I’ve been nesting.
Did you read about my leap into adulthood here last month?
So we’re well on our way to picking up the keys for our new pad, so obvs I need to start accumulating ‘stuff’. My father keeps telling me that I need to be thinking about practical stuff like doors and windows and floors and walls. But I just want to think about cushions and sofas and bedding and kitchen wear. Basically, all the fun stuff.
Max and I went for a browse on Sunday and I managed to pick up a few bits for our new place. To say I’m buzzing is an understatement. I so want our home to be instagram/pinterest worthy, with pastel colours and bold prints and quotes plastered all over the walls, flowers everywhere.
So here are my first home purchases. Exciting much? Squeal.
White & Copper lamp from Homesense – £25.00
I’m determined to have my very own slice of blogger heaven in the spare room, with a cute desk set up where I can sit and type away happily ’till my hearts content. I mean, currently I have no laptop or desktop computer, so I will sit at this desk and SHOCK HORROR use pen and paper, but I’m hoping to acquire some kinda Mac if I’m a REALLY GOOD GIRL.
So yeah, the lamp for my wonderful desk. It reminds me of Pixar which can only be a good thing. This whole copper trend is really ‘in’ right now, and I thought with the white it was neutral enough to invest in so early on. I mean what desk is complete without its very own desk lamp?
Kilner Glass Wear – 4 for £10.00
Because drinking out of plain glasses is just dull. I can imagine I’ll be sipping cocktails from these in the summer and mulled wine in the winter. Gal knows how to live right?
We’re going for a grey/navy/yellow colour scheme for our lounge (it might sound pukey but it WORKS – trust me, pinterest it). So I thought I would secure this colour scheme by buying this cushion. I’m a huge fan of Next Home, and my number one TOP TIP of the day would be –
If you like Next home wear, then shop in Choice.
It’s like ALL THE NICENESS of Next at half the price. It’s all the stuff that’s been returned or a teeny tiny bit damaged. I can live with a chip out of a chair leg if it’s half the price.
You have to stalk the place though. Like all the time. I get paranoid that i’m missing out on all the good stuff. I’ll be taking regular trips down there over the next couple of months. Watch this space.
I was ecstatic when I learned that Asda had its very own home section. I knew George (for Asda) sold clothes, but it also has a whole range of home goodies. Their kitchen section was particularly good, and I picked up these cute little patterned bowls for £6.
Homesense Multicolour Coat/Key hooks
These cute coat/key hooks are gonna look freaking adorable in our hallway, I’m sure. And it’s totally practical too. We’re a bit tight for space in our new place so this will be ideal to hang coats up. I picked these up from Homesense, which is my new fave shop for home accessories.
It’s a bit like TK Maxx but purely for home wear. There’s loads of random stuff for your home – it’s good for key peiece or some standout finishing touches. It’s a bit hit and miss (like Choice) – you just have to keep visiting as they have new stuff in all the time.
I saw an ornate Arabian themed chair that I so wanted. It was pretty wild. Max said no. Appaz our bungalow doesn’t suit ‘Arabian’ themed furniture. Boo.
Buying stuff for the home is just so satisfying. In a different way to clothes buying too. I might even like it more than buying clothes. Who’d have known, eh?
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Happy Tuesday everyone