Summer is finally here in the U.K. with long warm evening and weekends spent lazing in the park enjoying a summer pimms or two! There are many ways you can bring a bit of that summer sunshine into your home too, just by packing away the many throw blankets to be replaced with lighter fabrics and pastel shades. With more and more people choosing to staycation this year than ever before, there are a couple of really simple changes that you can make to your home to bring on those holiday vibes.
You may have noticed that recently shades of violet have made their way back into the high street stores and in the pages of interior magazines, this is because Pantone the master of all colours has announced Ultra Violet as the key colour for 2018. I must admit when I first heard this my mind went straight back to shades of sugary lilac and pale pink that seem to be especially created for 8 year old girls! However after doing a spot of research I have uncovered that there are actually so many ways to use this dramatic purple shade to add a touch a glamour and sophistication to your interiors and wardrobe.
One of my favourite colour combos at the moment for is Pink and Green, in interiors especially I love the softness of powder pink against the intensity of Dark Green. This combination of Pink and Green decor can really help to add a touch of femininity to a room, as well as look super striking. The trend for these two colours together continues well into 2018 and therefore for Februarys colour inspiration I have pulled together some of my favourite pink and green images on Pinterest now. I love the pale pink tiles used in the kitchen below as well as the deep green of the cactuses against the powder pink wall.
Buying for the home is definitely become one of my favourite things to do, I cannot resist another scented candle or a great coffee table book. I also really enjoying placing pieces together as ‘families’ and building up little stories whether its through colour or just a general mood. I am currently obsessing over all things Scandi, copper highlights and cute cactuses.
January- its that time of year again where we take a step back, and in my case grab a large mug of tea and a notebook and jot down our ideas and goals for the year ahead. With the dark evenings and wooly hat weather it is also the perfect time to a have a new year sort out- exciting I know! However a bit of decluttering can be good for the soul not to mention your home.
One of my favourite pieces of furniture has always been the trusty bookcase, I dream of one day owning a living room with a wall full of floor to ceiling book cases, squishy velvet armchairs and a warming log burning stove. I can quite easily spend hours arranging various knick knacks on the different shelfs and not to mention colour coordinating my entire book collection! Well styled shelves can make any room as well as of showoff your much loved titles and favourite pieces.