{Lifestyle} New Home

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New Home

Today marks 3 weeks since I moved into my apartment and a week since I received my bed. I can not tell you how amazing it has been trying to create a home with my personal style. I will not fib and say it was easy because I know it was nothing but. Let me start from the beginning, one of my yearly goals which I had planned for August till October was to save up money to either buy or rent a property.

Many things were happening in my life when 2015 rolled in that before I knew it I had moved my goal for August-October to February and started thinking about getting my own place. It did not take me to long to find one but the whole process did take 2 months to finalise. Even after it was finalised I still had to wait a month before I could move into my new place, so I decided to go on holiday at the end of April, when I returned I had about a week and half in the old place before I moved to my apartment and immediately after that I went for sister in law’s hen party in North Wales then had to move house a few days later and before I could even sit to enjoy the new home I attended my brother’s wedding and fitted in visiting other family members.

I am sure you are all calculating with me the cost of all of this and mind you at this time I hadn’t even bought a thing for my new home and my rent was due in 3 weeks after moving into my new home. The lucky thing about it all was I had moved into my new home close to my pay day, so I did what any sensible person would do. I bought an air bed and some blankets, got some food, paid my rent and all normal bills then instead of ordering a bed I bought a TV, Land phone and blue ray. After a few days of calculating the finances I bought a bed, a sofa bed filled up my bathroom essentials, some kitchen essentials and I was happy.

I had to wait over 2 weeks to get my bed but when it did as I mentioned in my GBU week eleven post I let the delivery men assemble it for me and I slept early that day and spent 12 hours straight sleeping in my bed. It is an understatement to say I love my new digs and I am struggling to get out of my bed every morning.

I am loving how my home is slowly shaping up to be but one thing I am yet to buy are curtains. My landlord already had some cute curtains in the place so I guess it has not been my number one but now that I have my bed I slowly playing around with my home décor and I am thinking I need new curtains. Remember last time when I did my bedroom wishlist I shared with you the kind of curtains I like from curtains market. I was recently introduced to another company based here in the UK called Yorkshire Linen, they offer a wide range of products from door curtains to all your home essentials and I am actually having a look see of some items I need to purchase for my new home. The style of my apartment does not allow me to have door curtains but my parents home has a slide door in the living room which is perfect for door curtains and I have even shared the link with my mother.

Another thing I am yet to purchase is a closet (wardrobe) for my bedroom, currently my clothes are chilling either in a suitcase or my small temporary hanger closet. I have checked out a few of my favourite companies and obviously Argos and Ikea top the charts. Currently all electrical and furniture except bed and sofa bed are from Argos so now it’s Ikea time.

I have a while to go before my home is all finished but so far I am loving what I have done.

How did you start decorating your home?

What is your favourite store?

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  • OMG, 3 weeks and you are almost set? We moved 5 months ago and we still have boxed up stuff!

  • Congratulations in moving to your new home. Your bed looks very comfortable !

  • Can;t say that I have a favorite store, but it always takes me time to set up my “digs” whenever we’ve moved. I always want to do something different or special.

  • This is a wonderful posy! Moving into a new place is both exciting and very stressful,

  • I think with regards to home furniture, you certainly get precisely what you pay for.
    I’d instead spend a bit more to ensure that I am receiving top quality pieces that should last.

  • It’s so fun to watch your new place come together. Your personal style is very welcoming – I love the little touches. Soon it will be time to add Fall touches and you will love that too!

  • Congratulations on securing your new place! I will be in the same situation in a couple of months. and I’m a little nervous. I’m glad you really like your new bed. A comfortable bed is important for me.

  • One day when my kids are all grown, I think I might go back to apartment living all by myself. It sounds so fun to have a space all your own, decorated to your liking.

  • Decorating a new space is always a lot of fun. I’d love to see the finished rooms.

  • Congrats on your new home. I’m glad to hear that it’s getting situated rather quickly. It looks like you’re making great progress with it.

  • I could probably decorate and re-decorate my house 3-4 times a year if it were possible!

  • I remember when we moved into our first house, and I really started to make it my own. It was so great to finally see our house becoming a home, and the walls and furnishing starting to reflect us as a family. It sounds like you’re enjoying yourself too!

  • We have this cute little store called Rod Works that I want to basically decorate my whole house with. Unfortunately I don’t have endless amounts of money so I do a lot of thrifting and DIYing too. Good luck making it into a “home”!

  • It’s nice to move into a home and decorate it the way you want it. I know it’s not easy and you have to have a lot of patience.

  • Yay, congratulations! Moving into and decorating a new home is always so exciting. I love the items you’ve picked out above and, after following you for awhile, know that your apartment will surely come out designer worthy. Happy planning!

  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    It took me a good while after I moved into my house to decorate it the way I wanted. I didn’t just want to settle for things because I needed them – I waited until I found things that were me.

  • It’s great to move into your own place and find your own style. I have a tendency to keep changing my style. and moving my furniture around, lol

    • When I was a kid my mum always used to tell me that in my home my furniture would be standing on stones because I would have broken the legs due to how many times I like moving furniture around lol. I have done it twice in my bed room already and I have only been here less than a month.

  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg loving all of these pick!!! Especially the curtains!!! I’m loving chevron at the moment!

    • Thanks Courtney, I love Chevron too

  • I’m so glad that you are loving your new place! I really like those chevron curtains they will definitely add a splash of colour for sure. 🙂

    • Thanks Lovely, can not wait for your guys to come visit

  • Since we’re on a tight budget, I started looking through Pinterest for color schemes I liked and then hit the thrift stores!

    • I think it’s important to plan and hitting the thrift store is more than welcome for me.

  • Hello! Very beautiful plans for decorating your home. I can give you some tips about flower arrangements anytime!
    Warm regards!
    Nancy Bell

    • Thank you Nancy, I appreciate that

  • I love that process of making a rental property feel like your own space and ikea is great for that. If you have one nearby try Dunelm too as they are affordable as well as stylish.

    Fiona xx

    • I love Dunelm but do not have one near me.

  • I love vintage stores and antique shops to find something unusual – it is lovely decorating a new home.

    #UKBloggers

    • I am yet to check on vintage and antique store but might do at the end of the month

  • Aaaah I love all of the things on your wishlist, I love the little makeup table and I really need a new mattress! x

    • Thank you Olivia, I love the mattress too.