You may remember a few weeks ago I posted a photo of the walls to our spare room after we’d completed the first task of our redecoration by painting. Since then we’ve purchased a day bed, and hung a few bits and pieces to make it a more useable space, so I thought I’d post some updated photos to give you an idea of the final product. We’re trying to keep the room as clutter-free as possible as that was a major problem we had with it previously, and it left the room virtually unusable, so now that we’ve put the effort into making it more presentable, we’re planning on keeping it clean and tidy.
Since moving into our first house together just over a year ago, my fiancé and I had found that our spare bedroom had become somewhat of a dumping ground for a lot of our belongings. We had been utilizing the space to some extent, with both of us having desks set-up, but all the extra bits and bobs cluttering up the floor space meant the room felt small and messy. With G starting his next round of exams in the coming weeks, it felt like the perfect opportunity to give the room an overhaul to make it a more relaxing place for him to get work done, but also to double up as a place for people to stay, when needed. The main task at hand was to paint all four walls, which we have just completed, so all that’s now left to do is furnish the room and add any extra pictures or frames to make it more homely. With this in mind, I’ve put together a few pieces that I’ve found online that I’m considering getting to match our chosen colour scheme. I will be sure to post photos when the room is finished.
Regardless of the celebration, it’s always a lovely touch to personalize certain aspects of your event, maybe with names or dates, and so a small but effective way of doing this could be to create custom napkins for your guests to use while eating. It’s an inexpensive way to add a bit of your style and personality to an occasion without being too in-your-face. You can find many companies that offer this service online but my particular favourite is For Your Party as they allow you to customize every aspect of your napkin using their online editor, meaning you can match it exactly to your chosen colour scheme. I’m definitely going to be putting in an order for my wedding next year!
Even if you didn’t know what it was called, you will have come across marquee lighting at some point or another, whether it be at a local bar or restaurant, or maybe even at a friend’s wedding, where it’s becoming more and more popular to have large lettering of the bride and groom’s initials displayed. Depending on the style, it can either create a simple and elegant atmosphere or a more laid-back vintage vibe. If you don’t want to fork out a few hundred pounds to buy one, they are readily available to hire for events, or you can find loads of tutorials online to make your own, in fact I will be going back to basics and creating a mini illuminated ‘H & G’ for my wedding next year, so I will be sure to post a how-to guide when I get around to it. For now take some inspiration for the selection below.
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.