Saturday, 29 January 2011

home sweet home.



Just some inspiration for decorating our new flat. Unfortunately most of these images are either from tumblr (without a source) or have been saved on my laptop for ages and I've forgotten where I found them :( feel bad for not crediting!

We are decorating on a shoe string, finding stuff in charity shops and recycling centres. But I prefer it that way anyway, that way things have a story. We decided we don't like things matchy-matchy. It's already starting to look pretty colourful and cute!

I'm excited to get all my furniture into my room (hopefully next weekend) and, if my Dad has the skills, I'm going to get him to build me a desk, and maybe even a clever wardrobe type thing. I've measured and drawn out my room so I can plan where I want everything! Geek!

I'm mostly attracted to colour and pattern, as you can see. I love plain walls, busy bits and clever storage. I like everything on display! I don't know, anyway.. here goes.















(I know that the last photo is from Stefany, but apart from that I don't know :( if you know the source of any of these don't hesitate to tell me!)

27 comments:

  1. I love the ideas with bunting and lace, if you're resourceful you'll have no problem making something fantastic without spending a fortune!

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  2. Love this post, i can't wait till i move into my own flat when I'm older so i can decorate it how ever i want! Me and my best friend want to live in London together and we want to decorate it like this!! would love for you to show pictures of your flat when its finished being decorated! x

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  3. i'd love to see how this all turns out, the inspiration you have is just lovely. i especially love the piled books and bunting :)

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  4. You've certainly got taste, Lyzi. I bet you're rather excited (:

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  5. I love these! it is very inspiring and absolutley beautiful =) I share yoy taste x

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  6. I love how everything is so colourful! I myself never dare to decorate in such sharp colours so my room is like all white..but I like that to:) The first photo of the house is amazing! And what wouldn't I give for a bread box(?) like that?!

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  7. L O V I N G your style. I love having everything out on display, especially in my kitchen, I'm like Nigella...I just can't cook or wear a bra like that, damn. xxx

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  8. Cute photos. I want a house similar to this, filled with quirky vintage finds x

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  9. I love all the pictures you use and if your house ends up looking even a little like the pictures, itll be amazing! I love mismatched things thats have more of a story to them! :))
    xxx

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  10. the first house is divine, i love the colouring. but it seems to me you really love bunting! might i suggest searching the term bunting on cut out & keep? they have some lovely little things, and they're on the cheap too because it's all DIY! <3

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  11. that bed looks super cosy - i'm a bit of a cushion fiend

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  12. i want to move in with you... bit forward, i know.
    x

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  13. Such pretty pictures! Have fun with the decorating! x

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  14. I absolutely love the thought of decorating my own place, every time I go into a shop and see a nice piece of furniture I think 'one day'! I'm so jealous of you having your own place to do up, and I hope you'll show us pics as you do it :)

    L x

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  15. Nice inspiration! I've also posted a lot of inspiration pictures on my blog, if you're still looking for them :)
    x
    Sarah

    http://lafilledejoujouelle.blogspot.com/

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  16. i sourced all of my furniture from charity shops etc and i love how different my room looks. go for it!

    ♥ elle

    elle & the fashion folk

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  17. I'm sure your home is going to look so nice as you continue decorating, I can't wait to see pictures! :)

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  18. I love the second to last image...and I always want one of those bread bins!
    Immie x
    http://ihlittlewhirlsofskirts.blogspot.com/

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  19. Some great inspiration - can't wait until I have a flat of my own and some money to spare! x

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  20. Hi there,

    Nice blog!
    Please come and have a look at my fashion blog PRETTY PORTOBELLO

    Hope to see you soon.
    x

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  21. Crochet and pretty mis-matched china. Perfection :)

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  22. Just stumbled across your blog & I must say I LOVE it. Had to hit the follow button. Great approach to doing your place up, I just can't wait to get my own space & go mad on it. x

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  23. Literally obsessed with bunting.
    I love your blog by the way, I am just starting out in the blog world and soon moving to a new flat. I feel this blog will do me some good. x

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  24. love these.

    I love decorating in a new place - so exciting!

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  25. I love this post, its adorable and makes me feel so much at home.

    Follow my blog too, stcymargaret.blogspot.com

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