Ever since I came home from my trip abroad, I’ve been really enjoying making our apartment even more cozy than it already was. I don’t see myself as a very materialistic person, but I must confess… I love pretty stuff. My definition of “pretty” doesn’t mean it has to be shiny or new or expensive though. Secondhand shops and flea markets are kind of my guilty pleasure. I can’t leave those things without buying some more cute plates and cups, or vases or… well, you name it, I fall for it. Don’t get me wrong: I’m the first person to declare her love for Ikea (although I’m still a bit sad about the fact that they discontinued their cappuccino cake), but in my opinion there exists something as TOO MUCH IKEA. We do have a lot of stuff from there, but I like mixing them with secondhand stuff. In my opinion it really adds character to a home and it can be so much fun to find something you love (for a few bucks!) and make it even more pretty with a lick of paint.

Above all, I love a home which can tell you a lot about the people who are living in it, for it to say something about their personalities. Our home is still a work in progress, but I think that is the fun part about having a place of your own: it’s never finished and you can keep changing it whenever you want. Well, with the consent of your housemate/boyfriend of course (mine veto’d about pink walls – luckily that’s not really my thing either).