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My Little Home

Eeek! You have no idea how excited I am to share this post with you all. Today, you are invited into my little home to take a look around and see what I’ve managed to do in the last month. Hopefully you’ll like it, but I am open to any suggestions to make it even more homely – as long as they aren’t expensive suggestions!

So, to start the tour, I’ll take you in through the front door and into my hall.

hallway

To your left, you will find my “Life’s Goals” board where I write up my to do list for each day, along with my little nautical themed thermometer I picked up in Rhodes.

life goals

To your right, are my little coat hangers behind the door. I just had to get them. Dad used to recite this poem to us called “The Dogs Once Had A Meeting”, and when I saw these dogs’ bums they reminded me of the poem so I just had to have them.

coat hooks

Taking you clockwise around the flat, we’ll start with the guest bedroom. As you can see, it is quite small, and there is a fault in the double glazing that the landlord knows about. When mum and dad are over in a few weeks, dad’s going to help me put a rail up in the built-in wardrobe so that I have room for my multiple clothes.

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As I’m sure you would agree, the room is missing a few small bits of furniture. In time, I want to add some shelves and a small chest of drawers to the room, so that anyone staying over has some room to unpack if they wish to.

 

Taking you out of the guest room, we come to the main storage room. I won’t bore you with taking a look inside, however note I say storage room, not storage cupboard. If I can force myself to get more organised, I would like to add some shelves and possibly make this room into a proper larder or utility room type thing. But that requires a bit more money than I feel like spending at the minute!

 

Now we come to my bedroom. As you can see, again I am missing some sort of furniture, but I’m not entirely sure what to put in here! Except maybe matching bedside tables…

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My room had the wardrobe rail and a shelf already in place, and so I’ve been able to unpack and organise my clothes a little more.

 

On exiting my room, turning left we enter the bathroom. And look! I have a bath! Not that I have actually used it yet, but I am very strongly considering it soon. Again, there is a large storage cupboard in here, and so I am able to store my spare bedding, towels, and other spare toiletries in here out of sight.

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The final door off the hall leads you into my living room and dining room, with the kitchen just off that. Shall we begin with the living room?

 

As you can see, I have quite a cosy setup in here. While my tv may be a bit small, it’s the perfect size for me at the minute! And those of you with a keen eye may have noticed my dvd player also plays old video tapes! This has been great fun, especially when I found old videos in my granny’s house. I’m sure we have some somewhere in mum and dad’s house but I haven’t found them again yet.

Now, my “dining room” is a good size. When it’s just me, I can move the chair round to see the tv, or I can stay facing the wall and bring over my laptop for Netflix. On the other hand, when people are over, there is ample room to pull the table out and seat 6 quite comfortably! We just can’t leave the room because the person at that end of the table would be blocking the door. My bookcase is currently overflowing, but I will put in more shelving eventually and then I won’t have that problem anymore.

My kitchen is an adequate size for one person, not too big but not too small. I could probably do with a few more electrical sockets, or maybe a bit more surface space, but the really helpful thing would be heat resistant worktops! It would appear the previous tenants were unaware of this fact and have left a lovely burnt circle as a permanent reminder.

 

So there you have it! What do you think? Have I missed the perfect opportunity for something in one of the rooms? Let me know your thoughts! You’ll have to come round again sometime – maybe when the Christmas decorations go up?

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6 thoughts on “My Little Home

  1. You’re homes looking so cosy now! I can’t wait to see it with the voices now. I just love your dog bum hangers haha they are just so cute!! I also love that you have a red table cloth…. injecting some all year round Christmas πŸ˜‰

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  2. Awww thank you for giving us a tour of your lovely flat! Everything looks so cosy and you’re well on your way to making it your own! I especially love the dog coat hangers, I adore the “Dogs Had a Meeting” poem as well (your Dad has great taste!) so I would love a set of hangers just like yours! Lucky you to have a spare room, that’ll be so nice when you have guests over! I can’t wait to get my own flat, I’m in student accommodation for this year but next year I’ll get my own place, yayyy!

    Abbey πŸ‚ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  3. This is such an adorable little place! Perfect for one person, thank-youu for inviting us in! The dog coat hangers are just adorable, like who ever thought of those are amazing. I can’t wait to have my own place, I am soo excited to start decorating and everything. It’s definitely a cosy little place.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  4. This is looking so lovely and cosy! I’m about to buy a house so I love being nosey and seeing what other people have done with their spaces! I love the ‘life goals’ board! I think I need to buy one 😍

    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

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