As the days are getting colder and I’m spending more time indoors, I have really been into homewear lately. In case you didn’t know I started revamping my living space last year and by now I really want to finish things up. I’ve been eyeballing plenty of items: from furniture to decorations (yes, even the Christmas stuff that’s out now), I’ve decided on a few things I would like to get before the end of the year. And I thought: what better way to end our fall series then a post that focuses completely on staying snug & warm inside?
My lil’ studio
If you care to read why I have this incessant need to change things up, you can read about it here (and see a before picture to what you see above). I threw away tons of stuff last year and already bought a few bits and bobs to update my space. I got some new furniture around Christmas and also bought some little trinkets. I had plenty more plans for updating my living space, but none came to fruition because life got in the way. By now, I’m back into the swing of things so I also want to pick up my room update. And here’s how!
Stornäs dining room table (Ikea)
Ikea PS 2012 side table (Ikea)
The biggest change will be a new dining room table. It looks really small on the picture but it will be bigger than the one I now have. Plus, this thing is extendable, which means you can make it even bigger. Great for when I have friends coming over for dinner with their kids. The cube is a side table and I want to use this for taking pictures for the blog. The top is white so that is great and I hope it will be sturdy but lightweight enough because the frame is, I believe, bamboo.
Nordmyra dining chair (Ikea)
Tobias dining chair (Ikea)
With a new dining room table I will also have to get some new chairs. I want to get a few which are easy to stack because I don’t have any space for extra space otherwise. That’s why I want to buy the wooden chairs as they are stackable and don’t take up much space. The transparent chairs have been on my wishlist ever since I saw them at a friend of a friend’s place. They are a bit more expensive but I think it will open up the space a bit more and I like the contrast of having a massive wooden table with a transparent chair.
Malm chest of drawers in white washed oak (Ikea)
Tjusig shoe rack (Ikea)
I also need some storage space and of course Ikea is the king of all things storage, so I want to buy this chest of drawers and shoe rack from there. Funny thing is that I already have both. However, the Malm I currently have is in a darker color that I don’t like anymore and doesn’t match the rest of my furniture. I already have a double shoe rack like this, but ehm… well… Lets just say I have so many shoes that I need some more.
Böja lamps (here and here) (Ikea)
It’s not that I don’t have any lamps. I do. The ones I have though were bought on a whim by my parents when I first moved out or belonged to my grandparents. In short, they are either hand me downs or bought for practical reasons. I just want to get some more unity and conformity in my furnishings and have a matching set of lamps will just do the trick.
HEMA bed sheets in Chambray & Trenton
When talking about conformity: my bed is in the same room as the rest of my living space. So I also want to have some new bed sheets that fit better with the overall theme I’m going with (which is wood, grey, red and a splash of white, in case you were wondering). The sheets I have currently are a bright pink and tartan print, which was great when I was a student, but I’m not feeling them anymore. I spotted these sheets at HEMA and love them. I think they will suit nicely in my updated room.
Copper baskets (H&M, here and here)
The only reason why these two wire baskets are in my wishlist is because I think they look cool. I have no clue yet what to do with them, but I know that they will come in handy in any case.
Velvet pillow case (H&M)
Grey knitted throw (H&M)
Last year I already got some pillow cases from H&M and I love them. So this time around I thought I could get some more. This dark red is gorgeous and will go great with the theme. I also need a new throw. I have a fleece blanket with leopard print and a woolen blanket to keep me warm while I’m on the couch, watching something. But I don’t like both anymore and the woolen blanket also a nice pukey green color. So again, I need something that is more in line with my personal taste.
Sequined pillow cases in silver & red (H&M)
These aren’t the most practical pillow cases, but I thought these would be so much fun for the winter season. I could just have these on my couch in the run up to Christmas and then switch them round for something different once winter is over.
Glass jar (H&M)
One thing I did last year was throw away tons of decoration trickets I wasn’t using anymore. I decided to keep everything nice and clean. But now that I’ve seen this jar, I think I need it in my life. Again, no clue what to do with this yet. Maybe I can use it to make some DIY Christmas decorations? Who knows…
What is your favorite item on my wishlist?