For me, my home is one of the most important elements of my life. I love opening the front door to an environment that makes me feel calm and is decorated just how I like it. The thing is, this isn’t always possible. I don’t own my own home and went from living with my parents to uni accommodation to now renting out my apartment. Sometimes when you’re a renter it can feel like you can’t put your own stamp on the place however there are some things you can do to make it feel more like home. If you’re a bit stuck on how to add some personality to your living space look no further…
If you’re anything like me the camera roll on your phone will be chocka block with holiday snaps, night out selfies and instagramable brunches. I’m such a photo hoarder that I regularly get the dreaded notification to tell me my storage is nearly full and so begins the heart wrenching task of deciding which photos to say goodbye to.
Mother’s Day lands on Sunday 11th March this year which means you’ve got less than a week to show the number one girl in your life just how much you love her. No matter how much your Mum tells you she doesn’t want a fuss she’ll be sure to get slightly misty eyed when you ensure the whole day revolves around her. When it comes to Mum’s and their babies 9 times out of 10 simply spending time together is all she wants so by picking one of these options you’ll have her gift boxed off and a date in the diary just for you two.
Love it or hate it Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and suddenly everything is pink and heart shaped. Whether you’re buying for your other half, your best mate, or you just fancy treating yourself, these gifts are the perfect way of spreading the love.
Christmas, unfortunately, seems like a very distant memory and I can hardly remember what a mince pie tastes like. I always dub winter as my favourite season of all but if I’m being 100% honest what I should say is “my favourite months are September-December.” Once we hit January I always get a heavy case of the post Christmas blues and find myself a bit lost and down in the dumps. Judging by my Twitter feed I’m not alone. January seems to have gone on forever and everyone seems to be in a bit of a rut. I am, however, trying not to be a negative Nancy and am instead channeling my inner positive Patricia and finding ways to embrace the remainder of the winter even if there are no mince pies in sight…
When we moved into our flat just over 6 months ago we had a pretty blank canvas. Those pesky magnolia walls that seem to be part and parcel of any rented accommodation meant our open plan home could easily feel empty. Over the past 6 months we’ve been slowly filling the flat with all the candles, cushions and nik naks we could find but I still felt like there was something missing in my bedroom. That’s where Desenio came in.
Christmas may be long gone but the cold weather doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. When it’s chucking it down outside I’m all about making the inside as cosy as possible. From cushions to blankets these are enough to make you never want to leave the house again, even when it’s sunny.