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Decorating a shared room

Who wants a snoop around our new room? Everyone? Thought so!

I love looking at how people style new rooms as much as the next gal and seeing as you enjoyed and the post I wrote two years ago on , I think you’ll enjoy this one.

This new room is where the two posts meet in the middle. My boyfriend has moved into my house and rented this room . It’s the perfect scenario – we each pay our share of the house but now it feels almost like we have two rooms.

So welcome to the ‘other room’. There’s no annoying bed to get in the way, no floordrobe, twice the space and twice the style. This is where my boyfriend’s hobbies meet mine. Or maybe a more accurate description would be ‘where my boyfriend’s things meet my style’ because let’s be honest, I may have had a bit more say in the matter of decorating…

Let me show you around our new pad. Here’s all the uses that this multi-purpose space has for us.

Decorating a shared room

I started from scratch with a brand new from IKEA which now gives me far more space to type up those blog post. The old black I originally used got quickly snapped up by my boyfriend after he realised how perfectly his keyboard stood on it. My chair and lamps carried over but I added a gold cage paper tidy from , a from Paperchase and big plant poster in a frame ) to freshen up the space. I’m in two minds about hanging the poster up on the wall rather than keep it lent on the desk. What do you think? I’d love to know you our thoughts!

The most exciting addition to my workspace is this beautiful hand-made by Artisanne which I picked up from in Crouch End. That shop has the best homeware that always changes . Pop into their colourful shop in North London or in Chiswick for gifts or a woven fix for yourself. The basket itself is hand woven by women in the Thiès region of Senegal using traditional ‘Wolof’ techniques, weaving grass together with plastic string. This is tradition-meets-modern design at its finest and thankfully it’s sustainable too as the local artisans are paid a fair wage.

I couldn’t plan out the room without giving him at least a tiiiiny bit of space to do his thing right? A man of musical inclination, he needed space for his guitars, pedals, keyboard and records. We both loved his red side table which he’s kept through all of his 4 moves as it provides a colour match to his and keeps messy musical paraphernalia underneath whilst being the perfect height for everything else.

Cushions came from Etsy and the frames for his records from Urban Outfitters. I snuck in a from Matalan but I’m sure he’s thankful for it!

The main original purpose of the room was foremost for storage. As boring as it sounds, when there’s 2 of you , you need to consider what goes where. For me it was essential that this room could store out of season clothes, stock for The Bloggers Market, props and camera equipment. Basically anything that wasn’t needed in a bedroom.

Decorating a shared room

You can’t see it in these pictures but behind the door stands a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit with IKEA tubs on top which is packed with boxes for storing unsightly things such as fabric, DIY materials and paperwork . Next to that stands a wicker and wood wardrobe holding our winter accessories, jackets and my bags. Suitcases are stacked on top as much as I wish they could be hidden away. Does anyone have tips for getting them out of sight?

Our final storage solution which I very much want to keep on display is our beautiful by . A generous gift, the sustainably sourced, eucalyptus beauty of a side board stands pride of place in the centre of the room. By no means conventional in its contents, the unit is filled on the left with out-of-season clothes, on the right with clothes that will soon find a new home and in the centre crockery and props for photos and special occasions. I’m absolutely in love with it to the point where I won’t let anyone place anything on the top of it for fear of marking its beautiful acacia veneer so geroff.

This is an investment piece I will be keeping forever and ever. Just LOOK at it.

What to put in the middle of the room, that’s the question. Do I reserve it for dancing/ yoga/ the biggest flatlays or do we plonk something in the middle? We ended up opting for the latter and are pleased we did. Whilst it does feel a little bit full, I can’t tell you how nice it is to wedge your behind into a bamboo chair, put a cuppa on the and pop your feet up. It’s a revelation, I tell ya.

After seeing a pouf in Habitat that was out of our price range and finally admitting that I probably couldn’t crochet one myself, we took to Etsy and discovered this in a perfect shade of mustard that matches the around the fireplace. It’s firmly packed yet strangely light and has encouraged me to relax much more since owning it which after this post I wrote about the struggles of relaxing is a very welcome thing indeed.

