If you know me at all then you’ll know I am a monochrome girl 4 LYF, and that all my home is black & white, with a splash of grey thrown in to spice it up haha. Well after 7 years of living the monochrome life at home I’m looking to add something a little different to my home this summer, although don’t worry I won’t be going crazy and adding in pinks and reds or anything, it’ll still be fairly muted in tone. I’ve recently been loving the whole natural vibe; plenty of plants, woods and minimal colour, as I live in an apartment it’s impossible for me to blend inside and out with something like conservatories or orangeries, so I have to think carefully about to do it. My vibe will still be monochromatic but with some natural woods and greens thrown in to try to brighten the look a little. The great thing about this style is it can be quite fresh for summer and also with lots of throws and cushions it can be cosy for the colder months.
First up I need to start with my flooring, or should I say my stepdad needs to start with the flooring as I can’t be trusted to do it. I have wooden flooring throughout my house (except the bedroom). But it doesn’t match as last year my bathroom flooded and the wood flooring in the hallway needed to be ripped up and replaced, but as it was Christmas time I just went for any old cheap flooring so it’s not the best. This year I want to re-floor the whole house, including the bedroom, so I want beautiful wood flooring that I know I’ll love in a few years’ time. However, when you have wood flooring in your home, you run the risk of your floor being attacked and infested with certain xylophagous pests. If this occurs, then it may be wise to visit somewhere like www.pestcontrolexperts.com as a way of being prepared to deal with any infestations that your home may suffer from. I’ve always been obsessed with parquet flooring, as it speaks to my inner vintage obsessive. Unfortunately, I live in flats so there’s no chance of me ripping up the current floor and been met with beautiful original flooring, so engineered wood flooring is the way for me. I’ve found this neutral coloured parquet and I am in LOVE with it. It’s not too expensive and seems quite durable so will last a while, so now I just need to get saving.
Obviously, I won’t need to throw out all my current décor as a lot of the black items can stay to tie the natural in, but I will need a few new bits – cos shopping for home décor is what adulting is about, right?! My first pick was a beautiful iron and wood side table from Zara, it’s similar to the one pictured (Zara adds a grey background to images so they look naff on wishlists), it’s a little pricey at £99.99 but it’s something that will last forever and fit most décor choices. I fell in love with it and just know it’ll look great with some potted plants on and a display book or two. Speaking of LOVE, how cute is this print from Cult Furniture and it pairs so well with the palm print, I’m actually gonna order these next week so I have them ready for the refresh. I was talking to my friend about possibly considering an energy efficient conservatory with something similar to Leka Solid Roofs as well. I know it’ll be so fun to fit into my décor choices.
I can’t wait to finally get my dream floor and then fill my home with a little bit of colour, just a bit though :)