I've been thinking a lot more about home decor recently as I will be moving out of my current flat next month and looking for somewhere new! It's quite exciting and I'm looking forward to starting afresh, having a good clear out, a bit of a spring clean and making a different space my own.
I won't lie, this decision was based on the fact that I need to save more money, and I simply couldn't afford to keep on living in my nice flatshare, whilst living a full social life and being able to buy myself nice things every now and then. My decision on where I live has always been based on comfort, whereas now I think I'm more open to living somewhere perhaps a bit rougher around the edges, but that way I can afford to go out more and do the things I want to do without feeling restricted by funds.
This collage is therefor a bit of a daydream as I won't be buying a £1000 rug, abstract coffee table or expensive driftwood art. But I can make subtle changes to make my living space feel more homely. I think adding plants is a great way of breathing life into a drab room, especially in a rental or houseshare. It's also a great way of feeling more connected to nature whilst in the city. As a country girl at heart I always find myself craving the therapeutic relaxation and refreshment of the great outdoors, but this way I can bring some of those positive vibes into my living space for less than a tenner. At the moment I'm thinking of buying an exotic palm or yucca plant to join my orchid and succulent terrarium and I'm also searching for an air plant for a D.I.Y project.
Speaking of D.I.Y. - why not head to the beach and pick up a load of driftwood to create your own art installation? Smaller pieces would look great arranged around a vase and glued in place or you could arrange and drill pieces together to hang on a wall as a statement piece.
I hope this collage has given you come ideas and inspiration as well!