Decorating a shared room

Then there’s the by La Redoute. Yes, THE one with its . But hear me out, there’s a reason it’s been re-stocked hundreds of times, it’s perfect. It was the only rug my boyfriend and I both said ‘YES!’ to as soon as we saw it. And we looked at a LOT of rugs. It’s so fluffy and warm and just the right size and price. Winner.

Other additions to the lounge space include another Etsy find – a vintage on Etsy to match my family’s hand-me-down chair, the beautiful nabbed in a Habitat flash sale, the from Cassius and Coco and various ornaments from West Elm including their pleasingly bulbous , and .

As for the artwork on the walls, they range from a brush lettering commission by , a coffee map of London, prints from Super Duper Things and by The Lovely Drawer and my latest acquisition, a grid of from . I chose images from our travels from my Instagram and simply dragged them into position on the website. I then chose their sustainable natural wood frame to incase it and boom, it arrived in the post days later!

– West Elm / – West Elm / – West Elm / – West Elm/ – IKEA / – IKEA / – IKEA / – Paperchase / – Matalan Home / – Geofleur / – Not Another Bill / by Peach Blossom / from SMUG / from This Way to the Circus / – Amazon

Thank you for reading this MAMMOTH post. Do let me know what you think and if you have any tips for me if you’ve got your own shared room.

Decorating a shared room

Thank you too to the kind brands who have gifted me some of the items in this post.

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Ze December 17, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Lucy I LOVE YOUR HOME!!!!! I have been into color too, boho style. I will post some photos soon. Love ya

Thank you so much! I just wish I had the good weather to go with it. Damn this cold with single glazed windows! big love x

Decorating a shared room

Love the photos – this room is incredibly decorated, just looking at it would keep me thoroughly entertained!

Ah thanks Rebecca! I love nothing other than a good snoop around other people’s rooms too ????

Your living space is SO DELIGHTFUL. I think it’s so important to make the place you live pleasing to the eyes, and obviously you’ve done a great job here! I love how my home looks like but if I could redecorate it all over again, I plan on doing a white base with loadsss of colours – just like your pics here!

PS: I am on board with the little Vader decor.

YAY! Sounds amazing. Don’t forget the plants though ???? YES to Vader. Can’t be all sugar coated now.

Decorating a shared room

This is such a gorgeous room apartment!! I love all the colors, but it still feels homey and comfortable. I love it.

Thank you Sara, glad you like it! ????

Join me for a colourful look around my home town of London, places around the world, interiors, food and what I'm wearing whilst enjoying it all! Get in contact at lucy@shinythoughts.net

- ????‍♀️ WHOOSH! Borrowing @iamkristabel’s snazzy new coat today underneath are items I’ve worn lots of times before because why shop more when you can just restyle and pinch things from your friends? ♻️ Talking of being eco-minded, if you missed my last round of eco tips, you can catch them all in my story highlight. There’s one in there you’ve all been loving that will change your menstrual life! ]

- What I plan for this long weekend to look like . ????????‍♀️ Only 3 days to go ????????‍♀️ I’m not going away this Easter but plan to explore more of London because why go on fancy holidays to the other side of the world when you can have one right here? I’m thinking V&A, Hampstead Heath etc. Any must-dos you’d recommend? ]

Decorating a shared room

© 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Lucy Nicholls

Who wants a snoop around our new room? Everyone? Thought so!

I love looking at how people style new rooms as much as the next gal and seeing as you enjoyed and the post I wrote two years ago on , I think you’ll enjoy this one.

This new room is where the two posts meet in the middle. My boyfriend has moved into my house and rented this room . It’s the perfect scenario – we each pay our share of the house but now it feels almost like we have two rooms.

Decorating a shared room

So welcome to the ‘other room’. There’s no annoying bed to get in the way, no floordrobe, twice the space and twice the style. This is where my boyfriend’s hobbies meet mine. Or maybe a more accurate description would be ‘where my boyfriend’s things meet my style’ because let’s be honest, I may have had a bit more say in the matter of decorating…

Let me show you around our new pad. Here’s all the uses that this multi-purpose space has for us.

