Home Decor Post // The 'Box' Room

Ikea Homeware, Ikea MALM two drawer side unit, Ikea LACK shelving unit, Ikea BESTA Shelf Unit, New York Wall Mural, Spare Room Decor, Home Decor Ideas
Ikea Homeware, Ikea MALM two drawer side unit, Ikea LACK shelving unit, Ikea BESTA Shelf Unit, New York Wall Mural, Spare Room Decor, Home Decor Ideas
Ikea Homeware, Ikea MALM two drawer side unit, Ikea LACK shelving unit, Ikea BESTA Shelf Unit, New York Wall Mural, Spare Room Decor, Home Decor Ideas
Ikea Homeware, Ikea MALM two drawer side unit, Ikea LACK shelving unit, Ikea BESTA Shelf Unit, New York Wall Mural, Spare Room Decor, Home Decor Ideas
Ikea Homeware, Ikea MALM two drawer side unit, Ikea LACK shelving unit, Ikea BESTA Shelf Unit, New York Wall Mural, Spare Room Decor, Home Decor Ideas
Ikea Homeware, Ikea MALM two drawer side unit, Ikea LACK shelving unit, Ikea BESTA Shelf Unit, New York Wall Mural, Spare Room Decor, Home Decor Ideas

A little while ago I tweeted/Instagrammed about decorating the spare bedroom in my flat and a few of you said you'd be interested in seeing a post about it. I've not done any kind of home decor posts before so I hope you enjoy it and maybe you'll get some inspiration if you're considering jazzing up one of your rooms.

When my boyfriend and I first moved into our flat, it was a total blank canvas. Cream walls, cream carpet and completely empty. However, over the past two years we've been living here we've slowly but surely added our own personal touch to each room and made it more homely. We added a feature wall to our bedroom, got a stylish corner sofa for the living room, put pictures on the walls, dotted accessories around and so on. However, the one room that we hadn't paid any attention to was our spare room. Or 'the box' room. Most flats or houses have them and most of them get neglected becasue they're too small to do a great deal with. We originally just had a double bed in there so guests had somewhere to stay when they came to visit but it took over the entire room and wasn't very practical. That's when we decided we'd utilise the space more and turn it into a multi-purpose room. We wanted it to be a space where we can sit and chill out but also somewhere our family and friends could stay when they come to visit.

The first step in changing the room from bedroom/junk room was to clear everything out, get rid of the humongous bed and replace it with a sofa bed. We didn't have a clue what colour we wanted the room to be but we knew we wanted something fairly bright and fun as our main living room is decorated in neutral shades. After doing a bit of searching around online we came across a lime green sofa. Yes you heard me right, lime green. Its not a colour I'd ever think to decorate a room with but when we saw it, my boyfriend and I both loved it and had a 'vision' of how it'd look in the room. A few months earlier we'd bought a New York wall mural from ebay that covers a whole wall and we figured the black and white would look great with a bright contrasting colour - hence the lime green.

We then needed to jazz the room up a bit so we made a trip to trusty Ikea (my favourite place ever) to buy some furniture and accessories. No room would be complete without some cushions so my first purchase in Ikea was two of the Ikea Stockholm cushions - they're so squishy and I love the monochrome design. We decided white would be the best colour to go for in terms of furniture so it would tie in nicely with our black/white and lime green theme. We picked up the BESTA shelf unit to go above the TV on the wall (which my boyfriends parents very kindly gave us) and the LACK shelving unit as we spotted it whilst mooching around and thought it was pretty unusual. We also bought lots of lime green/black and white accessories to go on the unit and I'm chuffed to bits with how its turned out. Its a nice focal point and adds a touch of femininity to the room. We also picked up a standard MALM chest of 2 drawers to go next to the sofa which was a bargain at only £25. I love the MALM range and we have it in our bedroom too - its simple, stylish and affordable. On top of the unit we've got a black table lamp from ASDA which was as cheap as chips and a reed diffuser which one of my lovely friends bought me as part of my birthday present. We're still deciding wether we want another one of these units to go on the other side of the sofa so for now we've just popped a stand alone stainless steel light there which we already had.

Finally, you might have noticed that we've popped some little spotlights above the TV and these have to be my favourite purchase of the whole room. We actually bought them from ALDI of all places and they were a huge bargain at £5.99 for a pack of three. They're powdered by batteries so you litterally just stick them on and press them to turn them on. Genius! They look great lit up when the room is dark and I can't wait to cosy up on the sofa and watch a movie with them shining. It'll be like a little home cinema.

So there we have it, my new spare room. Sorry for the long post but you know me, I like to explain things in detail! The only thing we've got left to do in the room now is get some new flooring and something we can put our feet up on while watching a movie! Perhaps a 'poof' or whatever the heck you call them.

What do you think of my new spare room? Do you like reading home decor posts?

