My home is lived in and is nowhere near a show home. In fact, the husbeast commented last night that it was a good job we liked throws on the sofa as we washed yet another one that was covered in mud from one of our boys (or it could have been Alvin)! So I decided to look into interior updates for non-Pinterest worth homes (the image below is my bedroom).
When it comes to making my home cosy over winter, I am all for inexpensive touches that are simple to implement and will stand the test of time and the challenge of a family home. I am a big fan of combining high street finds with more unique items found on Instagram. I used to wish that I had a Pinterest worthy home, however, realised that at this stage in my family life that just isn’t going to happen. I have to contend with muddy football boots, Xboxes, sewing stuff and the general detritus that comes with messy teens. Plus I have learned over the years that these Insta and Pinterest homes are not like the perfect squares and images shown online.
According to Chill Insurance, this winter is all about velvet with its super soft touch and oh-so luxurious appearance, what’s not to like? It’s the perfect texture for the cooler months, bringing you a little extra luxe and a pinch of plush for added cosiness. Now I am sure that we would all love to be able to update our home with a beautiful velvet-covered chair, however, my budget doesn’t stretch that far, but why not combine the velvet and blush pink craze by changing your cushion covers or throws to blush pink velvet. H&M have some excellent value ones in at just £6.99. Just make sure that they are washable, especially if you have kids and animals like me!
One of the other inexpensive ways to update your interior is to add plants and new planters. I pick up plants from the reduced section of the supermarket in addition to DIY stores and of course Ikea. I have also picked up some raised planters from Matalan which have been all over Instagram.
I find that plans and flowers really make our house feel a nicer place to be. I also have some beautiful unique planters from Blackdog Pottery, which everyone comments on.
Another quick and inexpensive way to update is with lights, candles and lamps. This week I have picked up some battery operated geometric fairy lights when shopping in Sainsbury’s. I have also ordered another batch of beeswax candles for our candle holders. Mini is really funny when it comes to scented candles, so we only use unscented or beeswax in the living areas of our home.
Why not take a look at this fab ebook put together by Chill Insurance with some ideas to update your home this winter