Home Improvements

by - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kitchen Scales - Wilko, £10 | Mug - Orla Kiely, £8.50 | Ladder Bathroom Shelf- Argos, £24.99
| Floral Glass Lamp - Asda, £25 | Butler Tray - Tesco, £35 | A4 Paper Box - Orla Kiely for Selfridges, £12 | Shoe Rack - Ikea, £6 | Rug - Urban Outfitters, £130 | Nesting Storage Boxes -WH Smiths, £11.99 | Orange Bath Towel - Wilko, £4

We've been in our new little abode in Leeds for a week now and I am absolutely loving life as a city dweller. This is my fifth rental home in as many years, but it is by far the nicest, best located and homely of them all, probably because it's the first time we've gone unfurnished. I've been thoroughly enjoying making it our own and feeling like I'm beginning to move away from the world of student digs and sub-par furnishing.

Considering that this flat is about a quarter of the size of our previous home, most of our space has been filled out with things we previously owned, mainly to save money - moving to the city hasn't come cheap. However, after a good couple of months at work I feel ready to treat myself to a few little new bits to give the older bits a facelift. I've already treated myself to two lovely mustard corduroy cushion covers and the nesting boxes from WH Smiths above (buy one get one free at the moment, hop to it!), and think the ladder rack might be next for our bathroom. Unfortunately, my dream Urban Outfitters rug may have to wait until I'm feeling a little more flush, but I really love the cheerful retro vibe that is slowly coming together. If only we were allowed Orla Kiely wallpaper...

What homeware items have you been lusting after recently?

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  1. I love the book shelf!

    Kariss xx