Real Residents, Real Homes #14

Cerys lives in an Irwell in Sutherland Grange, with her partner Luke and their daughter, tells us how they've made a home ideal for their family.

Lit candles on the kitchen counter

Selfie MEET CERYS!  

What made you choose a Simple Life Home?

Me and my partner Luke were amazed by the great rent price and that all your white goods are included, which made it a very easy first move for us! We love the modern type of house but not the price tag that comes along with it so this was perfect for us. We love our Irwell because it’s open plan, and it’s a small home perfect for a little family like us. We love the hard floor downstairs. And the built in wardrobe is just so handy!

What’s your favourite room in the house?

Definitely my kitchen 🙂 I love the modern kitchen and it’s super easy to keep clean and clutter free. I have so much counter space because of my breakfast bar it makes cooking super easy. I feel like I’m in there all the time using that space!

Best home-hacks to personalise your space?

Plenty of family photos or prints that make you happy! An empty wall never feels like home. You can always swap them out when you’re bored or you get new favourites!

Pictures in the bathroom Mirror and TV

How would you describe your interior style? Does this reflect your personality?

I’m told I’m very minimalist as I don’t use much colour apart from in our daughters room! I would say this is probably accurate, I change my mind often so I’d hate to paint the wall red then hate it the next day! Beige all the way 🙂 I add colour and character with photos and prints.Bed styling with a blanket and cushion

Where do you go for interior design inspiration?

Instagram! All the home accounts have such great inspiration and I’ve found so many good hacks on there to create a lovely space for not too much money. Home magazines are great too or even just taking a walk around home shops is great inspiration.


We love hearing about how our residents have converted their rented home into something special for them. Homes are so important, so why not add décor pieces and style it to suit you own taste. Remember, you can contact your asset manager with any decoration or changes you wish to make in your Simple Life home.