So as you guys know, we have recently bought our first home.
Now that we have settled in, we have really started to put our own personal touches into the building.
To give you a bit of history, our lovely cottage was built in 1850 and has such a homely feel to the place. It has old farm doors and an enclosed staircase with views overlooking the farm and fields. The cottages used to be owned by railway workers in the 1900’s (I live very close to a train station) and in our garden we have gorgeous flowerbeds made from old railway sleepers.
I really enjoy interior design and home decor, so I can’t wait to show you our developments so far.
Ready for the grand tour?
The first thing you see as you enter our house is our hallway. I’ve always wanted one as it gives a bit of privacy instead of walking straight into the living room. The colour scheme is a neutral green and cream so we added a neutral beige rug to lengthen the space. I LOVE our little shelf which is handy to put keys etc. The mirror is perfect for makeup touch ups just before I head out the door.
Rug: Ikea: £30
Flowers: Asda: £5
Mirror: From previous owner
The Dining Room
From the hallway, it opens up to our Dining Room. We completely refurbished this space as the colour scheme wasn’t quite what we wanted. I love how open and spacious it feels with the alcoves giving that cosy feel. Our feature wall is in the shade ‘Meteor Dust’ and goes perfectly with our sideboard and dining table. We have two lamps in each alcove which really creates a cosy vibe.
Table and Chairs: Ikea: £150
Sideboard: Tesco: £300
Lamps: Ikea: £16 each
The Living Room
Our living room is the perfect size. We had some real bargains in here. Its colour theme is a neutral beige and white with hints of blue and grey. We have a beautiful winged armchair in the corner which is great for snuggling up by the fire. You can see out to our front garden where we have an old stone wall and gate.
Our fireplace is in the centre which creates a really cosy ambience along with the lights in the alcoves. I have added candles on the mantelpiece and marble fire surround because im a candle fanatic.
Coffee Table: Costco: £70
Winged Armchair: £179
Tv Stand: Ikea: £85
Curtains: Tesco: £15
From the living room we enter the kitchen. It has slate floor and cream tile walls. We haven’t had to do anything to the kitchen which was really good. When we bought the house, on of the things that attracted me was the kitchen as its such a good size. It has wooden work tops which add to the country feel and a step which lead to our sink and view across the garden.
I have always wanted one of these taps. It makes washing up so much easier! I love the view across our garden and our aloe vera plant enjoys the views too.
We added hints of copper to the kitchen to add warmth and I HAD to get these pots from Next as soon as I saw them.
We had a new oven fitted and kept the original hob. I have to say there is so much storage im struggling to fill all the cupboards and drawers.
I believe the kitchen is the heart of the home and I love cooking in this space. It has such a warm and homely feel to it already.
Fridge:Russell Hobbs: £669
Oven: Currys: £170
Dishwasher: Already there
Clock: Dunelm: £25
Fruit bowl: Home Bargains: £2.99
Coffee Pots: Next: £18
I love enclosed stairs.
There is something really nice just walking up the wooden staircase to bed – I dont know what it is! Its enclosed with an old wooden farm door which adds to our cottage style and vibes.
We went for an all white theme for the Bedroom as it would be easy to change up accent colours to fit with the time of year. At the moment with Christmas and winter, we went with a warm red and grey. We have all fitted wardrobes which have TONS of room – Thankfully!
Its nice not to have too much clutter in the room and have a nice space to breathe. The white walls give the space a brightness and compliment my bed frame well.
Ofcourse I had to have a space of my own. This little corner of the room was destined to be vanity area. Its so cute and I love being able to sit down in the morning and get ready.
Bed Frame: Ikea: £99
Duvet set: Tesco: £15
Chair: Ikea: £11
Mirror: Ikea: £12
Second and Third Bedrooms
At the moment, were using the second and third bedrooms as a study area and gaming room for Jamie and blogging area for me. We haven’t made any alterations to the colours as of yet, but im not keen on the yellow walls of the study… BUT its perfectly decent for now!
The Third floor/ Attic
Behind the wooden door lies a second stair case leading to a third floor. Jamie has already claimed this as his man cave and im all for it! It will be a space for gaming, relaxing and movie night with popcorn. PLUS is has great views from the skylight across the fields and beyond.
And that, is our home!
I hope you guys have enjoyed looking around our new place, and I cant wait to keep you updated with all the decorating and plans.
I would love to know what you guys think and if you have any ideas let me know!
I would also LOVE to see your decor posts too so send me your links!
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