As some of you may know, I live in a rented house and so it’s difficult for me to decorate it as I would like, but obviously I am able to be creative when it comes to furniture and soft furnishings. But such is my life, my son has literally just had a nosebleed all over my lovely grey sofa so maybe it’s time to look at replacing that in the long run. But as spring approaches, I thought I would think about a few changes I could make to my lounge that would brighten up the room in time for when the sun is finally here.
I used to only burn candles in winter, favouring the heady/musky scents of fig, winter spices, blackberry and amber, but I’ve taken to burning candles the whole year round now, I just adjust the scent according to the season. So in springtime, I tend to burn The White Company’s Wild Mint or Grapefruit candles, a selection of aromatherapy style candles from TK Maxx or, if funds are running low, a three wick No.1 candle from Aldi. A great dupe for Jo Malone.
My children may argue that I already have enough cushions for my sofa, but they’re wrong. You can never have too many cushions or mugs, this is a known fact. In winter, I like to decorate the sofa with dark grey, fluffy throws and plush velvet cushions, but in springtime I like to introduce more colour, vary the textures and prints, and it’s amazing the difference a pop of colour can make to a whole room. These cushions below are from simplycushions.com.au, aren’t they gorgeous?
I’ve never been one to wait for someone to buy me flowers, good job really, and if whenever I have had spare money, my go-to luxury item is always a fresh bunch of flowers. They bring colour and scent into a room for only a few pounds. Or even better, if you are lucky enough like I am to have a garden full of roses, snip a few off, find a pretty vase and voilà, your lounge is brought to life for free.
I hope you liked my three tips to prepare your lounge for spring. I am off to the garden with my shears to pick some flowers.