How good does it feel to have some sunlight back in our lives? Yes to that! I don’t know about you but I’m feeling a renewed sense of energy to get back on track with the house, done with hibernation. I’m also feeling more at home in my personal style (particularly after I wrote this post) and I’m moving more and more towards the minimal and simple these days. I prefer a muted palette over bright colour and seek natural, untreated materials for an overall more restful atmosphere. Spring for me is a time to implement changes, refresh and reboot as these all have a really positive impact on the way that we feel – clear minds, space to breathe and all that.
Updating your home for the spring season doesn’t need to involve a huge upheaval, just introducing small details can make all the difference so to instil a little inspiration I’ve selected my favourite picks from Habitat’s new collection to be fresh for spring…
| 1 | I’m a sucker for a stylish workspace and I love this Okli desk for its light oak combined with the black laminate top and legs. This would be perfect for Rob’s office which is in dire need of an update!
| 2 | A timeless classic (sorry for the pun) that makes a bold statement and works for its wall space. Flap analogue clock.
| 3 | & | 4 | Texture is so important when you’re choosing soft furnishings, particularly if you’re not so keen on colour as it helps to give a room some interest. While these cushions are still quite muted, they still hold their own. Astell grey and cream bouclé cushion and Bate cushion (unfortunately just sold out at time of publication).
| 5 | A chic option in classic grey wool, it’s a sofa for lounging but isn’t clumpy on space.
| 6 | Clean and simple wall hooks are ideal for additional storage when floorspace is at a premium. Hang them in the hallway, in the kids room to keep random clothes off the floor or your workspace-there’s a handy ledge at the back for keeping letters or other small items too.
| 7 | Our glassware is somewhat thin on the ground at the moment and could do with mixing up a bit. These textured Elmore high ball glasses totally raise the bar. Sorry. Another pun.
| 8 | I think every home should have a set of baskets somewhere, they help make the day to day clutter a little easier on the eye. These Coby water hyacinth baskets are perfect for storing clean towels, magazines, toys – you name it.
| 9 | I’m currently on the look out for a new dining table-our old one is great for space as it extends at both ends but the dark wood looks kinda clumpy in our dining space now. The Talia oak dining table is a perfect compromise seating up to six with a lighter oak top and white base. Gives a feeling of more space and our black chairs would look right at home underneath it.
| 10 | Mix up your dining chairs and avoid being too matchy-matchy. I like the idea of having two of these at each end of the table so I don’t have to fight with Rob over who gets the comfy chair.
| 11 | The faceted grey Deacon jug is a more masculine option for displaying greenery or used in its traditional sense makes a welcome addition to the table. I’m loving a blue-grey palette for spring tableware at the moment, it’s a subtle alternative to sweet pastels.
Have I got you feeling inspired for spring now? Then you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled next week as I’m gearing up to celebrate Curate & Display’s first blog birthday. Boy have I got some goodies for you. For real. Stay tuned…