Recently I have been MIA from the blogosphere, this is due to so much happening in my personal life; finding a new job, interviewing for new job opportunities and moving to a new apartment. Moving has been stressful but also exciting, living in Hong Kong means certain limitations, one main limitation – you get no space for your money.
Both Tables: Ikea || Cushions: Mixture of Ikea & TaoBao
Candle holders, plant pots and vase: H&M
However, we have finally moved to a bigger place, don’t get me wrong our last flat served us well and it did feel like home, but we can now finally eat our dinner at a TABLE!! Having more space has also allowed us to put more of our own stamp on the place, of course renting does mean we have certain limitations in how much we can change, but I think we have managed to make the best of the space.
Chair: Ikea || Cushion: Taobao || Lamp: Ikea
I love interior and the new apartment was all about adding my interior style for as low cost as possible. Our current plan is to stay in Hong Kong another two years, then move back to the UK, because of this we don’t want to invest a lot of money into furniture and household goods. When we come to move back to the UK the majority of household goods and furniture will have to be sold or given away.
Canvas painted by me.
Everybody knows IKEA is the place to head if you are looking for affordable furniture which can be spruced up to give a more expensive feel. I am not going to lie, I remember as a teen how enjoyable an IKEA visit was, now as an adult… not so much! I don’t know whether it is IKEA itself or the fact we had to go three times in two days, but I can assure you IKEA no longer hold the same fond memories as it once did. IKEA was not the only place we were able to find household goods at a reasonable price, I also had a visit to H&M home, Taobao (Chinese version of Ebay), as well as trekking around independent boutiques in Hong Kong looking for bargains.
Print, cushions and bedding: Ikea
As it stands, we have not completed every last little touch, but I am happy were the apartment stands at the moment.