You may remember our month long quest to find a new flat in London which resulted in our homelessness for nearly a month, and then finding a beautiful but unfurnished flat (many flats in London come fully furnished). This resulted in Sam and I not having a stick of furniture between us, other than one bookshelf. Since then everything we’ve purchased has been thrifted or free. (Hello, freecycle!)
We are also severely limited on decorating because in our tenancy agreement we aren’t allowed to paint and we have a specific number of nail holes that we can put in the wall!
Take a look at what our home looked like when we moved in empty handed here. But here are some refresher pictures of our living room, which is the room that is nearly done. Our bedroom still needs some work.
Our flat may look small to some of my American readers out there, but trust me, by London standards our one bed flat is huge! Especially considering that London is nearly 15% more expensive to live in than New York City. *Dramatic sigh*
However, I am pleased to say that this is what we are working with now! There are a few tiny adjustments that we need to make to the living room still. We’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bench unit to go under our windows, for example.