Retro-inspired decor updates ready for winter


Working my way into winter means finding more home updates (as I shall rarely be leaving the house now), and being a renter means I like to invest in home decor items that I can take with me.

One of my new obsessions is the retro-inspired Orla Kiely, so I went for a discounted 70's pattern bedspread. It actually goes pretty well with our graphic diamond-dot cushions from H&M, and our bedside table penguin book (!).

After a recent stay at a lovely Airbnb in Brighton I felt inspired by the decor and bought another retro item - a 'menu' peg board for the kitchen, found cheaply on very.co.uk. More wall hanging pieces include some Instagram prints from lalalab - framed and hung up along the stair case.

My new abstract/print covered/peony filled abode.


It's been 2 months since I moved into my own place, I still love it and now it's got all the little touches to make it more homely. Making the most of the opportunity to decorate with as many oddities as I like - I invested in some vintage fish pictures from Ikea, cake stands to hold fruit or jewellery and I mixed the art-deco prints with bright crochet rugs for colour.

I got some great rugs from The Range and Urban Outfitters. A lot of my candles, cushions and bathroom bits are from H&M home too - which turned out to be my favourite shopping spot. The quality is much better than I expected as it's reasonable. Another purchase (which wasn't so reasonably priced) was a Tipee for Lola from Not on the High Street. With all the house moves I thought a treat was in order, it fits in with the decor and she seems to like it but...it's quite pricey for something I probably could have made myself if I had the motivation (and a sewing machine).

Another spot for good household bits are supermarkets (though this can be a bit hit and miss), an abstract frame from Sainsburys and a retro glass vase from Tesco were little gems. Pictures below, with a bit of Dachshund activity thrown in...