Home Sweet Apartment

I’ve been on a spending spree!

My apartment has received a few treats, only small but ones which have made a big difference. I have been here a year now and whilst it’s fully kitted out I enjoy introducing new items and moving things around. It also generates a fresh vibe, a renewed presence if you are on a budget and just looking to inject a bit of character.

I’m talking mirrors, plants, candles, lamps. I could stop there but unfortunately, my online shopping has been stretching to all sorts of items, I can almost see my wallet supergluing itself up. But for me my home is important, it’s where I feel secure and which allows me to express my personality. Don’t you think that by just making a few changes to your home it can create a revamped feel? Almost new? I love it.

flowers on a table in small vases with candles

Photo Cred: Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash


When I was growing up I was lucky to have a large bedroom with high ceilings. I appreciated the space and it was like DIY SOS every month as I frequently repainted the walls with the colour of the month and repositioning all the furniture. The only thing I didn’t appreciate was with it being such a huge room it was difficult to heat, nonetheless, the redesigned bedroom decluttered my mind and gave me a fresh perspective. It was as though it helped me think more clearly. Either that or it was just an excuse, any excuse not to revise. A little extreme maybe?

I have found myself itching to do the same of late. Not the revision but the revamping of my home. I don’t have grand space in my London apartment and it isn’t as easy to move furniture around but I can still be creative by introducing colour and accessories. I’ve also been on a de-cluttering mission. Clothes which I have been hoarding have been handed over to the charity shop, complete and utter rubbish which has no use to anyone has been binned and cupboards have been both tidied and rearranged. Post de-cluttering I feel lighter, organised, structured, cleansed.

Picture of a white modern chair and basket

Photo Cred: Sarah Dorweiler / Unsplash

I had an interesting conversation with my friend the other day before Sober October began (I am only on day two and would just love a glass of wine) and we were discussing home improvements. She didn’t understand why I was buying the new accessories. I could see her point as her questions unfolded. “What if you move?” “What if the furniture doesn’t match the new place?” Initially, I thought “Hmmm” (sometimes I can be easily influenced) but then my mind snapped back into it and my answer was…well I am doing it for me. Because I like to feel comfortable, happy with my surroundings and hope to make it so for others. Those What If? questions are applicable to everyone, anyone if and when they move properties so it was a case of agree to disagree and let’s top up the wine glasses!

So the online deliveries are slowly coming in and probably will continue to do so.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you buy things regularly for your home? Does it make it feel different?

N x

So hey you, yes you…I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.


  1. October 2, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I love decluttering! Moving things around and going through your space is such a good feeling. I recently got rid of a lot of clothes and beauty products – I was hoarding all these powders and blushers etc, which I knew that I was never going to use. And it has made me feel much better. Being organised in general just edits through to your life and mindset. xxx

    • niccimcshane
      October 6, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      It’s almost like a big cleanse! I am a nightmare for hoarding things and removing things which I don’t use and probably never will was kind of liberating! Xxx

    • niccimcshane
      October 26, 2017 / 11:53 pm

      Sorry for the delay with my reply I’ve started a new job and I am working away each week so I’ve been trying to get myself into a routine! And even more so now with this particular conversation I have to be more organised all over again 😂xxxx

      • October 28, 2017 / 11:37 pm

        Congrats on your new job! I have always thought of you as a really organised person, so I am sure that you will be back in routine in no time! xxxx

        • niccimcshane
          October 29, 2017 / 7:12 am

          Awww Thankyou that’s given me confidence to be even more organised! Xxx

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