Cozy Spring Bedroom Tips*

Oh hey

How you all doing ? Currently – it is almost May Day bank holiday and I am prepping to go to Amsterdam! Can I get a WOOP WOOP?! I am SO excited I cannot even tell you – I’ve wanted to go to Amsterdam for so long and the time has finally come ! I have got a LOT of posts planned around it so make sure to keep your eye out for those !

Onto this post though – if you follow me on social media you will know that I recently redecorated my room! I went from having the most horrific, bright pink room (I was 16 guys please don’t judge), to something a lot more classic & neutral. I thought this would be the best thing as it meant I’d be able to change up my room depending on the seasons and my mood with the addition of some room decor.

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So … at the moment I’m feeling all set for Spring/summer .. yet I still want that cosy vibe to my room ! I thought it would be fun to go through some tips you can use to make your room Spring/Summer ready .. yet still have it feeling cosy. Sounds about right ey?

Change up your sheets

This is probably the BIGGEST change you can do to your room – seriously guys you wouldn’t believe the difference a new set of sheets makes to your room. For spring … I love light coloured sheets with slight bits of colour. These sheets* are perfect as they are a light colour but the few bits of pinks/purple/blue really make them stand out. It also means I can accessorize my bedroom with coordinating decor. I LOVE having a variation of decor – so I tend to pick sheets that have quite a few colours in them.

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Don’t lose your blankets

Sure it’s getting to summer & you might not need that extra blanket to snuggle up with when you go to sleep – BUT THAT DON’T MEAN YOU PACK IT AWAY GIRL. Sling it on the edge of your bed for that perfect, Pinterest worthy bed shot. I love having a blanket on my bed as it adds such a cosy feel to my room and adds more ‘texture’ to your bed. The same goes for pillows too – they add so much cosy-ness to your bed & it’s always nice to add some colour too!

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Fairy lights

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I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of my beloved fairy lights – they add so much to your room. I seriously can’t imagine my room without them – tbh I blame all the bloggers for this (LOL)… I don’t think I was this obsessed with them before I’d started blogging ! I like to add a spring touch by getting some floral lights* instead of the standard lights – think they add a nice touch! I also have some cactus ones which I use when I have my beaut palm tree bedding on (probably show these on my Instagram soon!). There are SO many different styles of fairy lights that you can get now – so you’ll find SOMETHING that matches your room !

Fake flowers

I love love LOVE fake flowers in my room – they add the loveliest touch to any room and you can get so many different styles! They add a touch of Spring/summer to your room too which is just perfect. Of course – every now and again I’ll get real flowers too – but nothing is more reliable than fake ones right?

Wooden storage/trays

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I am IN LOVE with wooden storage crates & trays – I think because they give my room that cottage, shabby chic feel. They also look amazing in any photo too – and again give it your room a cosy feel. I love the wooden crate* to store my Lush goodies in .. and it matches nicely with my bedsheets too which is always a plus!

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So m’loves… they are my tips to getting your room set for Spring/Summer but making sure it still has that cosy feel to it! It is amazing what a few new bits can do to your room. I actually picked up most of the things mentioned from my local Poundstretcher… I was so pleasantly surprised with all the cute stuff in there.. and obviously it was all SO affordable too. I highly recommend checking them out if you are after some cute decor bits for your bedroom or living room. You can check out their range & where your nearest store is online πŸ™‚

Right guys.. I hope you enjoyed this post.. if so let me know and I will definitely do some more! I am all set for Amsterdam and cannot WAIT to get there.. expect lots of travel posts from me all about it too! Make sure you are following my Instagram as I will be putting up a  lot of pictures from my trip!

Have a fabulous bank holiday weekend guys.. and I will see you all in my next post! MWAH xx

Lots of Love,

Saira xo

*Items have been gifted to me and this post was kindly sponsored by Poundstretcher.. but as already mentioned I frickin’ love that store!

Birds in Bolton

Evening loves!

