The Sunday Post: Home Comforts

It’s been three weeks since we moved into our new home (although it feels like longer), and to say I’m really happy here doesn’t quite cover how I feel. Moving has made me realise something I thought I already knew: liking the space you live in is so incredibly important. It changes the way you prioritise your life and the way you interact with the people you share it with.

When we lived in our last flat, I was constantly out – either working, with friends or in London and when Josh and I were talking about getting a pet back then we thought it might force me to spend more time and put everything (relationships included) first. I feel like I’m stepping into slightly deep territory here but I looking back I wasn’t happy in that space for a long time (I say a long time… we were there for a little over 9 months), it might have had beautiful fire places and high ceilings, but it also had a lot of problems and just wasn’t right for us.

The second we had all of our things in place in our new flat it felt like home. It felt like a home that you could have friends round to, that you could have pets in (and can have pets in – wooo). Our landlords seem to be completely on our wave length and we can change anything we like. Most importantly they genuinely wanted us to be happy here which completely warms my heart. I false joked the other day to them that I was never leaving. I AM NEVER LEAVING.


Having a space to live in that is perfect for us has changed how we spend our time in it. It’s changed how we treat our possessions and ourselves. Although we plan on having pets now, it’s not this that will be keeping me grounded, it’s the fact that I love coming home (well, providing I don’t walk into spiderwebs on the way into the flat). I love cleaning (to the point where I think I’m turning into my mum) and I love spending time in a flat that I love. We’re paying more for this flat than our last, and although it’s still incredibly reasonably priced for what it is, we don’t mind as it’s a reflection of our hard work. The only thing I’m not loving? I’ve become that “no shoes on the carpet” person. DOH.

71 Comments

  1. 13 Jul 2014 / 9:59 am

    Glad you're happy in your new place, these little detail shots look so pretty! Do you get to decorate there?

    Charlotte β™‘

  2. 13 Jul 2014 / 10:01 am

    It's great that you've already made your house a home! Home is the most amazing sanctuary and yours looks super cozy πŸ™‚

    Madeline Loves

  3. 13 Jul 2014 / 10:03 am

    In Sweden we never ever even enter a house with shoes on (we leave them just inside the door in the hallway), so no shoes on the carpet seems really the only way to me! Haha πŸ™‚ Anyway, it's lovely to hear that you're so happy with your new flat πŸ™‚ I really look forward to seeing more photos of it!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  4. 13 Jul 2014 / 10:25 am

    Wonderful photos as always!

    Natalie xx

  5. 13 Jul 2014 / 10:27 am

    Thats so lovely, I'm glad your happy in your new home! Lovely photos, it looks perfect! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

  6. 13 Jul 2014 / 10:39 am

    Completely understand how you feel about being unhappy in your old flat but not really realising it at the time! My boyfriend & I have just moved out of our first place together & I feel weirdly relieved to be outta that place, even though I thought I loved it!

    L x

    www.loulabeth.co.uk // bloglovin'

  7. 13 Jul 2014 / 10:51 am

    You always have the most gorgeous looking flowers.

  8. 13 Jul 2014 / 11:10 am

    I had exactly the same as you! When last year my parents decided to renovate half of our house, including my room (yes, I'm living with my parents, but I'm 15) I was like: "No way! I don't want any changes". I was really scared and confused. And when I came back home from my grandparents' house (I was there for almost month), and saw my new room I realised how much I hated that old one.

    Glad you're happy, too β™₯

  9. 13 Jul 2014 / 11:22 am

    I know what you mean, I don't feel comfortable in a space unless I LOVE it. By the way, all your plants are so pretty!

  10. 13 Jul 2014 / 11:36 am

    I know what you mean.
    Love these pictures so much:))

  11. 13 Jul 2014 / 11:59 am

    I'm glad you're happy in your new home. Lovely photos!

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  12. 13 Jul 2014 / 12:03 pm

    your new place looks so lovely and it's great to hear you enjoy spending time there so much more now πŸ™‚ and i completely agree- having a place where you instantly feel at home is such a great thing to have!

