It’s the little things that make a house a home

The wedding has taken up most of our time and money these past few months and apart from a few outdoor projects that Joe has done, preparing the house for the winter, we’ve done next to nothing in terms of renovation or decorating.

However, just because you’re on hiatus, doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to tart up the place a little.

Here are my three favourite recent additions to the house that have put a big smile on my face.

1. LOL
I saw this in a cute little shop in Birmingham ages ago when visiting my mum, and haven’t been able to find it since. I know that these have become really stylish, usually with words such as “home” or “dreams” – quite frankly, i don’t like these. I can’t pinpoint why. I think it’s because they’re just a bit too vague and I would like our house to have a sense of humour and for it to be a bit unique. My mum and sister found it a few weeks ago, and surprised me with it.

2. New York

I am completely and utterly contradicting my last point now with this poster. I’m sure every man and his dog has some sort of New York artwork in their posh urban flats. Well, Joe and I found this in Spring and it was the yellow that stood out in it for us. We decided then and there that whenever we get around to decorating the hallway (after the wedding, after the kitchen) this will go up in the entrance hall. For the time being though, it was going to waste in storage, and Joe decided it should go in the second bedroom for the time being and it makes me smile every day.

(Pardon the mucky walls, they need re-plastering…one day)

3. Welcome
There’s nothing quite like smiling at a welcome mat, and then taking a picture of it to make you feel middle-aged. Well, i don’t care. This is another gem that Joe just picked up and added to the house whilst I was at work. It really is the little things that turn a house into a home. The leaves have been swept up since this picture was taken. Promise….

Karen x

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“Well I Guess This Is Growing Up” is an award-winning Manchester-based Colour & Culture blog, with a focus on interior design. Follow Karen and her family as they take on their second renovation, turning to off-the-beaten-track travel for daring decor ideas, DIY for keeping hold of those pesky budgets, and seeking out local street art and architecture to inspire a spectacularly bright and bold family home – all in a celebration of technicolour.

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