I love interior design. I think I’ve always been interested in it but it faded in the background. I loved fashion and clothes more. I think that was because of my age. When I was younger I had neither money nor place to enjoy it. And I know you can do a lot of things without money and you always live somewhere but that’s not the same. At least not the same for me. I’m quite rhapsodic in certain things. I either do something or not at all. And if I do something I want that thing to be perfect. (No judging if you like to do things like that, this is totally my stupidity/burden/feature/bug. Seriously how you do it?)
My first big experience in interior was IKEA. I love love love everything Scandinavian. I love the minimalist, naturalist, non-complicated way they do and see things. I’m not the only one with this though, IKEA is really popular everywhere and while some decade ago all of people have the same furniture from the same store (at least that was the case in Hungary in the ’80s and ’90s), now everybody has IKEA furniture. And that’s fine because IKEA has a huge selection from everything you need at lot of price range.
Few years back I was totally into pure minimalism. That means mostly black and white, clean lines, just the most necessary furniture and no patterns. Nobody could show me minimalist Scandinavian interior which I didn’t like. Lately this is changing. I still have the minimalist basics, like clean lines, lot of black and white but now I need something extra. A twist if you will. Some color and pattern here and there and more wood with its natural warm hue. I’m also more interested in less but better quality things so while few years ago we bought furniture from only the low-price range now we prefer mid-range. I’m not gonna lie. I’d like to buy high quality things like tables, chest of drawers and beds from pure wood and not (necessarily) from IKEA but we cannot. I tried to find pre-loved furniture too but that’s a tough thing. You need to be patient because good, used quality furniture are not everywhere or they are but the seller is also aware of their value.
As we moved here to London (to a completely empty flat with one suitcase, two travel bag and few boxes) from abroad 7 months ago, furniture buying was quite urgent. And there is IKEA which is relatively close, convenient, not too pricey and they still own this whole interior thing. Don’t get me wrong, no complain here. I enjoyed every moment of the process from planning to furnishing. And I like living here, it’s nice, cosy and reflects our style.
Maybe next time… or not. Who knows where, when and why we move. Anyhow, I keep collecting inspiration pictures on Pinterest and here it is a few of them.