When I moved into my apartment last summer, I did the sensible thing and focused on getting the essentials. I was on a tight budget but I have to say, I think I did a pretty good job at decorating my home to suit my style, making wise choices with practical, long lasting, beautiful homeware.
Since I now have the essentials I need, I’m starting to add more personality to my space and really make it my own. I’ve created an at home bar station in my open plan kitchen-living-dining room that I’ll be sharing with you in my next interiors blog post but for now, I thought I’d share with you a couple of the finishing touches that I added to it to make it complete; a faux plant and message pin board from Matalan.
Alphabet pin boards are a leading trend in homeware accessories right now but this message pin board from Matalan. the first one that I’ve seen that would suit the decor of my home perfectly. The bar area has a certain rustic, industrial quality to it and the tone of the wood surrounding the black message board compliments it perfectly.
It can be used to set reminders for yourself and others and spell out funny messages or quotes. You’ll see when I publish my ‘How To Create An At Home Bar’ post but in my case, I used it to spell out a reference to the bar area and my boyfriend and I.
The board comes with every letter of the alphabet with multiples of the more popular letters, as well as all of the numbers, plenty of punctuation marks and a couple of stars and hearts too. Its 50cm x 35cm x 3cm in size which gives you plenty of space to write the message that you want to display on it and when you have done so, they stay in place really well. The board and letters are well made and sturdy but you can move them around with ease too.
There are fittings on the back of the board to secure it to a wall or it can be leant against a wall like I have done. Either way, it looks awesome!
To bring a sense of the outdoors in, I added a faux succulent in a cement pot. Something that I really love about Matalan home is how they’re able to create fairly realistic looking plants and display them really well too so that you can affordably purchase one complete piece rather than having to buy the plant and pot separately. This one has a cement pot with a rose gold stand which matches my other decor really well and just like the pin board, its really good quality.
I can’t wait to show you my bar area now, that’s if you haven’t already seen the sneak peak I put up on my Instagram stories; get following girls as I’m always sharing interior and homeware inspiration over there!
If you’re looking to update your home (I mean who isn’t in the mood to add gorgeous decor to their home?!) then head on over to the Matalan website. I’ve linked some of my favourite bits below.
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What are your thoughts of the pin board trend for homeware? Do you like having artificial plants in your home?