Our Home: Living Area Accessories For Spring

Just when I thought we were making progress with completing our main living space, Christmas finished, the decorations came down and the house looked bare again. Not only that, but without the fairy lights to brighten the duller days, our big open plan room looks.. well, a little gloomy. With all the bigger jobs done and a relatively bare canvas of a colour scheme, it really is a case of getting on with accessorising and using those to help lift and brighten our living space, whilst bringing in elements of our personalities. Whilst I know that our house decor will constantly be evolving (and my inability to fully finish a job without distraction!), here are a few of the little touches I’ll be adding this Spring.

Flowers & Vases

There’s nothing I love more in a space than flowers. I’m a firm believer that fresh flowers in a home instantly lift the spirits. Whilst I have a (worryingly) large collection of vases already, I’d love to help bring the hints of blush we’ve brought into our hallway through into the main kitchen/dining space. This concrete and blush vase from Cox & Cox would perfectly match in with the greys of our kitchen whilst bringing a hint of colour through and whilst I love it styled with a few sprigs of lavender like it is here, I’m thinking a bit of fresh gypsophila would be perfect for summer!

Faux Foliage

Whilst flowers are my thing, I’ve recently gotten in to faux foliage as a way to add life to a room without the expense of freshness or the worry of trying to keep it alive. We have a slightly darker corner which has sat empty for a while whilst we decide what to do and I think I’ve found my answer with a large faux plant. This faux Monstera truly is a little bit of a monster in our white room but the dark green will certainly add contrast. That said, I’ll be lifting it with a change of pot, something like this raised planter, just to ensure it doesn’t get lost.

Soft Furnishings

We’re fortunate that with our new extension, there’s plenty of space in our living area for a small sofa which we bought before Christmas. It’s a dark grey, modern design which is far more of a style over squishiness model! So far we’ve just got two small pillows on it but I’m determined to soften and brighten it’s dark colour as we go into Spring and make it into somewhere that I enjoy lazing on. I’m loving these dove grey cushions, alongside a soft blush blanket for snuggling against with a cup of tea whilst looking out of the bi-fold doors at all of the jobs we still have to do in the garden!

Quirky Touches

With the main bits in place, our final focus is on the quirkier little touches for the kitchen space. We still need to get the tiling done which will then allow us to start putting some bits and pieces on the worktops… even if they’re more for decorative effect than day to day use. One of the things we were really keen on is designing a space for entertaining, even if it’s rare we entertain more than grandparents these days. Anyway, as part of that entertaining dream (and for pure visual effect), these marble and wood serving boards would be a perfect addition with our white marble worktops.

Oh and then we’d OBVIOUSLY need this ceramic hen… an ode to the countryside that we live in and probably the closest I’m going to get to owning fowl. I may even have to get a couple and start my own little windowsill flock!


  • Emily / Babies and Beauty 5th February 2018 at 10:58 am

    Love this, love everything on it. I have to go for the faux plants as opposed to real as our house is literally the place plants come to die.

    • DevonMamaOnline 5th February 2018 at 11:15 am

      Ours too. I keep two adults and a child alive… oh and the dog. I can’t be adding plants to the mix!

  • Sharon (@TeenTweenToddle) 5th February 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I love all of these pieces. I’ve started to like faux foliage too, so much easier! X

    • DevonMamaOnline 6th February 2018 at 8:31 am

      Isn’t it just!!!! I will say, they’re not QUITE as good as the real thing but for dark corners and shelves etc, they’re perfect… and my level of maintenance, ie. NONE!

  • Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops 6th February 2018 at 8:24 am

    I love having fresh flowers, I think they really add something to a room. I love that they change over the course of the days.

    • DevonMamaOnline 6th February 2018 at 8:30 am

      I do too! If I won the lottery I would definitely spend far too much money on having fresh flowers in every room each week!

  • Lyndsay ???? (@FizzyPeachesx) 6th February 2018 at 10:53 am

    Some lovely picks there, we are moving soon so I can’t wait to start thinking about some new bits to brighten our new home!

    • DevonMamaOnline 6th February 2018 at 3:20 pm

      That’s the best bit about moving house – the decorating and the picking up of little bits and bobs to fill spaces!! Good luck with the move x

  • Hannah Harding 7th February 2018 at 9:00 am

    I’ve just discovered Cox & Cox too. They have some gorgeous things don’t they? Good luck with the move xx

    • DevonMamaOnline 7th February 2018 at 9:24 am

      Very gorgeous things!

  • Abbie - Lilypad & Bow 7th February 2018 at 10:43 am

    Totally agree with all of this! I’m all for the fake foliage! x

    • DevonMamaOnline 7th February 2018 at 8:38 pm

      It’s amazing isn’t it?!

  • Kirsty McManus 7th February 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Love this post! I’m completely with you on the fake foliage, as much as I love some flowers as much as the next girl, they don’t last long at all, I’d much rather just go for the faux option!

    • DevonMamaOnline 7th February 2018 at 8:54 pm

      I always end up finding them dead! Atleast faux I can get away without giving them ANY TLC and they’ll live on!!

  • Mummybutstillme 9th February 2018 at 11:00 am

    I too love fresh flowers in the house, not overly fancy ones though but they certainly make a room put together. Your house looks gorgeous, we are due to move this year from a small two bed bungalow to a 4 bed detached with a big kitchen/family room and I cannot wait to fill it with lovely interiors. The planters are a fab idea, I will be pinning like a mad woman soon.

    • DevonMamaOnline 10th February 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Oooh what an exciting time for you! You won’t know what to do with all the space! I’m the same, some daffs or tulips are perfect as far as I’m concerned, makes you feel all happy!

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