Forget the man cave, it’s all about the chick quarters!

You probably know that the style, design and items within your home can greatly reflect your personality, which is why I think it’s so important to make sure you love everything about your home (it is where we spent a lot of our time after all). You may love a minimalistic space or prefer a cosy home with lots of nooks and crannies and all of your personal belongings on display. I’d say I’m probably somewhere in between these – not too minimal because I want to be comfortable and surrounded by things which reflect me as a person, but then again not over cluttered. So I thought it may be interesting to share my thoughts on how to add a girly touch to your home and get that in between right! I’m sharing a few of my top finds to do this and make your space extra special, girly and comforting! Enjoy…

So, it seems guys always obsess over having their “man cave” or taking over a room in the house with their “essentials”. Basically this means a room designated to a 10293 inch TV, their games console, a fridge full of beers and one of those big leather reclining chairs! They may even begin taking over areas of the house with their golf clubs, sports trophies or fishing gear (yes Dad, we have noticed!). But forget all of that because this post is one for you, girls! We don’t need a Playstation or Xbox den. What we need is a walk in wardrobe, a dressing room (yes, a room not a table!) and those home accessories that help us relax or make for the perfect girls night in.

Everyone has their own tastes and styles, but for me I love the idea of creating a sanctuary – somewhere to unwind and relax in a beautiful setting (yet also a place to enjoy a wine/movie night). This means creating a gorgeous home and a vibe to match. It’s the small things that can really do this – just lighting a few candles, adding a cosy throw to a sofa/bed or having a vase of flowers can add this serenity and welcoming feel – so I’m sharing some of my favourite finds.

Scroll down for some items which will add a touch of glam to your home! (Click images for links to items)

The bath caddy/tray – this is literally perfect for a night of self pampering (and also very handy to avoid dropping your phone in the bath). Some of these are even designed to hold your wine glass and tablet/book. The only question I have is whether I can swap the glass for a bottle! Etsy is a goldmine for finding items like this and there are loads on there, many of which are handmade to order, which I find makes the item that little bit more special.

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Bath Caddy/Shelf – Etsy, £24 
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Handmade Rustic Chunky Wooden Bath Board/Caddy – Etsy, £25
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Wooden Bath Tidy – The White Company, £49

Quotes/sayings – it seems quotes of encouragement and inspiration are on everything these days, from wall art and plaques to cushions and clothing. Using quotes throughout the home can be both amusing and motivating or remind you of a certain person/event. Adding a wall plaque with a relatable saying can also stimulate conversation or thoughts.

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‘Good Vibes Only’ Wire Wall Plaque – Notonthehighstreet, £55
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My 5 A Day Alcoholic Print Tea Towel – Notonthehighstreet, £9
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I Only Drink Champagne Poster – Desenio, from £2.29

Dressing room – ok, getting ready takes time and effort, so it’s always nice to get ready in our own space. I always dream of having my own dressing room or space to get ready in, because who doesn’t need a whole room designated to making yourself look glam!?

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High Gloss Tall LED Hollywood Mirror – Light Mirrors, £199.99
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Venetian Mirrored Dressing Table with White Stool – The Furniture Market, £339
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Home Foldable Clothes Rail – Argos, £44.99
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Stacking Acrylic Makeup Organisers – Notonthehighstreet, from £19.99

Cosy bits – generally adding gorgeous, homely and comforting items will help give a cosy and welcoming feel – perfect for those chilled girls nights in! Whether it’s some warm lighting or a snuggly blanket, these picks will be difficult to resist (trust me!).

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Snuggle Me Faux Fur Throw – Sweetpea and Willow, £109
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Polly Floor Lamp – Notonthehighstreet, £134.96
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Customisable Light Box – Next, from £12
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La Petite Rose Fairy Lights – Notonthehighstreet, £20

Don’t forget the prosecco! – Would a girl den would be complete without it accommodating for the occasional (ok, that was slightly optimistic) glass of wine or prosecco?  No, I agree… Here are my top picks for all you prosecco princesses!

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Sofa Tray Table – Etsy, £30.22
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Personalised Name Prosecco Coaster – Notonthehighstreet, £10
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‘Come in if you have prosecco’ doormat – Etsy, £24.99

That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed reading all about my inspirations and accessory ideas, I had fun finding all these cute items – now I have to resist buying all of them! If you have any feedback or ideas about how you would kit out your girl den then I would love to hear from you in the comments/contact me section. I’ll be back soon!

Love,
Ro x

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