16 Jul 2018 34 comments

A Summery Living Room Update.

Fresh summer home vibes…

Our little home hasn’t had any sort of big updates in a while; I feel pretty set with the furniture and decorative accessories that we have going on. That being said, I do love to give the place a little rejig once in a while, especially come summer when the place needs a freshen up.

I think because I work from home, I see these walls so often and I feel uninspired and bored with what’s going on, but I hate the thought of continuously shopping or DIYing to keep me interested. Instead, I spend some time every few months switching up the rooms – and I can never get over the difference it makes!

I usually do this whilst I have a big clean, taking off everything from the cabinets and shelves and then putting them back somewhere new. I swap a lot of plants and accessories between the kitchen and living room because they have quite a similar vibe, and it always makes me happy to see something I love find a new home somewhere else.
I usually see how long it takes Jordan to notice too, although I think he’s kind of accepted that sometimes he’ll come home and everything will be in a different place. The guys got a hard life.

In summer I like this room to feel a bit more open, so I’ve left space in the bay window and pushed the furniture back a bit and the room seems a lot bigger. I also took down the curtains and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made, it’s so much brighter and you can see the beautiful shutters too.
I’m not sure how I’ll feel about this in a few months when it’s freezing, but for now it’s looking very cute.

I also moved all my plants back in to the living room, mainly because we get a lot of light in here, especially in the mornings, so it makes sense to create a sort of jungle! It makes watering them a bit of an easier task too (I should really just install a sprinkler system at this point!).

I know it doesn’t seem like a groundbreaking update to many, but for us it just gave the room a bit of a revival. The room feels more open and inviting, the extra plants have breathed life in to the space and I love how new it all looks to me, despite nothing actually being new!

What do you think of a summery rejig? Do you find yourself rearranging little corners of your home?

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  • Gorgeous decor! Especially loving your cushions with the illustrated faces!

    Abigail Alice x

  • Tracy Patil

    Yes, I don’t really spend, just use what I have. I have always put things in a box under the bed and then just switch things around as and when. I think your home looks really fresh and pretty๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Simply beautiful Summer home decoration! ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒท

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  • I love, love love your living room – I could quite happily curl up in this scene with a good book and a drink, thank you very much. And yes, I’m forever rearranging things whenever I clean too (my husband is always having to play a game of “where is the XX now?” haha)

    Briony xx

  • I’m always in absolute awe of your home Kate, you have the best taste for interiors I’ll give you that haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • I love your interior style! You have such a clean but cozy look. Love the small details especially – the raw crystal bottle opener, all of the coffee table books, the complementing pieces of art. You’ve done a beautiful job!


  • Omg, your interior style is so so so beautiful!!! Such an inspiration to deco my room! <3


  • Such a beautiful space!

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

  • Your style is exactly what I LOVE- your living room looks amazing!

    Emily xo

  • I’m really enjoying the vibe from your living room. It’s so warm yet fresh and welcoming. I adore the prints you have on your wall.


  • Such a lovely space!! When are you starting your own interior design business….first client right here…!! xx

    Millie | http://www.bymillie.co.uk

  • I just loooove your living room, Kate!! Giving me some serious inspo for my flat


    Ellie xx

  • Loving this little summery update! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚ I love rearranging things almost every month, and during the summer, I just love making my room look more airy! It just looks easier on the eyes, and visually makes it seem "cooler" hahaha!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Beautiful space! I love the color pallette you’ve chosen for this room.


  • I love the sunflowers dotted around the room~

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


  • It looks so lovely! X

  • I love this, it looks so bright and lovely and light! I’ve always hated curtains but yes they can add warmth to a room, least you can always put them back up in a couple of months! I love the little prints and plants everywhere, you definitely know how to style a room! I’m contantly moving little items from room to room too, at this point my boyfriend doesn’t even question it! Such a good way to refresh though haha xxx

  • Your living room looks so cosy! I love it xx


  • You living room is goals!!
    I hope I get to set my house like this! (as I’ve seen snaps from other rooms) It feels so warm and comfortable!

    Wishing you all the best,

  • Love all the cute features in your living room! Can’t wait to get my own place now x


  • I’m all for seasonal rejigs – even monthly rejigs. You’ve gotta keep things fresh.

    Sharni | http://www.agirlandgrey.com

  • Tessa

    I’m absolutely dying to know where that beautiful wooden bird (?) next to the speaker is from! I haven’t noticed it in any of your living room posts before and I adore it.

  • Lisa Autumn

    As always interior goals Kate! I am obsessed with whatever you do ๐Ÿ™‚

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • Stella Van Lane

    Your home is perfect! It looks so bright and cozy and light! I just love it! I’ve never liked curtains because it blocks the light. l However, I would always choose blinds over curtains, because it looks more modern to me. I’ve recently redecorated my house and bought vertical blinds, it looks perfect. I would recommend https://apolloblinds.com.au/vertical-blinds/

  • Bryony

    Your home is just gorgeous, I have taken so much inspiration from it. Thank you for helping me make my home more gorgeous and inspiring me to use colours I never thought I would! X

  • sally crangle

    Ah Kate your aesthetic – blog, home – self – it’s just ruddy dreamy quite frankly. I love how there’s a little bit more rusts, mustards and warmer tones – sort of like bringing the sunshine in. Also love the idea of making use of things you’ve already got an just re-jiggin’ them!

    In a totally not weird way, i could look at your home all day long!

    Sally x

  • Such beautiful decor! It looks absolutely amazing ๐Ÿ’–

  • Flo la vita

    Oooh I love the bouquets! And the touches of yellow from the sunflowers are gorgeous xx


  • clareโญ

    your house is my whole inspiration! i love it ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Natalie Redman

    Your interior photos just make me swoon! Love all of this.


  • Ultimate interior goals ๐Ÿ™‚


  • What a nice and well organized living room. I like how the colors are coordinated altogether. This is a type of place that I love seeing.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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  • Kรคtti Rob

    Love the hanging lamp and coffee table, would it be possible to know the brand? thanks ๐Ÿ™‚