I have done a fair bit of moving around lately, my parents recently sold the house where I grew up – you can read about that here and until their new place is built they are living in a rented house.
Having moved a good three times in two months I have learnt that you can make anywhere feel a little bit more like home with just a few tweaks and homely touches. A few weeks ago I talked about how I utilised the small space I was allocated at the rented house in this post and in my first year of university I talked about how I made my halls of residence feel like home here.
Today I am going to show you how I made my London flat feel like home for under £15.
The first thing I did was add some colour to the white, clinical shelves. I bought a string of red, love heart fairy lights from Ikea and draped them across the unit. Not only do they add a little VA VA Voom in the day time, but they make the place look super cosy at night time.
Behind my desk area is a teal coloured noticeboard and whilst the colour itself isn’t offensive, the long stretch of block colour looked a little flat so I gave it the Hollie touch and turned it into an inspiration board. I ripped up my old Vogue, Glamour and Cosmo magazines and created a collage of my fashion and beauty muses.
My shelves were looking a little bare and with barely anything down here to fill them with I decided to display my favourite boots and heels as well as creating a little jewellery holder out of an antique teacup and saucer. Finally, a fail-safe way to add a little comfort to any room – a candle.
Mine is a vanilla scented candle from Ikea which I bought for a bargainous 50p.