This is a little side project away from my main blog, Bookmouse. I started getting interested in home decoration or home style or whatever you like to call it when I began nesting after the birth of our daughter, B. Well, I think it was a combination of nesting and perhaps just spending more time in the house (after several years of working full-time with a long-ish commute) and caring more about what it was like! Also, I just like designing things and trying to make them look better.
We live in a rented house, so none of the changes I’ve made are particularly big, but enough to make the rooms look a bit different; providing a bit of cohesion where possible and otherwise making the most of having random furniture and decor!
I’ve tried to do all my ‘home styling’ as cheaply as possible, re-using or re-purposing things I already had, buying from charity shops and in sales, with only the occasional ‘splurge’ purchase. I will give prices of things where possible, but [disclaimer] prices may have changed and/or items may no longer be available.
I hope you enjoy this blog and find it useful for helping to make the most of what you already have, particularly if you’re also in a rented house and on a budget!