Jess' Mess


Making Your Space a Home + Giveaway!


For the longest time I refused to decorate my apartment because I knew that I would probably move to new place in the not-so-distant future and so what was the point?!

Faulty logic! Well at least for me. It worked for a long time but as soon as I started putting up prints and paintings and creating a mood board... well it's safe to say I am now a convert. Despite this newfound love of decorating my space I still have to keep in mind that I am on a budget - what with being a full-time student and having a small business.

One thing that can really amp up your space is a plant. Yup. I went to The Attendant last Sunday in Shoreditch and they had the most beautiful interior - very much industrial-themed with lots of plants everywhere. So the little spontaneous side of me decided that I should go via Columbia Flower Market on my way home to get myself a 'hanging leaves plant' (yeah I have no idea what they're really called). I got it for £6 and it instantly spruced up my apartment! What a bargain (I really did expect it to cost a lot more).

I'm lucky that I actually make prints to earn money so I get to use those to decorate my space, but what I've been doing lately is just ripping pages off of magazines and creating a mood board with them. The challenge is to make it look aesthetically pleasing but that's what makes it fun!


my decorating process


I have now expanded my project and my art space. Inspired by so many Instagram photos floating around my explore page, I am now slowly turning my bedroom wall into a massive mood board - a win-win for me. There are so many things I can't be asked to do and one of them is buying frames and hanging them on my wall. I thought, 'masking tape will do'. Most importantly, it costs me nothing.

So now, if you're still reading this and you've been inspired to also decorate your space and make it more homey, I think I can help. I'm doing a giveaway of one of my prints!

Entry requirements:
1. Go to my Instagram
2. Repost my photo (one with details of this giveaway) and tag me
3. Must follow my Instagram

That's it. Simple enough I think. I'll be giving away one of the prints from my latest collection, the one featured in the pictures above, click here for a closer look. 

I hope you're as excited about this as I am! Cannot wait to see your entries!

Jess x