CREATING YOUR HAPPY SPACE

CREATING YOUR HAPPY SPACE

LET’S BE HONEST, HOW MUCH EASIER IS BEING A BLOGGER WHEN YOUR HOME IS INSTAGRAMMABLE?

I‘ve been obsessed with interiors ever since I can remember – from Ikea trips as a 10 year old to visions of a dark, purple painted, Harry Potter adorned bedroom – I’ve always loved to dream up my ideal space. The Harry Potter obsession may have been tamed since, but the love and desire to create a happy little space of my own has well and truly stuck with me. I don’t own a beautiful, huge home – hell I don’t even know¬†where I want to live right now or in the future, but I do know that it’s super important for me to put my own stamp on my own space, wherever that may be.

I’ve really enjoyed adding more and more items into my little interior collection over the last year or so (cute homewares always make fab insta flatlay props too – always an excuse right ūüėČ ) However I always felt like my space was a bit bare and lacking something – apart from a few disposable camera shots in frames, I have no prints and my walls were screaming for a makeover – so I’ve teamed up with the beauts from¬†Desenio ¬†and chosen my fave pieces to work into my space! It’s so important for my happiness to feel comfortable and relaxed in my home, so I’m sharing how I go about creating my happy space!

ADD A TOUCH OF HUMOUR

 

I love a good, sassy print as much as the next blogger – who doesn’t want their walls adorned with motivational quotes and phrases to make you laugh?! In fact, if you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll know I have quite the collection of fab quotes – ready to pull out at any occasion to pick up, motivate and inspire myself! Desenio even have a print section dedicated to motivational quotes (I spent a good few hours browsing this haha!) Waking up and wandering downstairs to make myself a morning coffee and seeing these prints makes me smile and that’s definitely a damn, good way to start the day! Pictures and prints don’t have to stop in the lounge and bedroom – spread the fun all around your house – kitchen, dining room and the bathroom for a pop of happiness and style in every corner. From girl bossy quotes, life inspiration, love, life and fashion – there’s something to suit all personalities and taste (I also love how much people laugh when they see my ‘Oh Crepe print! ūüėČ )

STYLE RUT? PINTEREST IS YOUR BESTIE!

We all know the wonderful, soul sucking feeling that is comparison – something creators and bloggers are particularly wonderful at! Even after finishing some of your best work, it’s so easy to instantly look at someone else’s and feel like chucking the towel in and hibernating until the foreseeable future! It happens to the best of us and it’s normal to feel lacklustre about your space sometimes, especially when you’re not where you want to be or looking to move! It’s all about making the best of what you have – small room in a shared house? Use space saving techniques to de clutter and clear your mind reading for those little homely touches like prints, candles and flowers.

I have TONNES of Pinterest boards full of¬†home inspiration for each and every room and space, this is the biggest help in the world when you’re feeling unsure of what you like or questioning how to decorate and style rooms. One browse through my boards and I’m back on track, reminded of what I love, my fave colour palettes and full of inspiration! When choosing the frames and prints I was mindful of what would work with my current colour palette, I love how the pink flower print came out and brightens a space! I’ve never seen such a beautiful and chic selection than on their website – nailing it down to the last chosen prints was pretty hard when I bookmarked about 50!

IF STYLE IS A REFLECTION OF OURSELVES, SO SHOULD BE OUR HOMES.

We dress to feel good and it speaks for us without whispering a word, so your home should also be a reflection of yourself. When I dress how I love, I feel happy and so when my house reflects me and my personality, I feel happy too! I love to buy things that show the kind of person I am – I collect books, prints, decorations and pieces that embellish a space. Desenio have really nailed their curation of products to choose from – chic, modern, beautiful and affordable (I was also really surprised by how easy the prints were to pop in the frames – ¬†I normally suck at this!) Whether you splash 50 colours over the walls or prefer a white space with pops of print, create a little space that you feel reflects you in all of your amazingness! I genuinely feel happy every time I look around and see all of the lovely things I’ve collected over the years and the things I’ve consequently bought to compliment them – like how good does this print go with my fave, bed cushions?! Life’s too short not to enjoy your space – no matter how big or small!

DRESS YOUR SPACE TO MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPY AND MOTIVATED TO SMASH LIFE!

It’s super¬†important to enjoy your space, but it’s also¬†really¬†important to¬†inject your energy into the spaces you use most – working from home means making my¬†desk a nice (and cute¬†lookin!) place to work is key. I feel¬†super motivated having a collection of nice images, quotes and decorations on my desk! It’s a nice little space and my productivity is really¬†heightened when I work somewhere I enjoy! I¬†forever love¬†looking at cute desk inspo on Pinterest, it means that should I ever tire of my space, a¬†little click through some pins and I’m instantly inspired to give it a little revamp! Browsing through the Fashion category in particular really gave me a boost of inspo, especially as theres also shots of the prints in situe to give you some further interior inspo on how to style your prints!

