Now that I’ve finally found full time work I am on the hunt for my own little space in Cardiff, and I’m so freaking excited. It’s super stressful as I started work today (eek!) and still have no place of my own to stay in, but luckily I have a wonderful cousin who’s putting up with me in the meantime.
I’m really looking forward to having my own little space though, especially as I lived out of a hostel while I was interning in London, and I’ve really been enjoying the house hunting if I’m honest. It will be so nice to have a cosy place that’s all mine to go home to, and yes I’m planning on it being all white, girly and totally blogger-esque!
So what better than to post a little wishlist featuring all of the lovely things I’d buy for a place of my own if my budget would allow? As I’ll be moving just when spring starts, I thought I’d merge two of my favourite things – spring and home inspiration – together in today’s post. Blending beautiful pinks and greys, adding a touch of metallic and a heap of floral fancies, these furnishings definitely make a house a home.
Albert Kuic Pair of Armchairs in Powder Pink – Oh my god, how Instagrammable is this chair? It would look perfect in a living room with a fluffy throw draped over the top, and is the ideal size and shape for snuggling up with your laptop to get some blogging done.
Wilko Small Chrome Lantern – This lantern is supposed to be for a garden or terrace, but how cute would it look with a little tea light nestled inside on a dining table? Perfect for when you have a romantic meal for two with your partner, or if you’ve got the gals over for some pizza and Netflix chilling.
Dot Com Gift Shop Cactus in a Glass – Living in the middle of a busy city means I won’t have a garden or outside space of my own. Luckily Cardiff is filled with big parks and is also built by the sea so I’ll get my share of nature each week, but adding a little greenery to a room is a great way to bring the outside in. I don’t know about you, but plants and flowers always lift my spirits.
Cox and Cox Small Ankur Desk Lamp – Blush pink is a huge colour for this coming season, and this beautiful desk lamp will add a little cosiness to my workspace. I love the modern design and how it can be tilted into all different directions to shine a light on any space. Cox and Cox have a fantastic array of lamps and light fittings to choose from, but I just loved the pastel shade of this one.
Housing Units Hanging Heart – I absolutely love cute little trinkets like this. They make a space so pretty and homely, adding a personal touch, particularly to a rented property. The quote “You Make My Heart Beat Faster” is a pretty cute one too. You can always hang it on a door handle if you’re unable to add any screws or hooks to your walls.
Cox and Cox Grey Isra Rug – As I’ll be moving into a rented property while saving to buy my own home, a warm and cosy rug is a must and the perfect way to add some warmth to cold, wooden floors. I absoutely love the shade of this one from Cox and Cox, even if it is a little out of my budget price range. Nevertheless, you have to pay a little extra for quality and Cox and Cox’s luxury floor rugs are most definitely worth it.
George Home Peonies in Glass Bulb Vase – I absolutely adore fresh flowers. They add a wonderfully feminine touch to a home and always bring a smile to my face, but as I’ll be on a tight budget I think some faux flowers will work just perfectly. No need to refresh them constantly so you’re not paying out money each week, and still giving the same affect.
Oliver Bonas Pink Little Things Trinket Dish – This little dish is gorgeous and is the perfect place to store trinkets, keys, or even your rings. To me, the little things in life are the absolute best, so this dish has such meaning and is a beautiful colour too.
Houseology Lene Bjerre Leaf Candle in Glacier Grey – The beautifully carved waxwork on this candle is a dream. I really love it and am totally obsessing over that icy grey shade. Perfect for adding a sparkle to any room.
TK Maxx String Lights – If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know, I’m obsessed with fairy lights. I just think they’re so cosy and homely. Sitting in a freshly made bed in my snuggly pyjamas, fairy lights and candles twinkling around me, reading blogs or binge watching reality television; now that’s what I call heaven. These lights from TK Maxx are super cute and a rather great price too!
What are your go-to home decor accessories?
Lots of love. xoxo
*This post is a collaboration with Cox and Cox.
All words, thoughts and opinions are my own.