Lots of Love,

54 comments

  1. Well I just bought a holiday cottage this weekend so I'm loving home decor atm :) http://sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I LOVE this room. I love the whole black and white theme you have. Where was your sofa bed from? You didn't pop a link up!

    xx

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  3. The room turned out lovely Kayleigh. I love the monochrome design with the pop of colour from the sofa bed! I am seriously loving the New York wall mural, it's amazing! IKEA is the best for furniture, you can't go wrong with them!

    - Leanne x

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  4. This is a great idea Kayleigh! I really love the wall mural xx

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  5. This looks like my perfect room! Love the bright green and I've always wanted a massive wall mural like yours. It looks great. I think you've done a very good job Kayleigh :D Do you do bookings for interior design? Haha xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

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  6. I love it, and I love the feature wall! Such a great use of space and looks like a lovely place to chill out and watch tv!

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm a huuuuuge fan of home decor posts, I've just done some posts on my own blog of a tour of my new flat too. I love the colours you've gone for, it's definitely my style and I love the colour pop! It looks so cosy!
    Rebecca-Louise; autumnleaves-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Great decor! I love the New York Wall murial and the lime green sofa really adds a POP! to the room.

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  9. You're soo decorative, I love this room! xo

    theglamaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Oooo love this! Kinda want to nose around the rest of your flat now, you have great taste! xx

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  11. The mural is beautiful and the sofa is gorgeous!

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  12. This is a lovely touch to your flat :) at least now you can say that your flat is more lived in :) Sofa beds are great to have as you said about your friends or family staying over :) i like the colour of the green couch :) & i love the spotlights too - i can imagine the cosy feel they would add when the lights are off & you're watching a film :)
    Very nice :) would love to see more 'home interiors :)
    xxx

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  13. Love the colours, this room looks so pretty! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  14. That looks amazing! Love the Lack shelving unit :)

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  15. I adore this room youve done so well hun, I have a spare room which isnt the box room (vinny is in the box room) but we cant do too much as it will be his in a couple of years but for now its my dressing room so need to get some bits to make it girly. Ikea is such a great shop!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  16. I love decorating, and think that the New York mural look great. I also love how you decorated the shelving :)

    Bella x

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  17. this looks lovely :) I really like the lime green sofa and the cushion, very me.
    my friend use to have those lights under her kitchen cupboards, they looked great at night time when they were lit up xx

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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  18. Great job! looks like such a snug and cosy little den. I'd love to have a room like this :) xxx

    kittyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This looks amazing. love the lime green and great bargain on those aldi lights.x lashingsofmascaraon.blogspot.ie

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  20. I think you and the boy did a fantastic job, darling! The lime green was a perfect kick.

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  21. I adore the pop of colour is a wonderful addition :) Looks great.

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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  22. Hi Kayleigh, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  23. thanks for all beautiful efforts

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  24. It's not my style, but I definitely like the style of this room! The black and white wall is so amazing :) Beautiful!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  25. You and your boyfriend did a wonderful job! The lime green sofa is so different and looks great :) I'm in love with the New York wall mural as well. Fantastic taste!

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  26. OMG this is gorgeous! I love New York and had a massive canvas up on my wall but then my dad moved house and its now in storage and this makes me miss it! x

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  27. Love this room! You have such a great style!
    Purple Flamingo

    Fjóla

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  28. Really nice, love the lime green accents!

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  29. This is gorgeous, so modern and exciting, i'd love to watch movies in there, the perfect chill out room. I love IKEA and particularly Ebay for canvases and stuff! I didnt know you lived with your boyfriend, thats adorable seriously:)
    Hope all is well babe.
    Lots of love, Em x

    emtalks.co.uk

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  30. I love it! Just like my style, when I have my own place I must have this! You've done so well making a small space so lovely x

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  31. Great post, I love how you have decorated your spare room. The feature room and shelves are really cool!

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  32. Overall it looks really great, and I especially like the wall. When I move into my own apartment I'd love to have a huge photo on the wall as well. :-)

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  33. I love this! So beautiful! I especially love the huge city picture

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  34. Absolutely love what you have done with the place!!!! It looks so nice and I love the wallpaper!!! Makes me want to move house now!!xxx

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  35. This room is gorgeous! I love the lighting above the TV and the mix of monochrome and lime too! Works so well.

    Lots of love, Alex from Bambella Blog xxx

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  36. Suchhh a cool room, love the colour scheme!

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  37. That wall mural really makes the room! i love it :)
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  38. This looks gorgeous! amazing :) x

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  39. This looks amazing! You can come round and decorate my house when I get one!

    I'm running a giveaway if you fancy entering - www.gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  40. this is so cute! i especially love the white shelves going up one side! x



    www.keokinaloke.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. LOVE the wallpaper. It looks so real. I bet it is so nice just to sit in there and stare at the wal,l (sounds strange lol)

    Maxine
    http://5htpmaxinsider.com/

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  43. New Leather TV Bed is just an outstanding product i have seen. do try to purchase it and it will surely help you in decorating the bed room in the better way.

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  45. Pretty green... Like your home decorations very much.Your shelves was awesome to see.

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  46. Love it, looks so cool!
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  47. I like the Sofa color it is a good combination of green and black. The over look is eye touching.

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