January’s always a time for looking at your house afresh.
For me, this mainly seems to involve a lot of tidying. Clutter is the enemy. I rarely defeat it – at best we have an uneasy standoff. But, anyway, I’m slowly working my way the round the house. And while I do it, I’m dreaming of all the things I’d like to change and buy.
Woollen blankets and sheepskin rugs. Cosy, but intricate – and tiny bit Scandinavian (via Wales or IKEA). I’d like them tossed over my sofas, to see me through the rest of winter in comfort. I’m particularly drawn to blankets with a bit of red in them. I never normally choose red, but I think it’d work really well with the soft greys and blues we have in our living room.
Top left: Traditional welsh blanket by Melin Tregwynt, £145
Top right: something more affordable from IKEA, £25.
Bottom left: cobweave blanket, £45.
Bottom right: an affordable faux sheepskin from IKEA, £10
We’ve also decided that it’s time for our living room to move from the twentieth century into the twenty-first. Which basically means new speakers of some kind, preferably not involving too many wires. And probably a well-designed TV stand. Actually, I think that’s probably pretty twentieth century, isn’t it? We’re a bit behind. Currently the TV is on a nineteenth century desk, which I’m very attached to, but isn’t very practical for my Game of Thrones DVD collection. I’m quite keen on this one from IKEA (£160):
Cabin beds. Our boys have far too many toys. Cabin beds seem like a great solution now we’ve moved them into separate bedrooms. The choice, and prices, vary enormously. I think I’ve narrowed it down to this one (£199.99):
I can’t wait to make some changes, and I’ll share things on here with you soon. In meantime, you’ll probably find me in IKEA.
What are you planning for your home this month?