How has your week been? Hope you have had a good one! I have had a busy few days .. and honestly cannot wait for the weekend now.. two days of lazing around in my PJ’s! The past few days I have been at work, and then had a few quick trips to the new shopping centre to pick up some make up items I needed.. Which include a new BERRY TONED lipstick (Yes I finally got one), and the best smelling hand cream πŸ™‚ .. all of which will be blogged about soon!

So this blog post will feature some new items that I showed in my previous post.. the beautiful dress from H&M and the gorgeous brown boots from Primark! Now I actually saw this dress a few weeks back in H&M, and I fell in love instantly.. but they didn’t have my size (boo!). As soon as I saw it this weekend, I grabbed it :D. I had the perfect outfit in my head: featuring the dress, my fur gilet, warm black tights, brown boots/brogues and a navy hijab!

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I love how this dress looks on, and the fact that it has long sleeves too, meaning I don’t have to wear a cardigan over, or a long sleeve top underneath :). I have also just been loving wearing my fur gilet over EVERYTHING, so of course this had to be worn :D. I thought I would break the outfit up a little with some brown boots, rather than black. The navy hijab was also perfect with this look, and just tied it all together. I wore Rimmel 107 on my lips, and my usual make up!

I wore this outfit on Sunday .. when we actually went to Bolton for the day! It was just a last minute thing, but we ended up having a lovely time :). We went to a local museum, and then got some food! Now, speaking of food… the amount of crappy food I had this weekend was RIDICULOUS. I am normally good on the weekends, and treat myself to one takeaway, however this weekend I had FOUR takeways (eeeek!). I am having a detox this week though :P.

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The museum was so much fun! It actually had an aquarium and a library in it too :). I love visiting museums in different cities.. I feel like you can learn so much from them… they really are not as boring as some people may think (hehe ;P).. you should try spending an afternoon in one .. you might be surprised :D.SAM_2352 SAM_2354

So there is my outfit for the day.. I am so in love with this dress, and will be going back to H&M to see if they have more prints! It was an absolute bargain at Β£14.99 too! This outfit is a great Autumn/Winter outfit .. I wore a long sleeved top underneath as I didn’t wear a coat.. so wanted to make sure I stayed warm.

I hope you like this outfit lovelies! Now, I just wanted to update you all on what has been happening with me (I really feel like my blog posts are a diary!).. I am in the process of (hopefully) getting a new car! If all goes well.. I should have it in the next few weeks.. which I am so excited about! Also, I am SO excited for I’m Β a Celebrity to start .. please tell me someone else watches this?! I also am loving getting to know so many other bloggers through Twitter chats .. I find them so much fun and think it is such a good way to network! I am also going to be buying a new camera soon .. Mine just about does the job, but it is starting to get unresponsive :(. I said to myself if I am serious about blogging, then I will invest in a new camera.. so will do my research and get some recommendations from all you lovely lot!

I think that is enough of an update .. I just want to thank all you wonderful people for following my blog, taking the time out to read it, and leaving me such lovely comments. I feel so happy when I read them everyday, and honestly wish I could meet every single one of you! I also love seeing familiar names on my blog, Twitter and Instagram :). Make sure you are following me on there loves! My details are below:

Twitter: saira1816

Instagram: throughtheglitterglassΒ 

Hope you liked this post darlings! Have a good evening, and I will see you in my next one πŸ˜€

Saira xo

DIY Autumn Room Decor!

Evening lovelies!

It’s me again .. How are you all!? Hope you have all been very well :). Cannot believe this week is coming to an end, as well as the month! It will be Halloween in a few days! I hope you all had a read of my Halloween cupcakes post, and got some inspiration :).

Update on how may week has been so far .. I have just been at work, and am starting to get used to the darker evenings (it is now getting dark at around half 4!). Today at work was pretty crazy, from about 1:30pm, we lost access to ALL our systems, meaning we could not get ANY work done (!!!!). This led to most of us having a clear out of our desks (something we never get the time to do!), and then leaving work early! Pretty crazy right?!

