Seasonal Influences

So my husband is in teenage boy mode and playing his PlayStation so I thought I’d write a little blog post.

As you are probably aware I get bored very easily and I’m constantly changing our decor at home. I don’t know why but I’m just never content with how our lounge looks. One of the reasons I think this is because our house is rented, if we owned it there is so much I would change. Our landlord is very easy going and we are allowed to paint etc but when we eventually buy a house and move I don’t want to have to paint it all back to magnolia again. I would definitely change our fire place, I’d remove the existing bricks and find an antique cast iron one to replace it. But hey ho, it is what it is and I’ve got to make do.

I obviously love vintage and that is something I not only incorporate in to my personal style but also in to our home as well. I am influenced by interior trends of course but even more so by the seasons. This is why I can never feel content with our decor because the weather changes so rapidly.

During spring and summer I find myself drawn to pastels and pretty pinks. Peonies are everywhere in my house and IG at the moment so I’ve been eyeing up some pastel pink cushions to compliment them. This of course would mean changing nearly all of the cushions in the lounge, so I’ve forced myself to think about that little whim!

Our colour scheme in the lounge is basically grey, mustard, white and blue. I love that colour combo but it’s been a few months so I’m bored of it now. And a room should be so much more than a colour scheme otherwise you risk it looking like something out of the Next catalogue. You know what I mean right?

Texture is vital when adding character and warmth to a room. There are a number of ways you can add texture including rugs, throws, baskets, wall hangings etc. A rug is probably the most vital though. I bought a gorgeous blue and white rug from urban outfitters for £75 and was so excited for its arrival. The excitement was short lived though, unfortunately it was really thin and the Hoover kept sucking it up and stretching it so I had to get rid! I have a temporary rug that was in our dining room in the lounge now until I find a replacement!

Anyway back to the seasons… So pale pink… I was thinking of teaming it up with a dark petrol green, a bit like the green in our bedroom. I quite like that unusual, clashing combo. Because I don’t want to paint the walls in the lounge, my only option is to paint the sideboard (again.) It’s currently dark blue, which to be fair would also work well with pale pink! Oh gaaaa! The decisions I have to make!

I want to get a new sofa soon, so I keep telling myself to hold off and wait before deciding on the ‘theme’ of the room. I think I’m just itching for a project and the lounge always seems to be my Guinea pig!
By the time we get a new sofa it will be approaching Autumn so I doubt I’ll be crushing over blush pink anymore and be more likely in to jewel tones! God I’m a nightmare!

If you too are influenced by the seasons then you will feel my pain here!

Anyway, if anyone has any inspirational ideas of what I can do to my lounge then please comment on here or my IG, as i’d love to hear them!

Love Hayley X

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  1. June 25, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Oh Hayley. I feel your pain. I experience the exact same indecisiveness every time I\’m itching for a change. (So much so it\’s the theme of my blog!). I\’ve decided I\’m an \’incremental designer\’. So I take the pressure off myself by not worrying about the whole design at once. I just make one change, see if I like it, and build from there. Dark green and pink is one of my favourite combos just now and painting your sideboard sounds like a great place to start. I\’ll look forward to seeing the results. x

    • June 25, 2016 / 7:51 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting Fiona. Maybe that\’s what I need to do… Start small. I get carried away though. Our bedroom has a botanical theme and I found this really easy to build on because it was a theme rather than just working with colours. I think I need a theme for the living room, just not sure what I like at the moment! Might have to get some green paint lol! X

  2. June 25, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Yes I know what you mean about themes being easier than colours. It\’s a cliche but starting with a cushion or a print or something works for me. Yes I think you need to go paint shopping!

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