Springtime at Home

Somehow – and I’m not sure how it’s happened – this weekend marks a whole year since we bought our flat and became homeowners for the first time. It’s been a tumultuous year in a sense; we’ve spent many hours redecorating the flat and making it our own, gathering up any spare cash to spend on new furniture, paint or the perfect home accessories. Surprisingly, it took us pretty much the full year to get it all done, with the most progress being made this Springtime, when we finally finished the living room and the hallway and could enjoy our new home properly!

To celebrate Springtime and the home we’re lucky enough to live in, the guys at Ocean Loans kindly sent me a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 polaroid camera (in pink, natch) to get snapping my favourite corners of our home in the best season of the year. So here’s what I got up to and got snapping…

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Spring is the perfect time to liven up the home with some greenery, and we’ve definitely been trying to add some plant life to our living room over the last few weeks. Not only did we buy a hanging basket for the balcony, but we’ve also picked up some herb plants, some trailing ivy, a very cool fern and these super cute cacti, which are making themselves at home on the living room shelves!

This time of the year is also the perfect time to start experimenting with some fresh and flowery cocktails when the weekend comes around, and I wanted to share with you a snap of our cool copper cocktail corner – try saying that after a few margaritas! I picked up the gorgeous gold tray in H&M last month, and the gold and silver barware is from M&S, luckily picked up in the sale. I found the amazing copper cocktail mugs in TK Maxx, and the whole set is finished off with my vintage 60s cocktail shaker, found in a charity shop years ago for a pound! I’m so glad we have a proper place to display our cocktail paraphernalia now, and it’s always the centre of attention when we have guests to visit!

As I mentioned, this springtime has been the period of time when we finally managed to start and finish our living room, and I’m so happy with the finished look. This little back corner is my favourite part of the room, and plays host to some of my favourite purchases and pieces in the whole house. Here we have our amazing G Plan original sideboard, which houses so much stuff (the space seems endless), and is decorated with my favourite accessories. The gold lamp from TK Maxx is perfect here, along with the gold ‘L’ from Oliver Bonas and this pretty print which I picked up from Etsy. I finished things off with a beautiful gold vase from H&M, which I try to always keep filled with beautiful fresh flowers.

Above all of this hang two prints which we only put up a few weekends back – these gorgeous sun and moon prints are by the Tom Pigeon studio, and are exactly what we were looking for in our living room. We wanted simple, mixing the blue from our feature wall with the metallics that are present elsewhere in the room, and these fit the bill exactly – the perfect finish touch to our living room makeover!

I’ve so enjoyed snapping my favourite corners of my favourite room in the home – thanks so much Ocean Loans for asking me to take part in this project! Are you inspired to makeover your home this Spring?

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