Blogmas Day 6 | Decorating a Large Wall

 

I know that I was going to stick to Christmas/winter theme for Blogmas but I finally have updated my bedroom and I'm sooo in love with it that I HAD to share. There are string lights so it's basically Christmas all year round. ;) PS this is the second room in my townhouse that has string lights...

I am a little obsessed with lights. I think that's why I love Christmas so much. All the pretty lights. I hope to get to see a few Christmas light shows this year.

BEFORE and AFTER

So I got the idea from {THIS POST}. The wall was so large and intimidating. I tried to buy a bunch of different frames and wall art to just cover the wall in a short of collage, but I didn't like the way it was turning out.

I apologize in advance for the quality of these photos. The lighting in my bedroom is not very good. The room is a weird shape. I have 7 walls... and only one window/sliding glass door. Obviously this isn't my dream home and I am only renting. One day, I cannot wait to buy a house and make it everything I've ever wanted it to be, but for now, I will make the best of what I have.

I've moved 3 times in the last 3 years and I am SO SICK of not having a home so one day I just decided that I needed to decorate and make my bedroom more complete. To be honest, my townhouse doesn't really feel like a home, even half complete. But I don't know if I will ever be a "home" type of person. My mom has always had certain feelings about things, placed sentimental value on things, but I've always been more of a social butterfly. To me, a home is where my friends and family are, not just a place where I lay my head.

The monkey below I won at Circus Circus here in Reno. I came here for an interview with my ex-boyfriend and we ended up playing a racing game and I won! I love him now because, even though my ex-boyfriend (PS whenever I say ex people always say "You were married!?" Why do they assume ex-husband. Most people my age have a lot of ex-boyfriends, not husbands!) and I broke up, I feel like winning this little guy meant that I was destined to move to Reno and he's a sign that I should stay even though it's not an ideal situation. To be quite honest, I was not okay for a while. I was sad and cried myself to sleep a lot. But I've been doing great lately. I had some horrible dating experiences, which reminded me how great life is when you are single, so I've been focusing on Blogmas and loving life!

I am not completely done decorating but I love it so much right now that I had to show you! I want to purchase a cute swingback or arm chair for the bottom right area - between the wall and the sliding glass door.

I obviously have a lot of work to do below. I recently purchased a fake tree and some shelving which I will hang today and feature below. I still need to figure out what to do with the empty space and need more nick-nacks on the shelves/desk. I am hoping to purchase a desktop computer soon because I want a LARGE screen. Plus they can hold a lot more data.

I recently bought these picture frames at Ross and have yet to put my own pictures or sayings in them. I think the sayings/pictures in them already are super cute already - minus the logos on the bottoms. PS that's a fake plant because one, I kill real plants, and two, real plants attract bugs. The "You are my sunshine" was a gift from my mom; we used to sing that song all the time when I was little. And the blue candle holder is a gift from my friend Hanna, who knows how much I am obsessed with blue, gray, yellow!