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One week ago I moved out of my studio flat and into a four bed house with my three best friends. A decision not to be taken lightly, but a one to definitely consider. Since we moved in we've had the most fun together, getting up in each other's business and just having a good old time. People always say that living with friends isn't as good as you think it'll be but I can't think of anything better than to live with three people I have chosen to call my friends.

I wanted to share some of it with you as it's coming together rather nicely, I'm sure our parents would like to see what it looks like too. So, if you're into home decor or you're one of our rents, then this is for you! I've tried to link a few of the pieces shown but a lot of it is either vintage or not available to buy online anymore. Hope you enjoy this little sneak peak around our new abode!



MY BEDROOM

I left home for the first time last year and since then I've lived in four different places. I'll be brutally honest, life's a bitch. I've got a lot of nice homeware out of it though which has come in handy when decorating our new place. It feels nice to unpack boxes that are familiar to you rather than buying a load of flat-pack furniture with zero sentimental value to them. My room is full of my style icons and coffee table books that I've kept for years, and even though I've seen them so many times before, I couldn't unpack my room without them.

I've got a lot of personal items on display, like a frame filled with photographs and gig tickets that me and Kieran have been to which I adore seeing every time I come into my room. I've also got my vintage Arizona varsity jacket hanging up by my beautiful bay window to remind me of my mother and our family. You don't really realise how sentimental you can be until you start to fill up a room full of your fondest memories. I'm totally in love with my new room and can't wait to make it even better when I cover the walls in giant posters of Robert Plant and Kurt Cobain.



HOMEWARE ITEMS

White lantern - Ikea
Arrow cross stitch - The Cove Boutique
Cactus - Ikea
Cork Board - Wilkinsons
Clear hanging photo frame - M&S
Popcorn basket - Poundland
Pulp Fiction print - Parlor Tattoo Prints
Bunting - Tiger
Pegs & string - Poundland




The rest of the house is filled with tacky knick-knacks that we all have a love for, like endless pictures of our favourite musicians and vintage home wear like my ceramic pineapple that was once used to store drugs in 70's (so the man in the charity shop told me). Like I said, so tacky but I wouldn't change it, a home should be where you can express your true self and we've certainly let all of our personalities come out and made it the homliest of homes for all of us.

I personally have a love for home decor which makes having my own space to get crafty pretty exciting and makes my hefty Pinterest board worth all the effort that went into re-pinning the 500+ images within it. It's not quite that LA loft space that features in my dreams, but it's something.



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DREAMY DECOR

4TH MAY 2015 MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
INSPIRATION

You may not know that I am in fact moving out on the 6th and it's the biggest thing I have ever done, I practically feel like an adult! It's all a very scary and daunting but also an extremely exciting experience that has come around so fast. Last year I thought I'd be at home for a long while yet, as I had no future plans in mind. I had thought about moving away and doing something a little different with my life but it didn't become a reality until now. I happened to find my love in life and he so happened to want to start somewhere new to. So there we were, thinking about plans and dreaming about our future home together, and all that dreaming has come around and it's finally here! In two days time that will no longer be a measly thought in both of our brains. Yikes, it's all about to become very real.

Of course the moving experience will be the most stressful encounter that we have been through and we will probably have handfuls of each others hair by the end of it, but we will also be left with our first home too. I will talk a little more about why and where we will be moving in my next post but for now I wanted to take my brain away from the stress of packing and think about something I'm very excited about, home decor. That's right, I will have my own space to kit out the way I want it! I'm a huge interior nerd, I absolutely adore anything homey and I often sit and look at DIY's such as making a bed out of Ikea storage or ways to display my dozens of pairs of shoes. So it's now time to put that never ending Pinterest board to use and actually take some home inspiration from it, finally! I literally cannot control myself, all I can think of is pretty hang rails and chairs and plants, somebody needs to stop me from buying useless attractive things and actually spend money on items I need...

I've collected up a few that I've recently pinned, but you can also find a heap more on my Home Decor board via Pinterest. A few other boards I keep returning too are of course Ghostparties, her taste is immaculate and modern and her own home is so dreamy too! Another board I often pin from is Kelsey Barnes, I'm always finding her pins on my home page and taking them for my own board.

If you're also moving soon then hopefully this will get you in the mood to decorate your home, or if you're an interior obsess-er like myself then simply just enjoy. For now though I better stop procrastinating and get back to packing everything I own into cardboard boxes.

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