looks fab! xx

    • thebrightoner
      9th August 2017 / 9:23 am

      Oh thank you! My bedroom changes like every day haha xxx

  6. 23rd August 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I need to collect some prints and frames together to jazz up my bedroom. It’s so boring at the moment! Definitely going to use some of your tips x

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