I love our home but I get bored easily. I change things up, move furniture around and try to create a fresh feel in the space more often than would probably be considered normal.
However, no matter how much switching and swopping I do, my home always has a few key elements that I can't live without.
1. NATURAL ELEMENTS AND MATERIALS
Interiors continue to favour an environmentally friendly approach by using natural elements to give our homes character. Wood, grass, wool and linen are all amazing options to make a space feel warm and welcoming. On top of their beauty, these choices are often more durable and likely to last. Linen table clothes, grass planters, wool/cotton throws and wooden pieces are all ways to incorporate these into your home. I like to add a mix of these in order to make our home more interesting and fun.
2. TEXTURES AND EARTHY PALATTES
I am less likely to get bored if I stick to decor that is timeless. This often means keeping colours simple and natural. A bold scatter is always fun but I tire easily of the bright, bold prints. One way I love to spice up the neutrals is by choosing a selection with different textures. Each one adds interest whilst remaining tasteful and classic.
3. HOUSE PLANTS
It's usually survival of the fittest when it comes to the plants in my home, but I can't live without the sprouts of green on almost every surface. I adore the outdoors and we spend so much time in the garden as a family, that it just makes sense to bring the feeling of living, beautiful nature into our home. Plants also improve the air quality around you and reduce anxiety and stress, making this a healthy touch of decor that I can't live without.
4. A WINE/WHISKY CORNER
With open plan living the days of home bars and whisky rooms seem to be out the window and in my opinion it's for the best. Instead, make your wine and whisky storage feel like an art installation rather than the main focus of the space. A little nook that hosts comfy chairs, crystal glasses and your favourite bottle of merlot is the perfect place to sit and enjoy each others company or wind down after a day full of screen time. Ours is near the fire place and is not obviously a drinking corner, but we know it's there.
5. DARKER DECOR
Whilst I prefer our home to be light and lovely, a touch of darker decor can help to draw in the eye and create an attractive juxtaposition against the rest of the neutral decor. A black fruit bowl, a dark wall or cabinet and the incorporation of leather or velvet pieces can add a feeling of richness without taking away from the light, airy feel you are trying to create.
What decor do you love to incorporate into your favourite spaces? It's always fun to hear what others do to make their house a home. Comment below to give us a little insight into your nesting favourites.
All my love,