H&M are once again stepping up their homewards game and I’ve been looking online at their newest arrivals and trying my best not to buy everything up whilst it’s still available. I find it hard to justify super expensive homeware purchases when my tastes change so frequently, so I find H&M a difficult brand to beat when it comes to chic, affordable home items. Here are a few of my current favourites.
I’m making it one of my top priorities to have a bar cart/drinks trolley in our next home. I love the idea of quickly being able to serve drinks to any guests we might have, as well as it be a stylish way to display drink and it be a focal point of its given room. There are so many pretty ones out there and I look forward to finding the perfect one for our home when the time comes. I’ve seen so much inspiration online when it comes to styling a cart, so I look forward to that too, maybe I’ll do a post about that closer to the time. For now, here are a few carts that have caught my eye.
I feel like my favourite colours vary significantly depending on what aspect of my life we’re discussing. For example, in terms of decorating our home, warm greys would be my first choice, whereas if you look in my wardrobe then blue would probably feature the most – so I’m pretty surprised when a colour makes it onto my radar and makes me want to wear it, decorate with it, feature it in my wedding, etc. This is exactly how I feel about blush. I wouldn’t say I’ve ever been a heavily pink person, but there’s something about this specific shade that I’m absolutely smitten with, and when you mix it with gold then I am just in heaven. It’s made a big appearance in recent years and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon, so I’m just going to keep enjoying it completely, from clothes and accessories to soft furnishings and homeward pieces. Here are a few items that have been catching my eye in this, my current colour obsession.
I get a real desire to change things up at this time of year – whether that’s my eating habits, my haircut or my fashion choices – so it makes sense that I also get a craving to get productive things done around our home. As mentioned in my goals for 2015, we’re working towards perfecting our home this year, and have already moved some way in getting there through buying some bedroom furniture. However, this is still some way to go and I can’t stop myself from looking at wallpapers, paint colours and furniture ideas online. While those are quite expensive items to be shopping for, decorative accessory shopping is much more affordable (and much more fun, in my opinion), so I’m going to stick with that right now. Here are a few of my recent favourites.
The venue in which we’re having our engagement party is fairly plain so to brighten it up we will be decorating the hall with lots of pretty things. I wanted to save some money by making many of the decorations myself so this is my first creation. This is made using napkins, doilies and a length of ribbon, with double-sided tape for sticking. It couldn’t be simpler and cheaper to make a unique party piece that would add a bit of gorgeousness to any room. You could even hang it in your home to liven up a boring wall, just pick a napkin that would fit with your decor and that’s it!
What You’ll Need
Fold the first doily in half, placing the ribbon between the fold, and sticking the two sides together using double-sided tape.
Fold the first napkin in half, so that two opposite corners of the square are touching, creating a triangle shape. Place the ribbon between the fold, and stick the two sides together using double-sided tape.
Repeat these steps until your bunting reaches your desired length. Hang your bunting and enjoy!