I started from scratch with a brand new from IKEA which now gives me far more space to type up those blog post. The old black I originally used got quickly snapped up by my boyfriend after he realised how perfectly his keyboard stood on it. My chair and lamps carried over but I added a gold cage paper tidy from , a from Paperchase and big plant poster in a frame ) to freshen up the space. I’m in two minds about hanging the poster up on the wall rather than keep it lent on the desk. What do you think? I’d love to know you our thoughts!

The most exciting addition to my workspace is this beautiful hand-made by Artisanne which I picked up from in Crouch End. That shop has the best homeware that always changes . Pop into their colourful shop in North London or in Chiswick for gifts or a woven fix for yourself. The basket itself is hand woven by women in the Thiès region of Senegal using traditional ‘Wolof’ techniques, weaving grass together with plastic string. This is tradition-meets-modern design at its finest and thankfully it’s sustainable too as the local artisans are paid a fair wage.

I couldn’t plan out the room without giving him at least a tiiiiny bit of space to do his thing right? A man of musical inclination, he needed space for his guitars, pedals, keyboard and records. We both loved his red side table which he’s kept through all of his 4 moves as it provides a colour match to his and keeps messy musical paraphernalia underneath whilst being the perfect height for everything else.

Decorating a shared room

Cushions came from Etsy and the frames for his records from Urban Outfitters. I snuck in a from Matalan but I’m sure he’s thankful for it!

The main original purpose of the room was foremost for storage. As boring as it sounds, when there’s 2 of you , you need to consider what goes where. For me it was essential that this room could store out of season clothes, stock for The Bloggers Market, props and camera equipment. Basically anything that wasn’t needed in a bedroom.

You can’t see it in these pictures but behind the door stands a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit with IKEA tubs on top which is packed with boxes for storing unsightly things such as fabric, DIY materials and paperwork . Next to that stands a wicker and wood wardrobe holding our winter accessories, jackets and my bags. Suitcases are stacked on top as much as I wish they could be hidden away. Does anyone have tips for getting them out of sight?

Our final storage solution which I very much want to keep on display is our beautiful by . A generous gift, the sustainably sourced, eucalyptus beauty of a side board stands pride of place in the centre of the room. By no means conventional in its contents, the unit is filled on the left with out-of-season clothes, on the right with clothes that will soon find a new home and in the centre crockery and props for photos and special occasions. I’m absolutely in love with it to the point where I won’t let anyone place anything on the top of it for fear of marking its beautiful acacia veneer so geroff.

This is an investment piece I will be keeping forever and ever. Just LOOK at it.

Decorating a shared room

What to put in the middle of the room, that’s the question. Do I reserve it for dancing/ yoga/ the biggest flatlays or do we plonk something in the middle? We ended up opting for the latter and are pleased we did. Whilst it does feel a little bit full, I can’t tell you how nice it is to wedge your behind into a bamboo chair, put a cuppa on the and pop your feet up. It’s a revelation, I tell ya.

After seeing a pouf in Habitat that was out of our price range and finally admitting that I probably couldn’t crochet one myself, we took to Etsy and discovered this in a perfect shade of mustard that matches the around the fireplace. It’s firmly packed yet strangely light and has encouraged me to relax much more since owning it which after this post I wrote about the struggles of relaxing is a very welcome thing indeed.

Then there’s the by La Redoute. Yes, THE one with its . But hear me out, there’s a reason it’s been re-stocked hundreds of times, it’s perfect. It was the only rug my boyfriend and I both said ‘YES!’ to as soon as we saw it. And we looked at a LOT of rugs. It’s so fluffy and warm and just the right size and price. Winner.

Other additions to the lounge space include another Etsy find – a vintage on Etsy to match my family’s hand-me-down chair, the beautiful nabbed in a Habitat flash sale, the from Cassius and Coco and various ornaments from West Elm including their pleasingly bulbous , and .

