You might already know, but I’m becoming a citizen of Amsterdam! After searching for over 6 months for a room, I finally found one. With great roommates too.
Amsterdam has over 820,ooo citizens and starting from November 1, I am one of them. My apartment is on the outer westside of the city, close by the trendy and upcoming neighbourhoods.
Moving out so quickly already, I have got to get things done. Besides fixing things with the municipality, changing adresses and all, I need to go interior shopping. The biggest challenge isn’t finding the right things, but finding the right amount of items that fit into the room. As in many bigger capital cities, rooms aren’t always that big. But besides the essentials like a bed, a closet and a desk, I do want some cases and shelves with decoration to really make the space my own.
I like industrial interiors, so I want items made out of raw materials and furniture with wooden accents. Usually, these interiors have dark-coloured walls. But because my room is so small, I can’t paint the room in a dark shade, otherwise it’ll only look smaller. So I’ll go with white walls and darker furniture. I also like organic accessories, so there’ll be a few houseplants here and there. For now I made this little inspiration board, mostly for myself, but hopefully you could find something that gives you new ideas too. Because like personal style, an interior is never finished.
Pillowcase with woods print: H&M / Lighting: Normann Copenhagen / Wooden stool: Leen Bakker / Pilea peperomiodes: Ogreen / Golden bear: Sissy-Boy / Blue pillowcase: H&M / Wooden side table: WoonExpress / Arm chair: IKEA / Photography Book: Mr. by Ferry van der Nat