Having looked at all the rooms in my little home, the one room that hasn't been visited is the kitchen.
In some homes it is known as the heart of the home, not the case in my world. I'm really not a fan of cooking, that is James' department. The item I use the most in the kitchen is the washing machine, second to that the kettle, but hardly ever the oven. I do the odd bit of baking and I would love to do more, but maybe after the wedding once I have some more spare time on my hands (just in time for Christmas though mind you (excuse me for using the C word in May!) ).
When it came to moving in all of our belongings we noticed that we had no kitchen drawers, yep not even 1. Fortunately we had enough space to fit in a butchers block that had 2 drawers in it plus it was some extra surface space too.
This is the one room that has escaped my floral touches. In fact it is the only room, apart from the hallway but I don't think you could count that as a room in this house, it's tiny. I have added some little touches though such as the fabric curtain on the butchers block, the carrier bag holder (made by me) oven gloves (OK, they may have a slight floral touch) and some small paint jobs on the spice rack and kitchen roll holder.
I've tried bringing in some colour as much as possible in this room, mainly blues and red's to match our dinner set. Got to keep it all coordinating. I'm not a fan of chrome so we have gone for a red bin again adding to the colour, and did have a red kettle until that broke and so we have opted for a white plastic one, not my first choice but it boils water so I can't complain.
I had always worried about renting before. Being unsure how we could make it feel like our own. If it is one thing that I have learnt from living here it's that you don't have to own your house for it to feel like home. We have been able to make thins place feel like ours without painting any of the walls or adding wallpaper. The furniture and accessories are totally what have made it feel like home. So when the time comes that we will have to move out of this house, as sad as I will feel to have to leave this little beaut of a place behind us, at least I know our home will be moving with us to the new location.
~ Gem x