Im a big believer in seasons for the home. Summer is always lighter fabrics, less is more approach and anything that reminds you of the beach and outdoors ( i.e. natural elements) to fill up shelves and cabinets. Also lighter colours in couch pillows and bedding. Light greys, soft blues, teals and neutrals.
Winter is definitely heavy textures, darker tones and almost, which i don't want to say, but i will, clutter. In a good way though. Like your getting cosy indoors now because the nights get darker earlier and its too cold to be out and about when the sun goes down. So magazine piles are piling up, layers of throws are in baskets or on the lounge, candles are being burnt and keeping warm is priority. The cooler months, are my favourite time of year, at home and in fashion. Give me an oversized textured coat any day compared to trying to look flattering in bathers. ah no. #mumlife
So i wanted to share a few of my favourite, and not expensive, stores where you can do minimal things, like changing up some couch pillows, laying down an extra rug for minimal cost but effect change!
Stores like H&M home, zara home, adairs, kmart, target are my go to's. The most time i spend is in H&M home though. Covers for your tired couch pillows start from $5.99. You get spoilt for choice in terms of sizes and textures, so there is honestly, something for everyone there. Then they also have amazing kitchen and dining textiles, linen bedding which is incredible in both value and quality.
You have the kmart phenomena which always has new ranges out, amazing prices and they see you through a season until your ready for the next.
Adairs is also great for things like artificial plants, for people like me who just can't do real plants because you either don't feed them enough or overfeed them in fear of not feeding them enough. Phew. So thats my go to for greenery during winter when the curtains and windows are closed and you are shutting some of that natural element out.
I find if you aim to make your home FEEL nice to be in, it can change how you are feeling towards well, life. It can make you feel organised when things in other areas are not. It can give you some purpose if you feel life may be lacking some, and it creates bit of fun and creativeness which is an important part of living a full life!
Go buy yourself some flowers, AND a new vase to match your mood and put it on your coffee table, and see if that improves your day, i bet it will!
(Then head to some awesome stores and pick out some new inspired pieces to add some vibe to your space, its good for you)