After the excitement of the flat came the banality of the mortgage documents. May I just say whoever thought up a banking system where you are forcibly moved to online banking with no paper statements even though you have to have paper statements of your savings as 'evidence' that you can pay for the mortgage deposit was a total halfwit. My online ISA and online saver don't even HAVE monthly statements just a yearly update! I have no idea how I am going to get around that short of taking out the cash and plonking it on the desk of the person due to approve it?! Surely in this day and age there could be a secure bank to bank/building society system where they just phone up the other bank and check if there is the correct amount of savings in an account? Too easy... Meh. Rant over.
To cheer myself after the mortgage delays I went wallpaper shopping as I decided that I would have wallpaper on the wall behind the bed in the bedroom to add a bit of interest. The room is fairly small so there won't be a lot of things in the room and I hate clutter so I thought something nice on the wallpaper would brighten the room up a bit.
The wallpaper is by Laura Ashley and is called Isadore. You can get it cheaper on Ebay normally, I paid 1/3 of the retail cost per roll. Bargaino!
iPhone Clock Radio
I was given this funky iPhone 4 clock radio for the new flat and I think it is fabulous! I have only given it a quick go as I don't want to muck it up before it is in it's home but it's compact but with good speaker quality, looks quite smart and stylish and I don't think it could go out of fashion as it's quite plain and classic looking and it only costs like £30! I think this is a real bargain as most normal bedside clocks cost more and this charges your phone at the same time (why does the battery always die overnight normally)?
One website you can get it on is called Mobile Fun and they do all sorts of mobile and techy gidgets gadgets like iPad 3 accessories ,phone cases etc. etc. so they are worth a look.
Looking through design magazines, Pinterest and google images I have come to really like mirrored furniture for the bedroom and hall in particular some sort of bedside cabinets or a chest of drawers. I think they would bring light into the room and also look quite glam.
Overall I think I was the bedroom to look simple, classic, cosy but a little bit glam or luxe rather than just looking bare and cold. If you have any design tips, blogs or any questions then plase do let me know.