Friday, 10 January 2014

Making a house a home...

homebase-haul-review

homebase-haul-review

homebase-haul-review

homebase-haul-review

homebase-haul-review

I would be lying if I said I could have spent close to thousands in Homebase the other afternoon. We'd only popped in for a look...and ended up coming out with a massive smile on my face carrying all these goodies up to the flat. 

We'd had two mini Christmas tree's in the flat and wanted to put them somewhere that didn't look as festive so we decided to buy a short but wide plant pot to go on the floor in our lounge. We've potted a little ivy plant in there to bulk it up and I'm really pleased with how it looks. Hopefully we wont kill it like we did with the poinsettia....

In the next aisle were the most amazing cushions I have ever seen, & ones  they are on sale at the moment too. With no hesitation I picked up two for our sofa. The grey colour fits well with our living room colours of chocolate brown, blue and grey. 

In the same section, where I could have bought everything, we picked up the two heart based items. A knitted motto and white wicker heart . Both are no more than a couple of pounds but make such nice additions to our home. The knitted heart hangs on our lounge door and the wicker heart sits nicely behind our HOME ornaments on our fireplace. I love all the white ornaments, walls and things, I like how clean it looks with accents of colours. We also bought the brightest blue basket to keep all the things that just get dumped on the dining room table, I think we are all guilty of that one?

The long artificial flower things were something that we picked up in The Range because we had a clear vase that had baubles in over Christmas and it looked so bare. I've put them in there along with the pine cones that were in a lovely bunch of flowers I had from the lovelies at WitchSkin Care. 

I think it's easy to forget to buy the little things to make your house (or flat) seem like a home. To put your mark on the place that you rest your head is such a lovely feeling and something that we have are making a conscious effort to do at the moment. We are also trying to find things that we want to take with us when we are ready to move into a house.

What are your favourite things to add to your home?

Charli...

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3 comments :

  1. Ah Charli, your home looks so cosy!
    Sophie
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  2. Such cute additions! I love how little things really make a place feel super homely and personal <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. Loving all of these little additions, so cute! My local Homebase has closed down which is annoying because I now want to go! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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