Making our first house a home.

One of the things Frankie and I have really tried to create in our house, since being married is making it a home and feel like one for those that visit, too. I know this is pretty obvious, but because our first home is rented, its not ours so we're unable to make the big changes you would be able to with one we own. So, its all about making small changes that make a big difference. Our downstairs is the hub of the house like any home, so here we have tried to create a warm and happy feel. Its just one long room (living room + dining table) and a kitchen, thats it. Its so small but its our space and we love it, so I'm excited to show you where we've got to in our home making.

The house we are living in is a small three up, two down terrace. The rooms are small so we have had to best utilise the space provided. We asked for it to be unfurnished (BIG factor in making a rented house feel like your own, by the way) so that we could fill it entirely with our own furniture, which we felt would make it feel more like our own. Its the small touches that make it. 

One thing I can't stand and that we can't change, is the wallpaper. Thankfully, its all been painted over but now and again I see the little squares and want to strip it all off. Never the less, I have put up as many pictures and frames as I can and decorated the house as much as I possibly can. Its of course, a work in progress but I love how it is coming along. There are so many little corners of our home that make me feel proud to know we created a space we feel so comfortable in, and its ours (kind of).

Home is where we come after work, where we rest, where our feet find our slippers, and our comfiest (and quite possibly ugliest) clothes can be worn with NO JUDGEMENTS,
where we relax, and where we make some of the best memories. 

Lots of pictures, lots of light, comfy corners, candles and the accessories that tie it all together.

Hope you enjoyed having a nosey as much as I enjoyed sharing our space with you! If you'd like to know where anything is from I've linked some below, if theres anything I've missed just fire me a message!

Emily x

Be still my soul prints - Etsy
"You + Me" "Family" prints - Yorkelee Prints
Gold & glass hexagon terrarium - TKMaxx sold out - similar here
Large frames - Ikea
White and gold lamp - Ikea
"Wonder" decorative piece - M&S
"W" mini plate - M&S 
Hanging flower basket - Ikea
Three frame in mint green - Urban Outfitters
Large marquee letter "W" on wall - Ebay
Teal occasional chair (French Springtime Collection) - Sostrene Grene


  1. Beautiful photos :) ! I love the idea of having fresh flowers on the table :) .

  2. Beautiful reminders! Those prints! I love them did you frame yourself - or do they come framed?

    1. Hi Elizabeth! Yes, I bought the JPEG of the print on Easy (linked above) and then got them printed with an online company. The frames I bought for £5 each in Ikea myself, and are also linked above! Glad you like them x

  3. wow, it looks so elegant, love the images & the interiors to make a home:)

  4. Love the way you've decorated the shelves and all the little touches throughout the room! Katie x

    1. Thanks so much, Katie! Takes forever to get it the way you want it, and its still a work in progress but its getting there!
      Emily x