Tuesday, 10 March 2015

12 Decorating Ideas For Your First Apartment

So this isn't like my usual fashion posts, and I don't know what you'll all think of it, (please be kind) but I want my blog to be more diverse! So have a read, and let me know your honest thoughts below! 

Leaving the comforts of your parents home can be a daunting, overwhelming and thrilling! The idea of furnishing & decorating your own space can be all of those things and more! But, you must keep in mind that creating a stylish  and homely space is not something that will just come together over night. You should look at your home as an ever evolving collection! Something that will take time and patients and be added to constantly over a  long period of time to make your space the place you call home.

To make the process a little easier, we have narrowed down your shopping list to the top twenty one items/ideas  for creating that perfect first home.


It’s true, no matter how big your house is, you always need more storage! Finding furniture that serves two purposes from the flip of a lid is invaluable and you can find some really unique pieces.


It’s a well known fact that mirrors make any room seem bigger, reflecting light and giving the elusion of a bigger space. Why not open your mind to mirrored or acrylic/see through furniture.


Whether or not you like a more modern, clinical look, white is by far the most obvious choice for giving the illusion of a greater space. Just because your walls are plain, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress your apartment with all colours, patterns and textures! 


Storage in your first apartment will be the biggest requirement, but why hide everything in draws and cupboards? Shelving is a great way to display all your personal belongings and you can put them in all the inane  spaces that you could not otherwise use. If you have any space above a door, why not add a shelf, it’s a clever way to make a feature and use space you otherwise wouldn’t. 


Desk spaces are often not considered as a priority when moving into your first home. But speaking from experience, it was something I was desperate for, as using your dining table is just not practical and quite chaotic.  Your office space must promote peace and clarity!


By hanging long curtains, higher than the top of the window, it will create the illusion of a higher ceiling. It might take a bigger ladder but it will most definitely be worth it! Curtains are also a great way of dividing space, especially if you live in a studio apartment.


Wardrobes can be really big and take up a lot of your bedroom, consider a clothing rail. You can make your clothes a work of art. Ceiling rails are a great way of space saving and use small hooks to hang shoes.


Framing keys and flowers is a great touch to any home. You can frame personal belongings or random objects and it can create small interesting pockets within your house.  Why not consider framing light switches for a quirkier touch? And there’s nothing worse than tangled necklaces, just frame them!


Bathrooms are easy to clutter, especially if they are small! Keeping the colours and tones similar is a great way to fool the eye. If you have angled walls, paint the ceiling the same colour as the walls and it will visually expand the space and the unusual shapes will disappear.  Oh and don’t forget, go big on mirrors! 


When you leave home, you have the freedom to choose when you have your friends come visit, and something really fun like a dinner party is a great way to have a house warming and show off your new space! Pretty matching dinner sets can make a really great impression and show off your individual style!


It’s always a must to create a homely, peaceful atmosphere, and an easy tip is to fill your home with candles. You can buy scented candles, which can look and smell wonderful and if you have some old bottles or teacups, it can create a beautiful focal point on the table.


Comfort is priority in your new home, and no sofa is complete without an array of fabulous pillows. Why not try something new with personalised pillows, or not your average square shape?

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Wrap Up - My Missguided Favourites

Wrap up this season with my Missguided essentials!

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LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box (March15)


This was a surprise delivery from the beautiful people at LookFantastic! The concept of the box is that you purchase it and the contents remains a secret until delivery! All you know is what the box is worth it will always include a minimum of six products. An assortment of skin, hair, cosmetic and body products will be on offer, catering to every kind of beauty lover!

What a fantastic idea! A great way to try new products that you wouldn't normally purchase! 

You can subscribe to receive the box for as long as 12months and if you do, you make a total saving of £45.. Amazing! It's like a surprise present every month from you, to you! 

I wanted to show you what I received in my box this month, (sorry if I have spoilt the surprise to anyone looking to purchase) but I wanted to demonstrate the type of products that you could receive in future boxes! 

So here's what I received:

Cowshed - Lippy Cow

A nourishing balm to soothe cracks keeping your lips soft and supple.

Lord & Berry - Line/Shine Kajal & Eye Pencil Liner

Suitable for sensitive eyes, a black pencil to line and define the eyes, leaving a silky smooth, semi-matte finish.

Wet Brush

Effortlessly detangles wet and dry hair, small and lightweight for your handbag.

NudeStix - Magnetic Colour Gift

A long wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, provides intense colour, precise lining and primes lid for all day wear.

Bliss - FatGirlSlim

Makes skin feel firmer and more toned.

Caudalie - Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

The serum works to protect the skin from environmental factors, whilst preserving the skin and preventing the development of wrinkles.


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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Fashion Eyes - Knotted Dress

I have some exciting news to tell you all! I have recently agreed to model for the online fashion store Fashion Eyes! They are a fresh and vibrant online store which bring the latest trends at affordable prices. 

Over the next months I will be regularly posting outfits from the store & be sure to use the code "VictoriaRose" for 10% discount off your order!

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