Nook and Cranny

Sweater/Jumper: Thrifted (Talbots)
Pants: Minnie's Menagerie (DIY paint splatter)
Socks: Old Navy
Earrings: Target
Okay, so here is the thing.....I took these pictures last week (plus more) fully intending on posting them and doing a room tour. However, life happens, lighting isn't right, your camera decides not to act how you want it to and well.....the perfectionist in you wins the battle!!! Nevertheless, while these are not even half of the pictures I took and while they don't show near as much of my room I decided I had to post them because well.....they were to cute not to:)

While in theory I have two rooms, one at home and one at college, I am hardly ever in my room back at home because I am only home two weekends a month (boohoo). However, since college is my life and my home right now it is important to me that my room be just as much home as I can make it. It is also important that my room be something that makes me smile, shows a little of who I am, and also adds joy to my life. Since my room is where I spend most all of my time when I am not in class it has to be an atmosphere conducive to studying, learning, and working on projects. No....I am not one of those college students who goes to the library to study.....I only go to the library to explore:)

I discovered after decorating my room this semester that I quite like color, or at least for decorating my dorm room I used a LOT of color. That is probably because the quilt I made for my bed is made of fabric scraps in all the colors of the rainbow, but I think that is what makes it so very cheerful!
However, since I have a room all to myself (perks of being a Resident Adviser) with my own blue bathroom (yes....blue tile bathroom) and HUGE closet I always feel like I live in an apartment or at least I pretend I do. I love those bloggers who have the most perfectly arranged and decorated apartments.....it just makes me want to have my own! 

I think that my favorite part of my room from these pictures (because really my favorite part is the closet) is the wall above my bed. I would probably have to call it the inspiration wall, but it also reminds me of a carnival with the lights, bunting, quotes/pictures, and the numerous paint swatches that I have collected:) That is one DIY pinterest trick for taking care of a bare wall, simply stick on a collage of paint swatches and you are good to go. 

All in all this is my safe space! My nook and cranny where I escape from the world, sometimes from school, and most of the time from people (though my residents are always welcome) and simply breath.....brew a cup of coffee, or make a cup of tea, put some essential oils in my diffuser and curl up with a good book, a blog post, or get caught up on a TV show. I believe it is important that each of us have a special nook and cranny be it your room or elsewhere that you can escape to and forget about the troubles of the world or maybe sometimes like me brainstorm ways to fix them! 

Is your room your special place?
Are you in college like me? If so how do you make your room fell like home?
Where is your nook and cranny? 

-Madison




19 comments

  1. Your room looks so beautiful, cozy and comfortable. My room is my work-studio so it ends up being messier than I would wish most of the time, but it is to my liking, filled with books, antique ephemera scattered throughout, with dashes of pink here and there. :)

    Blessings,
    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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    1. If my sewing machine were in my room it would probably be the exact same way as yours :)
      -Madison

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  2. These photos are so cute!! Your room is absolutely adorable.

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  3. Awww, your room looks so cute! (And so do you :) ) I love the collage of things on the wall. Becca and I had a lot of fun decorating our dorm room last semester and making it feel more homey.

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    1. Thank you Bethany. Dorm rooms are so fun to decorate.
      -Madison
      www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

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  4. Super cute room! It must make you happy just to look at the fun wall collage you have. :)
    My bedroom is my special place, and it is decorated with bright colors and all sorts of knick-knacks and jewelry I've collected. :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing about your little space in the world.

    Sarah
    sewcharacteristicallyyou.weebly.com

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    1. Absolutely Sarah! Thank you for stopping by.
      -Madison

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  6. #RoomGoals!!! I love all of the bright colors and your focal walls are so fun!

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    1. Wow! Thank you Kianna. It's what I like to call a Pinterest room :)
      -Madison

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  7. Your room is lovely, very similar in décor to mine at University. I have lots of quilts, bunting and fairy lights! I'm not allowed to hang or stick things on the walls though so that's quite difficult. It's quite quirky with cacti and crocheted animals, definitely reflects my personality!

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  8. I have to comment and tell you how much I LOVE your room! The colors, the twinkly lights, the quilt, the paint chips...everything!! I'm currently in the process of touching up my own bedroom decor, so you've given me some ideas and inspiration. ;)

    ps. I also love your ponytail!! :D

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    1. Awe...thank you Natalie! Re-doing rooms are so much fun:)
      -Madison

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  9. I love how much color you put into this room! It is so nicely decorated and a fun! I'm the same way about my room, and really only use it to relax and escape, while the work is done elsewhere!

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