Hey friends! Today I am sharing a little tour of my room that I had in university. Sadly I have moved out and this room is no more, but many of the pieces will be coming back with me to my parents’ place. If you are interested, I recorded a room tour as well, and it is up in my Instagram’s story highlights (@xoxoxoleelee). Anyways, I will try to link what I can, but a lot of this stuff is a few years old. But you can use this as inspiration, especially for how to make a small room cute!
First, I just want to mention that I did paint the walls when I moved it, but my landlord didn’t want me to paint them write. The previous paint was this ugly brown-purple. I decided to paint my walls a light grey, but the previous paint underneath gave the ways a slight purple hue, which I don’t mind.
On the wall across from my bed I have all my prints. Most of this I also had in first year in my dorm. I got Le Chat Domestique et Son Caractere poster and the green typewriter poster during a poster sale that happened at my university. The watercolour church print I got at an antique sale. The cat and dog prints I got in a small boutique in Toronto. My three other prints I got from Indigo. The only one I could print is my animal alphabet one.
Next beside my window I have this geometric shelf. I actually had bought the shelf, and when I came home my dad told me to return it and he would build me one himself. My dad is a pretty handy man, so he built this shelf! On top I have some battery powered candles and then a book that is cute in the shape of an L (since my name starts with an L lol). I am unsure where the L came from, since my mom got it for me, but I have seen similar ones a ton of places. I’ve seen them at Antropologie, Winners and on Etsy. On the other shelf I have my small perfume collection. If you are curious what perfumes I own let me know and I can do a review of them!
Next up beside my bed I have my beside table. It is the BRIMNES Nightstand from Ikea. Both my lamp and my alarm clock are broken haha! My lap shade doesn’t sit straight, and I have an old iHome that doesn’t connect to my iPhone and the alarm doesn’t go off anymore. I only keep it because it still tells time correctly. Next I have a little dish that is meant for jewlery but I keep hair elastics and lip balms in. Beside that I have a rose quartz skull. I got in at the CNE in the International Pavillion, but there are similar ones online like this one. Finally I have my essential oil diffuser. I got it for Christmas, but I believe it is the Aroma Om from Saje. Above my nightstand I have this print that I got from an antique fair as well. The frame I got from Winners.
Next up is my bed. My bed frame is from Ikea, it is the BRIMNES Bed frame with storage and headboard. I really like it because it has storage drawers underneath. I also like the headboard because it has a shelf and little chubby holes on the side. I don’t know where my duvet is from, because that was a Christmas present (a running theme for items in my room haha). I got my backrest/reading pillow from Bed, Bath and Beyond. I got my sequin pillow and my stars pillow case from Urban Planet two years ago.
Above my bed I have this National Geographic World Map Decal that I got from Indigo. Really random, but I love looking at maps, so I knew I wanted one in my room. I really like the look of this one because it looks vintage-y. On top of my headboard I have a bunch of knick-knacks. I don’t know where the L is from, and beside is it a picture frame and jar that was a gift. I have a bunch of mugs from various places, many of which were birthday presents. I got from Light Box from a place in Toronto, but tons of places sell them. Then I have some plants and another sign my mom got me, along with my lamp.
Next up is my desk (and sorry for the bad lighting, it was getting dark outside). My desk was actually my grandmothers old vanity. My dad just repainted it and changed the hardware. On top of my desk I have some little knick-knacks, along with some jewlery cases and my Himalayan salt lamp. I got mine from Winners. I also keep my speaker on my desk, which is the Sony SRX XB40 portable speaker (I love it!). I also keep all my makeup on top of my desk. If you are interested in how I store my makeup, check out here. I also have a cork bulletin board with my schedule and some pictures (also yes I know my calendar was still set to February ahaha). Above my desk I have some photos hanging along with my polaroids stuck to my mirror.
My desk chair is also from Ikea, I can’t seem to find it on their website though but to be fair it is three years old. I do have a stain on the seat, from makeup of all things, so I just covered it with a blanket for the photo. The final part of my room is my closet, which is way to messy to share. But it has two huge sliding mirrors to cover it, which was super nice to have and to take ootds in.
And that is my room tour! I loved this room so much and I am so sad to have left it! I had so much fun living in my university house, and I will miss it dearly. But stayed tuned for a new room tour once I get settled back into my parent’s place!