I then moved into a house with friends and this got worse so that my influence could be seen in almost every room, even when my husband moved in. While I got rid of a lot of stuff when we moved to Leeds and have done several huge clear outs in the last three years, it is very easy to see who lives here. In fact, when family and friends from down south come to visit for the first time, they all comment on how very 'me' our house is.
This isn't to say that my husband doesn't have an influence on our decor. He does have a say but he is very happy for me to do the decorating. This is how I've been able to make a feature out of five items that help me to feel at home and will be used to make any new house ours. Here are five things I need to have on show to make our house a home: