Home sweet home
We moved into our lovely flat in May last year, so it’s only taken me eight months to share a little tour with you! There have been some sneak peeks along the way but I thought it would be fun to show you around. We are lucky enough to be renting this place mainly unfurnished from landlords with great taste, so I can’t take credit for the wonderful wallpapers or the bright yellow door, but I can appreciate them! It’s especially nice to be treated to a cheery entrance when you’ve climbed four flights of stairs to reach it.
The hall is huge with lots of wall space, so we’ve covered it with pictures and prints. That mirror of photographs is one of my favourite things in the flat, and is filling up fast. The whimsical woodland ‘home sweet home’ print above was a Christmas present, and it’s pretty much perfect.
The kitchen is all white, so it’s a menace to keep clean, but is nice and bright and there’s loads of room for cooking and entertaining even with our big oak table. The ‘I like cake’ print was another Christmas present, and I think it’s perfect for that spot. It’s temporarily taped up until we find a frame for it.
The living room brings together the boyfriend’s love of travel and my love of colour (and owls)! He spotted that wingback chair and cushion in Ikea months before we moved in and was determined to make them his. The trunk we’re using as a coffee table belonged to my dad when he first left home, and I love that we now use it for storing our board games and resting our feet.
The spare room is a general dumping ground, storage space, walk-in wardrobe, craft workshop and guest bedroom all rolled in to one. Thankfully it’s on the same scale as the rest of the flat so there is plenty of space! In a bid to make it more homely we’ve displayed some more of the boyfriend’s treasures from his travels.
Finally, here’s our bedroom, complete with my favourite wallpaper and the beautiful dressing table left by our landlord. I love how cosy this room seems, even when the temperatures are chilly. High ceilings and wooden floors make this place hard to heat, but the bedroom always feels snug.
Obviously we have a bathroom too, but it’s hard to photograph the amazing Japanese tub, and nobody wants to see a photo of a toilet! I hope you’ve enjoyed the wee tour. Come over for a cuppa some time?