BUYING A HOUSE + INTERIOR INSPIRATION
One question that I ask myself regularly is, when will I feel like an adult? I mean, I pay my bills, I work for myself, I provide for myself, I’m engaged, half of my friends are married or have babies – slight exaggeration, but a fair few do – and yet I still feel ever so slightly like a teenager with no responsibility. One recent “happening” that has pushed me into the realms of “Oh
f*ck lord, I think I might be an actual adult now” is buying a house.
So my other half and I have this house. We are still living in my family home until it’s totally ready – said other half thought it’d be a good idea to turn a very old fashioned (but livable) house into a complete building site – and probably will be for some time, but I’m excited for our next venture. But you know what I’m really excited for? Decorating this
building site that looks like a bomb’s hit it blank canvas into my home.
I thought that nothing could compare to Pinterest when it comes to Home interior inspiration, however after discovering Homify, an incredible website full of home inspiration, articles and amazingly shot photographs, I think Pinterest could easily be given a run for it’s money. There is such a wide variety of home inspiration but a couple of areas I am particularly interested in are Bedroom, kitchen and living room inspiration.
Here are some of my favourite choices. A word of warning, prepare to drool/want to redecorate your entire home.
Is this not the dreamiest bathroom in existence? #MarbleGoals
Source for each photo: Homify
As you can see, I am a huge fan of minimal interiors. White, white and more white – do I need to say white one more time? White 😉 – with some copper, green, marble and geometric accents are my idea of perfection, and these photo’s were just a small selection from Homify’s website so as you can imagine, I was in my element browsing their website. Our house has a lot of exposed brick – which I am beyond obsessed with – so this modern style of interior works really well as a contrast to the cosy brick.
Moving home is a very big deal – i.e I am slightly
shitting a brick
terrified – for me as not only will I be leaving my family home (which I’ve lived in my entire life, I was actually born
in that house) and my family – I can’t go into this further as I will burst into tears – but I’ll also be leaving London. I’ll be living just on the outskirts – when we finally move in in 20 years time 😉 – and I will be so ridiculously sad not to be in the heart of such an incredible city. So making my new house a home
is not only important, but essential. With the help of Homify, Pinterest
and let’s be real, Kate from Gh0st Parties
… I’m pretty sure I can make that happen 🙂
Where are your favourite places to go for home interiors inspiration? Have you checked out Homify before? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
This post is in collaboration with Homify.
I love all the home interiors.
I bet you can get a nice place with great things on it
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Thanks so much lovely, hoping I can make my little home lovely 🙂
Eeek – i think you're officially an adult now Elle 😉 so exciting! I love those interior looks.. I would absolutely love to have a house like that and am determined to in the future haha. I'm a way off getting my own place yet but when I do I'll be consulting Homify! And I can't wait to see lots of interior and home posts from you 🙂 Good luck in the next chapter of your life! xxx
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Haha I think I might, how terrifying! Thanks so much lovely 🙂
Wow big step buying a house! Congrats, I'm sure it will look great once it's complete!
Ah thank you lovely, fingers crossed it'll look amazing. I'm excited 🙂
I am still flat livin' so I don't do much in terms of decor. Seeing all the lovely big houses you've posted make me miss Canada a lot though, where something big and airy is at least attainable, unlike in the UK where one day I can maybe buy a small shed for £200K.
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Ahh my family live in Canada and are always perplexed by how much London houses are. I had to move to the outskirts because of the £200k shed situation. So frustrating!
All of these interiors are gorgeous!
Exposed brick is my FAVOURITE thing, I swear. If I ever get my own place, there needs to be exposed brick…or else.
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Haha my other half knocked half of the ways away so it could be exposed brick so I get the obsession 😉
It's so exciting that you are renovating an old house into something brand new 🙂 I've never tried homeify before, but all these minimalistic inspirations are gorgeous- I think there's just something so fresh and spacious about white
Thanks so much lovely, I'm a huge fan of them too. Loved these interior pics so much 🙂
The inspo looks great! I have a thing for minimalistic interiors too 🙂
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AHHH I love all the interiors, white bright spaces make for great personalisation! So exciting about the move, selling a house is such hard work!
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Thanks so much lovely, luckily I didn't have to sell as I'm living at home at the mo and moving out with boyf… so glad I don't have to go through that process though!
