My January Home Refresh

Now that Christmas is all packed away I feel it’s time for a refresh! I love January… New Year, New Plans! It’s my month for change so today I wanted to chat about a change I want to make in my home. I love our home but it’s still not 100% perfect, so I wanted to share some of my current favourite corners and also include a wish list of my next updates!

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to refresh my home. I guess I could say I get this habit from my mum. Growing up she was always decorating a new room or refreshing it somehow or changing the furniture around. She loves interiors so I definitely take after her on this one! Unfortunately I rent and I can’t decorate so I’m limited to refreshing the place though throws, cushions, pictures, lamps etc. I have to come clean… we are on our THIRD set of bedside lamps! Don’t ask!

I recently gave our desk a clear up and made sure we only have essential items on it. I wanted to and keep it in theme with the rest of our room by having a copper pineapple (of course, everyone should have a copper pineapple!!) and a copper pen pot! I then found a gorgeous desk light in Aldi and it was a mega bargain and fits on the desk perfectly.

My top tips for updating a space without decorating:

  • Candles
  • Flowers, plants and vases
  • Cushions and throws
  • Tea towels and oven glove
  • Towel colours in bathroom
  • Pictures
  • Re-arranging the furniture
  • Handles on furniture

I was introduced to a website called Nest.co.uk and they have such a useful inspiration section with different themes to pick from. My favourite theme is Scandinavian which fits in my place so well! I’m really impressed with how much variety was on there. So many brands and such a wide range of homeware to suit every home! So here’s my little wish list of things that I saw and decided I absolutely have to have in my place:

Ferm Living Collect Vases
These vases look perfect for styling either separately or all together, and I love the space saving idea for space-conscience homes like mine.

Hay Flowerpot with Saucer
Recently I’ve have been adding so many plants around the place. I love having bit of colour in the apartment to break up all the white! I love this flower pot and it’s also such a bargain too!

Hay Kaleido Tray Mint
I love these Hay trays. They come in so many colours and sizes so again there’s more than one way of styling these. They would be perfect on my ottoman footstool in the spring to change it up from my winter ones.

Hay Pinocchio Rug Purple
I’m in love this rug, it’s so fun and colourful. If I were to get this I’d place it half under my desk to keep my feet warm while working, and to add some colour to our study part of the room.

Hay Time Hourglass Small
I think these look so pretty and super useful for props in blog photos!

Muuto Elevated Vase
Quite simply… I just love this vase!

I could go on for ages with this wish list as everything on Nest is gorgeous, however I better leave it there and get saving!!

Do you ever want to refresh your place after Christmas!? Let me know any of your tips!


Disclaimer: This is a paid collaboration with Nest.co.uk. For more information, please see my disclaimer.