In a couple of weeks we’ll swap one rented house for another, 200 miles away in Devon. The thing is, this second rented house is only going to be our home for around 6 months, while we go through the process of buying somewhere. But that doesn’t mean it needs to feel like a halfway house, or a holiday home. It’s going to be the first place we live in Devon, so it’ll still hold some memories. With that in mind, I’ve been looking at ways to make it feel like a home, rather than a stop gap house, without atually painting any walls or doing any DIY.
As ever, Shopcade has been useful. If you haven’t come across this site yet do take a look. It’s like a cross between Amazon and Pinterest, in that you can easily browse through pretty much any category of shopping product you want (fashion, interiors, gadgets, books etc), but it’s social, meaning you pick up points as people “follow” the lists of wish items you create, which lead to free stuff. Genius really.
Obviously we don’t want to spend a fortune, so I’m keeping any purchases to around the £15 – £25 mark, unless it’s for something I know we’ll want to have for a while (a new bed, for example). So, here are some of the ways I’m planning to make our rented house a home, without knocking anything down or painting any walls. Continue reading »