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Always dreaming about that perfect home, and trying to make my current flat as good as can be. Posts about dream interiors, home decor finds and anything home related. Want to work with me on a post? Email me!

christmas decor with homesense

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homesense christmas decor

i’m going to bring it in. it’s the c word.


how do you feel about it? what’s the most important part of it for you? what do you enjoy the most about it?

christmas has always been a bit of a weird one for me. i do celebrate it, but in a much more restrained way than most. i’ve said this before, but food is the best part of christmas for me. i don’t really have family, and christmas was never really a big thing for us when i was little. food has always been the constant regardless of surroundings. the boyfriend and i can’t afford anything extravagant, but we do our best with what we have and it’s always delicious.
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a (close up) room tour

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voigtlander camera and succulent - room tour - cardboardcities

dipped pots and various books - room tour - cardboardcities

camera and plant pot – charity shops / small dipped storage pots – flying tiger

my studio/work room/room where we sometimes put random things that don’t belong anywhere else is not a room for lovers of minimalism. there’s lots of colour, and lots of things everywhere. most of it has a purpose but some is purely decorative too. i can sense a lot of people would see this room and think there’s too much ‘stuff’, but it’s right for me, and that’s what matters right? whoever you are, whatever you do – it’s always nice to have a space that feels ‘you’.

i’ll do a post soon with wider shots showing the whole room, but i just wanted to share some shots of details and little bits and bobs. i’ll try and list where everything is from, but if you want to know about something specific, just ask in the comments.

olympus xa camera, mac lipsticks, rimmel match perfection foundation  - room tour - cardboardcities

wardrobe with photos and postcards - room tour - cardboardcities

retro woman brooch – ladybird likes / lipstick storage – old nutella jar!

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geometric home decor

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geometric wooden lamp

wooden lamp ℅ first choice lighting

we live in a relatively dark flat, so as we don’t have much natural light, it’s essential to bring in light somehow, and obviously the main way is via lamps (and candles) scattered around the home.

i realised recently my home décor tastes are relatively similar to my dads: a strong nudge towards vintage and retro, with an eclectic feel. basically i don’t really do matchy-matchy style and prefer pieces that kind of ‘fit’ as a whole despite not being overly similar.
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easter with homesense

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box with red bow and chocolate flowers » cardboardcities - creative lifestyle blogcoloured chocolate flowers

i’m not religious, and i don’t have children, so easter is about 2 things for me – 1) spring will finally be here, and 2) chocolate.

the first one is more important to me, but i will never deny the opportunity to have a bit of chocolate. i can only have small amounts at a time though, so it does last a fair while. that’s my (truthful) excuse, anyway.
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