I thought I’d share some photos from around the house today. These are just a few simple updates; new things we’ve found as well as old things we’ve moved around. I like mixing it up so a room feels fresh again or finding the perfect place for a recent purchase that gives the space a whole new feel. And it doesn’t have to cost much either. A new towel in the bathroom or a bright lampshade is a really easy way to cheer the place up.
I like having flowers in the bedroom. Allergy sufferers may not agree with me but I love waking up to something as cheery as these daffodils, not to mention my new singing alarm clock from Argos. The bird actually sings when it’s time to get up!
We’re quite rubbish at getting around to putting up photos and new pictures but I’m always amazed at how much nicer it feels when we do and each time you walk past them they make you smile. Memories shouldn’t just be stored in your head or on your hard drive; surround yourself with them! The new print below is by one of my favourite designers, Sunlight On Closed Lids and we picked it up from one of my favourite indie shops, Nora’s in Ilkley: double thumbs!I’ve also tidied up our retro sideboard (it is a magnet for kid junk) and decided to make more of a feature display of it, starting with a few thrifted bits. The lamp base was found in my local charity shop and the shade was new from M&S but it feels quite retro and I love that it looks gold in one light and bright yellow from a different angle. And, finally our kitchen seems to be coming together. We have a fairly big long wall in this room and I wanted to paper it with something colourful and memorable, which would bring the whole thing (and all my odds and ends) together.
For me, only one person does colour and print the best: Orla! We got the paper via Wallpaper Direct, which has a great selection. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but we love it and I like the idea of giving the kids a really vivid memory of home; they will always remember this wallpaper!
The blackboard is a little something we found in New Zealand, but you can find them all over (or make one). I wanted one for writing down grocery reminders but the mister writes cute messages on it (that’s a lyric from Songbird, our wedding tune – sap!).
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Disclosure: In Association with Argos, but all opinions are honest and my own.