Spring always seems to me to be the perfect time for perking up the home with a few choice new pieces. The depression of Winter is over, the glitter and tinsel of Christmas seems a long time ago, so it seems the perfect time to add a little tender loving care to our favourite spaces, and whilst not necessarily giving them a complete makeover, at least adding a few new homeware pieces that will add new style to our surroundings.
Ocean Loans who offer a great range of loans to homeowners, asked me if I would be interested in adding some Spring touches to my home. Now, my home is a lesson in neutral, most of the walls are cream or white, and furniture is in neutral tones or classic black. For spring I decided that what I wanted to add was some touches of colour to my bathroom and living room, along with some more decorative pieces from other rooms.
The Living Room
Black and Cream are the current colours in my living room, but I decided to add some red accents in the form of some scatter cushions and a bargain new rug with a real retro feel that I picked up on a Welsh market for just £10. The cushions were also a bargain, they were from the Linea section at House of Fraser and were part of a few cushions for £25 promotion.
My bathroom is currently white, with a line of navy blue diamond tiles. I decided to add lighter blue and green shades through new towels, flannels and some British Heritage products from Pecksniffs. The towel bales were a promotion at BHS online, and the large bath sheets were from Dunhelm. Soaps were picked up from TK Maxx at the bargain price of £3 each.
Our dining room was redecorated last year, so I was just looking to add a few finishing touches. I found a lovely vintage cup candle at Corris Craft for £7, and a cake stand for £6. The one extravagance was the stunning Birmingham print showing the old Bullring and the Rotunda – how amazing is that!