errr ma gerrrd hi guys. I’m currently writing this after spending hours trawling through Pinterest, and weeks of browsing, reading, thinking, breathing home renovations.
Idk why, this new super homely me has suddenly emerged over the past few weeks and I’m finally feeling like I’m nailing this whole owning a flat thing.
I was having a flick through a home magazine at the weekend, and saw these adorbs faux hydrangeas by Kelly Hoppen (and I’m still wondering how I can justify spending £55 on faux flowers to James but don’t worry, I’m working on it) which lead to my ‘yes I’m a strong independant woman‘ moment; ready to roll up my sleeves and just start painting the walls a frightening colour of Navy and James is all, err na you have attention to detail but are absolutely awful at physical work bae.
OK, I wasn’t really listening to his reasons why but I wasn’t allowed to paint initially; but after some nagging, persistent persuading and some secret purchases (helloooooo Kelly Hoppen flowers) my house is now beautiful and I can finally relax.
My overall look for my home is ‘Hotel Glamour’ which sounds super corny I know, but it evokes those sleek and sophisticated feels that just wants me to melt into a huge bubble bath and a glass of prosecco after a long day at work.
Hey, we deserve it after all ladies.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Colour
I feel like throwing my arms in the air and putting on my best Bubbles Devere impression shouting ‘Don’t be afraid of colour daaaarlings’.
LOL can you even imagine *face palm*
It’s all about using colour in the right way; using deep, emotive colours complimented by more neutral tones in the rest of the room (if it’s not all the same colour).
By deep tones, think rich blues and reds which typically symbolise 1920s glamour. Any variation of these colours, including those with a light or grey undertone are very on trend right now.
One thing to always consider, is that if you are using a dark wall colour, lighten the room up with mirrors and white or light furnishings. Similarly, if these deep colours are a bit too much for you, make lighter coloured walls feel more warmer and more inviting by adding darker furniture and accessories.
Keeping It Organised
The key to this look is making sure that most of your clutter is away.
That’s not to say you need to keep the house immaculate at all times cus hun, we all know that isn’t possible when it’s mid week and all you wanna do is take off your bra and put a pizza in the oven.
But the key is just making sure it’s out of sight.
Classy Doesn’t Mean Sparkly
I’ve seen a whole lot of times when a room is just bling bling and more bling; I really really hate to even think this but more sparkle isn’t better, it’s more like a bargain bin (woah nothing wrong with a bargain but hey, we’re trying to be classy here).
Less is more. Metallics and glass can be a great way to break up a heavy colour scheme; just by adding a mirrored vase and a glam light fitting can lighten a room up and give it that ‘classy glamour’ feel rather than a ‘hot shiny mess’.
Accessorise With Items You Actually Use
One thing you’ll always need to think about, is making your home feel warm and welcoming and actually practical rather than all the ‘show home’ feels.
Having your favourite mugs out on the side, or your weighing scales out ready to start baking are great ways of displaying your most loved items.
The idea is to show clean and classic items, rather than your multipack of Walkers crisps and a manky old rice cooker (mine are hidden deep in the depths of my cupboards!).
It’s All In The Details
There are three accessories which are going to really sophisticate your rooms:
- Candles and
All of these can really make that room feel polished and complete.
Warning: This is likely to make you feel like you need to give yourself a huge pat on the back for absolutely owning being an adult.
Flowers are great for giving a functional room, like a kitchen or a bathroom, a more relaxing and inviting atmosphere.
Real flowers smell incredible, and can hide any lingering smells that you have around the house; but if you have animals (cough cough two annoying cats that love flowers) then faux flowers are a great alternative.
My personal tips for flowers, faux or not, is to always pick the most realistic looking flowers; normally for me these are white, some pinks, light yellow and naturally green flora. Flowers that have been dyed multi colour, blue or bright orange tend not to be a great fit for this style of homeware.
It’s a universally acknowledged fact that diffusers not only smell nice, but look pretty cute in places that you would least expect.
Marmalade and True Grace are my fave diffusers if I feel like investing in a diffuser which will last me a long time – but I’ve picked up some amazing value diffusers from TK Maxx, Dunelm Mill, and Sainsburys in particular which last all month.
So these are my personal tips for giving your home that celebrity glam kinda feel – how do you style your home? Pop in the comments below and let me know!