As for the artwork on the walls, they range from a brush lettering commission by , a coffee map of London, prints from Super Duper Things and by The Lovely Drawer and my latest acquisition, a grid of from . I chose images from our travels from my Instagram and simply dragged them into position on the website. I then chose their sustainable natural wood frame to incase it and boom, it arrived in the post days later!

Decorating a shared room

– West Elm / – West Elm / – West Elm / – West Elm/ – IKEA / – IKEA / – IKEA / – Paperchase / – Matalan Home / – Geofleur / – Not Another Bill / by Peach Blossom / from SMUG / from This Way to the Circus / – Amazon

Thank you for reading this MAMMOTH post. Do let me know what you think and if you have any tips for me if you’ve got your own shared room.

Thank you too to the kind brands who have gifted me some of the items in this post.

Liked this post? You'll love these:

Ze December 17, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Decorating a shared room

Lucy I LOVE YOUR HOME!!!!! I have been into color too, boho style. I will post some photos soon. Love ya

Thank you so much! I just wish I had the good weather to go with it. Damn this cold with single glazed windows! big love x

Love the photos – this room is incredibly decorated, just looking at it would keep me thoroughly entertained!

Ah thanks Rebecca! I love nothing other than a good snoop around other people’s rooms too ????

Your living space is SO DELIGHTFUL. I think it’s so important to make the place you live pleasing to the eyes, and obviously you’ve done a great job here! I love how my home looks like but if I could redecorate it all over again, I plan on doing a white base with loadsss of colours – just like your pics here!

Decorating a shared room

PS: I am on board with the little Vader decor.

YAY! Sounds amazing. Don’t forget the plants though ???? YES to Vader. Can’t be all sugar coated now.

This is such a gorgeous room apartment!! I love all the colors, but it still feels homey and comfortable. I love it.

Thank you Sara, glad you like it! ????

Join me for a colourful look around my home town of London, places around the world, interiors, food and what I'm wearing whilst enjoying it all! Get in contact at lucy@shinythoughts.net

Decorating a shared room

- ????‍♀️ WHOOSH! Borrowing @iamkristabel’s snazzy new coat today underneath are items I’ve worn lots of times before because why shop more when you can just restyle and pinch things from your friends? ♻️ Talking of being eco-minded, if you missed my last round of eco tips, you can catch them all in my story highlight. There’s one in there you’ve all been loving that will change your menstrual life! ]

- What I plan for this long weekend to look like . ????????‍♀️ Only 3 days to go ????????‍♀️ I’m not going away this Easter but plan to explore more of London because why go on fancy holidays to the other side of the world when you can have one right here? I’m thinking V&A, Hampstead Heath etc. Any must-dos you’d recommend? ]

© 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Lucy Nicholls

Who wants a snoop around our new room? Everyone? Thought so!

Decorating a shared room

I love looking at how people style new rooms as much as the next gal and seeing as you enjoyed and the post I wrote two years ago on , I think you’ll enjoy this one.

This new room is where the two posts meet in the middle. My boyfriend has moved into my house and rented this room . It’s the perfect scenario – we each pay our share of the house but now it feels almost like we have two rooms.

So welcome to the ‘other room’. There’s no annoying bed to get in the way, no floordrobe, twice the space and twice the style. This is where my boyfriend’s hobbies meet mine. Or maybe a more accurate description would be ‘where my boyfriend’s things meet my style’ because let’s be honest, I may have had a bit more say in the matter of decorating…

Let me show you around our new pad. Here’s all the uses that this multi-purpose space has for us.

I started from scratch with a brand new from IKEA which now gives me far more space to type up those blog post. The old black I originally used got quickly snapped up by my boyfriend after he realised how perfectly his keyboard stood on it. My chair and lamps carried over but I added a gold cage paper tidy from , a from Paperchase and big plant poster in a frame ) to freshen up the space. I’m in two minds about hanging the poster up on the wall rather than keep it lent on the desk. What do you think? I’d love to know you our thoughts!

