For my Favourite Space this week, we are being joined by one of our Kiwi cousins. Charlene from Teacher by Trader, Mother by Nature is a regular contributor to our Home Improvement Thursdays link up. The 30 something, Mummy blogger, who is a teacher by trade and a Mummy to 2 describes her blog as…...if you love to organise, declutter and clean, we are going to be great friends. If you are looking for fun and creative (and inexpensive) activities and crafts, you have come to the right place. Other things you will find on my blog: Motherhood, Photography, Kids Parties, Taking Stock, posts for #TuesdayTen, #AtoZChallenge, #1Word. I also share tidbits of my Life, Home & Family.
Tell us a little about yourself?
Hi there, my name is Charlene and I am a stay-at-home Mum to two beautiful children. I also work part-time as a primary school teacher, and blog over at Teacher by trade, Mother by nature. I love my family, organising my home, inspiring others and sharing creative ideas.
Tell us about your favourite space?
I would have to say my daughter’s ‘Paris theme bedroom’ is my favourite space at the moment. My daughter, Miss B, has been a huge fan of anything and everything Paris for a while now, in fact, she had a Paris themed 10th Birthday.
When we moved into our new home in August, 2015 – it was pretty obvious she was going to have a Paris theme bedroom and I think it’s perfect. I love that it is simple, spacious, organised, and a space she can grow with over the years.
What is it about this space that makes it your favourite space?
What’s not to love? I want a room like this and I’m in my 30s!
I didn’t want my daughter’s room to have a lot of furniture in, so we utilised the space in the wardrobes. The drawers fit perfectly in one and she hangs clothes in the other. The TV can be hidden away by simply shutting the doors, and opened when she wants to watch her favourite shows.
Everything in her room has it’s own place and is organised with ‘like things together’, making it easier for her to keep it clean and tidy.
What are your favourite items in this space?
Definitely the two single wardrobes – when both of the doors are closed, it makes the room look and feel much bigger and tidier.
The best buy for this space is the Ladder/Desk shelf I bought from The Clearance Shed for $35. It’s perfect, because my daughter needed some more shelving (to display her Paris paraphernalia) and she also wanted a desk, somewhere she could do her colouring and homework – so it was a win win. It doesn’t take up a lot of room and fits perfectly at the end of her bed, by the window.
How does this space make you feel?
This room is my happy place (and my daughter’s too). It makes me feel calm and relaxed. I also like to sit in here when my daughter is away – it makes me think of her and reflect on how much she has grown. I love the shades of pink, grey and black colour combination as I feel it’s perfect for a young girl heading into her tween years.