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The bedroom isn’t only where I relax but it’s where I get most of my inspiration.

iPad – I love relaxing by browsing Pinterest and other blogs. I always find inspiration for future posts and quirky DIY projects that I make sure to save. I also adore feasting my eyes on trendy interior ideas!

Magazines -Be it House Beautiful, Bo Concept or Vogue, there’s always loads to learn from fashion and interior magazines, even if it’s just good photography shots.

Note Down Those Thoughts – I like jotting down my dreams because I believe they have meaning. Sometimes my dreams can manifest themselves into useful tips and advice to myself so I definitely write these down to make sure I’ll never forget 🙂

Bemz photoshoot curtains bed cover cushions monochrome stripes

centrepiece alina isaev purple bedroom inspiration for blogging

Bemz cushion covers black and white monochrome interior styling

iPad fairytale pretty picture interior lifestyle magazines inspiration

tulip flowers in bedroom striped curtains black and white

lifestyle and interiors blogger bedroom black and white stripes monochrome and purple accents

Cushion covers, curtain and bed cover – c/o BEMZ

Dungarees – ASOS | Jumper - H&M

Earning My Stripes with Monochrome

My boudoir is mainly purple with monochrome accents, mostly because the previous owners left the purple walls but I made the most of it with matching black and white striped curtains and cushion covers from Bemz that finish the room off perfectly. I left the bed cover a neutral colour so as to not make it look overbearing. The bed cover makes the room look neat, the space more modern and protects the bedding whilst I lounge on the bed too and spread out my magazines, notes and browse Pinterest on my iPad.

Where do you clear your mind and find inspiration?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • April 16, 2015

    Suzy Marie

    Those dungarees!! <3

    • April 17, 2015


      Thanks lovely!