So.. moving on, I have been SO excited to blog about this, as it combines so many of my favourite thing .. DIY’s, Autumn, and room decor! Now I know there are already Christmas decorations out (?!), but we are still in Autumn for at least a good month, so why not create some DIY decor for your room to make it feel/look autumnal! These things are SO cheap, quick and easy to make, and the only things I had to actually “purchase” was glue and tealights :). The rest of the things I had lying around the house and garden (leaves, conkers and sticks ;P). I really hope you give these a go, and let me know how you get on!

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Conker Candle Jar:

So… I actually had conkers from a few weeks back when we went to visit a country park. You can find these in a forest/park on the ground, but I am also sure you can pick fake ones up from craft shops/ebay! I also reused a candle jar, and used some ribbon that I had in my craft box.

Things you will need:

  • Empty candle jar
  • Conkers
  • Candle
  • Maroon Ribbon

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Directions:

The hardest part for creating this candle for me was actually getting the sticker off the candle! Firstly, if you have excess wax, put the jar in the freezer for an hour – this will cause the wax to shrink, and it will then fall out of the jar. Then, use nail varnish remover to remove any glue that is left over from taking off the sicker. Making the candle jar is pretty self explanatory really – you just fill the empty jar with conkers, place the candle in the middle, and wrap a ribbon round the top! So easy and simple!

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How CUTE does it look though?! You can also use acorns or pine-cones too, if you can’t get your hands on conkers :).

Leaf Candle Jar

So, over the weekend, I actually picked LOTS of leaves and sticks. You can of course use fake leaves if you want. I placed all these leaves on my kitchen worktop with heavy books on top for a few days, so they could flatten and be easier to work with. This candle jar is also very easy to make, however you need to leave it overnight to dry, as we do use PVA glue.

Things you will need:

  • Leaves
  • Jars
  • PVA glue
  • Battery operated flickering candles

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Directions:Β 

Cover the jar with PVA glue, and stick the leaves on there, covering the leaves in glue too. Make sure you use PLENTY of glue – don’t worry, it dries clear :). Leave to dry overnight, and that is all! I also finished it off with some ribbon wrapped around the top. I actually got this idea from Pinterest, and LOVED how it turned out. It is also easier to use the battery powered flickering candles in these jars :).

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I think it is such a stunning project, and really is worth trying :). I think the effect when it is dark looks gorgeous, and the pictures really do not give it justice!

Glittery Hanging Leaves

Things you will need:

  • PVA glue
  • Glitter
  • Leaves
  • Yarn

Directions

Cover your leaves in PVA glue, and sprinkle the glitter over them. Leave to dry overnight. Then, using a pin, make a hole in the top of the leaf, and thread some yarn through. These look so cute hanging on your wall or on your door/cupboard handles.

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Wooden Candle Jar

Things you will need:

  • Sticks
  • Empty Nutella jar
  • Ribbon
  • Candles
  • Hot glue gun

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Directions

Use a hot glue gun to glue individual sticks all around the jar. Hot glue guns are so much better because they dry so quick and are very strong :). Once you have stuck them all around, wrap a ribbon around it and place candles inside! I think this is such a unique and modern touch to a candle jar, and think it looks much more expensive that it actually was (I used an empty nutella jar and sticks guys .. you can’t get more cost effective than that!).

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Garlands of Leaves:

Things you will need:

  • Leaves
  • Thread

Directions:

Arrange your leaves in a order that you like, then using a needle and thread, thread the leaves together so they form a garland.Β SAM_2123

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So there we have it guys…lots of little projects to work on to make your room look so Autumnal, using things in your home and garden!

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I love these items so much, they really make your room feel so cozy! I think I will keep these until 1st December, then switch over to Christmassy things! I LOVE DIY room decor so much, as you can make items exactly how you want them. I had SO many more ideas, like a crochet leaf garland, jumper candle jars, a leaf bowl…. but this post would have probably been up even later if I featured them!

Let me know what you think of this post, and if you want to see other DIY projects :). Have a lovely night loves, I am going to relax for a while, then sleep!

See you in my next post loves! By the way, hello to all my new followers, and thank you so much for taking the time out to read my blog!

Night darlings,

Saira xo