I’m almost, definitely, totally obsessed with this Elizabeth Taylor print – simple, minimal, classic and oh so sassy! Perfect to perk me up at that mid-day slump or when I’m feeling a little uninspired! Creating a cute desk is probably my fave thing and I regularly move bits around as to how I feel. I also love how the gorgeous lipstick print brings something a little arty to my vanity corner (that gold frame though!) ¬†you don’t realise how bare a space really used to look once you pop a print up in it’s place! I feel like prints really speak a lot about the person who chooses them and I definitely love how these ones sum me up! (Coffee addict, lipstick hoarder who wants to take over the world from her bed!) Would love to know what your fave is!

 

SHOP MY INTERIOR FAVES

 

I hope you loved this one beauts and enjoyed having a little peek into my love of interiors! I’d love to know how you put your own stamp on your home and your fave way to decorate places to make it your happy space! Leave a little comment below and tell us your tips and ideas!¬†

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This post was a sponsored collaboration with the lovelies at Desenio

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How to – DIY Gucci inspired loafers

How to – DIY Gucci inspired loafers

“There’s something proudly satisfying about someone asking where your clothes are from and replying that you customised them yourself”

Ever since I was little I’ve loved putting my own spin on things – sticking 3 different dresses together and gluing pieces onto old jackets. There’s something proudly satisfying about someone asking where you got your shoes from and you reply that you customised them. I’ve suddenly been inspired over the past few weeks to really revamp pieces that are just sitting vacant in my wardrobe. It all started whilst I was putting this blog post together about my favourite, affordable designer dupes.

I then wandered around Zara the other week, lusting over summery pieces to add to my wardrobe. As I walked around I realised I already had SO MUCH of this sitting in my wardrobe and I could easily make the pieces myself. Embroidery is HUGE at the moment, florals, studs, jewels and pearls. They adorn all the clothes at the moment and is so easily achieved yourself! So here’s my little (and hopefully the start of many!) DIY – how to revamp a pair of unloved shoes into my fave Gucci Dupes!

HOW TO

Step 1: Clip off the backs of the earring findings and stud bases with the pliers, so that they both sit flat. Gently tap any stumps left over with the flat edge of the pliers

Step 2:¬†Carefully super glue the half pearls inside the earring stud bases, making sure you’ve brought the correct sizes in MM so that the pearls will fit inside! I bought an assortment of pearls, and have linked everything I used in the¬†Youtube Tutorial below!

Step 3: Once all your pearls are glued and the bases and finding are clipped to be flat, roughly place them along the heel to get an idea of the placement. When happy, apply a little glue, hold in place and gentle tap with the pliers to secure in face.

Step 4:¬†Once the heels are covered as you like, clear up any excess glue or markings, give them a polish and you’re good to go! You can do this with any kind of shoe you like – loafers, flats, heels or boots!

BEFORE

AFTER

“I now have a list as long as my arm of projects I want to try to inject some life into unloved pieces!”

And that’s it! Crazy simple and affordable but it’s now transformed something I wasn’t wearing into something I am obsessed with! I was toying with the idea of buying a pair of dupes (I’ve listed my top picks below for you guys!) but after realising I had a great pair of leather loafers, that could totally be changed with a few pearls seemed very appealing, so I thought why not give it a go!

I now have a list as long as my arm of projects I want to try to inject a bit of life into unloved pieces in my wardrobe! The best bit is, most of them simply involve pearls and super glue! I love the brassy metal I used here, it’s definitely a lot more understated than bright gold, but I’ve seen some great dupes with silver, why not mix things up, design your own and see how you go! I’d also love to know what dupes you’d like to see next – I’ve definitely caught the DIY bug!¬†

Shop the style and my faves picks!

I was SO EXCITED to share this one with you loves – I really hoped you found it useful and interesting – do have a peek at the video below to see how I made them, it really was so simple! Do let me know if you’d like to see any other of these style posts or videos – always loving hearing your thoughts!¬†

I’ve also got so much Spring style & travel, goodness coming to my channel, so make sure you’re¬†subscribed!¬†

As always you can tweet me @stylepetalblog, catch up on all my posts over on BLOGLOVIN or see my latest beauty and fashion buys and vlogs over on my YouTube channel!

Photography by Ben Kapur

Watch the Tutorial