I do have my long-ass “Is Being Selfish A Bad Thing” post in the making but due to family problems, I haven’t been able to finish it off and get it posted. Instead, I thought I would show you guys the mood boards that I have created in the past few days. These mood boards are for when I move this year and I thought it was a perfect way to start visualising what I’m after when it comes to decor. It also helps to begin putting together the things I have in various boxes to make it appear like a room that has a functioning theme and colour scheme.
I have 5 mood boards to show you and they may not be to everyone’s taste but I hope there is something there you all like. I’m not very good at things like this but hey, why not share it!
My bedroom mood board is very similar to what I currently have in my room at university. I already have these cushions, for example. If you’re interested, the pink fluffy is from Primark, the grey one is Next and so is the sequin one. Their cushion page is linked here.
I really like the whole white, grey and millennial pink vibes with hints of copper. I have been copper crazy for a while, in fact it was one the topic of my first ever posts, so it is very fitting to continue it into my next house.
The white bedroom furniture is from IKEA and is the HEMNES range. I literally love this range. The simple white with black handles is so lovely and it is, obviously, such a great price. I have linked the range here.
Something else I love are the desenio prints. Now who doesn’t have a desenio print nowadays?! They’re £6.95 each online and they have 3 similar designs. I essentially thought they would look great framed above the bed. They also really reminded me of a Picasso line drawing that I remembered from Barcelona. The desenio prints are linked here.
Another mention is the marble laundry basket. When did I get interested in stuff like this? I feel like such a real adult. This one is just £12 and is from Matalan. I prefer this type of laundry basket because it actually stands up by itself, unlike the weird bag style one I currently have – rookie mistake. The laundry basket is linked here.
Soo, very boring conversation aside…The last thing I wanted to mention is this marble coffee table. I basically got this insane marble coffee table off Facebook market place a few weeks ago for TWENTY FIVE POUNDS. It looks incredible and I’m thinking of using it as a replacement for a side table. These kind of tables can retail for ridiculous amounts and I really struggled to find something similar for under £150. Bargain!
The living room is something I am really excited about. Raff, who I am going to be living with is a massive colour fan – something I cannot get behind. I like the extensive colour palette of white, grey and black. This is my comfort zone. But I thought I would try and incorporate some mustard in with grey and I am really happy with it.
I can just imagine a grey sofa with these cute tassel mustard cushions on them. Cute cute cute.
These cheese plant vibes are just everything too. I am loving the idea of covering the house in plants. Probably a lot of fake ones as I doubt I can keep anything alive though. These prints are (shock horror) from desenio. Like the others, they are £6.95 each and they have loads of similar ones available. I have linked one of them here. I equally love these Sass and Belle coasters. They’re ceramic and they’re honestly fab. I was a bit nervous to spend £12 on coasters because I am a frugal little thing but they are amazing quality and totally worth it. I have linked them here.
Again, I have featured the IKEA HEMNES range which is linked on the previous mood board if you’re interested.
Lastly, I wanted to mention these cute grey and white vases. They actually come with a yellow one too but the online photo made it look far more yellow than it actually is. The set of three are £14 altogether and I love them. My mum picked them up for me for Christmas and I can’t wait to use them. I have linked them here for you.
The kitchen has some serious white and gold vibes going on. This stemmed from a few purchases I made around Christmas. I bought these very extra M&S letter water glasses – just before realising our initials spell EAR. They went in the sale for £4 each down from £8 and so aren’t available anymore, sadly. The closest I found were these from Anthropologie, linked here.
Speaking of Anthropologie, for Christmas Mum bought me the Mimira mug and bowl which are white and speckled with gold. I am obsessed. I have also linked the range here for you.
Matching the Sass & Belle coasters, I have also picked up the matching tea towel which I think is a great way to continue the green throughout the downstairs of the house. It is £6 and linked here. Sass & Belle is one of my favourite brands and I love the little pieces that they do.
I also recently picked up these cool gold kitchen utensils and gold geometric fruit bowl from Next in their sale. However, if you have a quick Google, I’m sure you can find something similar.
The bathroom is where I haven’t got as much colour going on. I am hoping (if Raff and Adam allow me to) to keep it as white and grey as possible and again, have plants wherever it is possible to add colour. I’m imaging like a whole windowsill of succulents?
One of my favourite things for the bathroom is this bath mat. I actually got this from Primark for under £6 but it is an amazing dupe for the Urban Outfitter’s mats that retail from £20-30. I have linked one very similar here.
Another little find is this woven basket. I’ve seen these all over ASOS recently from a brand called Pimkie. I have a few tops from them but I had no idea that they did homeware too?! They have these woven baskets online from £10-13 but they are mostly sold out now. However, these baskets are really popular at the moment so I’m sure a quick Google can bring up something similar.
You’re probably wondering what the hell the “other” room is? It is essentially the room that we’re planning to have which will be a games room/office space/spare room for when other people stay over.
These little chalkboard black and brown drawers from Typo inspired me to look into another colour scheme and theme and I’m absolutely loving the black metal, dark wood, industrial look that I have going on – mixed with soft cream furnishings. The Typo drawers, if you’re interested, are only £12 and they’re super cute! I have linked them here.
The little black sign in the bottom right corner is from Primark and is some super cheesy Harry Potter merch I have managed to wiggle in. It is basically a bunch of arrows to various places like “The Hog’s Head” etc.
I also love all the moon phases and constellation prints and think these would look great as a gallery/feature wall. You can find a lot of these on etsy and not on the high street which is where I found these two. Desenio more than likely have some too!
Lastly, I love all the industrial, wire and exposed bulb lamps. This one isn’t featured but is a similar design and is only £20. Iconic lights seem to have some amazing designs and are definitely a brand I will be checking out when it comes to buying new things for the house. I have linked the lamp here.
I hope you guys liked this post! What is your home style? Do you use mood boards or Pinterest?