Wow. I haven't written a blog post in so long, it almost feels exotic to be doing it now.
But this time, I didn't take a break from blogging for no good reason - like I usually do when my only excuse is that I simply lacked the motivation to write a post - no, this time it was because I moved to an entire new country - the Netherlands! The reason? I'm going to be studying at the UvA (University of Amsterdam) starting from next week! And I honestly can't tell you how excited I am to finally be going back to something like a daily routine by doing so. The gap year I took was an amazing experience, but I am almost certain this is going to be one, too!
But this post is not intended to be a story of what's going on in my personal life or of finding yourself, "lifestyle" would be a better category because, as a proud owner of my very own, cute little place in one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world (duh!), I almost feel obliged to show you what my studio apartment turned out to look like, now that it's all furnished and personalised!
A good 80% of what you're looking at is from IKEA, living very near one, it just came in handy to buy the furniture from them plus I love the DIY character of the Swedish furniture chain.
So that's what I've literally been spending days doing, just getting all the stuff from IKEA and then bringing it home to build it - so much fun but also incredibly tiring!
|^ it's a lamp|
The most important part is THE BED of course! My holy grail ~~
And looking at these pictures would you believe that it's the inside of a container?
Because it is! Because of the shortage of housing in Amsterdam, the city has come up with this innovative idea to create affordable housing space, especially for students.
I'm actually living on a campus with over 600 students all owning their own container-studio!
I was so amazed with how well isolated the container is, once you close the window you literally hear nothing of what's going on outside, I also love how light and friendly it is, mainly thanks to the big window, the parqueted floor and the white walls. And personally, I think I've made myself a cozy and cute little home :3
What do you think of my apartment in Amsterdam and what do you think of the container idea?
Let me know in the comments below and thank you for reading!
xx ♥️ Micky