Interior #1 :: The Bedroom Bay Window

I have styled MANY places in my lifetime but not a bedroom bay window! From my parents house, to my University years flat – that was later on passed down to my sister, to various student accommodations and now this flat. I have moved around so many times that I cannot care less about the moving process anymore, regardless how daunting the idea is!

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Whilst moving and changing houses I am continuously amazed by the effect a new place has on us; its ability to inspire, provide perspective and a renewed purpose. Moving into this flat made me feel that I have almost found my place. As its a little while since I have been living here and I don’t see me moving anywhere else anytime soon I thought it was about time to start decorating and making use of the space.

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Some of the questions that always hit me when (re)decorating are how to make this place beautiful and functional without being too crowded? Or, how do you match the vintage objects you collected from the flea market with your card postals from your travels without mixing styles too much?

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First step is to take a deep breath and take a look around the place. Which is your favourite corner? Start from there! This will show you the direction you should take for the rest of the room and place. And so the bedroom bay window it is!

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This is my favourite corner to escape for a couple of hours per day and immerse myself in a bit of Jane Austen which could be translated into day dreaming. For this corner I wanted to make something cozy with candles burning gently and fluffy textures to rest my feet. And I must admit that styling the bedroom bay window was much fun!

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We bought two POANG armchairs from IKEA (£95 each) that instantly filled the space and made it look like a wee living room that we could perhaps use to have breakfast on Sunday mornings.  Next, we added a vintage table painted in white, a herringbone throw blanket from Homesense and a fluffy, grey rug from NEXT (£100) that made such a difference to the space! We also bought a new set of curtains from IKEA (£75) and added a few candles and frames that I used to keep in my old office. The picnic basket was a Christmas gift that serves as the perfect side table and/or footrest at times!

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Probably there are a million more ways to take advantage of a bedroom bay window but for the time being this is just how I like it. It makes the flat feel homely and it feels like a sanctuary where all my worries fade away and me and Cruz get to spend some time together…

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As this is a first I was wondering if you like this house updates posts? I’d love to know your thoughts!

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Anastasia

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18 Comments
  • Hayley Russell
    January 12, 2018

    Cruz is such a handsome little devil!

    • Anastasia
      August 24, 2018

      I am so sorry I have just seen this comment, isn’t he just?x

  • Aileen Johnston
    January 14, 2018

    I love home posts so feel free to do more like this! Love all the cosy bits you have going on 😊

    • Anastasia
      August 24, 2018

      For some stupid reason I have just seen this comment, so sorry Aileen! We are currently in the middle of renovating our flat,so loads more similar type posts to come!
      x

  • Claire
    January 16, 2018

    I would love a bay window like this for reading in! You’ve styled it beautifully and I love the colour of the throw <3

    • Anastasia
      August 24, 2018

      I am so sorry I have just seen this comment, Thank you so much!!!! I love this window too its the most beautiful feature of the house x

  • Danielle
    January 19, 2018

    I loved this post, you made such a cozy corner, I am so jealous now!

    • Anastasia
      September 4, 2018

      Hehe thank you Danielle, I am doing my best to renovate the place! x

  • Denise
    January 19, 2018

    I love EVERYTHING about this post. Your choice of textures and cozy details is making me wanna dive in these pictures and be there with you!
    Cruzy is also the cutest pup ever <3

    • Anastasia
      September 4, 2018

      Thank you Denise! I am currently in the middle of renovating the living room, bathroom and kitchen so loads more deco and interior posts to come!xx

  • Mardi
    January 19, 2018

    What a beautiful place you have there! I am writing a book and this corner would totally keep me inspired. If only I had a bay window like yours!
    Keep the interior posts coming please.

    Bisous,
    Mardi

    • Anastasia
      September 4, 2018

      Aww thank you Mardi, that’s so sweet of you! Good luck with the book writing c

  • Helen Stockjeh
    January 29, 2018

    Your house is so cozy and beautiful! More of these posts please!
    Helen x

    • Anastasia
      January 29, 2018

      Thank you so much!x

  • Immy
    January 29, 2018

    I love how Cruz is looking at you as if you are reading the story together!

    • Anastasia
      January 29, 2018

      Hes the CUTEST ever! x

  • JET
    January 29, 2018

    His cute little face in the last picture, I’d love to give him a hug right now!

    • Anastasia
      January 29, 2018

      He’s the cutest isnt he?x