Eeekkkkk Decorating your own space is always so exciting! I'm loving your inspiration!
I decorated all of mine, top to toe last year in a couple of months…Since it's been complete I want to change it all again….I totally blame Pinterest! I hope it won't be in a building site for much longer and you can start creating a beautiful home! 😀
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Thanks so much lovely, haha I totally blame Pinterest for that too, it's the devil 😉
You're about 3 years younger than me (I think) but more of an adult than me already, haha! I love some of that deco, although all the white scares me a little. It would get dirty so easily.
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Haha I definitely don't feel it lovely. I'm totally not even thinking about the practicalities of white which sums me up 😉
OH, the dreamy bathroom looks soooo romantic and beautiful!
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Doesn't it look so lovely? Love that bathroom pic 🙂
we need an interior like these too!
How exciting! I love home decorating and I've chopped and changed my own so many times over the past 12 years. It's still very much a work in progress, next big step is a kitchen redesign, outdoor entertaining and some flooring changes. I love all your inspo, will check that website out now!
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Thanks so much lovely, so glad tou liked the inspo and site. Sounds like you're a bit of a decorating expert, I'll be coming to you for some advice 🙂
Love these photos! EI don't live on my own, but that doesn't stop me going through Pinterest for hours looking at interior haha. Love all these photos!
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Haha I totally did that for years before owning my own home too, you're not alone 😉
That's one thing I'm most excited about when I eventually end up buying my own home, I'm so excited to just go wild decorating it. I love decorating my room and spend ages updating it and things! I just get so much enjoyment out if it 🙂 http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/
Oh me too Bryony, so lovely to see all of your ideas coming together. Excited to get to the decorating part 🙂
Haha I don't think we ever feel like adult do we?! Love these interiors though, I love the clean, minimalistic vibe.. it's so stylish! xx
Sam // Samantha Betteridge
I'm glad it's not just me Sam 😉 So glad you like the inspo too!
All of the inspo is to die for! I definitely have the exact same taste as you, I'd love to have anything like any of the pictures. Good luck with the move! So exciting! x
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Ah thank you lovely, so glad you liked it 🙂
Oooh I love this!! Always after home inspiration – Homify looks great – gonna go investigate now! 🙂
Thanks lovely, definitely check out Homify, I'm a huge fan of their site 🙂
Gorgeous inspo! I can browse through pages for hours with interior design 🙂
Oh me too, in fact, I definitely did browse for hours 😉
I've never checked out Homify before, but I definitely will now. I love home decor inspirations. They definitely give me ideas on what to do with my own place. I can't wait to see your home when it's done :).
Kia / The House of KTS
Thanks lovely, me neither, it feels a long way away at the moment 🙂
wow this post is so inspiring
i wish i could one day pay for one like These
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Thanks lovely 🙂
Leaving your home is certainly hard, but with your amazing taste I'm sure you'll be able to create a nice space to be as happy as you were in your family's home.
Ah thanks so much lovely, that's such a kind comment. I really hope so! 🙂
Yeah getting a place definitely makes you feel a lot more mature. 🙂
When I was signing the lease to rent an apartment for this year during college I felt very grown up. But I am so excited to do a bit of decoration and make it feel like a home. Congrats on the house and hopefully ye can move in asap.
Thanks lovely, I'm glad it's not just me that feels that way 🙂
Such dreamy interiors! Living in a flat at uni has made me grow up and feel more independent 🙂
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Thanks lovely, so glad you liked it. It really does make you feel grown up right? 🙂
The interior inspo photos look so good I'm sure your place will be beautiful!
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Thanks lovely 🙂
I had never heard of Homify until tonight, as we're looking at moving (fingers & toes crossed) this could easily now become an obsession!
Whilst making our current house a home I used to spend hours looking at EVERYTHING that Next, IKEA and B&Q had to offer!
Good luck x
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Thanks so much lovely, it's so easy to get obsessed with interior shopping isn't it… Next and H&M are my faves so far 🙂
Wow amazing Interiors!! Fab decoration x
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Thanks hun 🙂
Oh gosh these are so so so ridiculously pretty???!?!!? As in, now I want to move out and get my own place and do all the decoration… despite being so completely financially incapable of doing that for another 3 years at least????
