Wednesday, 1 June 2016

New Home- New interiors

As you may know, we have recently moved house. We have gone from a 6 bedroom detached house into a 3 bedroom Victorian end of terrace house. Yes, I know, not the usual transition to take as families of four usually move into bigger homes with more space but truth be told, we had too much space which we didn't use (yet paying for), struggled to maintain and filled with rubbish. So, in an attempt to simplify life a little we decided to go smaller. It works great for me because I much prefer small and cosy to big and airy but each to their own. Plus I already knew this house was lovely as my friend lived in it before us :)

As the type of our house has changed quite dramatically and are both very different styles, we have needed different things. I have also been selling like a trooper. eBay and Gumtree have become second homes to me lately. Out with the old, in with the new and all that. 

So, here are some pics of my new interior  and home bits I have bought. 

Living Room 

We have kept all of our big furniture and just added a few things like cushions to spruce it up a little. 

Get the look 

Top left cushion- IKEA • Top right- Matalan • Bottom left- Matalan • Bottom right- Very

Top left rug- Next • Top right- Very • Bottom left- Sainsburys • Bottom right- Matalan


We had a small dilemma regarding this sofa as I LOVE it but we had nowhere to put it. Until we decided to put it in the kitchen and it works great! 

Sofa available here

Get the look 

Top left alphabet cushion- M&S • Top right storage tins- Next • Bottom left Set of 4 farmhouse chairs- Dunelm • Bottom right Orla Kiely cushion- Amara


Im loving some blue touches in my bedroom. I find it very calming. 

Get the look 

Alphabet cushion- Matalan • And light up sign- Next • Throw- TkMaxx • Basket- IKEA.


I haven't took pics of all of the rooms but can still show you what I bought. 

Bath mat- Matalan • Bathroom set- Next • Faux orchid and pot- M&S • Ladder shelf- Argos

Boys bedroom 

This room I thought was going to be the hardest as my boys are now sharing which they've never had to do but it's actually been no problem at all. They love it! *huge sigh of relief* 

Bedding- H&M • Arrow light- ASOS • Black board wall sticker- Amazon • Rug- M&S

 It's been big move with a lot sacrifices and also a lot of gains. We're loving our new home and I'm loving all the cushion buying and quite enjoying all the selling and bartering on eBay and gumtree - might get myself a fanny pack and flat cap (or not). 

Thanks for reading- hope you've enjoyed the post. X 


  1. Fab post and I love the black and white cushions from IKEA 👌🏻 and the Next bathroom set in particular too. Your new house looks fab 😊 My brother shared a room too growing up and they loved it - they used to see if they could jump from one bed to the other!
    Katie x

  2. Thanks Katie. I hope There won't be much jumping from bed to bed as they're in a bunk bed- could be disastrous. Thanks for reading. Hope you had a nice birthday. Jodie X