Lifestyle| Making a House a Home

Interiors on Pinterest are my obsession at the moment. We don’t have much spare money right now with starting maternity pay next month but I’m still trying to do what I can to the house. We’ve lived here for over 5 years now and we still have so much more to do.

Making a House a Home

Invest in Good Furniture

We bought our sofa and dining table from Next when we first bought our house. They were quite expensive but we thought it was a good idea to invest. In the long run it’s the best idea as we would probably have had to repurchase by now if we’d gone for cheaper products! However that being said I now want a grey couch instead of our brown one so if you’re going to swap your living room colours around regularly then this point doesn’t apply to you! If you really want to invest in furniture Skandium* sell some amazing pieces by many different brands including Carl Hansen and Son, Artek and Andersen. Our couch is still in great condition so I’d also recommend furniture from Next if you’re looking for quality but still quite affordable. You can really change a home with gorgeous, quality furniture.

Add Accessories

Of course to really personalise a home you can add gorgeous decorations such as photo frames and vases. This is definitely something I need to do more, we don’t even have any photos of Johnny up in the house yet which is super lazy of me as we got some great photos of him in a newborn shoot. We do have a wedding photo in our hall which looks gorgeous when you walk in the front door as I’m just obsessed with the frame. I also think pretty artwork really adds something as it’s personalised to you. For example we have a lot of Paris paintings in the house as it was our first holiday together when I came back from living in Italy and it just felt super special.

Decorate to your Style

Finally, to really make a house a home, decorate your house how you want to! Don’t let anyone tell you how to do it because at the end of the day it’s you that’ll be living in it. If you’re not into the grey and white Pinterest┬átheme, go for some colour in your life! Since we decorated my style has changed so much I’m desperate to redecorate so I wouldn’t do anything you can’t revert back easily.

How did you make your house a home?

Ta Ta for now,

*Collaboration post with Skandium