I was lucky enough to move into my own home almost 7 years ago now! I then moved out for 2 years while I "travelled" and enjoyed a city life in Central London and moved back into my place this Spring. It couldn't have been a more perfect time; the sun was shining and I was in the mood for cleaning and updating my home!
When I originally moved in, I bought all my furniture and furnishings from Marks & Spencers, White Company and NEXT. These are the same places I looked this time.
My bedroom has all white furniture in it; previously the furnishings were a "Juicy Couture" theme of chocolate, pink and white. This time round, I fancied a more neutral decor. Currently the walls are magnolia (yup) but I will be painting those white as soon as possible. I'm considering having a "feature" wall that I paint a colour - probably grey and then either purchase a wall sticker, some art or make a collage of frames with personal photographs.
But for the minute, here are the updates I have made this Spring from NEXT -
1 & 3 Mink Light Shade and Lamp
I updated my light shade with this mink one and purchased a matching lamp. After reading Stuffocation, I opted for just one lamp instead of two. The light shade really creates a calming light in the room which is perfect for relaxing and getting ready to sleep. The lamp allows me to read before bedtime as a way to wind down, then I don't have to get out of bed to turn off the light!
2. Alphabet Cushion
I have a chair in my bedroom which I use to set out my clothes / bag / sh*t for the next day. There was always a cushion on it, but I updated the cushion to this black and white one - in a "D" for Danielle (my full name!). Should I ever need an extra cushion in bed, then its there!
4. Double Sided Duvet Set (2 sets)
I didn't even realise when I ordered this set that there were two in the pack! Two double sided duvet covers and 2 pillow cases per duvet cover. The one in the picture is the one I currently have on my bed; it's greyish on one side and natural on the other side. I use silk pillowcases for the bottom pillows on my bed (4 in total, 2 each side) to protect my hair from drying out / snagging on cotton pillow cases!
5. Non Iron Sheets
...in charcoal to go with the duvet sets! I don't think I would iron my sheets anyway so it helps that they don't (shouldn't) need ironing!
Did you update your home / living space over the Spring Bank Holiday?!
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