Over the last 6 years or so, I’ve started spending most of my time at home. There’s a bunch of reasons for why this is which I’m not going to go into but going from a teenager who was basically never at home, to someone who spends most of their time there, it’s a pretty huge change. But sometimes you really can’t beat a day or an evening at home. Going to the cinema, to the zoo or out for a meal is all great fun but sometimes, a chill day and night at home without having to worry about going anywhere at all is absolutely ideal. Especially now the weather is getting colder and I’m sure chill homey days will become more common for a lot of people! Here are some of my absolute essentials for a perfect chill day at home!
Interiors is something I don’t blog about anywhere near enough which might come as a bit of a surprise if you knew how long I spend building houses on The Sims and getting the interiors just right and how frequently I find myself pinning interiors related photos on Pinterest. I’m certainly not anywhere near in a position to be buying or renting my own place unfortunately but I’ve certainly got enough inspiration for when the time comes and I can create some of my dream home interiors!
I’m a very tidy, organised, Type A sort of person and I hate with all my being having too much “stuff” and too many possessions. I hate mess, I hate having drawers heaving with crap and I hate keeping stuff I don’t really need. I know I sound like a bit of a clutter Nazi right now but literally the only stuff I have on display in my bedroom is what is on my bookcase (because no matter how much I hate clutter, I still take pride in my books). I think we can all benefit from having a bit of a de-clutter a couple of times a year but I know not everyone finds it as easy as I do to just throw things away without a second thought. So, if you’re in a position where you know you need to have a clear out but don’t know where to start, then consider this your handy guide of simple things you can de-clutter if you find it hard throwing stuff away.
Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to be buying or renting my own home at the moment but I trust that when I become a millionaire sometime soon, I will be. I’m just kidding but we all know how difficult it can be to get on the property ladder right now, with house prices going up and up and up and the hope for young people ever moving out of their parents house getting slimmer and slimmer. But obviously, not impossible. Lots of young people do manage it and that’s great. Although I’m fairly happy with my position right now, I’ve always had a love for home decor and home interiors. You should see how long I spend designing houses on The Sims! So designing and decorating a place of my own is something I often dream about. So, if money was no issue, here are some of my dream home interiors!
I’ve been re-decorating my bedroom since more or less last September. I re-painted my walls; got rid of this awful, stained, grotty pink I had on my walls for what felt like forever (I sound like I live in a swamp Jesus Christ) and painted them a simple off-white (against my Mum’s judgement who insisted it “wouldn’t look right”. It did. Sorry Mum but you’re wrong on this one). I got rid of all my “tat”. I hate clutter as it is so I’m very happy throwing stuff away and I got a more simple style of bedding. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve been drawn more and more towards minimalism. In my life and in my home decor. Although I’m still not entirely happy with my bedroom and I’m still working on making it that perfect, simplistic place for me to have my safe haven, it’s certainly getting there and I have a much clearer mind of the type of style I want. And the type of style I’d want in the future when I hopefully have my own place.
I am my mother’s daughter in that I love candles. Big, small, scented, un-scented, Yankee, own-brand – you name it, I love going into a shop and sticking my face in a bunch of gorgeous candles. Like, when they’re un-lit, of course. We have more candles in our house than we know what to do with but when Candles With Love contacted me asking if I’d like to review some of their candles, I wasn’t going to say no, was I? I like to think I have enough experience in candle sniffing to be a reliable judge of what makes a decent candle or not.