Making Your House a Home: The Little Touches

27 Mar 2020

AD | This post gifted items courtesy of Photowall. All opinions remain my own. 

Since moving out of my family home for uni and now more permanently, I've always struggled to create a space that I feel comfortable in that feels as cosy, familiar and homely as I do when I'm back home in my childhood bedroom. I kind of got that while moving around the house to house for uni accommodation but now I'll be staying in my current flat for at least another year, I thought it's really time to make it my own and add those homey, familiar little touches that will make me feel so much comfortable. I thought I'd share a few ways I've been doing this. 

The perfect prints

I'd love to fill my walls with art and my trusty Pink Floyd poster is the only wall art that has stayed with me through every mood and I don't think I want ot ever part with it! Recently I've added a few more prints to my collection. I've been loving the more minimal classic prints and Photowall has been great for they. They kindly let me pick out a print and I went for this Two Faced black and white illustration - as I'm still not set on my colour and aesthetics for my room, it's the perfect choice that is bound to go with anything. 

Photowall have so many great options that I spend a good hour deciding which to go with. I personally love the framed prints and I always prefer a classic black frame which works great for this print especially. 

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Cosy cushions & blankets

Cosy throws are such a staple! I'm always wrapped up on the sofa in a blanket whether I'm reading or watching TV. H&M always has a great selection of blankets, cushions and cushion covers that won't break the bank and many made from sustainably sourced cotton which is such a bonus! 

Pretty sheets

I'm such a sucker for a new set of bedsheets! I'm quite proud that I haven't indulged more into new sheets since moving to London. However, the other week I picked up the prettiest, zestiest set from M&S - the dainty lemon print I am obsessed with and is such a simple design but works really well with my room. I felt it's almost like something you'd pick up in Urban Outfitters but for half the price! Definitely worth checking out the rest of M&S' selection. 

Plants galore!

My succulent selection is definitely a work in progress. I have the trusty aloe vera that I bought back in uni as well as some adorable cacti a friend got me for my birthday - the perfect windowsill additions! Flowers as well! There's something so lovely about a fresh bunch of flowers. They bring some lovely colour and life to my lounge and they don't have to break the bank. Daffodils are great to pick up coming into spring - always cheap and such a gorgeous flower to brighten up space. 

Bring on the personal touches

Whether it's framed photos of friends and family, vinyl records lining the shelves or stacks of books, of course, being surrounded by your favourite thing always makes me feel more comfortable. Really personalising my space and adding these little touches has really helped me settle in and have the house feel like a home! 

Hope you're doing great,

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