When we first decorated our home I feel like we invested in good basics in terms of fixtures, fittings and furniture. There was a certain look that I was really keen to achieve and, thankfully, my taste has stayed pretty similar even five years later. I think it’s definitely good to express your personality in a home, and it’s those eclectic, unusual ones that always catch my eye on Pinterest and IG, but it’s also sensible to think of the long game too – are you still going to love that bright orange kitchen in years to follow? If so then totally go for it!
For us, a fresh, neutral palette has always been our go-to. I’m always thinking about feeling calm in our space, and restful colours have just always been the ticket for us. You might remember I updated our living area in the Spring time with a few touches of the palest pink, and I’ve recently stored away those more summery colours to make way for a Winter scheme of natural whites, camel, grey, and loads of texture.
Cushions and fringed blanket: H&M
Record Player: CROSLEY
Industrial Light: NEXT
Eucalyptus Wreath: FLORISTRY WAREHOUSE
Because our living space here runs directly through from our kitchen, I wanted to pick up a little on the green tones we have in there. I’ve been using loads of plants and trees to do so, and also finding use for my dozens of dried Hydrangea heads! This is the first year I’ve successfully managed to dry them, and if you’re interested in how I managed it, you can find out here.
Pom-Pom Cushion: M&S
Ivy and plants: IKEA
Wooden and Brass Kitchen pieces: SOSTRENE GRENE
I’ve always loved that slightly industrial, weathered feel, and a really modern country look. Polished, but not too polished, if that makes sense? I picked up these wooden spoons and brass accents from Sostrene Grene a few weeks ago (Oh my, that shop!) and they fit perfectly on our IKEA kitchen shelves. I love the mix of rustic wood with the natural element of the ivy and crisp black and white prints. It’s a little bit quirky and very, very us.
Navy Napkins: H&M
XO Print: The Motivated Type
Elsewhere I’ve been shunning the usual Autumnal shades and replacing them with soft pinks, mulberries and the deepest purples. Cabbage roses are my favourite at this time of year and I feel like it’s incorporating the whole ‘veg indoors’ theme without going all-out on the pumpkin trend. 😉 I briefly popped our dried Hydrangea wreath on the front door too, but sadly had to remove it again as the winds picked up. We bought it a few years ago at a National Trust property and it really comes into its own at this time of year.
I love how cosy our little home is feeling right now – perfectly restful and full of all those Winter hygge vibes. It’s amazing what a difference a few simple updates can make, and I feel like they’ll take us perfectly, right through this Autumn Winter season into next Spring.