Friday, June 13, 2014

From Condo Living to Room Living

Long story short, I recently moved back in to my parents’ house – and by recently, I mean last year. Despite a year having already gone by, though, I still haven’t brought myself to unpack all of my boxes. I think I’ve been living in denial and in semi-sadness because I miss how my condo was my own.

I had wall decal up where I wanted them. I had just the right amount of shelves. I had all of the things that mattered to me up on display. I had dreams of getting posters made and buying shag rugs and getting cool bedsheets and curtains... but things don’t always work out the way that you dream it.

After browsing through some real estate and interior decorating websites recently (to those interested, I was looking at Lamudi’s “Property Advice” and Real Living), I have begun to realize that it’s high time to get myself together and finally turn my room into one that I will actually be proud of.

To get things started, here is what I have done so far:

Thanks to Storytell Prints, my wall is no longer too boring and bare.

Despite having to deal with a slew of my dad’s DVD shelves that weren’t there when we originally moved back to Manila, I have spiced them up with my favorite toys to make them feel more like my old condo-home.

Of course, my life wouldn’t be complete without my books.

And, despite having to have said goodbye to most of my well-picked-out furniture, I held on to some of my favorite ones - not just coz of the memories, but coz of how gorgeous they are and how happy they make me when I work in my new-ish special lil nook.

I think a new paint job and a bit more of decluttering is all that I need to make my room feel like home once again. What do your rooms look like? :) Please do feel free to leave links of blog posts and Instagram posts of your rooms and/or room inspirations. I’d love to see them for more inspiration for myself! :)


  1. i hope you are enjoying your new home! love how you store and display your books :)

    xoxo, rae

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