Easy ways to update your home for spring

With January blues well underway and everywhere still looking bare post Christmas decorations, I thought it would be the perfect time to add a few new bits to breathe some life into my house in time for spring.

Adding some new prints, cushions or a new plant can make a huge difference to your space and the way it feels. I recently ordered this circular shelving unit from Rxhome and thought it was a great way to display some succulents and nick knacks. It would also look great with some tiny wire fairy lights wrapped around.


Shelving unit from Rxhome
Fake succulent from Sainsburys
Blue pot from Sainsburys
Succulent in blue pot from Sainsburys
Tea light holder from Asda

I also brightened up my fireplace area; which was looking particularly plain; with a yellow patterned vase and this lantern which came with a battery powered candle inside. It adds a really cosy vibe on these horrible dark evenings.

Vase from Asda
Lantern from Home Bargains

Another update I’m doing throughout the house is filling plain glass vases with fairy lights to brighten up my bathroom and hallway in the evenings since its dark at 4pm! I’ve also ordered this patterned yellow throw to replace the plain navy one on my settee and inject a bit of colour into the room.

Throw from Sainsburys

How are you updating your home for spring?

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Top IKEA Home Picks

I recently moved into my first house and thought I would share with you some of my top picks from IKEA to help you furnish your home on a budget.

Hemnes drawers

This sleek three drawer Hemnes unit is great for storing clothes and is a steel at £115. There are other sizes available too if you need slightly more or less storage.

Hemnes dressing table

 

I’ve never owned a dressing table before and didn’t want to spend a fortune so decided to go for the matching Hemnes one for £125 (usually £150 but was discounted with my IKEA family card). I also got the matching ‘tinius’ stool for £20.

Hovslund rugThis grey printed rug for £55 is definitely on my wish list. It would go perfectly under our dining table and add more texture to a plain room.

Brunsta pendant lamp shade

I got the large version of this lampshade for £18 for our hallway and the smaller one for £12 for our upstairs landing; I love how modern and affordable they are.

Fasalt swivel armchair

Mustard yellow features a lot in our house and this swivel armchair would add a great pop of colour to the living room. It retails at £450 which is quite pricey compared to the other items but is such a statement piece.

Stockholm sideboard

This sideboard would be perfect in a hallway or dining room and looks a lot more expensive than it is at £350.

What are your favourite pieces from IKEA?

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