For those of you who watched my recent Life Update video, you will know that Sim and I are in the process of buying a house. The movie is imminent! So there’s no better time than now to have a browse through my favourite homewares shops to get some inspiration and ideas for decking out the new place.
We only recently moved into our house now in March of this year and around that time we upgraded a lot of our furniture (see my Homewares Haul blog post) so there are a lot of pieces that we’re both still really happy with. My first port of call for inspiration was Pinterest, obviously. If you’re also into homewares or you just like spending your time looking at beautiful rooms, I’ve created a ‘Homewares Inpiration‘ board – why not ‘ave a gander! It is there that I found these seriously beautiful hanging Croft 1 Light Pendants from Beacon Lighting that I’m now convinced we NEED in our new kitchen.
We purchase an Ikea couch a year or so ago, and as any cat owner will tell you that fabric couches are a cat’s favourite type of scratching pole. As such, our couch is looking a little worse for wear and it’s probably time to upgrade so our visitors can actually look at each other rather than all looking in the same direction! I’ve got my eye on the London 3 + 2 Seater from Focus on Furniture. We added the Poppy armchair to our lounge room a few months back and I absolutely love the style, look and quality of it. I think this couch set will team nicely with our dear Poppy.
Onto the most important part of our new house – the bookshelf. I really want to create a floor to ceiling bookshelf but I’m struggling to a find a unit that fits the bill. Any ideas? Throw D.I.Y or Ikea hacks my way if you have any suggestions!
Speaking of reading, I would also like a floor lamp to accompany my reading chair. I want one of those bug-like lamps that leans over your shoulder because that’s the vibe I want while I’m reading… you know, something lurking behind me. So far, I’ve found this beauty on Pinterest or perhaps the Hektar IKEA lamp but to be honest, these aren’t quite what I’m after either. The search continues!
Finally, I’d like to add to our art print collection and for this I headed straight to Society 6 because the range on that website is like none other – it’s endless! So far, I really like this Happy Pattern print, as well as the matching throw rug, phone case and throw pillow – I mean, I could just go crazy! Also I’m digging this bicycle/lemon print and the Face in a Book print – both of which are names I just made up then.
The sensible part of my mind is telling me that I should probably stop there. I’ll continue to keep you guys updated as we start to move out. I’m thinking perhaps a few vlogs about the whole process, what do you think? Let me know what is on your current wishlist for your home, bookshelf or for yourself.