The decision to get my own apartment came after years of living in shared accommodation with either Friends (as a university student) or Strangers (as a graduate) which I was ok with for a while but then I started craving my own space and the freedom that comes with it. I did not take the decision to have my own place lightly because I know it’s nothing but. I have always wanted to rent or buy my own place for a while now but the current financial slumps the economy has experienced over the last 5 years has not been forgiving for first time buyers to enter the arena.
After weeks and weeks of looking for an apartment which will be big enough for me and accommodate my needs I found a really beautiful 1 bedroom apartment in the heart of Didcot and only 15 minutes away from work at a very reasonable price. This has made me happy big time but the task of filling this unfurnished apartment has only recently dawned on me, I am not looking for anything extravagant but a girl can always dream.
When I was a kid I loved playing house with my friends a lot, my mother encouraged the play even bought me some items that would go nicely with my pretend house. Sometimes she would give us old curtains to build a tent and use as a pretend house, I loved it so much. Fast forward 20 years later I have embarked on the journey that is getting my own place and decorating it to my hearts desire, this is ten levels up from playing house.
I sat the other day thinking of what it was like when I was playing house as a kid and what kind of colours I usually gravitated towards when their was a choice to choose from. I noticed that then I used to love darker colours because if they got dirty (which they did daily) the dirt didn’t show easily. But now thinking about the colours I want to use for my place all I want are light and not too bright colours. I am thinking more on teal or sky blue with a touch of light grey and specs of gold or glitter (a girl’s gotta have some glitter). So armed with this information I went to online and picked out some items I love for my apartment and do a pretend decorate.
My living space is combined with my kitchen area so it makes sense for me to have only one sofa but since I know I will be having visitors I did not just want to have any kind of sofa but a sofa bed. The sofa bed that caught my eye is the BARI sofa in malva blue grey colour from made.com, I think it is very stylish but does not scream sofa bed. Every sofa has to have some pretty and very comfortable cushions, I love the geometric design on The TRIO cushions also from made.com. I thought this Silver Day and Date wall clock for Argos would go nicely with the theme of my apartment that I am currently going with, it’s very simple yet stylish. As a rule of thumb you can not have bare walls in your living room, since at the moment I have not finished choosing the pictures I want on my wall I thought this PREMIAR picture of the jungle journey from Ikea is perfect for my walls as I undertake this new journey along in ‘the jungle’ of living alone.
So what do you think of some of the items I have chosen for my new and first apartment?
What did you buy 1st for your first place?