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Making A House A Home

*Ad – Gifted. All opinions are my own
I have mentioned many times that I have never really had the chance to furnish and decorate a home I have lived in because it has always been rented or with housemates or with family. I have always been able to decorate or at least furnish bedrooms but it’s not the same as having a whole home. Recently my circumstances changed and I am now living with my partner in my very own (rented) grown up house and whilst I occasionally want to go into denial that I have to be a grown up it has been great fun adding little touches that we both like that help to make a house a house. The Gift Experience got in touch and offered to send a couple of lovely bits and pieces that really finished off the look of our new home together.

In case you’ve never heard of them, The Gift Experience is an amazing online store which sells gifts for every occasion and often allows you to personalise them too. With such a huge range of gifts for boys and girls, old and young as well as all budgets, you’re bound to find that special something you’re looking for.

Now, I do like to have a clean and tidy home (just don’t open my cupboards) so the first thing I thankfully received from The Gift Experience was this amazing Home Sweet Home doormat. Not only is it welcoming for when people first arrive but it’s tough and hard wearing and will encourage people to wipe their feet when stepping into my home.

I think soft furnishings can really change a house from the bare minimum to warm and cosy. I fell in love with this “I Love” Cushion which can be personalised as well. Being that it was for the living room which we have browns and reds in, it was a perfect match and of course I had to make it all about how much we love our new home. Unlike some cushion covers, it does come with a soft and fluffy cushion as well and is also removable meaning it can be washed when sticky fingers get onto it!

Finally, with Alyssa starting school and being the organiser in the house, I wanted something for the kitchen to help keep track of everything and to put keys and notes and loose bits of paper on like school letters and the endless stream of party invitations for the little one who has a better social life than me! This scalloped blackboard with 3 hooks was perfect to pop up on the wall in my kitchen. I’m able to write notes on the blackboard, hang keys and loose paper and hang the calendar off of one of the hooks too. I love the country style look of it too!

If you’re looking for gifts, personalised or otherwise or looking for items to help set up your new home, take a look at The Gift Experience, I have no doubt you’ll find what you’re looking for. Good quality and decent prices make it a must stop shop for all occasions.

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