When I was given my contract for my first flat in London, I was overjoyed. This is it! I’m finally doing it! I can get to work decorating, I thought! Then I read the small print. The list of things I couldn’t do was, well, endless, with no screws, hanging frames or wallpaper appearing at the top of the list. In bold.

How was I ever going to add any personality to my teeny-tiny new home?

After extensive research (and obsessive scrolling on Pinterest), I realised that there are actually a whole host of things that can be done to make my flat feel that tiny bit cosier.

Luckily, my walls are already white, but having clean and bright walls is one way to open spaces up. Then, brightening up your neutral canvas with bright colours, layered textures and different heights is a great way to add a welcome bit of interest. Use damage-free picture hanging strips to display affordable prints on your walls (scroll down for some of my faves), and treat yourself to a patterned rug to bright up that dull and trodden carpet they’ve left you with. UGH.

When it comes to where to shop, Fy! Has been a total lifesaver for me over the past few years. It’s a total treasure trove of stylish, timeless and affordable homeware. From luxe cushions to opulent fabrics, storage solutions and

During a routine check of the site’s “New Arrivals” section this morning, I spotted that they’re offering 15% off for 48 hours. So it’d be rude not to do a spot of shopping, right?

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Here are the pieces I’ll be snapping up to transform my tiny rental flat into a home with personality. Which will you treat yourself to?



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