Hanging accents for small spaces

I’ve written about our spare bedroom a good few times before. It’s a tough little room as the bed pretty much takes up the whole space, so adding things like accessories, can be challenging.

A couple of months ago I was struggling to get our spare bedroom ready for a guest coming over. I had some magazines, a little vase of flowers and some knick-knacks on the bedside table to make it feel a bit more welcome. Not to mention the lamp as well. Once I was finished, I realised there wasn’t enough room for said guest to even put their phone on the bedside table.

Insert obvious pun relating to being driven up the walls here. And then it clicked – the only way was up!

I bought these velvet hangers from Dunnes Stores (€5 for a set of 10), perfect for hanging up magazines and the likes above the bedside table. I didn’t put much thought into the placement of the hangers, just somewhere easily within reach from the bed, and stacked them to add a bit of variety.

I spied the glass hanging vase from Tiger just before Christmas and thought it was perfect for the spare bedroom wall. That’s the thing with Tiger – if you see something you like, you have to grab it with both hands, hold on tight and lock it down, because chances are the next time you stop in, the stock will have changed and it will be GONE. Like that girl in that GONE GIRL movie*. So I grabbed it with both hands [and paid for it, obv].

Also, don’t always believe what you see in online (and magazine) features. The rest of the room is chaos …

Just keeping it real. Bloggers are humans too.
And don’t worry Kimberly and Maria, it’ll be tidy for April. Promise. xx A

Also featured – bedside table and lamprescue kit for unexpected guests
*I have not seen Gone Girl so I don’t know if this is a reference that makes sense. It sounded like it would fit at the time of this being published. It’s tough trying to be a lyrical genius. 

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  1. January 28, 2015 / 13:33

    Love it.
    Especially the rest of the room shot!!!

  2. January 28, 2015 / 19:46

    Hahahaha! I was thinking – 'wow, that room is looking good and ready for the April excitement!' then I got to the last picture…!!! I think pictures like that make everyone feel better – as sometimes you look at features and think that you can never achieve such perfection, so it's nice to see that we all have a bit of chaos off-screen!

    The little touches in that corner look great – that wall vase is perfect for the space!

    Maria xx

    • February 1, 2015 / 08:26

      I was a bit hesitant about including that last picture, but it seems to have made the most impact! Hahaha. I do enjoy keeping it real and serving up the blunt, honest, ugly truth. I remember you shared a similar picture of your craft room, and loved it. Represent.

      I promise it'll be an oasis of calm and tranquility come April. Hopefully. xx

  3. January 29, 2015 / 14:39

    Ahahaha!! Oh my god that last shot is just GENIUS – I love it!

    My home is always chaos outside of the camera lens and magazines are all filled with LIES AND TREACHERY because the times I've had photoshoots for magazines, my house looks like a tornado hit it.

    Also, I have those same hangers from Dunnes in my dressing room. Whoop! It's okay btw, I'll just fight Toshi for the little corner of the bed, no need to clean for April 😉


    • February 1, 2015 / 08:38

      YEP. Magazine and online features and the likes are nothing short of lies. But I still love them. And the chaos they bring. And stress. And lack of sleep. But the excitement trumps everything else.

      And in case you were unclear, cannot wait for April! Woop! #DrunkInteriors