Decluttering and Updating my Bedroom

Recently, as I’ve been watching lots of room makeover videos on YouTube, I felt like needing changing things around in my bedroom. Also, the more and more cluttered effect made me feel bad. So, I decided it was time to change.

Re-shuffling my furniture

I wanted to gain space and light in my bedroom. So I shuffled a little bit my furniture to open the space. I replaced my big desk, sitting in the middle of the room, with a smaller desk, places this time on the side. Doing this, I considerably enlarged the room. I also inverted my bed with my coiffeuse space. So now, when I come in, instead of seing a cluttered space, aka my coiffeuse, I see a big light piece, my bed. And the coiffeuse is now on the right side of the door, where it gets more light by the way.

Making a Gallery Wall

I also wanted to change the decor a little bit. Actually, I’ve wanted for quite a time to make a gallery wall. For months, I’ve been collecting pictures on Pinterest.

See my dedicated board here.

All these pictures were inspirée by a picture I already had, a copy of a portrait of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France. This piece was supposed ro be the central piece of the gallery wall. All around, I places flowers pictures and ladies portraits. I places this gallery quite high because I wanted to keep space to install bookshelves under.

The Queen among Ladies and Flowers.

Decluttering my wardrobe

Now that my room was tidy ans reorganized, it was time for the worst part: decluttering. I started with, I believe, the worst aka my wardrobe. My entire wardrobe. And gosh, I ended up with so many bags full of clothes! I knew I was a keeper, not a thrower, but honestly, I didn’t think it could that way… Especially when you know that I haven’t shop clothes for years. Most of my clothes last for years and are from my mom, my grandma and my cousins. The rest is handmade or thrifted. So, you see, even if you’re not a consumer, you still use a lot and if you don’t care enough, you still can end up with mountains of stuff.

Look how many bags I filled! 8 in total…

From now on, I’m going to be very careful about how many clothes I have and declutter more often.

Decluttering my desk

That decluttering part was more tricky but less overwhelming. Indeed, I had less stuff to declutter but the trick was that I had to separate things staying in my desk, things I would keep but wouldn’t need, so off to a box to the attic, and things to throw.

I want to talk a little bit more about the second category, “keep but don’t need” stuff. In this category, I usually put my study courses and notes. I know many people don’t kep them and tend to throw them away or burn them. But I hate to throw away. And I’ve always thought it would be disrespectful towards my efforts in school, high-school and university. They are also memories that I want to show to my children later.

Moreover, I add to this category, all the papers that are memories. You know, these unuseful papers from childhood and teenage. Most of the time, it’s cards, poems I wrote, drawings etc.

About one big box of papers etc from my desk decluttering process

These recent years, I’ve learnt something : even if I try and get more and more conscious about what I own and buy etc, I could never become a minimalist. Since I was born, I’ve learnt to keep things and to throw them away only if there is no other choice. So I’ll always end up with a lot of stuff. I can’t help it. All I can do is to keep it tidy and limited as much as possible. The most important isn’t to achieve but to try.

Now, all I have left is to find bookshelves for my books, to place under my gallery wall. Then, I think my bedroom will be pretty done.

That’s all for today’s post. Thank you for passing by and reading my blog.

I’ll talk to you soon in a next post.

Until then, take care of yourself ❤

Ady ❤

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