4 Textile Pieces To Switch Up In The Home

Bedroom Renovation

Cushions. We now have decorative cushions in the bedroom. I know I’ve made it now because they actually go back on the bed in the morning. Shock right. They don’t sit on the floor (because let’s be honest who actually uses them) or even worse, they get demoted to the chair-drove. You know that chair in the bedroom? Yes I know you haven’t seen it in a while but it’s still there.

We’ve recently chosen a couple of cushions that I love and really go with our sage green colour scheme in the bedroom but I know I can swap these if I wanted a change or if we bought different bedding, which leads me nicely on to…

Bedding. If there’s one thing I love looking at when homeware shopping, it’s bedding. There’s just so many textures, colours and styles it’s sometimes hard to choose and I’ve seen them range anywhere between £15 and £100 (and probably higher) for a new set so it’s not like the options aren’t there if a shake up is what you want. I’ve found a new level with our set from IKEA because it has a zip close! How I got to nearly 30 years of age without seeing a zipped bedding set I’ll never know (buttons and press studs this far) but it’s a game changer in the speed and overall fiddly-ness. Yes that’s now a phrase.

Towels. In our bathroom we tend to stick with the white, beige and navy colour schemes but I’ve seen fuchsia, teal and purple in some bathrooms when a change up was required. New towels, potentially along with a new bath mat, can brighten up a bathroom instantly without a big budget. I tend to do this but with kitchen towels as I love seeing a kitchen towel with a fun print and we always seem to run out so that’s a reason for more if I ever heard one.

Curtains. This suggestion is likely the most expensive one of the bunch but can really be the feature of a room if your finding the paintwork a little bland. Sometimes in rented accommodation it can be a great way to add a bit of character or personal style or tie in other colours from the room. I have seen very expensive bespoke curtains to high street purchases, from heavy swags and tails to linen coverings again there are options to give a room a different look instead of repainting or stripping it back which can either be costly or time consuming.

Let me know if you’ve made any recent soft furnishing purchases for your home, I’d love to see them too!

Benefits Of Knowing Your Style


I had a conversation recently that really got me thinking. If there is one thing I can talk continuously about its homes, houses and decor and this conversation was no different but what really stuck out to me is how it made me think about my own style afterwards. I then noticed this when scrolling on Instagram and Pinterest at home inspiration and colour schemes and even looking at my own Instagram grid. 

I’ve a couple of friends that KNOW their style and it makes so much sense. They like country-esque designs, mixed with wood and stick to a colour scheme. Others have a strong colour palette of greys and tan mixing modern and country but with similar colours following each room it gives a sense of flow and consistency.

It makes for a strong base. 

If you know your style, each room in your house will have a great flow to it. When one room is similar to the next you can go through to each without a disruption in tone or mood. I notice this strongly in my own home at the minute. When we have guests round I prefer to stay in the kitchen/diner as it’s bright and feels uncluttered. At the moment the living room is half decorated and is in complete distracting contrast that if we were to move company into the living room it becomes darker and more compact. This shows the importance of a house that flows comfortably from one room to another and not just when having guests round. You want to love your space wherever you are in your home and to help this being sure of your style is ideal.

It makes purchases easier. 

And I mean this for both purchases made by yourself for your home and referring to gifts from friends and family. If you see something you love you don’t have to think ‘Where will this fit in my home?’ If you love it and you have a similar colour scheme and style running through the item could go in any room. There have been plenty of times when I have seen something and loved it but haven’t known where it will fit in my home so it was left, or worse purchased anyway and unused.

Less likely to change it.

If your whole joke follows your taste and style you’re probably less likely to change it. If you like and enjoy being in each room you don’t tend to find fault or constantly wish you could redecorate it. You’ll be less influenced by how others have decorated (unless you decide to redo the whole house) because you like the way you’ve designed your space and you’re comfortable in it.

Evaluating my own style.

I am forever changing my mind when it comes to home decor. I have realised that in the past I have taken too many different opinions on board when making a decision for something that is going in my home. I am also quite easily convinced that something will work which never bodes well when making a large purchase. Now I know this of course, I am planning on changing my ways.

The one thing that I have always known is that I like white. Whereas some people may find it cold or boring I find it calming and a blank canvas to add to. Liking white does make it difficult when decorating as the elephant (or dog) in the room is the fact we have a chocolate labrador so some compromise does have to be made.

I also am easily swayed by a good home trend. Grey walls? We’ll have them! Moving to Taupe? No problem! Patterned paper and black skirting? Pass me the brush! Like I said, easily influenced.

I am however starting to realise that actually living with something is different to seeing it look great on social media and we each have our own individual style and limitations of what we want to see every day whilst making it functional. For an example, if I put up a dark floral patterned wall after a few months I’d paint over it with a neutral shade, yet love seeing it in other homes. Similarly if I had nothing but cream through my whole house I’d get bored and want to add a bright blue wall somewhere.

With that in mind it’s clearly all about finding your own style, making your own decisions and filling your home with your own vibe.

Do you agree? I share more of my home on Instagram if you want to come and chat (and see the constant changes I make).

An image of me showing off the new bedroom colour scheme, green and white

Bedroom Renovation Update

Bedroom Renovation, HOME RENOVATION

We have a bed! And by that I mean we have a bed base still packaged in the room, without a mattress. It is still very exciting though.

This room has been freshly plastered and painted and I love the green that we finally chose after much deliberation. I have so many ideas for rooms (I blame Pinterest) that the final say goes to my husband to choose between two ideas and/or colour schemes. Funnily enough the bed was purchased first after my parents spotted it in a store. What I can not wait to see is the ottoman storage that the bed has. We can never have too much storage in our house.

If you want to have a little taster of what it looks like just before the bed arrived check out my YouTube video.