I am an avid reader of Melina’s blog, Serendipity, which, as I’ve probably mentioned, is the blog that made me want to create my own. She recently posted about the things she keeps next to her bed, on her nightstand, and I was heavily inspired by that.
The concept of “nightstand books” has always been very near and dear to my heart, for reasons I cannot explain, and I’ve wanted to incorporate that into my blog but didn’t know how – until I saw her post. The idea here is to make one of these posts from time to time, showing you the little things I keep on my ‘nightstand’ – I don’t have a regular nightstand, but a headboard with storage room!
I mostly keep candles, water, books and little bits and bobs for decoration, but they do change quite often. Not going to lie, this is also an excuse to show you my brand new wall of fan art (which is more like a wall of ships) 😋 Alright, let’s get into it!!
Firstly, here’s an overview featuring my beautiful pillowcase with an ACOWAR quote said by my main hoe, The Suriel. This pillowcase by Evie Bookish came in the January Fairyloot box, which I recently unboxed for you.
I recently compiled my favorite fan art and decided to make a collage above my bed. I’ve wanted to do this for the longest time, and I even painted my walls white for this purpose 😅 Here you can see artwork by various artists, such as Charlie Bowater, Merwild, Diana Worak and Tara Spruit.
On the left, beside my lamp, there is a cork coaster where I usually keep a cup of water – keeping water near you is a way of tricking yourself into drinking more!! In the back I have a frame with a poster from IKEA. There’s one saying ‘love’ and another saying ‘home’, which I keep elsewhere.
Next up are two candles: one from Primark (cotton flower scented) and one from IKEA (apple & cinnamon scented). These make my room smell amazing without even lighting them! 😍
The two plants in the back are from Primark, both of them given to me by my mom this Christmas. She gives me fake plants ever since I accidentally killed my cacti 😭
Next to it, I have a little antique bottle of ink that my dad gave me to use for my pictures. It’s probably from the 60’s or so, and there’s actually a lot of ink in it so I could use it if I wanted to 👍🏼
These are the frames behind all my stuff. They’re mostly Taryn Knight‘s work, which I absolutely love. She has such a cute style and everything she draws looks perfect with my room’s aesthetic, so I keep hanging her stuff all around my room 😄
Next up is the most exciting part – the books!! 😋 These are some of my current reads (yes, I keep starting books and not finishing them… the struggle is real!!).
I also keep my next read – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – and my review notebook here, as you can see on the bottom.
Lastly, I keep a couple decorative items, like a pinecone, a vase with fake flowers and a lantern from IKEA – in which I sometimes put candles.
Alright, that’s everything that I currently have on my nightstand ☺️ Let me know if you like this type of post, and whether you want to see more in the future 😉
Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