18 Feb 2017 43 comments

Home Updates To Do This Weekend.


I think there comes a point in your twenties where you use your weekends wisely, and I definitely try my hardest to make the most of the two days I have away from my desk!
Although I still haven’t toned down my social life (I have at least swapped night clubs for late night, cocktail filled dinners!), I usually reserve a day for catching up on life admin!

I spend a few hours tidying up my house – basically punishment for the night before – and rearranging a little, I think rearranging your rooms is a free way of getting a whole new look! While I’m at it, I usually try a few little updates too…

Arrange Your Kitchen Worktops
I know this isn’t true for everyone, but our kitchen is where we spend a lot of time! The window seat and coffee machine combo mean we often spend entire mornings catching up over endless cups of flat whites, made by the barista in the house (aka not me, I suck).
Head to H&M or TK MAXX and pick up some marble/wood mix chopping boards, a jar of Pink Himalayan salt and some cute pinch pots and get to work. I also recommend hitting up Anthro for brass measuring cups and adorable trivets.


Style Your Coffee Table
Our coffee table used to be a bit, er, wild… to say the least. It was cluttered with magazines, candles, remotes and hand creams – that was until one fine day I had enough and decided to give it a new lease of life.
I stacked magazines neatly below, and used coffee table books to add height on top. Then I styled the candles and other bits and bobs on top. Easy peasy!

Add Some Blooms In To The Mix
I’m a huge fan of fresh flowers, I usually use the Bloom & Wild App (I guess this is UK only, but I’m sure your city will have something similar). They’re pretty good with updating their bouquets regularly and they come in a few days and last aaages.
Failing that, nip to your local florist and buy a bunch of eucalyptus! A lot cheaper than an entire bouquet and so pretty and freshly scented.

A few small changes and your home will feel like new. Will you be trying these?

  • I am always so excited to read about your interiors so this was a joy! I love doing home-y bits on the weekend as it makes the coming week so much nicer. There’s nothing lovelier than starting Monday in a space that you love. I completely agree about flowers – there’s nothing like them for making a house feeling beautiful, bright and clean. My favourite are orchids as they last so long and rebloom if cared for well. I’ve also heard recently that tree flowers and leaves last longer than cut plants as it takes longer for the nutrients to seep out of them again – no sure if it’s true but it sounds convincing! Have a lovely weekend xxx Tess Alexandra

  • Rebecca Jenkins

    I think tomorrow I might get a start on sorting out the kitchen. I’ve actually only recently moved and somehow the kitchen has been pushed to the back of my mind (probably because we don’t have any seating downstairs, so don’t spend much time there).

  • I would love to have a constant flow of fresh flowers but I suffer from hay fever and I find some flowers set me off all year round πŸ™
    Ellyn Rebecca (lifeofabeautynerd.blogspot.co.uk)

  • I’m always up for having more flowers and plants in the house! Your home is absolutely stunning

    – Natalie

  • Tracey

    Love these tips. Definitely need to freshen up our rooms!
    Tracey x

  • Love this! I always have a day in the weekend to just sort ‘life stuff’ out! Ella xx


  • I too love fresh flowers they just look so beautiful! Your house looks beautiful!

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

  • I love how you’ve encorpatrated so many colours but kept it so clean and classic. Beautiful! http://brigidbblog.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

  • i always clean my flat on the weekend and finish it off with a fresh bunch of flowers and i love it.


  • Just reading this has given me motivation to want to update my room a bit haha


  • Same here, it’s not until the weekend that I have the energy and time to tidy everything up.

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • Sheridan Grady

    I love rearranging rooms, my boyfriend doesn’t though! haha x


  • I also love to rearrange rooms from time to time too

  • I live in TKMaxx, and I have a Home Sense near me which is just a home TKMaxx, heaven! Love those salt & pepper grinders!

    Annabel β™₯
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • I always find the best homeware bits in T.K.Maxx! I love adding fresh flowers or plants to a living space too, it makes all the difference β™₯

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

  • So cute! Fresh flowers are the best, always grab a bunch on Fridays to have fresh all weekend.

  • Thanks for these great little home styling tips <3 πŸ™‚ Your interiors always look so on point! Hahaha and yes, there really does come a time in your 20s when you start to use your weekends wisely!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Cute! I love restyling the home and moving bits around.

    Nicky Zeeb xx

  • We definitely need to give our kitchen a little update! I am always so envious of your coffee/window seat set up – it looks so cosy!

    Lynnsay x

  • Love your home posts!! Your coffee table looks dreamy! x


  • I love rearranging this around my bedroom space, even the smallest of changes can make such a difference!

    Heather, heathermcknight.com

  • Lovely decoration tips. Sometimes a little decoration does a lot for the room! πŸ™‚

    ❀LA BIJOUX BELLA❀ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • I love having fresh flowers in the house every week. I find you can get pretty bouquets so cheap and they make such a difference πŸ™‚ x


  • ahaha “wild” is a brilliant way to describe my current coffee table situation! I need to get to work on that next weekend πŸ™‚ xx


  • I love H&M for some cute marble/wood home things!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • I am constantly changing my bedroom! And forever buying too many flowers haha!

    PoppyRKay // poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

  • We’ve rearranged the living room for the first time since moving and feels cosy yet spacious – perfect for the spring when light comes in!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Really good tips! As there’s a big chance my husband and I will be leaving the UK at the end of the year (exciting!), our home-updated purchases have been put on hold. And I’m a bit desperate for a ‘freshening up!” Love your suggestion on Eucalyptus — might be my next week Columbia Road Flower market purchase! x

    Eire | Wolf & Stag

  • These are great tips! I got some fresh flowers for my room this weekend x


  • I’m moving house soon and your blog is 100% my inspo! haha!


  • Anna

    Your marble fireplace is really awesome! Ah, I would love to use an app like Bloom & Wild, sadly nothing similar here in my small town in northestern Italy, but we have a lot of amazing flower shops. I also style my coffee table with art books and candles.
    Anna From Italy


  • You’ve inspired me to decorate my kitchen with chopping boards. I got a gorgeous wooden one from Homesense and I have another marble & wood one on the way! Can’t wait to add them. they make such a difference!

    Gemma Louise

  • I’m constantly re-arranging my kitchen worktops when I have the time, I love the feeling of having a whole new kitchen!

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • Natalie Redman

    Great blog post. Must have a look through the homeware range of H&M!


  • Helen

    Your photos are so beautiful I cannot deal <3 πŸ™‚ I definitely agree about the life admin though πŸ™‚

    x Helen http://www.seaandstyle.com/blog/

  • Sometimes I just love a weekend at home and it’s important to love your surroundings. Your home is beautiful! πŸ™‚ xo

    Editionemmagrace – Lifestyle Blogger & Style Sharer

  • Your photography gives me LIFE!
    I’ve started buying flowers for the house every so often and it is so uplifting! Even lil bits of Gypsophila sprinkled around the house. Dreamy!

    Siobhan // beingsiobhan.wordpress.com/

  • Bryony

    Love this post, I’m going through a phase of major home fever in our rented place whilst we wait for our place to be built!


  • I am always in love with your home, Kate! I can’t wait to have a home of my own so I can decorate it how I want, and not have flatmates’ stuff to take into account haha! Can you just pop back to NZ and help me decorate?!

    – Louise x

  • Your home gives me major inspiration! I love how you mix and match different things so easily.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • Now I finally have my own flat I can put your styling tips to good use πŸ™‚