Making the most of our home is something we all strive to do, especially as it takes time to completely redecorate. The lovely folks at AgeUK have asked me to put together a few tips for making the most out of my home and what I would do to create a relaxing environment.
For me homeware is very important. We spend a lot of time at home and sometimes by adding a new, fresh touch here and there, can create a big difference. Two of my favourite things to buy and update are cushions and throws, they instantly add a pop of colour to a room with little expense. Throws and blankets are great for keeping warm on a late summer’s evening or wrapping up nice and toasty on a cold winter’s night. Cushions not only keep your bum comfy, they are great for nestling into with a good book.
I’m a sucker for home decor too, whether it’s a quirky photo frame or a trinket that I just have too have! Accessorising your home can be as inexpensive as you like, which is perfect if you like to update your decor regularly – candle holders and small accessories are great for this! By simply adding new prints, photo’s and frames into a room, immediately brightens it up with a fresh look. If you’re like me, I mix and match frames, mirrors and prints so if I want to switch them around I can, without having to worry about co-ordinating them.
There are necessities we need for our home as well, and two which I always buy last minute or push down the shopping list are storage and lighting, especially lighting! My excuse is that I’m looking for that perfect lamp or light and I just haven’t found it yet, but the two lights I’ve selected below may have just gone onto the list… These two decorative elements make a house a home, they are not only practical but are a great way of updating your home without breaking the bank. Oh and they can add that splash of colour into a room without going all out colour crazy!
Making the most out of your home doesn’t mean you have to completely re design, its about adding those little extra touches that bring it to life again.
1. Jacquard-Weave Blanket from H&M 2. Bumblebee Embroidered Cushion from Marks and Spencer 3. Beehive Wool Blanket from Baker + Bell 4. Love of a Flower Cushion from Girly Trend
5. Bullfinch Screenprint from Coo & Co 6. Deco Candlestick Holders from Victoria & Abigail 7. Rocking Birds from West Elm 8. Metal Photo Frame from H&M 9. Pink Anemone Photo from Danni Saw This
10. Soho Retro Tripod Metal Floor Lamp from Homebase 11. Metal Basket from H&M 12. Bobby Desk Lamp from Habitat 13. Mint Cork Lidded Box from John Lewis
This post was sponsored by Age UK, but no money was taken.