Friday, 26 September 2014

Latest additions to the house.

As you may know if you read my blog, I love buying bits and bobs for the home; whether it's anything from decorative artwork, bedding, or kitchen gadgets.

Here are some of my latest additions to the home - apologies for the quick snaps and therefore poor quality of some of the photo's!

1. Feature mirror from Homesense.

I really love Homesense - it's one of my favourite shops for home decor, as it has lovely pieces from around the world, which are not only often unique, but they are also great prices. I have been looking in different stores for a mirror including John Lewis, Next and Laura Ashley, but I couldn't find one that I really liked at the right price. I loved this one as soon as I saw it, as it was just the right style and size for the living room.

2. My artwork in the bathroom.

I decided to get my one of my paintings printed onto glossy paper, and then framed it myself (I am planning on buying a better frame - at the minute it is just a Wilkinsons frame!). This matches the colour scheme of the bathroom (green and turquoise), and I quite like making use of some of my work. You can see some more of my artwork here, and I'm planning on doing a lot more soon in order to brighten up some of the rooms, particularly using acrylics and large canvas's.

3. Dining table from Homebase.

We don't have much space for a dining table, and so this one is perfect as the chairs all slot into the table, and it's also very comfy and easily fits four people around it. The circle design also goes really well with our living room, and it just fits in perfectly. I'd like to get a rug just to finish off the room, and then this room is pretty much there! The adjustable lamp is from John Lewis, and the room looks great when it's getting dark, with the lap shining over the table.

4. Re-vamped mirror.

I've had this mirror every since I started my first year at university, which was a very long time ago now...well, 6 years ago to be precise! It was just a plain wooden frame, and I thought about giving it away when I moved house. However, I then thought of the idea of giving it a bit of a shabby-chic style, and so I simply painted it in a washed grey colour, and then sanded it down so that some of the wood shows through. I'm really pleased with the results, as it matches the washed look of the bedroom furniture perfectly - it's also saved me a few pennies too!

5. Mosaic mirror from Amazon.

This mirror is for the downstairs toilet, and really brightens it up. I love this shade of blue, and I'd like to decorate this room with a sea/shell theme in order to make it more homely - so a bit more work to do here. I'd also love to change the carpet to a pebbled floor when we can afford it, similar to this one below but a brighter colour.

6. Framed butterfly collage from Bhs.

I have quite a few butterfly themed pieces in my house, both in the main bathroom and bedroom. I bought this from bhs as it matches the bedroom colours and theme. I really like the 3D design - you can't see it too well in the photograph, but it has a newspaper background, and then 3D butterflies placed over the top.