Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Yet Another New Flat

Furniture table and chairs
 
Home ornament


Every summer has been house-moving time for since I was eighteen and starting university. I hate the initial moving process - if anyone would like to volunteer to find, view and choose my next property I'd be super grateful! Extra points if you'll also deal with the tonne of paperwork and negotiating exactly when is a convenient day for me to move...

But once I'm actually in, I quite enjoy being somewhere new. I've said before how I like taking a rather soul-less flat and turning it into a home. And now that I've been in this new place for a month, I feel it's time to show you how I'm getting on. 

This is the first time I've rented an unfurnished flat, so that brought a whole new set of challenges! I'm not sure yet what I'll be doing in a year's time, so I didn't want to buy loads of expensive furniture, only to have to get rid of it all. Flat pack furniture building has become my new hobby, and my parents have finally gotten around to having a clear out - so I've acquired some drawers and bookshelves.

As I frequently work weekends, they're rather precious time to me if I'm off and I didn't want to use them up staying in, waiting for furniture deliveries. So Argos' Fast-Track delivery was an excellent discovery. I could order something and have it delivered here the very same evening. I actually bought the table and chairs at about 5pm one day, and had them at my front door just before eight! (This post is not sponsored by Argos by the way, I'm genuinely just this impressed at how easy it all was.)

Flatpack table and chairs

sofa with cushions and blanket

Blue sofa

Box at end of bed


Having succeeded with the table and chairs, I ordered the blanket box to go at the end of my bed - and promptly filled it with shoes and bags. It's only when moving that I realise quite how many I have!

I'd been putting off purchasing a sofa since arriving because I didn't think there was any alternative to waiting in for delivery, and everywhere I looked had a four-week wait for delivery. Until I discovered a flat-pack sofa from Argos - who knew such a thing existed?! And it was even on sale... For less than £150 I had a sofa in my flat the same day. It was surprisingly easy to build too - by this point I was something of a flat-pack expert. 

Then there's all the little extras, the finishing touches. A full-length mirror and a basket for all my spare cushions blankets, both from Dunelm, and plenty of flowers and photos to brighten the place up.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with my new home - I'll settle in quickly to make the most of it before moving time comes around again!

Bedroom mirror

Fresh flowers in jug

Artificial white flowers

Photo frames

Pink and grey bedroom cushions

bedroom


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9 comments

  1. I really love what you've done with the place! I have so many questions but not sure they are appropriate for here haha as I've been thinking about renting for a while now! It sounds like it's working for you so far though :) xx

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  2. Love the simplicity of your interiors, looks so homey too!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  3. Aw it looks lovely - and glad you've got a couch now!!

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  4. It looks lovely - I'm with you on not realising how many shoes you own until you move!

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  5. This looks great, really homely.

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  6. Oh wow I love your décor! I didn't know Argos did such a fast-track delivery, that's amazing. I also love the idea of a blanket box to fill with bags and things, that's something I'm really lacking in my own room at the moment! You seem to have made this flat so homely, great work :)

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  7. I'm in the middle of the moving process so I know exactly what it's like, haha! I love the way you've furnished your flat and decorated it, it's amazing!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

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  8. This looks so cute and simple. I love it!

    - Courtney
    courtneylthings.blogspot.com

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  9. I love how you have decorated your flat! It feels very Hygge / Scandi and perfectly cosy for the coming autumn / fall! x

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