I've been in my new flat now for just over two months, and I wasn't prepared for how long it would take to feel like home. Turns out, consolidating two people's things takes king of a while, but I'm glad we didn't just give up and turn the spare room into a junk room. We've persevered though and it was worth it - it's now feeling comfy and cosy and, well, home.
What also surprised me was how much my tastes have changed over the last year. When I moved home, I put a lot of things in storage, and it was only when I unpacked them recently that I realised they just weren't me any more. It doesn't seem right to put Alice in Wonderland prints on the wall any more - a lot of my more cutesy things have gone straight to the charity shop. I think it's probably a combination of growing up a little, and also wanting this to be OUR flat, not just mine.
I'm still sneaking in the occasional cute little touches though. Our spare room has become a haven for all my shoes, bags (I have a serious addiction to fancy handbags) and makeup and I've been sneakily putting pretty vases in front of Matt's Arsenal print (don't get me started). I've also become quite the fan of hampers for storage - we're really short on storage in our bathroom, so we now have a little stack of three in there, to squeeze in all our bottles and whatnot. I'd really like to incorporate this mason jar organiser from this storage hacks post, too.
Most of the cute little bits in this post were kindly sent to me by Flamingo Gifts, who are a veritable goldmine of pretty, quirky homeware... that's still not too girlie for living with a boy.