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In case you didn’t know, I’m 26 years old and still living with my parents!
Okay, hold up – let me explain. I live in Singapore, and by law, no unmarried person under the age of 35 can buy their own government housing which is all I would be able to afford. Private and landed properties are too expensive for little ol’ me, as I’m currently also living on minimum wage. So here I am – still living in the little flat I grew up in.
That being said, I think about my dream house ALL THE TIME! I have a Pinterest board titled “Home” dedicated to what I’d like my future home to look like or what I’d like to have in it, and I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you. My boyfriend and I discuss these a lot as we do hope to move in together (and be in the same country!) and live in our little dream home.
For all you interior and home buffs, this is the post for you!
One of the things I’m most excited about having when I do finally get a house is a conservatory!
My boyfriend and I are obsessed with the idea of having one at the back of the house, putting a couple of sofas and chairs in them, having a little TV, some fairy lights, rugs and blankets and making it a little cozy nook. One of my favourite musicals is The Sound Of Music – anyone else love it? Anyone else remember the scene where 16 Going On 17 was filmed? That conservatory, though!
Obviously we would load it up with lots of house plants too! I absolutely cannot wait for this. We have always tried to find Airbnb’s with conservatories in them whenever we travel so we can the ‘feel’ of being in one.
French Door Installations
I’ve only recently become a fan of french doors and I’m wondering why I never was earlier!
I’ve been in a few Airbnbs with french doors, including a little flat in Paris near Champs-Élysées and a house in London. It gives the space such an ‘airy’ feel and I love how spacious it can make any part of a house look. I think I’d like to have my french doors either separating the living room from the rest of the house, leading out to the garden or both! If I did ever have kitchen doors, I’d also like these but ideally I would like an open-plan kitchen.
The first time I saw french doors that I loved was, funnily, in a virtual home tour on a Howard’s Real Estate Facebook video.
A Beautiful Garden
It wouldn’t be my dream home without a garden!
Having lived in a small flat all my life at home and a student flat at university, I never really had the luxury of having the garden experience.
When I lived at my boyfriend’s in Norfolk, we had a garden but even then, for some reason, we barely spent any time there. It might have been because we preferred being out in the Priory Gardens nearby where he lived. I would love to have nice garden furniture, a little table for drinks and putting a book on, and maybe even a little shaded area. I intend on doing little DIYs here and there when I finally do have my own place and I need to make a little Disney-themed terrarium!
I cannot wait to have my own garden with the possibility of a little pond (but oh my god, the maintenance!) and I would also love to have a little hedgehog hole, and a little portion to grow our own vegetables. I love veggies!
These picture are from Kelsey Michelle‘s Instagram and she is my number 1 go-to Instagram account when it comes to Disney home decor! All credit of the 2 photos above go to her. She has a beautiful house that is completely decked out in Disney and yet doesn’t look tacky or childish like most people would perceive a Disney-themed house to look.
Any home I’ve ever had, be it in Singapore or in University, I’ve always had tons of Disney strewn around my room in the form of plushies, duvet covers or clothing items but I’ve never actually had Disney furniture – and my future self-owned home is where I plan to start! Chris and I collectively have loads of Jim Shore Disney Traditions figurines, Funko Pops and Tsum Tsums that we like to display so I would absolutely love to have a showcase like above!
Apart from a nice showcase cupboard, I would love to have a Disney lamp. I’ve seen loads on Pinterest and I’m dying to own one for myself even though I’m sure they cost hundreds of pounds each!
Framed Art Prints
I’ve been very inspired by many people I’ve been following on Instagram lately and how they decorate their homes with cute little framed art prints. I don’t currently have any in my house because I am not allowed to nail things into walls, but I really want my future home to be decked out in arts pieces!
Some places I would like to have art prints dangling are the living room, dining area and the wallspace where the stairs lead to the next floor – it always gives such a nice, homey touch to a simple staircase!
My boyfriend and I both adore the arts as we studied it at University and he is also my designated museum-visiting buddy so I’m sure there will be lots of art pieces places around a home we will share.
Home Office Space
Last but not least and I’m sure this is something most people already have, but I would love to have my own office space! I use my laptop to do pretty much everything and I would a big, proper space to have a little ‘work station’.
Right now at home, my desk is so small, and it is in my bedroom – I would loooove to have a office space separate from my bedroom. My boyfriend also would ideally have a desk on the other end or opposite end of the room and we could both work together but separately. I hope to get a iMac in the future to watch videos and edit stuff! Hopefully the office space can also be a little game room for Chris to bring his PS4 in and I can play some Animal Crossing on the switch.
Honourable mentions of some other things I’d like in my dream home include a vanity dressing table for my makeup/skincare routine everyday, a kitchen island for when I actually learn how to properly cook and a huge bath tub for all my Lush bath bomb needs!
What are some things you’d like in your dream home (if you don’t already have it)? Are there any things I mentioned that have prompted you to want them in your home too?
If you are already living in your ‘dream home’, what are your favourite parts of it? Share in the comments below!
Back to my dreaming about my future little cozy nook 😊