“Un hogar es un sentimiento”
Have you ever walked in somewhere, and straight the way it’s felt like it’s home? Last week, I shared how we needed to find a new apartment by the end of February. I didn’t think we’d find a new home so quickly, let alone be moved in 10 days later. I never thought we’d find a home that would make our old place feel so not like a home. The first apartment always felt like home, until we lived there and it started to feel less “homely” and more “cluttery”.
The first apartment
I hate clutter. I hate seeing stuff. If everything could be hidden, I would be perfectly content. Minimalism. But not the cool minimalists on Instagram. I’m talking nothing, nada, zilch. I prefer my photos hidden in photo journals, I like an empty kitchen. Ornaments and stuff just isn’t my thing. In the old apartment, the stuff had to be seen. The absolute worst. Cupboard space was scarce and the biggest of the cupboards in the living room was glass, meaning everything on show.
What did we do?
Alex tried his hardest to hide things. We bought boxes that slotted perfectly into our, well useless, bedside tables. Why would anybody buy a table that is ultimately a shelf on top of a hollow box??? What good is that??? So when we found some fabric storage boxes, that looked super neat in Leroy Merlín, I was excited. Does that officially make me old???
When we opened the door of the new place, other than the lights above the mirror, the size of the apartment and the actual sofa (yep, a real reason to be excited when we’ve spent 6 months on a sofa bed with no armrests) the thing I was most excited about was cupboard space. Finally, the stuff would be hidden!
Perfect time to clear out
I love to shop. I love to shop for clothes. I love to shop for gifts. I love to shop for stationery. I love to shop for home wear. It’s just a fact. But, I love to throw things away. If I haven’t wore something all summer, it’s going. If it’s looking tired, it’s going. Moving house has been the perfect time to get to the back of the wardrobe and have a clear out of clothes. Nothing makes me feel more refreshed than knowing my wardrobe is in order. Imagine how stressed I was when our wardrobe space consisted of two shelves each. My clothes had to be thrown in, not ideal right?
The Best Bits
Now we’ve officially moved in, I want to share my favourite parts of the apartment, and why I knew straight the way it was the one.
The wardrobe mirror
I can’t talk about my favourite bits without mentioning the mirror that is inside the wardrobe. I just know every morning I’ll hold the outfit in front of the mirror to see what it looks like. I’m about to live out my 90’s teen movie fantasy.
Ahh, the kitchen. Honestly, it feels so good to say we have a kitchen. In our previous apartment, the kitchen was inside the living room, which you walked into straight after opening the front door. Not exactly the cooking dream right? Now, we have a big kitchen with space to move.
The lights above the mirror in the bathroom. I’m seeing a reoccurring theme here that I like mirrors. I don’t know if this is vanity or the excuse that mirrors brighten a room and give the impression that the room is bigger, I’ll fight for it being the latter.
Everything matches. All of our new furniture matches and it’s such a refreshing change to the mosh mash that our old apartment had. When you enter a furnished apartment it’s so nice to see that the owner of the apartment takes care in the appearance of your future home.
The view. This picture was taken the morning we moved in and I’m so looking forward to waking up and seeing it everyday.
The fact it feels like home. It’s our home. And I’m so excited to see what our future holds here. The only way is up.
Until next time,
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