Sunday, 24 August 2014

Home Inspiration: Adding Personality To Your Home

A couple of weeks ago, I thought I would be moving houses because the landlord put the property on the market, but it looks like I'm going to be staying for the time being. I'm pretty relieved about that because I'm not in the mood to look for another place to live at the moment, it's such a chore when you're being forced to move out. Luckily, things have worked out (for now) and in fact, I have been given the permission to decorate the apartment so I've been deciding what to do with our space! 

If you're following me on Instagram, you may have noticed the slight increase in the amount of home inspiration photos that I'm posting on there. Up until now, I've been buying bits and bobs to try and make my stamp on the place so the question is do I continue to change things up with new home ware decoration or do I commit to a complete make-over? Of course, the latter might take some time as I've got to save up to do each room! Either way, I've been trawling the Internet for some ideas and here are some unusual things I found!

(Please note: I found these photos on Pinterest and have managed to track down the original source which I will credit but as most of these products are old they might either discontinued or sold out. Hopefully, though, they will still offer some ideas and inspiration for your home)

Biscuit Cushions
biscuit cushions

I know that there are lots and lots of these around and looking through NotOnTheHighStreet, you can see the various types of designs but I've never really taken a fancy to them until now. I love the dimensions of these as that they have piping around the edge which makes them look more realistic. I've got a set of matching cushions with goes with my sofa but I also have singular ones to make it more interesting. I'm also one of those people who love loads of cushions and pillows on my bed too! £20-£25 is probably the most I would pay for a cushion if they are as cute as this (it could be something to add to Christmas/Birthday wishlist) and I would only get the one. Which biscuit would you go for? 

Mean Girls Doormat
mean girl quotes on a doormat


You sure won't find this item in every house! If you're a fan of Mean Girls (and let's face it, who isn't!) then this unique doormat with a quote on it will complete your home! I found it on Pinterest and then tracked it down on Etsy but it's currently sold out! It's hand painted by a lady called Katherine who lives in Illinois and the mat cost about £28 but then there are shipping (and possibly custom charges) to factor in. 

PASTEL PINEAPPLE DECORATIONS
pineapple homeware, pastel homeware
From Mybuckett

Not only am I obsessed with the pineapple print fashion trend, I'm also loving it for the home too! These pastel coloured pineapples are made of resin but they're are from an online shop that is based in New Zealand so it's not something I can buy because a) they don't ship worldwide and b) they have sold out of the pastel pineapples. All is not lost, however, as I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for something similar! 

CANVAS ART
pineapple wall art, pineapple canvas

Pineapple Canvas Print from hardtofind.com

The landlord has hung up a few "limited edition" paintings on the wall and they're really not to my taste. We were told by the letting agency that we could wrap them up and store them in the storage cupboard but I didn't want to risk damaging them so they have remained up on the wall. But now that we are allowed to replace them, I'm on the look out for new canvas art. Something very simple but cool like this pineapple canvas. Maybe I can paint something myself if I'm having troubles look for the perfect piece.

PINEAPPLE WALLPAPER
pineapple wallpaper


I'm toying with the idea of wallpapering a single wall in the living room. The idea of pineapple wallpaper sounds a bit tacky, but I looked in to it and I found a whole bunch of cool ideas. After a bit of Googling about, I found lots of pineapple wallpaper on a site called Hygge & West. It's a bit out of my budget but just look how beautiful their wallpapers are! 

pineapple wallpaper

What kind of interior and home decoration styles are you in to? 

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23 comments

  1. Love the cushions, may have to invest in one for my bed!

    whatkatiewatched.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Love this post! I will be moving soon and you've totally got me wanting those cushions! How cute ^^

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I want that door mat so badly for my new home :) lovely finds!

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I like the biscuit cushions, the party ring looks a bit like a donut so it kind of reminds me of the Simpsons.
    I'm not a huge fan of busy bright wallpaper, the yellow pineapple paper makes my eyes go a little funny.
    Rubi | The Den

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  5. Those biscuit cushions are the most incredible things ever! They're absolutely amazing x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I think you're as obsessed with pineapples as I am! Haha, cute.

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  7. Swoooooon, I really want the door mat, I never find quirky stuff like this and I have been lusting over the biscuit cushions since I saw a peek on twitter AWESOME xxx

    Blonde of Carbs

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  8. I love that pineapple print! x

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  9. Those biscuit cushions are adorable! Love this post :)

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. \literally love those biscuit cushions!!

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  11. Those cushions are the cutest things I have ever seen! I'm really, really liking the Jammie Dogger one :)

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The biscuit cushions are what I need in life. End of. xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

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  13. The pine-apple wall paper is defiantly something! Quite in love with it.
    Sammie
    www.littleblondelife.com

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  14. Oh sweet jesus do I love those biscuit pillows. Ive been wanting some like that to put in the kitchen area. I love the idea of making the kitchen all about baking and luckily my boyfriend is ok with that.
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the biscuit cushions, but I feel like I'd want biscuits everytime I saw them haha! I can't wait to move and have an excuse to redecorate.

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  16. Those pillows are so pretty! I want them *^* ( although I was thinking about getting Owls pillows or cat pillows instead)
    Anyway, take care*

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  17. omg I need that door mat!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I absolutely love biscuit cushions and the door mat!

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  19. Those cushions are incredible!

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  20. Want all the cushions.... sooooo cute!

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  21. I LOVE the doormat and pineapple pieces. Great post!! :)
    ~Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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  22. I think the cushions are definitely the highlight in this post! I only wish they were a little cheaper :-(

    Do you ever go to Tiger? Not sure if they have Tiger up North but it's an amazing, cheap homeware shop with lots of kitsch stuff including watermelon bunting and flamingo cocktails sticks!! You can see in my latest post here.

    Sarah xx

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  23. I love the cushions so much, I think the party ring one is my favourite! (:

    L x

    www.loulabeth.co.uk // bloglovin'

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