Pimp Up Your Bed

Our bed has been looking pretty plain. My boyfriend built it himself but hasn’t had time to build a headboard yet, so at the weekend I picked up a couple of pillows to make it look a bit more interesting!

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I use a memory foam pillow but because it is quite small and weirdly shaped all of my pillow cases are way too big for it. I’ve been looking for a couple of pillows for ages that are cheap just to use as decoration. I picked up a pack of two pillows for 10 euros from Primark, which is only 5 euros a pillow! These ones are also anti allergy 🙂

I find a couple of pillows can make your bed look a lot more inviting (especially if you have no headboard) and you can put them to use if you ever have guests!

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(bed sheets from Zara Home)

Larissaingermany x

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New Furniture!

Hi readers!

A week ago we finally installed our new sideboard. My boyfriend built it years ago for his final exam for carpentry and now it’s finally up! I’ll just let the photos do the talking 🙂

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Ignore the cable sticking out, that shouldn’t be there!

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Now we just need curtains, a carpet and a coffee table for our lounge! Although it is taking us ages to decorate our flat, it makes it more exciting every time something new comes 🙂 What do you think of it?

Larissaingermany x

It’s The Small Things

I love buying little things for the flat. Whether it’s flowers, a fridge magnet or something more practical I always find it makes such a difference! When we first moved in we bought a run of the mill cabinet for our bathroom.20140722_162911

It’s just a wooden cabinet (from Ikea) with a mirror on it, but it came with the ugliest door knob!! A weird little white button… luckily you can buy door knobs separately in other shops that come in a variety of patterns and colours. If you’re from Germany you can find them in Depot, Butlers, and in the summer and winter festival “Tollwood” in Munich. I’ve also seen them in Zara Home for anyone in a different country. They cost around 4 euros and are perfect for making a normal piece of furniture a little bit more personal.

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We bought a green and white one for the bathroom. Look at the difference:IMG_20140722_19301420140723_170957

Isn’t it a lot better?! When our kitchen is 99% complete I’m also planning on finding some nice ones for all the cupboards and drawers, I was thinking these white and blue ones fit perfectly:

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Do you have any small things that you buy to make your flat feel more personalized?

Larissaingermany x

Painting a Narrow Room

Hello!

Last month we painted the bunny room, it’s quite a narrow room so I’m going to share with you how we did it and what it looked like in the end!

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The reason we decided to paint it was actually because Amelie, my rabbit, urinated on the walls when she was hormonal (thank god she doesn’t do it anymore).

Seeing as we had to paint it anyway, I decided that we may as well paint it a different colour. I’ve never actually painted a room before. The only time I picked out a colour was when I was a child and got to decide on a new colour for my bedroom. For some reason I picked orange (I wasn’t even a fan of orange I don’t know why I picked it?!) and it looked very… well, orange.

The first thought I had was painting the room a neutral colour, like grey or grey blue. I’m usually very indecisive but as soon as I saw this colour I loved it!

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Paint from “swingcolor”

This is the before photo, sorry it’s an old photo of when we had just moved in – hence all the boxes and no bunnies!

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I decided to paint the two long walls the blue-grey colour, and leave the wall with the window and the opposite wall (with the door) white. This was pretty risky as usually if you do this, your room will probably end up looking narrower than before! BUT, I had a plan. We didn’t paint the entire wall blue-grey, we left a frame around the edges. So, in end effect the white frame made the wall with the window on look wider than before!

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The white frame makes the smaller wall look wider.

The guest bed has also arrived so all we have to do is build it! It’s white and will look beautiful up against the walls.20150512_214159

Tip: The painting isn’t the time consuming part, its the preparation beforehand. Make sure you tape everything well and cover the floor! To make the frame we just used the width of the tape – a lot easier as then you don’t have to measure anything out.

So what do you guys think? Half way through painting I was terrified that it would look like a tunnel, but as long as you put a frame around it it really does make the smaller wall wider.

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The after photo – sorry I couldn’t fit in the second wall in!

Larissaingermany x

The Flat

Hello!

Here’s my first post about my home in Munich. Since July 2014 I live with my boyfriend and my two buns in a three room flat. I’ll be sharing my experiences on decorating, choosing furniture, tips on how to organise small spaces and other small DIY projects!

Interior design has always been a big fascination of mine. When I was little I remember sitting in the back of the car staring into windows of houses as we drove by, trying to catch a glimpse of what it looked like inside. Although I didn’t choose interior design as my career (I still ask myself why I didn’t think to study it at the time when I choosing what to do with my life!), I’m still so excited to have my own flat where I can play interior designer 🙂

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The kitchen and lounge. In Germany if you rent you don’t get a kitchen with the flat – or if there is a kitchen you have to buy it off the person who bought it!

Here’s a photo of the lounge/kitchen last year when we first moved into our flat – we had no furniture as the boyf insisted he built all the furniture (he’s a carpenter) which saves a lot of money but means it takes longer as he builds everything from scratch.

We do have furniture and a kitchen now but we’re still missing a lot! Watch this space as I’ll be keeping you up to date with what’s happening to our little flat 🙂

Larissaingermany x