Refresh and update your home

I wrote a post last week about how to declutter and I showed you all my DIY hallway makeover. Yes, it feels great to get stuck in and get your hands dirty and end up with a refreshed home for the new year. However, not everyone has the time, energy or need for DIY and sometimes there is a case for some good old fashioned spending to make your home feel better.

I have picked some of my favourite items from my shop that will help you refresh your home as sometimes that is all it takes…


Change up the cushions on your sofa to refresh your living room. This is a relatively inexpensive way of breathing life back into an old sofa, a tired room or re-setting a colour scheme.


Add some plants or fresh flowers to your home and watch them bring a forgotten corner to life. Combine the plant with a beautiful or eye-catching planter and you really can give any surface a new lease of life.


Freshen your home by burning delicious scented candles. At this time of year, choose clean scents like citrus or mint. Make sure you have have pretty matches, too – it’s the small details that count.

Art work

Hanging a few new pieces of art work can completely change the whole feel of a room.

Have you got any purchases planned for the new year? Do pop over to my shop and have a nose; you may want to add something to your shopping list.

Katy x




  1. Sarah Ford
    21st January 2015 / 1:26 pm

    No purchases as such, but I plan to look out some lovely fabric to whip up a few cushions for the sofa. The dog is now well past the ‘chewing cushions’ stage and I have never got around to replacing the cheap ones I bought. They will need to be washable though as he has a penchant for lying on the furniture! Current colour scheme is matt white walls, stripped floorboards, a taupe/neutral sofa and various toning throws (for the dog) with a bit of duck egg blue thrown in.

    • katy
      22nd January 2015 / 11:38 am

      Sounds gorgeous, Sarah! Making your own cushions sounds like a great idea. I bought some really expensive cushion covers and Otto thinks they are his to rest his head on – ha! x

    • katy
      22nd January 2015 / 11:39 am

      Me too! I’ve wanted it for ages and there’s another in the set. Love x

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