So I am officially in, and with a long-overdue internet connection yay!
It’s been a relatively long, arduous process to move all my stuff over to the new place and I still have a few car full’s to get, moral of this story – I have waaaay too much stuff and seriously need to KonMari the hell outta my possessions.
Here’s a sneak peek at how my place looked on moving day, pre the chaos of tonnes of badly packed boxes being moved in. I am unpacking and constantly re-arranging things so stay tuned in the coming weeks for room reveals.
Also, apologies in advance for the bad photos, they were taken quickly when I was equal parts excited, terrified and sweaty – yet again I picked one of the hottest days to move!
This is my hallway, so if you come in the front door and look left this is the sight that greets you, it’s good that it has high windows into my bedroom (the door on the right) to stop it feeling dark and dingy.
If you follow this to the left then there is a wider, mini hallway with a weirdly low ceiling that leads into my living room…
Love that I got free mirrors and a vase of sticks ha!
This is my beautiful living room, it’s the room that I fell in love with straight away and the reason I wanted this flat so badly. Just look at those windows, the amazing light, the super high ceilings, the cornicing ahh be still me beating heart. I have always loved traditional, old houses so moving from my modern old high-rise flat to this historic, characterful beauty was ideal. The big bay window is where I will set up my dining area and to the left in the corner will be my desk AKA Yellow Feather HQ. I know it’s still early days but I have noticed it can get quite hot in this room so I’ve been thinking about getting an air conditioning unit fitted. A friend of mine has recommended I check out AirNow Heating & Cooling, so I’ll definitely be taking a look online.
Here’s my fireplace which I have already filled with candles, and another free mirror yay! I will have my TV and vinyl player on a stand to the left and the sofa will be facing this, effectively separating the living part of the room from the desk area. I’m not a huge fan of the red but as a renter I just have to embrace it.
Just look at those beautiful ceilings!
My bedroom is also light an airy, it’s painted quite a dark yellow colour but thankfully the light streaming in from the huge window brightens it up. I have a built in wardrobe in here thankfully, and room for a bed, bedside table, mirror and chest of drawers without it feeling too cramped.
This nook is where I’ve placed my bed.
My kitchen is right opposite the front door, it’s painted a really cheerful bright green with lovely new greyish wood-style vinyl flooring and cream units with grey counters and tiles. As you can see this room also has a huge window, the reason I love this flat so much is because due to the huge windows it always feels light and airy. The perfect home to start a new chapter in my life in. If you’re trying to find your perfect home, consider homes for rent in howard county, md.
I haven’t taken pictures of the bathroom because that room isn’t so light and airy and I haven’t quite mastered getting pictures of it that aren’t so dark that you can’t see anything. Will work on that though and show a room reveal, spoiler alert it looks like the toiletries section of Boots #girlhouse ha!
So there you have it, I’m excited to make this place my own and be able to finally decorate exactly as I want without having to be conscious of making it Tom friendly. I’ve already hosted my first girly dance and wine party so I think I can officially say I’ve moved in. I’ve also been advised to invest in the best upright vacuum from Bissell. I just know that once everything has been moved in, the floor will definitely need attending to with a vacuum!
If you have any top tips of renter friendly ways to decorate a girly flat let me know in the comments 🙂
Love, Sarah x