As I mentioned in my little ‘Life Update’ post last week, I’ve recently moved into a new flat with my boyfriend. Over the past month, we have slowly been trying to get the flat as homely as possible. Slowly adding little touches here and there, I must admit we still have a lot of work to do, however, there are a few areas of the flat that are already coming together quite nicely.
There is no doubt about it, our little book nook is my all time favourite part of the flat. This little cove is based at the back of our living room and I knew almost instantly how I wanted it to look. I think we had been in the flat for about three days and I already had this little corner unpacked and looking beautiful. As you can see we have an Ikea Hemnes bookshelf which houses my fiction books coordinated by colour. Let’s ignore bottom two shelves, which currently have my book series on, I really want to get my hands on another little bookcase for these. But for now there’s this little drawer unit I picked up from my local charity shop for £8 and up-cycled, I don’t think this really fits here but it’ll do for now.
I really enjoyed styling bookshelves with little trinkets and objects we have collected over the years, we currently mostly have Lego and Pop Vinyl figures, but I do have a few items in mind that I want to add onto these shelves. In my parent’s place I felt like I had loads of trinkets because they were all in one small space, now we’ve moved out I don’t seem to have enough.
Alongside our bookshelves we have added plants, pops of copper and this little wooden cracket (again from Ikea) to break up the white and grey a little. really think the touches of wood and greenery really help to liven up the place, I love plants to add a little colour into the flat without being too much.
So that’s our little book nook. There’s still a few additions we want to make to this area like a nice rug, some more artwork on the walls and a floor lamp. But for now I really love it and I hope you do too.