Be inspired by this modern flat in Glasgow

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  • Situated in Glasgow’s West End, this two-bed flat in a modern block felt like home the instant the owner walked in.

    Purchased in 2011, the property was in good condition but the decor was very neutral and lacked character and warmth. The flat was bought with the help of the owners’ parents while she was at university in the city.

    ‘It’s in a really vibrant part of Glasgow, just a stone’s throw from lots of independent shops and cafes, and the area has a real sense of community. I had always envisaged it being a temporary move, but I’ve ended up living here first with flatmates and more recently with my boyfriend.’

    The last owner had made some updates and put in a new kitchen, opening it up to create a more open-plan space, but the flat needed a bit of soul, so the owner has made it look more lived-in with personal touches, accessorising with high street finds and adding colour by wallpapering and painting.

    ‘One of our biggest challenges was decorating and furnishing the flat on a budget. If I see an item I like I try to find something similar elsewhere that costs a bit less – I find it pays to shop around.

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