  13. 13 Jul 2014 / 12:03 pm

    These photos are looking super cute !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

  14. Lara
    13 Jul 2014 / 12:13 pm

    That's great that you have found such a place! I personally went through the same with a house where I lived – I left way before my tenancy ended because I couldn't stand the place. Also I found myself leaving at 8 in the morning packed with all my stuff for the day (that is two heavy bags) and not returning until 11pm or so…It must be such a relief to like the place you're in πŸ™‚ xx

  15. 13 Jul 2014 / 12:18 pm

    It is so important to be happy and comfortable in your own home as it is your personal space.
    I think it should be the greatest joy to be looking forward to coming home after a long day out.
    πŸ™‚ xo
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  16. 13 Jul 2014 / 12:25 pm

    I love your bunny slippers! It's definitely important to appreciate and love the space you live in,it definitely gives you a clearer mind set and it's always good to want to go home! x

    India Charlotteβ™₯

  17. 13 Jul 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Your top is lovely, where's it from? And I completely agree with enjoying the space that you live in – completely agree!

  18. 13 Jul 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Gorgeous photos xx

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  19. 13 Jul 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I'm really glad to hear you're happy in the new place! Everything looks amazing so far.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  20. 13 Jul 2014 / 1:51 pm

    I'm so glad you've found happiness in your new place. And I think you totally hit the nail on the head and made my realise a few things about my own home. There's only one thing for it, I need to head to the estate agents!

    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

  21. 13 Jul 2014 / 2:30 pm

    I'm glad you're happy in your new place! It's horrible living somewhere that doesn't feel right at all so it's great when you find a perfect new home that feels like home! Your photos are stunning πŸ™‚ β™₯

  22. 13 Jul 2014 / 3:00 pm

    So lovely to hear how happy you are in the new place! It's really easy to forget or skim over how important places are in our happiness. I adore the photos too – pot plant envy right here!

  23. 13 Jul 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Loving the place that we stay is very important. Home is where the heart is and comfort is important. I love bright lights and lots and lots of natural lights shining in =)

  24. 13 Jul 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Beautiful photography, Suzie! I agree that loving where you live is so, so important. There's such a difference between a house and a home and I'm so happy that you've found the right place for you. Your living space should be somewhere you love to come back to at the end of the day – is there a flat tour video on the cards soon? Just a thought…

    Emma x | Reverie Lane

  25. 13 Jul 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Such a lovely photos πŸ™‚

    style-mepretty.blogspot.com

  26. 13 Jul 2014 / 4:09 pm

    I love how white and fresh everything looks, I'm glad you like your new home x
    casualyetchic.blogspot.com

  27. 13 Jul 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Love the photography <3 I agree, it's important to feel happy in your living space πŸ™‚ I love organising and decorating my room at university to make it feel more comfortable and cosy! x

    http://snippetsofamy.blogspot.co.uk

  28. 13 Jul 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Great photography! Its brilliant that you're happy:)

    Emma xo | Missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie |

  29. 13 Jul 2014 / 4:59 pm

    So happy you like your new place, I agree so much that it's incredibly important to like the place you live in πŸ™‚

  30. 13 Jul 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Ah so great to hear that you love your new home, it looks amazing!
    X

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  31. 13 Jul 2014 / 5:46 pm

    congrats on your new place! you sound happy. it looks lovely xx

  32. 13 Jul 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Your new place sounds amazing, iΒ΄m glad youΒ΄re happy. Lovely sunday poast as always. xx

  33. 13 Jul 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Lovely sunday post as always! IΒ΄m glad your happy and like your new place. xx

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  34. 13 Jul 2014 / 6:15 pm

    nice pics:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

  35. 13 Jul 2014 / 6:50 pm

    Glad you have settle in well πŸ™‚ I wish for this feeling one day.
    http://alittlebitofjenn.blogspot.co.uk

  36. 13 Jul 2014 / 6:56 pm

    I completely know how you feel. Im currently packing up my place and I couldn't be happier to leave. Enjoy your new home!x

  37. 13 Jul 2014 / 7:13 pm

    I love the way you write and style your posts, so pretty!

    http://www.vavaviolet.com/

  38. 13 Jul 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Always such gorgeous pictures on your blog πŸ™‚ I hope to find a place in the future that makes me feel like this… πŸ™‚

    youtube.com/user/porridgenpickles89

  39. 13 Jul 2014 / 7:49 pm

    always a no shoes on the carpet person, dirt everywhere ! i love your white spaces it's so fresh and clean
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  40. 13 Jul 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Glad you like where you live. I know exact what you mean in our last place there was damp and a whole host of other compromises and when I moved into our current place the relief and happiness was unbelievable.

  41. 13 Jul 2014 / 8:40 pm

    I'm so glad you're happy, Suzie! I hope everything works out πŸ™‚

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

  42. 13 Jul 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Really glad you're so happy in your new place! I think one thing that plays on people's minds when they move is wondering if it will be the same actually living there as it was looking at it, but it's great when you find somewhere you really love. And it's looking beautiful!

    Holly // Holly in Your Pocket

  43. 13 Jul 2014 / 10:03 pm

    Your new place seems lovely, Suzie! and I agree, it's important to love where you live!

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  44. 13 Jul 2014 / 11:45 pm

    I feel the same way! I just redid my bedroom and it feels like a whole new space! Amazing what a new coat of paint and some decor can do for the soul πŸ™‚

    http://crosscontinentfashionista.blogspot.com

  45. 14 Jul 2014 / 1:58 am

    So glad you are loving the new place ! Nothing better than feeling at peace in your own home !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  46. 14 Jul 2014 / 2:00 am

    So glad to hear your so happy! A refresh can change everything and make you feel so much happier and productive !

    Magee / Mageeski.blogspot.com

  47. 14 Jul 2014 / 3:29 am

    I love the neutrals with splashes of color. Very minimalistic and clean-looking!

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

  48. 14 Jul 2014 / 4:05 am

    It's great that you are loving your new home so much. Nothing is more important xxx

  49. 14 Jul 2014 / 5:29 am

    first time on your blog but absolutely love it! such great photos!

    http://emiandkimi.blogspot.com/

  50. 14 Jul 2014 / 1:37 pm

    You're so right about loving your home and that being the basis for your whereabouts.
    Btw, is Girlboss any good?

    BLEURGH – http://www.bleurghnow.com

  51. 14 Jul 2014 / 2:19 pm

    I'm so glad you're feeling happier! x
    http://my–socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

  52. 14 Jul 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Love the cactuses xx

    BerrieBlogs {beauty and lifestyle blog}

  53. 14 Jul 2014 / 7:34 pm

    This post is gorgeous! I loved it, the shallow sense of depth really added to the feel of it (:

  54. 14 Jul 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Great post. Lovely photos
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

  55. Anonymous
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:39 pm

    What headphones are they? πŸ™‚

  56. 15 Jul 2014 / 8:14 am

    Its so true that you need to love the space that you live in, loving your new place and hope you will continue to be happy there πŸ™‚

    www.yasbeyou.com

  57. 16 Jul 2014 / 11:17 am

    Love succulents! They brighted p any room πŸ™‚

  58. 16 Jul 2014 / 5:00 pm

    This is such a cute post, I love your blog!

    www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

    Katie. X

  59. 16 Jul 2014 / 5:11 pm

    So happy for you! And you're right–it is SO important to like where you live! I'm glad to hear about the pet news too, pets add so much joy into your life. Don't know what I would do without mine! πŸ™‚

    Kinza xx
    kinzasplace.blogspot.ca

  60. 16 Jul 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Love the pictures! Everything looks so nice x

    L&L from sisterblend

  61. 17 Jul 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Loved this post, and great pics. I love cleaning too lol xx Bean's Beauty Blog

  62. 21 Jul 2014 / 10:22 pm

    I have those slippers in the photo of the tea πŸ˜‰ so coouuute.

    www.laurajanedoyle.blogspot.com

    xx

  63. 22 Jul 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Absolutely adore this post! I totally get where you're coming from, your surroundings are so important for great vibes, love it!

  64. 23 Jul 2014 / 11:54 am

    Love these pictures and the post ! xo

  65. Anonymous
    24 Jul 2014 / 12:03 pm

    Lovely thoughts on the importance of a lovely home πŸ™‚

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