Saturday, 16 April 2011

Home Sweet Home


I've already mentioned that I sold my lovely house but this week me and my Mam found a new one. We had to give my dad half of the money from the sale of the house so we weren't left with much money to buy a new one.
I have lived in this house since I was 11 years old and have a lot of memories attached to that place. I lived there through school, college and moved out for a while when I was at uni. Had my 18th and 21st birthday parties there and fell in and out of love whilst being an inhabitant.

My new house smells like old people, has a green bathroom suite and brown carpets. But it has a lovely garden, nice sized bedrooms, fab wooden floor and it's next to a beautiful church!
I'm hoping that after some painting, ripping up carpets and replacing the hideous bathroom I will have a lovely new home.

I NEED YOUR HELP! Do you know any great places where I can buy some lovely things for my bedroom? Do you know any inspirational blogs about interiors or craft/diy? I don't really like anything modern and I'm going for mostly white with a little blue and pink theme. I'm going to keep it light and fresh because the house is old and some parts are a little dark.
I really want to create one of those walls with lots of frames and photos on like this-

I'm getting rather excited about decorating and getting a little carried away because the house doesn't even have a kitchen, so my room will have to wait for a while!

xx

Gemma
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19 comments:

  1. I love the look of your new house, looks like it will be cosy & homely.


    Dunelm Mill, Ikea, The range - for high street stuff

    http://cloth-ears.co.uk/homewares.html

    http://www.bobbingforapples.co.uk/pages/products-by-category

    http://www.spottybutton.co.uk/

    Especially love the last site!

    Kylie

    XxX

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  2. H&M do lovely home things... also Ikea but I don't know where your nearest store is...

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  3. H&M sent a little brochure through recently and they had lots of nice things!
    I live near Cardiff which has a huge ikea.
    I'm going to get some home mags for inspiration x

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  4. wow so many memories in your old house, bet you are excited to make tonnes more in this one! i love bedrooms with fairy lights and bunting. you can get them from ikea and dunelm mill! x

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  5. Habitat and Urban Outfitters are amazing for cute little bits and pieces :)
    x

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  6. Hi lovely, your new house looks lovely i hope that you are so happy there.
    I love decorating and when i moved back home i spent 2 week kitting out my childhood room in to the beautiful space it is now! I had new floors , walls everything the lot. I found BnQ surprisingly fabulous and the men that work there gave me lots of tips. Also BnM for cheap shelving and durtain rails. I got lots of old shoe boxes and spend days decoupaging to make them pretty. I got lots of furnishings from TKmax then all the usual plaes like urban outfitters and primark. In fact i may create a post on where a found all my cool bedroom things........
    I found a beautiful mirror for £5 at a local carboot.

    xxxx

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  7. The outside of your new place looks lovely! Good luck with your decorating and making it your own.

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  8. I'm excited for you! I loved decorating our house, I'm so proud of it now when I think back to the horrific patterned, bumpy wallpapers and blue flowery carpet! So nice to put your own stamp on it.

    I bought a lot of my things from Wilkinsons (the wallpaper there is amazing and very cheap!) and also buy a lot of accessories from ebay. Next do lovely homeware stuff but I find they're overpriced. xx

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  9. That's so weird, today I've been meaning to write a post asking this exact question! I'm moving into a flat next month and my plan for decorating sounds a lot like yours. I've been pinning pictures in Pinterest, you might want to give it a look because I have lots of walls with collections of pictures/maps/other framed goodies, it seems: http://pinterest.com/sweethearts/spaces/

    Fab wooden floors sounds good!

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  10. I am so jealous! Myself and Mr Attic live in rented so I am allowed to do so little to our little bungalow!

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  11. Thanks for the tips guys! @Danielle Rose- I love that shoe box idea!!! I'm going to do this and put all my make up in them. Fun little project for me tomorrow :) xx

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  12. Sad to leave the memories behind but think of all the new ones you can make at this house. It looks lovely too. I like nosying in the TK Maxx home section or even better if you have a Home Sense near you (it's their sister company that is just houseware). x

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  13. It looks so lovely! Etsy are amazing, search for what you want and click the 'lower price' button. It's a life saver. x hivenn

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  14. I love designsonpine for bedroom things x

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  15. Good luck in your new home.
    Do you have TK Maxx (or their sister shop Homesense) near you? They're fab for cheap homeware as are charity shops. 90% of the stuff in my home is from charity shops, bootsales etc. There are some links on my blog if you click throughsome older posts.

    www.athriftymrs.com

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  16. Congratulations on moving, will be so nice to have somewhere new to decorate :)

    Maria xxx

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  17. Hi There,

    Just came across your blog. I also live in South Wales, Pontypridd I thought you may like to look at this blog-http://thewhiteapproach.blogspot.com/
    Karen has renovated her whole home using second hand finds and bargains (and a lot of hard work).
    I'm sure you'll love her taste, and any advice needed, just ask her and all the lovely ladies who follow her blog, we all love a bargain...

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  18. Good luck on decorating. Make sure you have a good supply of tea bags/coffee. They are life-savers when things become unbearable :)
    Have a great Easter weekend.
    Cheers,
    j❤Y
    http://alexdrakevintage.blogspot.com

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  19. Get yourself on Gumtree for homewares (more furniture-y stuff obvs) - I've had some right goodies and dead cheap!

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