Decorating a shared room

The most exciting addition to my workspace is this beautiful hand-made by Artisanne which I picked up from in Crouch End. That shop has the best homeware that always changes . Pop into their colourful shop in North London or in Chiswick for gifts or a woven fix for yourself. The basket itself is hand woven by women in the Thiès region of Senegal using traditional ‘Wolof’ techniques, weaving grass together with plastic string. This is tradition-meets-modern design at its finest and thankfully it’s sustainable too as the local artisans are paid a fair wage.

I couldn’t plan out the room without giving him at least a tiiiiny bit of space to do his thing right? A man of musical inclination, he needed space for his guitars, pedals, keyboard and records. We both loved his red side table which he’s kept through all of his 4 moves as it provides a colour match to his and keeps messy musical paraphernalia underneath whilst being the perfect height for everything else.

Cushions came from Etsy and the frames for his records from Urban Outfitters. I snuck in a from Matalan but I’m sure he’s thankful for it!

The main original purpose of the room was foremost for storage. As boring as it sounds, when there’s 2 of you , you need to consider what goes where. For me it was essential that this room could store out of season clothes, stock for The Bloggers Market, props and camera equipment. Basically anything that wasn’t needed in a bedroom.

You can’t see it in these pictures but behind the door stands a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit with IKEA tubs on top which is packed with boxes for storing unsightly things such as fabric, DIY materials and paperwork . Next to that stands a wicker and wood wardrobe holding our winter accessories, jackets and my bags. Suitcases are stacked on top as much as I wish they could be hidden away. Does anyone have tips for getting them out of sight?

Decorating a shared room

Our final storage solution which I very much want to keep on display is our beautiful by . A generous gift, the sustainably sourced, eucalyptus beauty of a side board stands pride of place in the centre of the room. By no means conventional in its contents, the unit is filled on the left with out-of-season clothes, on the right with clothes that will soon find a new home and in the centre crockery and props for photos and special occasions. I’m absolutely in love with it to the point where I won’t let anyone place anything on the top of it for fear of marking its beautiful acacia veneer so geroff.

This is an investment piece I will be keeping forever and ever. Just LOOK at it.

What to put in the middle of the room, that’s the question. Do I reserve it for dancing/ yoga/ the biggest flatlays or do we plonk something in the middle? We ended up opting for the latter and are pleased we did. Whilst it does feel a little bit full, I can’t tell you how nice it is to wedge your behind into a bamboo chair, put a cuppa on the and pop your feet up. It’s a revelation, I tell ya.

After seeing a pouf in Habitat that was out of our price range and finally admitting that I probably couldn’t crochet one myself, we took to Etsy and discovered this in a perfect shade of mustard that matches the around the fireplace. It’s firmly packed yet strangely light and has encouraged me to relax much more since owning it which after this post I wrote about the struggles of relaxing is a very welcome thing indeed.

Then there’s the by La Redoute. Yes, THE one with its . But hear me out, there’s a reason it’s been re-stocked hundreds of times, it’s perfect. It was the only rug my boyfriend and I both said ‘YES!’ to as soon as we saw it. And we looked at a LOT of rugs. It’s so fluffy and warm and just the right size and price. Winner.

Decorating a shared room

Other additions to the lounge space include another Etsy find – a vintage on Etsy to match my family’s hand-me-down chair, the beautiful nabbed in a Habitat flash sale, the from Cassius and Coco and various ornaments from West Elm including their pleasingly bulbous , and .

As for the artwork on the walls, they range from a brush lettering commission by , a coffee map of London, prints from Super Duper Things and by The Lovely Drawer and my latest acquisition, a grid of from . I chose images from our travels from my Instagram and simply dragged them into position on the website. I then chose their sustainable natural wood frame to incase it and boom, it arrived in the post days later!

– West Elm / – West Elm / – West Elm / – West Elm/ – IKEA / – IKEA / – IKEA / – Paperchase / – Matalan Home / – Geofleur / – Not Another Bill / by Peach Blossom / from SMUG / from This Way to the Circus / – Amazon

Thank you for reading this MAMMOTH post. Do let me know what you think and if you have any tips for me if you’ve got your own shared room.

Thank you too to the kind brands who have gifted me some of the items in this post.

