Christmas has to be my favourite time of the year and this year has come with even more excitement with our recent move. I haven’t been as active as I normally would be across my social media platforms and on my blog but I’ve tried to keep posting weekly whilst juggling other commitments and especially at this time of year when I’m almost always rushed off my feet but even more so this year with the big move. We couldn’t be happier with our new location and surroundings and I’m looking forward to producing fresher content within the New Year! Hopefully, you will all stick around for 2016 and for now take a peek below inside our new home with before pictures directly below and after pictures following on from this.
I and Kyle moved into our new place a good couple of weeks back now and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how everything has panned out. Please excuse how minimal everything looks in these photos as I’m hoping to build upon decor and cute little homeware pieces as time go on but for now we’ve included some Christmas touches and decorations from the likes of Debenhams, Flamingo Candles (my favourite candle brand at the moment) and Tesco. Having such a small space to work with we wanted to create more depth to each room by keeping the colour palette minimal and bright. I opted for IKEA furniture as I feel you get better quality for your money compared to other brands. IKEA really is the future of homeware and the quality of everything really is outstanding especially for the low price point and so easy to assemble. I think it’s the less is more approach that catches my eye with IKEA and I love simplicity and clean detailing to my furniture as it gives a much more modern outlook.
I’ve included before and after pictures of the refurbishment and hopefully, this gives you some inspiration if your planning on moving out in 2016 or later on and looking for a total refresh if the place hasn’t been lived in for a good while. The whole process was exciting and it was great to bring our visions to life whilst keeping costs at a minimum, we went with a plush grey carpet throughout the hall and living area with a white backdrop. The kitchen, bedroom and bathroom have the same white backdrop but with wooden flooring and the bedroom has a light cream carpet to keep things fresh with some added warmth. We finished the rooms off with some personal touches and things we’ve gathered over the years and some cute little decor pieces and scented candles for the fireplace. I’ve still gone a long way to go with everything but I think it’s looking really nice at the moment and a huge difference to what it was before and much more modern and to my specifications.
I think my pride and joy of the house would be my office area! I’m hoping to add to this little section of the house that I can call mine and excited to see it transform! I loved these IKEA cabinets as soon as I noticed them on the website so decided to create my own desk and buy everything separate to my measurements for the area I wanted to place the desk. The drawers will come in very handy for stationary and makeup and other little bit’s and bobs I’m yet to think of (I’m hoping to do a different post when my office area is fully complete). I think this is a huge development relationship wise as myself and Kyle have been together for seven years now so it’s great to finally have our own space to work on other projects. We’ve just started to get some Christmassy bits and pieces together to make the house more festive and homely! My favourite pieces would be the Christmas scented candles. We opted for a real small tree from Tesco with pretty fairy lights and dried out cinnamon sticks, oranges and twigs; we also went for a medium sized black tree to fit in with the scheme and I find the shade very unique at this time of year compared to whites and greens. I popped on a couple of Candy Canes as decoration and after taking these photos we did add more decorations together but I haven’t captured this but will do next year if I’m planning on doing a similar Christmas post.
Posts have been few and far between recently and that’s why I wanted to keep you all in the loop with this move, It’s been an ongoing process since October, so this is what I’ve been busy doing the past couple of months. I’ve seen myself develop through this move and it isn’t the first time I’ve moved out (the first time was quite the flop, so I figured I’d keep this on the down low). Anyway, what I’m trying to get at is my future goal and I want to illustrate this through Krystel Couture and work even harder on my content and photography now that I have the creative space to progress and breath with so many other things going on in my life that keep me busy every day.
Wishing you all a Lovely Christmas! xx 🙂