Freshening up our living space for the new year

We’re mid way through January, the Christmas decorations and the tree are down, the New Year has properly started. I don’t know about you but the house always seems a little bare when all things festive have gone. This inspires me to have a little freshen up of our living space, whether it’s moving furniture around, buying some new accessories or having a clear out, or all of the above! I thought I’d share with you some of the little changes that I’ve made for the New Year to our open plan living and dining room. If you missed my post about our living room and dining room renovation you can read it here.

With the fairylights and Christmas ornaments gone I’ve had a play around with the shelves and moved a lot of books from our Welsh dresser. I regularly switch things around on these shelves but I love that each picture and keepsake has meaning and memories for us.

Of course this time of year you can’t beat fresh flowers to brighten up your home. I love having vases of daffodils scattered through out our home. This is so simple (and cheap) and never fails to make me smile.

I love the new addition of this lamp* by my favourite chair. It definitely helps when I’m cosied up in the evenings reading a book.

I picked up this little candle stick, if that’s the right term, candle holder maybe, in Tiger for a bargain price of £2. I might just have to pop in for a couple more.

pink copper interiors style

More fresh flowers! With hyacinths you have the added bonus of a beautiful fragrance that fills your home. As you can see my love for copper accessories hasn’t wavered in 2017, in face I think I love them even more!

pink and copper interior style

office space

I’ve moved out of my messy office space this week as I have loads of work and no space to do it in! I know that the office/stockroom/exercise space/dumping ground needs a big clear out but I just don’t have the time to do it properly at the moment. Hopefully when the busyness of January quietens down I can set aside some time to turn the room around. For now, however, I’ve stolen my children’s homework area.

We invested in a new bookcase recently, I say invested, it wasn’t a particularly expensive purchase as it’s an IKEA bookcase, that being said I love it and couldn’t wait to fill it with our books when we’d finished putting it up.

I like to have inspiring phrases and quotes around the house and this year I’ve gone for ‘say yes to new adventures’. I think this is a year of change for us and change can be fun and exciting but also a little scary, so this is a great reminder to take the adventure!


So with a few little changes our living space feels fresher and no longer bare. It’s amazing what some flowers, plants and a change around can do.

Do you make changes to your rooms in the new year?




*Thanks to Litecraft for sending us the lamp featured in our living room


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  • Julia @ rainbeaubelle - January 18, 2017 reply

    I love moving things around especially after the Christmas decs have gone. I love your lounge and the daffodils thing, I am totally the same I think they’re one of my fave flowers x

  • Claire - January 18, 2017 reply

    I love your l8ving room. So bright angelcare colourful. Love all the books too.
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  • Carolin - January 18, 2017 reply

    I adore the sofa with the yellow throw. Yellow and grey are my favourite colour combination. It’s clean, calming and fresh at the same time. You might actually find a similar combo in my living room 😉 Also, thumbs up for fresh flowers. I love them, even though it doesn’t even remotely look like spring when I look out of the window x
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  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries - January 19, 2017 reply

    Yep — snap!! I’ve been having a bit of a move round since Christmas!! I so miss the tree and all the lights!! And I’ve decided that I hate the colour I painted the snug before Christmas too — back to dark grey I think!!! Plus I’m in the middle of giving our bedroom a bit of a makeover. All change. Love your sofa/throw combo — LOVELY. I’m partial to a bit of yellow 😉
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  • Tracey Williams - January 19, 2017 reply

    I love your living room and I adore the candle holder. I have never heard of Tiger but what a bargain for £2. I have been buying a few bits and pieces for our home too over the past few weeks. I think it’s the law in January isn’t it x
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  • Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog - January 20, 2017 reply

    Whah a lovely space! I love how bright and colourful it is. This January we’ve been having a massive clear out, and at this inbetween stage everywhere looks worse! But I know it will be worth it when it’s done x
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  • Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist - January 27, 2017 reply

    I’ve been moving things around too, it is that time of year! I love the grey and yellow combo, and that lamp is such a stylish statement!

  • Kara - January 30, 2017 reply

    I love these rooms, they remind me of home and whenever you share pictures on IG I feel happy. Love the new bookcase xx
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  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries - January 31, 2017 reply

    Love it all Morgana!! I know I’ve already commented once but just wanted to say thanks so much for linking up!! xx #HomeEtc
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