Making a House a Home

27 December 2015

I've always been a sucker for homeware. Even when I moved into halls at uni, the effort I went to when choosing out the perfect posters and fairy lights to don my noticeboard was quite something :')

For years I've been collecting bits and bobs for when I get my own place and now that I've decided to take the plunge, I feel like I am already pretty prepared on most fronts. There are always a few added extras that I think really make a difference when it comes to making somewhere feel 'homely' though, hence I thought I would share a few tips on here today and list a few favourite places where I like to search for these.

One of my new discoveries of late has been Mi Vida - the most gorgeous gift shop on Bold Street. I picked up this little copper dish there the other day as I thought it would make the perfect coffee table accessory, and also got myself a copy of Garance Dore's 'Love, Life , Style' there for the same reason. Other finds have included a giant wooden S and some of their beautiful hand-painted mugs. If you live nearby and are planning on popping in this weekend, they have a 20% off everything sale on so it's well worth a wander!

Something else I've been on the hunt for are some gorgeous prints to have scattered around the flat - I had already placed an order with Society 6, but then whilst browsing Home and Pantry I came across this coffee one and also fell in love with the marble leather tie chopping board - by no means kitchen essentials, but too cute to resist right? ;)

H&M home is another fave of mine for affordable bits and unlike their clothing delivery, the homeware seems to arrive in a couple of days as opposed to weeks! Their cushions are beautiful - I picked up a couple these green velvet ones the other day and also nabbed myself this pink herringbone throw which is super soft and luxurious.

And finally, everyone's current one stop shop for interior inspiration - West Elm. So far I've gotten my hands on these geometric tumblers just because I thought they were a bit unusual, and this stripy marble bookend ready to support my ever-growing collection of cookbooks.

Still plenty of knick-knacks left to discover, but I think I've made a pretty good start :) Any other suggestions of where to find more beautiful bits would be much appreciated!

Sarah x

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