A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that we’re planning to move house soon.
For the first time we’ll have a place that we can officially call our own, and I’ve been getting carried away with my plans for the décor and all the beautiful things I want to own. That has to be the best part of moving: trying to create a home that reflects your personality and all the things you love. Plus the shopping!
Since I was at school, I’ve imagined a house with lines of poetry written on the walls and books piled up everywhere.
I’ve been lusting after fitted bookcases and comfy reading chairs, typographic posters and wordy wall art.
I’ve been imagining what my workspace will look like – excited that I’ll finally have enough space for my own desk! I’ve been whiling away the spare hours on Pinterest, searching for inspiration, or scrolling through Etsy for cute and quirky details to buy.
When I planned our wedding I drifted away into a world of vintage books and literary themed décor and I can sense our new house will go the same way.
There’s something about shelves full of books that I find comforting. When I’ve had a tough morning at work and I’m feeling fed up, I like to walk into town and go to the book shop. Wandering around the store, picking up books from the display tables and running my finger over the spines of the novels lining the shelves is therapeutic. It feels almost spiritual in the way it lifts my mood.
Having a home full of books, full of poetry and quotations, full of photographs, makes me feel like I’m surrounded by stories. I’ve brought the wider world inside my little house and everywhere I look there are endless possibilities and glimpses at life.
I only hope my decorating skills are up to the task of making my perfect home a reality.