Colour Crush: Blush

I feel like my favourite colours vary significantly depending on what aspect of my life we’re discussing. For example, in terms of decorating our home, warm greys would be my first choice, whereas if you look in my wardrobe then blue would probably feature the most – so I’m pretty surprised when a colour makes it onto my radar and makes me want to wear it, decorate with it, feature it in my wedding, etc. This is exactly how I feel about blush. I wouldn’t say I’ve ever been a heavily pink person, but there’s something about this specific shade that I’m absolutely smitten with, and when you mix it with gold then I am just in heaven. It’s made a big appearance in recent years and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon, so I’m just going to keep enjoying it completely, from clothes and accessories to soft furnishings and homeward pieces. Here are a few items that have been catching my eye in this, my current colour obsession.

Colour Crush: Blush

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New Year Home Picks

I get a real desire to change things up at this time of year – whether that’s my eating habits, my haircut or my fashion choices – so it makes sense that I also get a craving to get productive things done around our home. As mentioned in my goals for 2015, we’re working towards perfecting our home this year, and have already moved some way in getting there through buying some bedroom furniture. However, this is still some way to go and I can’t stop myself from looking at wallpapers, paint colours and furniture ideas online. While those are quite expensive items to be shopping for, decorative accessory shopping is much more affordable (and much more fun, in my opinion), so I’m going to stick with that right now. Here are a few of my recent favourites.

New Year Home Picks

1. Large Wire Basket / 2. Die-Cut Ceramic Lamp / 3. Breakfast In Bed Tray / 4. Tall Bamboo Salad Servers / 5. Frosted Glass Jewellery Box / 6. Cushion Cover / 7. Copper ‘Lassi’ Vase / 8. Aztec Bowls / 9. 7 Aperture Wire Collage Frame

DIY: Simple Bunting

The venue in which we’re having our engagement party is fairly plain so to brighten it up we will be decorating the hall with lots of pretty things. I wanted to save some money by making many of the decorations myself so this is my first creation. This is made using napkins, doilies and a length of ribbon, with double-sided tape for sticking. It couldn’t be simpler and cheaper to make a unique party piece that would add a bit of gorgeousness to any room. You could even hang it in your home to liven up a boring wall, just pick a napkin that would fit with your decor and that’s it!

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What You’ll Need

  • Patterned napkins
  • Doilies
  • Ribbon
  • Double-sided tape
  1. Fold the first doily in half, placing the ribbon between the fold, and sticking the two sides together using double-sided tape.
  2. Fold the first napkin in half, so that two opposite corners of the square are touching, creating a triangle shape. Place the ribbon between the fold, and stick the two sides together using double-sided tape.
  3. Repeat these steps until your bunting reaches your desired length. Hang your bunting and enjoy!

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Bright Floral Print Homeware

I’m not sure about you but when I think of summer, something that instantly comes to mind is flowers, so it’s lovely to make the most of being outdoors amongst all the bright and beautiful colours. Thankfully, so far this summer, we’ve had lots of lovely weather, but when we’re not so lucky, it’s nice bring some of the outdoors indoors by adding a bit of floral print to any room you choose.

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Things I Fancy: Homeware Edition

It’s that time of week when work is slowing time and I spend a ton of time looking at things I want on the net. It just happens to be that right now those things happen to be all kinds of homeware. We try not to spend too much on home stuff, with the wedding coming up and us now having most of what we need, but I can always keep looking. We really need a shed for the garden and a bed for the spare room, but those things have to wait until we have more money, so while we wait for them, I find enjoyment window shopping online. These are the things catching my eye this week.

Things I Fancy: Homewares

1. Round Wood Stripe Tray | 2. Large Quilted Cushion | 3. Wooden Vintage Cafe Sign | 4. Stripes and Flowers Napkin | 5. Flamingo & Pineapple Juice Glasses | 6. Basket, set of 3 | 7. Illume Boulangerie Jar | 8. Glass vase | 9. Nouveau Collection Set of Three Frames.

Home Decor: Doormats

It seems like a bit of a boring post, but your doormat is one of the first things that people see when entering your home, so you might as well make it worth looking at. It welcomes people into your home without you having to say a word. You can keep it simple with just a word or two, or go for a bright abstract pattern to match the rest of your decor. A doormat can also make a great gift for a friend or family member when moving into a new or first home, as it may not be something they think of buying for themselves in the first few weeks.

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