Finally Creating an Atmosphere





I have been a bit of a brat when it comes to my living situation. It is not ideal. I live with my parents. I moved back in with them in 2014, and I've spent nearly three years refusing to make my space "mine," because I so desperately want a place of my own. I'm exhausted from that though, and as I don't know when I'll actually be able to move out anyway, I thought it was a good time for a change. A more solid change; semi-permanent, if you will.

I actually fully moved in is what I'm getting at.





The bed frame I used as a teenager is finally out of my parents' attic, my furniture has been rearranged, and my things are actually hanging on the three main walls. I've been really working on creating a homey atmosphere. I'm still changing little details on an almost daily basis, but the impact is heavy. I don't feel like I've set up camp in someone's spare room anymore, though that is still technically what I'm doing. I'm not dwelling on that.






I've got my little plants growing, and candle holders/hangers spread around. I've made way better use of my closet storage thanks to the new found bonus storage under the bed. The space is actually inviting now, and not a complete embarrassment.





No matter what your living situation is, take the time to make it your own. Having somewhere you feel comfortable in and inspired by is something incredibly important, and I'm kicking myself for being so stubborn for three years. Just do it. It's another aspect of focusing on the moment really. I know I need more of that anyway. Do you?


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  1. I love all of these little details, girl! And wow, can I relate. I moved back home, too, and at first it's just this mentality of "if I don't settle in, maybe I'll get out faster" LOL. You're spot on, though... it's important to make the space comfortable no matter how long or short you'll be in there. Thank you for sharing this!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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    1. Exactly! I had to give up that mentality eventually though.

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  2. I felt the exact same way as you when I moved in with my parents a few years back. You almost dont want to do anything with it, as that means its permanent. I wish this post had been around a few years ago for me then.
    Kate xx

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    1. Right?! I'm glad you can relate Kate!

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  3. I'm glad that you're able to make it your own place, even though you want to move out. I have no doubt that you'll soon be able to move out and everything will fall into place. In the meantime though, no reason not to make the most of what you have! Xx

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    1. You're the sweetest, and I hope you're right!

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  4. I can totally understand your point! I'm also living with my parents, and as much as I love them, I also feel the need to move out. Turning 25 this year, so yeah, I kinda feel my own home. In the meanwhile, I did the same thing as you did and started redecorating my room to make it cozier and Pinterest worthy! Really loving the fresh vibe you gave to your room, those candle holders make such a cool detail! Can't wait to see more of it. xx

    Andreea,
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    1. Thanks Andreea! I'm glad you get it, and I'm glad you're redecorating your own as well!

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    1. Thanks Angelie! I just use a basic 55mm kit lens.

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  6. 100% agree - having your very own place makes a big difference in creativity, relaxing, and how emotionally comfortable one feels. I like the candle holders and the gauzy curtains. Will you be sharing more images of the space?

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    1. I'm glad you agree Alyse. I'm positive more images will pop up over time. I'm still in the renovation process, and I take more photos as things change. Basically, yes, lol.

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  7. Hi Amber! Just stumbled onto your blog Monday morning and it's just the cutest. Love all the details in your room - it's also so bright, always a plus! I'm very bad at making a place 'my own' because landlords are so strict over here and you basically can't do anything with the walls else they'll penalise you for it -_- I have 3 postcards up on my workspace and that's it.

    I have loads of candles + blankets though so I guess that counts as making it comfortable!

    Cherie ✿ sinonym

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    1. Thank you Cherie! I'm so glad you think so. Candles and blankets definitely count. They're the coziest accents!

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