The Forgotten Bedroom

I have such an enormous list of little projects I want to work on, but simply don’t have the time for. The room in my parents’ house was one of those and I wasn’t looking forward to it at all: before I moved to Amsterdam I raided my room, threw all the beautiful and decorative items in some boxes and left nothing but a big heap of trash and enough dust to fill up your lungs with. Every time I visited my parents this annoyed me: I had so much stuff I kind of needed but didn’t want to throw away, and I told myself to ‘just do it’ many times, but I never just did it. When I visited my parents last week they were acting a bit mysteriously, and when I climbed up the stairs I figured out why - they had cleaned out my whole room, moved my very unpractical closet onto the attic, thrown out my old and broken desk and replaced it with a beautiful wooden table. I was super surprised and startled but immediately enthusiastic - it was so beautiful, so calm, and so very Sjoukje. My mother even thought of putting a few roses in a vase, next to some new cosy candles. All of these wonderful things combined made me feel more at home in my own room than I had in months.







It’s so important to feel at home in the room where you sleep. Because I am in my student room more often than in the room at my parents’ house I didn’t see this as a big priority, while I usually really am a person who likes to cosy rooms up. I noticed that I really love having some space for myself again, especially when I want to study and work on my blog and just need some peace and quiet. Being able to cross this project off of my to-do list makes me feel so relieved, and it’s so beautiful that this has been done for me. <3

have a beautiful day

19 comments

  1. Ohh ziet er echt super mooi en gezellig uit!

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  2. Awwww your room is so cute! My parents moved while I was in college so my bedroom at their house isn't my childhood bedroom, but they also decorated mine to fit my personality! I mean, who knows you better, right?

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  3. That was really nice of your parents to set up a new desk for you, the room looks nice and inviting from what I can see in the pics.

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  4. Looks lovely!

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  5. Ziet er gezellig uit! Wat fijn dat je ouders dat voor je doen :)

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  6. Love these photos so much! It looks so peaceful :)

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    Tamara xxx

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  7. Looks so cosy and pretty from the pictures! Your parents are so sweet!!!

    Rachel x
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  8. Wat een schatten van ouders heb je. Stiekem hopen ze misschien dat je weer thuis komt wonen ;) Prachtige foto's Sjoukje

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  9. I love your photos! Have you ever considered doing tutorials about taking suck amazing photos? :)

    xoxo,
    Angelie // My Cup of Tea

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  10. Gorgeous photos! It sounds like a sweet room

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  11. It looks so lovely and cosy! My bedroom in my parents house is just awful... I hate being in there, it's just not very me. That's another reason why I love being at university in my student house. x

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  12. Such beautiful photos.
    I love how it is done

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  13. Lovely photos! Your room looks so relaxing :) xx

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  14. I love how you've caught little snippets of the room through your photos & it all looks so cosy too x

    Beauty with charm

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  15. That was so sweet of your parents! I love the photos. I ALMOST bought that "light up my day" candle/vase thing at a shop in...... Fredrick Hendrik laan in Den Haag. I think? I went so many places to shop, it could have just been in Blokker too!! Haha!!

    Much Love!!!!
    -Stephanie Eva

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  16. great post dear! Have a nice day:)

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  17. Perfect post:) happy Friday!

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