I'm always on my phone. It's true but with emails, facebook, twitter and instagram constantly sending me notifications, it's hard to turn it off! It has everything on it and I would be at a loss if I ever lost it (knock wood). But I reached a point where I was "going to bed" by turning off all the lights, sitting in bed and would then start scrolling through my phone! And of course, I wouldn't be able to sleep because I was constantly thinking about whatever I had just read.
This swiftly turned into a habit and I realised I had to make some changes - and it started with a trip to Ikea.
My bedroom was going to become zen. It needed to be calm and relaxing because quite frankly, I was getting far too stressed with university and my blog which needed to change. I picked up a couple of bits and bobs from Ikea to make this happen. First thing was some plants.
Ikea do a set of potted cacti for £4 and considering I'm often travelling, cacti were the only feasible plant option. I am now the proud owner of cacti and a fake plant that looks a bit like grass but it's amazing the difference it makes!
Then for the candles - now I typically get far too excited about candles but had to reign myself in as we're not allowed to light candles in my flat so I got ones that looked pretty rather than practical ones. Sticking with my natural neutrals theme, I got a set of 3 pillar candles which are different neutral shades.
And finally, I picked up a pillow case for my little square pillow - turning it from red into a deep brown.
For bedding, I was kindly sent a bedset and undersheet from Homebase and instead of going all white, I chose a sand coloured undersheet to avoid my bed looking sterile.
Overall, I'm so pleased with the results as my room (bed in particular) feels incredibly calming and a port of relaxation and I'm proud to say, that I turn my phone off at night and put it away.
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