If you've been following my blog lately you may have read my post about my dream office and how I would decorate it in a pink, turquoise and gold theme, with floral lights and prints adorning the walls, colour coordinated storage and clean white spaces to do my blog photography. It's a work in progress at the moment but it's getting there and you can imagine my delight when I went into every Irish persons beloved store - Penneys (gurl!), the Irish version of Primark by the way, just for my fellow Europeans who have Primark stores in their countries, and saw that they had lots of suitable things for my office, not only in their new range but in the sale too, yay! I was only able to pick up a few things for the office, much to my dismay, as I was short on funds and was actually supposed to be there buying gifts for people - oops... but I did get some lovely things and they were all bargains so I really can't help but share.
The first thing I spotted and had to pick up was this really fun canvas with 'believe in your #selfie' printed on it, quite appropriate for a blogger's office I thought! The pink chevron and the hints of turquoise in the print really tie in well with my colour scheme for the room. This was a total bargain at only €3!
Next to the canvas I found these really pretty pink floral LED lights. I still have to pop batteries into them to get them to light up but they'll be gorgeous with their subtle glow once the long nights set in and my autumn/winter blogging sessions begin. I draped them over the canvas to create a little feature above the desk and used to hooks just to secure them at the ends and not just have them hanging straight down - I really love how it turned out. These lights were only €4, another total bargain!
I really like having things to hang on the walls but to also use as photo props and when I saw this pretty, floral decorated hanging heart I had to pick one up. This was €3 and I haven't hung it up yet but it actually looks quite nice just sitting on the chest of drawers too.
I thought this metal sign was quite fun and upbeat, plus, who doesn't like cupcakes?! It's nice to have some positive quotes and messages hanging around the office as, after all, it's my work space and I want it to be my 'happy place'. This sign was another total bargain at just €1 in the sale!
One of Penney's new ranges for autumn is full of copper colours and it's actually really beautiful. One of the things I spotted was this cushion which is really ambiguous in colour, Jacek and I are convinced that it's gold as it appears that way in the light but it may have some copper tones in there too. I thought this would fit in well with the golden element of my colour scheme for the room so I picked it up for the chair. This was €6. I saw some other gorgeous cushions which I hope to pick up tomorrow when I visit Penneys again, I swear I have a cushion obsession, they're everywhere in my house!
I've also reclaimed my fairytale bookends from Tyler Lee's room to prop up all my blogger and blogging books. I've got a nice little collection now and am currently working my way through them. I think they look lovely next to my White Rabbit London porcelain lamp.
The room is nowhere near finished, I need to remove the tall thin, bookcase and get a new white one, I also need to remove the current desk and get a white one which has built in storage in it, I've spotted one and it's only €69 in Argos and I have a €5 voucher so it'll be a total bargain. It's most definitely a work in progress but the space is becoming more and more how I want it and I am loving the changes. The room is now lighter, brighter and a lot less cluttered. I can't wait until it's finished (and to get back to Penneys tomorrow to pick up some more pieces!) so that I can thoroughly enjoy the space and have my own, perfect little office and writing nook.