Finally, the decorating journey has started and it starts with Next.
Finally, the decorating journey has started and it starts with Next.Some of you who are following me on snapchat and twitter would know I recently moved to a new place. Somewhere I can call MY OWN…eek. It was a personal goal to get on the property before I turned 30 and it happened just in time. I’ve worked so hard for this and I couldn’t be more appreciative. I decided to introduce the new category A Home Diary, focusing on homes and interior decor. Not only because I want to inspire you and make you see how things plan out, but also because it’s therapeutic for me to share this journey with you guys – new and old discoveries. It’s a win win.
Naturally, you instantly want your new place to feel homely, I spend quite a lot of time looking for ideas. Everywhere I go, I’m subconsciously looking out for home inspirations. I don’t want to get it wrong, I want to enjoy the process rather than thinking of it as a chore or rushing into anything. Truth is, everything looks pretty in pictures when it’s all done up, but in reality, there’s a lot to consider. From budget to the size and style of room you are decorating. I don’t have the means of hiring an interior decorator and no need to – I’m not decorating a mansion.
Anyway, fast forward 3 months, I’m now at the accessorising and decorating stage. The whole process could be overwhelming, but eventually, your home starts to speak to you, you start to know what you need and what to buy, where to look etc.
3. Large Spun Bamboo Vase c/o Next
I’ve opted for a contemporary scheme for my living room. The neutral colour is grey, two shades of grey. Polished pebble, closer to white, more illuminating and lively. Warm pewter, closer to black, more dramatic and mysterious. Why grey? Being both motionless and emotionless, grey is said to be solid and stable, creates a sense of calm and composure, relief from chaos. It’s fashionable, it’s hip, and just like black and white, grey never goes out of style.
So, I couldn’t be all grey. After much pinspiration, I decided to spice up the room with green. Green, the colour of balance and harmony. A sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well-being. I did consider other warm colours, but I was drawn because of my inner love for mother nature.
A rather long introduction to A Home Diary…
I’m excited to share my some of my new home accessories courtesy of Next. Whether you are redecorating, jazzing up with new bits, looking for a little home inspiration or starting from scratch like me, Next Home offer a wide range of contemporary home accessories.
4. Charlotte Pewter Over Mantle Mirror 5. Large Curve Arm Floor Lamp 6. Wool Green Bold Stripe Rug 7. Hand Woven Chenille Throw 8. Malvern Tall Shelf Unit 9.Pebble Side Table 10.Cosy Rug 11. Set Of 2 Circlet Nest Of Tables – Next
For some more living room inspiration, check out these Stylish Living Room Themes Anyone Can Do.
**In collaboration with Next Home. Images are my own.