I'm a big fan of pigs, plants, and pastels, so it's no surprise that a mountain of Sanrio Zashikibuta pigs anchors a corner of my bedroom. The pigs happen to be millennial pink, the trendy new neutral, and I love how this pastel pink softens the room.
I am partial towards snake plants in the bedroom because they are NASA tested and approved for cleaning the air and producing oxygen during the night. Knowing this helps me sleep. This one occupies a window corner.
So when restyling the bedroom bookshelf, I took designer Emily Henderson's advice. She recommends a lamp, books, accessories, personal touches, and a plant to balance the space.
I start by removing the air purifier I don't use. In its place I add a vase of snake plant cuttings, a small snake plant I'm rehabbing, and a Zashikibuta pig ceramic. The indirect bright light is perfect here for the plants. A lamp is not practical here, so the taller cuttings add structure. The pig is the personal touch. Using an odd number of items usually works best.
Below the plants, I stack some favorite books I like to have handy.
I leave the bottom shelves uncluttered to balance the look.
With the bookcase updated, the pig and plant theme carries through each wall and corner of the bedroom.
All photos are my own. © 2017
I'm Jade: a plant lover, plant mama, apartment dweller, and teacher living in Honolulu.
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