It seems like only yesterday that I was purely spending my money on alcohol, clothes and make-up; since when did I suddenly start getting excited about rugs for Gods sake? I guess that is what you can call a ‘true sign of growing up’ and my urge to be able to own my own home, has been a dream that has been quietly bubbling away over the course of several years. I was never what I would call house proud until third year of university, where I moved into a home with 4 other friends and turned into the house ‘mama’. I would cook, clean and make sure that people were pulling their weight around the house and for the first time had a room that was a space of my own. It was like a magical wonderland and I would spend hours scouring the web for ‘bedroom decor inspiration’, looking for the ideal accessories to turn my mini home into my safe haven paradise. From new rugs, wardrobes and even a comfy chair, I made sure that my room was as inviting as the rest of the house appeared to be.
Since moving to London, things have changed room wise, but I still hope that my dream of owning my ‘forever’ home will be not too far in the future. As I plan to wind down my hours in my full time job, my urge to re-decorate is as strong as my desire to eat cheesecake all day long- basically my ‘urge game’ is strong ASF. But as usual I am rambling; as someone who is passionate about spending all her hard earned money- while I wish it was clothes, sadly its rent, bills, food and travel- don’t I deserve a Pinterest worthy room, even if it exists purely in my head? I say yes, besides maybe my landlord will allow me to pay my rent with hopes and dreams instead of ‘rent money’ so I can use that money to fuel my secret shopping addiction?
Enough rambling, now on to the good s**t, see what Faded Spring is currently coveting thanks to Cox and Cox
- The Cox and Cox Rug In Rose
As someone who is quite clearly stuck in Pantones Serenity VS Rose Quartz phase (circa 2016), pink and blue are without a question of a doubt my favourite colours. You only need to look at my Instagram to see how the feed uses a colour scheme that is predominately centered around pink and blue… basically I am a sucker for pink and what?! Which is why it should come as no surprise to say that my first bedroom purchase would be a rose coloured rug. Hand woven from warm rose wool, the lightweight rug features a streamlined tasseled finish, creating a classic design that would look beautiful in any bedroom.
2. Two Metal Trunks Eau De Nil & Putty
I had never given decorative ‘trunks’ much thought until I began renting in London and saw it as a prettier version of the ‘storage boxes’ that I usually used to store items like papers, jewellery and makeup. Queue Cox & Cox’s storage trunks that can be used to store items for all ages. The smaller of the set is a soft eau de nil colour, not too disimilar to ‘duck egg’ blue, complimenting my ‘rose wool’ rug perfectly, while the larger trunk is a muted ‘putty hue’ , offsetting the eau de nil accent hue perfectly. For me personally, not only does this feed into my pastel obsession but it also means that I can throw away the cardboard boxes I have been using to store jewellery in and put them in these pretty trunks instead.
3. Enamel Console Table- Blue
While a ‘console table’ is often associated with a kitchen or lounge area, to me my bedroom is a ‘lounge area’, although it is also where I work on my blog too.With a smooth glossy top in deep blue and a rectangular slender frame, the console table is ideal as a ‘decorative’ table and functional worktop. While the ‘deep blue’ might not ‘go with’ the pastel accents that feature predominantly in my wishlist, the navy blue brings a sense of sophistication and clarity to any bedroom space. Whether you choose to ‘decorate it’ with books, ornaments or treat it like a desk, the console desk also comes in a neutral mink hue, for those self-confessed minimalists out there.
4. Washed Linen Bedding In Soft Blush
Okay we get it, I hear you say, but truth is I will never get tired of the colour pink and that is a known fact. Handmade in my parents native Portugal, the soft washed bedding has a lovely creased aesthetic, perfect for relaxing in and is also available in sage, blue, white and grey for those who’d rather not turn their room into a pink paradise like me. Featured in The Times, the bedding is everyone’s minimalist duvet fantasy.
5. Two Tone Blush Vases
Having an ancestry that originates in Madeira, a Portuguese island situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, it would only be natural to assume that I love all things flowers and the answer would be yes, you are correct. The Portuguese love their flowers and while I can’t have my own botanical garden, some traditional Portuguese flowers and plants placed in the two tone blush vases would be a wonderful reminder and celebration of my heritage.
6. Curved Copper Desk Lamp
When I eventually get my hands on a desk, this curved copper lamp would be the perfect source of light to get me through heavy work- orientated nights. Simplistic but nevertheless stunning in design, the copper desk lamp is both elegant and feminine. Not to mention that it reminds me of the Pixar lamp- except cuter- and what could be more adorable than that?
7. A Selection Of Marble Brass Clocks
Because I am greedy and can’t choose one, why not have all three marble brass clocks, after all you can never have too many clocks right? The white complements the black marble clock perfectly, creating a stunning monochromatic palette infused with surrealism through the marble texture.
8. Industrial Shelf Trolley In Large
Also available in a smaller version, the industrial shelf trolley is ideal for storing books, plates and even plants on its pine wood shelves. While you might not have a green thumb, no one can deny the beauty of having your own personal plant collection- whether that be succulents or cacti- and showcasing them all in your bedroom. While the ‘industrial’ aesthetic might seem strange against the blush accents, the black and brown design is minimalist enough to tie into the bedroom scheme nicely.
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Written in collaboration with Cox and Cox. All thoughts are my own and being compensated for this post has not affected my opinions. Please note images featured are from Cox & Cox’s Instagram page and are not my own.