When does an interest in home décor become an interior design obsession? It’s okay to admit that you are most content soaking up pictures of coffee tables on Pinterest or pouring over paint samples at the Dulux counter, but sometimes being deeply interested in home improvement can feel like a lonely hobby so I’ve put together a list of things interior addicts can hopefully relate to:
1. You buy toiletries based on how well the packaging goes with your bathroom scheme.
2. Your phone camera roll is jam packed with screenshots of Instagram photos of other people’s homes.
3. You cannot watch a TV show/film without noticing that cushion from West Elm or wallpaper from Louise Body etc… Bonus points if you can name supplier and cost!
4. You have to have an ‘unfinished’ space to be working on, once everything is perfect it can only mean one thing, time to move into a bigger place!
5. Clothes shopping is only to be endured when necessary, you would rather be browsing the home section in H&M than rooting through skimpy tops and leather leggings.
6. You find yourself on right move sorting by price ascending just so you can look at how the upper class style their Chelsea penthouse apartments.
7. Now supermarkets have half decent home sections there is no such thing as popping to Sainsbury’s for a sandwich without getting distracted by candles and reed diffusers.
8. You have considered whether it is worth splashing half your monthly paycheck on a pastel coloured Smeg even though you have a perfectly functioning fridge/freezer.
9. You have a cushion layout for your sofa, if someone interferes with the layout they are out – seriously don’t touch the cushions.
10. You have to ‘accidentally’ lose your boyfriends tube map canvas print, sorry but there’s no way that colourful cliché is gracing my walls.
if you find yourself agreeing with any of the above please let me know (so I don’t feel like the only crazy lady hyperventilating over spotting a pair of Benchairs in my local charity shop).