As I'm sure I've mentioned a fair few times, Simon and I have just bought a new house and with it comes a desire to create ourselves a clean and comfortable living space that we feel happy to call our home.
After two years of living in a small and cluttered rented flat, we are counting down to September when we can start afresh and settle down somewhere that is truly ours. I fear I have fallen into the trap of believing that our lives in our new home are going to be picture perfect fabulous!
In my dream to create our perfect home I find myself pretty distracted on a daily basis with my thoughts constantly turning to furnishings. A quick browse on the web finds me lost for hours admiring beautiful interiors on Pinterest and even our weekly shop sees me forgetting to pick up the milk because I've been too busy looking at pretty homeware in Tesco.
Having lived in rented homes for my entire adult life I unfortunately don't have a clue about where to start when it comes to decorating a new home. All I do know is that having just blown a small fortune on our house deposit, solicitors fees and expenses we don't have a great deal of money left to spend on furniture.
So at the moment I'm focussed on one room at a time, thinking about how I can make us a comfortable, clean and chic home on a limited budget.
I spend most of my time dreaming about our new bedroom. We hate our current sleeping space with its shabby carpet, dark walls and limited space and I'm very excited that our new room is going to be far larger with white walls and gorgeous skylights to keep the room nice and bright.
I'm desperate to create a relaxing and comfortable environment so have decided to keep things simple and fresh by decorating our new space white whilst adding a few details in gold to create a feeling of opulence.
All of our bedroom furniture is going to be white so we're on the hunt for pieces that are going to look great but are friendly on the bank balance. I'm also keen to have a good amount of furniture so that everything has a home. No more using rooms as dumping grounds!
I've started looking out for pretty pieces in gold that we can use to decorate our room. I quite fancy a gold lamp for our bedside table and a white bedding set with some beautiful gold features. We are also keen to use artwork by local artists to decorate all of the rooms in the house so will be looking for some beautiful drawings to add to the walls in our bedroom.
We are currently a little guilty of dumping our clothes on the floor of our bedroom so I'm thinking about getting a chair for the corner of the room, I like to pretend to myself that I'll relax in the chair with a good book but I think the reality will be that that's where the pile of clothes goes (neatly folded of course!).
The thing I am probably most excited about when thinking about our new bedroom is that I will finally have my very own grownup lady dressing table. The perfect place to store my cluttered collection of makeup and somewhere for me to get ready in comfort.
With my limited knowledge I am relying on bloggers with beautiful homes and amazing tips and have even found myself eyeing up a few home furnishing books.
I'd love to hear how you've decorated your bedroom, give me some ideas!