I hope that the new house doesn't give you too much trouble! Such exciting times for you 😀
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Haha this made me laugh a lot! Pinterest has made me want to do that my entire life 😉
So excited for you and your house! So much inspiration here, love the first photo. Good luck, hope ots done soon so you can decorate!
Thanks so much lovely, me too 🙂
Everything looks so, so awesome! I can't wait to eventually see the finished place. You've got some great photo inspirations.
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Ah thank you lovely, so glad you liked the photo's 🙂
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Thanks Hilary 🙂
Thanks for introducing me to this stunning site, I think you'd like how we've designed our house, it's minimalistic everywhere with dashes of statement colours in the furnishings/art/blooms but the kitchen is really bold and bright with a black and white tiled floor. I love Pinterest for home decor inspiration but will be checking out Homify especially as we are converting our garage into a studio hopefully in the next few months. Hope the house is going well, so exciting you are creating your dream home x
Ooh your home sounds amazing lovely, would love to see it. Pinterest is definitely great for inspiration isn't it but yes, check out Homify, I think you'll love it! Good luck with the garage conversion, sounds like the dream home 🙂
I've been dreaming about buying my own house as well, but it feels like so adult I'm not sure if I dare to do it yet. I really love all your interior ideas and I'm sure your place is going to look stunning!
Thanks so much lovely, fingers crossed it will 🙂
Eep- such an exciting project! It will be worth it, LOVE your inspo picks here!
Thanks so much lovely, so excited to get started with it 🙂
Love the inspiration! (: Oh, I also feel like a teenager sometimes 😛
Thanks Nati, I think I'll always be clinging onto my teenage years 😉
So beautiful!! Congrats on the home buying!!… You very much have an industrial minimalist taste… similar to mine! Find me on Pinterest, you'd probably love some of the things I pin… And I also adore that bathroom with the marble sink… simply beautiful.
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Thanks so much Amber, I'll head over to your Pinterest for sure 🙂
That would actually be my dream, to be able to buy a house that is old & could do with some serious renovations. Even though it may be so much more effort at first than buying a house that is ready from the get go… the satisfaction of having a house to your exact liking will be amazing. Best of luck with it all, your inspirations are beautiful & I hope it turns out just the way you like it x
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Thanks so much lovely. Totally understand what you mean, it does feel like a hell of a huge project we've taken on but fingers crossed it'll all be worth it 🙂
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I bought my own home last year and I've not stopped redecorating. It's such an exciting time for you – you're choices here and just stunning. Have fun with your new place xx
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Oh wow loving these interior shots!! Pinterest is always useful for inspiration and wishing you the best of luck in your new house!! Exciting times ahead for you and can't imagine you been born in the house you've lived in for years!! That's amazing ha,ha. It must make it harder for you having to leave but it will be a new start for you and your partner xx
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These look gorgeous! I am so excited to see the end result that you pull together – it will be great!
I have a special place in my heart for white marble sinks, so yes, you can imagine me gasping at the sight of that image – in. love.
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Nothing beats Pinterest for sure! I also go to designmodo.com they feature more minimal interior designs that fits my aesthetic. Such an exciting period of time, my fiancé and I have already started *casually* looking at places and I can't wait to decorate! Xx
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I'm all for white too 🙂 I hope you have fun decorating the house; some of us are still waiting for this big step… 🙂 xx Maja
These are all very beautiful I could definitely live with all this, but the thing that got me was the marble in the bathroom it looks absolutely beautiful. I'm sold!
I wish my house looks like these photos one day! I think I just have way too much stuff and I would never have enough storage space :') I can't wait though 🙂 xx
I love minimal interiors too!…I say even though my bedroom is a cluttered mess. Hahaha, It's definitely an adult step to move into a new house, and I wish you luck on it! <3
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Wow, Ellie, it's so exciting! You found great inspirations and I'm sure that with a little help of these home interiors, you'll make your new house in home 🙂
I couldn't agree with you more!! I'm so excited but so nervous at the same time..
So much inspo on Pinterest at the mo!
I think you've inspired me to write a post on my interior inspo too.
How exciting – your home inspo images are just the sort of thing I love too! I think if you have lots of light and high ceilings you can pretty much do anything with the space. Exposed brick will be great too! xx
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Thanks for the heads up about Homify – definitely my sort of thing! *bookmarks*
Ahh I love this! Im studying Architecture/Interior Design and I just LOVEEEE home inspiration posts. Thanks for sharing! x