Decorating a shared room

Liked this post? You'll love these:

Ze December 17, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Lucy I LOVE YOUR HOME!!!!! I have been into color too, boho style. I will post some photos soon. Love ya

Thank you so much! I just wish I had the good weather to go with it. Damn this cold with single glazed windows! big love x

Love the photos – this room is incredibly decorated, just looking at it would keep me thoroughly entertained!

Decorating a shared room

Ah thanks Rebecca! I love nothing other than a good snoop around other people’s rooms too ????

Your living space is SO DELIGHTFUL. I think it’s so important to make the place you live pleasing to the eyes, and obviously you’ve done a great job here! I love how my home looks like but if I could redecorate it all over again, I plan on doing a white base with loadsss of colours – just like your pics here!

PS: I am on board with the little Vader decor.

YAY! Sounds amazing. Don’t forget the plants though ???? YES to Vader. Can’t be all sugar coated now.

This is such a gorgeous room apartment!! I love all the colors, but it still feels homey and comfortable. I love it.

Decorating a shared room

Thank you Sara, glad you like it! ????

Join me for a colourful look around my home town of London, places around the world, interiors, food and what I'm wearing whilst enjoying it all! Get in contact at lucy@shinythoughts.net

- ????‍♀️ WHOOSH! Borrowing @iamkristabel’s snazzy new coat today underneath are items I’ve worn lots of times before because why shop more when you can just restyle and pinch things from your friends? ♻️ Talking of being eco-minded, if you missed my last round of eco tips, you can catch them all in my story highlight. There’s one in there you’ve all been loving that will change your menstrual life! ]

- What I plan for this long weekend to look like . ????????‍♀️ Only 3 days to go ????????‍♀️ I’m not going away this Easter but plan to explore more of London because why go on fancy holidays to the other side of the world when you can have one right here? I’m thinking V&A, Hampstead Heath etc. Any must-dos you’d recommend? ]

© 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Lucy Nicholls

Decorating a shared room

Who wants a snoop around our new room? Everyone? Thought so!

I love looking at how people style new rooms as much as the next gal and seeing as you enjoyed and the post I wrote two years ago on , I think you’ll enjoy this one.

This new room is where the two posts meet in the middle. My boyfriend has moved into my house and rented this room . It’s the perfect scenario – we each pay our share of the house but now it feels almost like we have two rooms.

So welcome to the ‘other room’. There’s no annoying bed to get in the way, no floordrobe, twice the space and twice the style. This is where my boyfriend’s hobbies meet mine. Or maybe a more accurate description would be ‘where my boyfriend’s things meet my style’ because let’s be honest, I may have had a bit more say in the matter of decorating…

Decorating a shared room

Let me show you around our new pad. Here’s all the uses that this multi-purpose space has for us.

I started from scratch with a brand new from IKEA which now gives me far more space to type up those blog post. The old black I originally used got quickly snapped up by my boyfriend after he realised how perfectly his keyboard stood on it. My chair and lamps carried over but I added a gold cage paper tidy from , a from Paperchase and big plant poster in a frame ) to freshen up the space. I’m in two minds about hanging the poster up on the wall rather than keep it lent on the desk. What do you think? I’d love to know you our thoughts!

The most exciting addition to my workspace is this beautiful hand-made by Artisanne which I picked up from in Crouch End. That shop has the best homeware that always changes . Pop into their colourful shop in North London or in Chiswick for gifts or a woven fix for yourself. The basket itself is hand woven by women in the Thiès region of Senegal using traditional ‘Wolof’ techniques, weaving grass together with plastic string. This is tradition-meets-modern design at its finest and thankfully it’s sustainable too as the local artisans are paid a fair wage.

I couldn’t plan out the room without giving him at least a tiiiiny bit of space to do his thing right? A man of musical inclination, he needed space for his guitars, pedals, keyboard and records. We both loved his red side table which he’s kept through all of his 4 moves as it provides a colour match to his and keeps messy musical paraphernalia underneath whilst being the perfect height for everything else.

Cushions came from Etsy and the frames for his records from Urban Outfitters. I snuck in a from Matalan but I’m sure he’s thankful for it!

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