When asked if you shop your house before you go shopping - what do you think? Maybe you think that the person asking you has gone slightly crazy, perhaps you have done this forever and don't see the concept as new, or maybe you're intrigued and want to know more... If you're in the latter way … [Read more...] about WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SHOP YOUR HOUSE BEFORE YOU BUY ANYTHING NEW
Style & Decor
Inspirational ideas to use VELUX roof windows for maximising the daylight in your kitchen, playroom, loft, or in fact any single storey extension you have in your home. Lots of great ideas to create the perfect space that will look fantastic but also lift your familys mood and help everyone really … [Read more...] about INSPIRATION FOR MAXIMISING DAYLIGHT IN YOUR HOUSE USING VELUX ROOF WINDOWS
Ready to find some amazing art for your home, but unsure where to start? Well - I'd thoroughly recommend using Word Art pictures because they show your personality, look great, and fit with pretty much every decor style there is out there. You really can't go wrong - and so I've decided to … [Read more...] about WORD ART PICTURES – WHY THEY ARE THE PERFECT DECOR FOR YOUR HOME
Houseplants are a fantastic addition to a home as they look great and, when chosen well, are easy to care for and look after. Did you know that you can also get houseplants that clean the air? They purify it to remove common household toxins from cleaners and toiletries, which is a HUGE bonus! … [Read more...] about 13 REALLY EASY TO CARE FOR HOUSE PLANTS THAT ACTUALLY CLEAN THE AIR!
If you struggle to find your decorating style then you will want to follow these 5 steps. Using this system will make your interior design choices much easier in the future, as knowing what style of home you love will help you to make less mistakes with what you buy, and overall help you feel at … [Read more...] about FIND YOUR DECORATING STYLE – 5 STEPS THAT MAKE INTERIOR DESIGN CHOICES EASIER!
Have you got an ottoman / footstool or coffee table in the centre of your living room and want to make more of a feature of it? This post goes through some easy ottoman tray styling tips that you can use in your own living rooms to make it become the focus of the room. Something that's both gorgeous … [Read more...] about EASY OTTOMAN TRAY STYLING TIPS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIVING ROOM
Let's talk about using neutral colours in home decor - and why it's such a great idea! As a professional interior designer for over 10 years, I have designed a LOT of rooms, seen a lot of different styles, and pleased a lot of tastes - but I always start with a neutral base, whatever I am working … [Read more...] about 5 PROFESSIONAL SECRETS WHY NEUTRAL COLOURS ARE PERFECT FOR HOME DECOR
Picking a kitchen worktop can be such a hard decision - it's one of those items that can make or break how your kitchen looks and functions, and isn't something you want to keep changing every few years. You want to get it right - and this is the post that can help! When looking to update … [Read more...] about 4 CRUCIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING YOUR KITCHEN WORKTOP
Fake plants have a very bad reputation for being the poor relation of the real thing, but I'm very definitely not ashamed to say that I LOVE using them around my house - and I wanted to tell you why today! I have a bit of a thing for plants in my house - I love having greenery in … [Read more...] about WHY YOU SHOULD USE FAKE PLANTS IN YOUR HOME – TIPS & TRICKS TO TRY
I love finding storage that works for my home, not only in terms of functionality, but also for look and feel – so I am particularly fond of baskets. Not only do they provide the storage I need, but they also look great while doing it! They add a bit of texture to my neutral home, and they can … [Read more...] about 9 INSPIRING WAYS TO USE BASKETS AS THE PERFECT STORAGE IN YOUR HOME
Today I wanted to turn the attention to styling your home, specifically with dark colour on the walls. It took me a while to be brave enough to use them - but I wouldn't go back now, and I thought I'd share the inspiration in the hope that you too may be braver when you next pick some colours out … [Read more...] about DARK WALLS – IT PAYS TO BE BRAVE WITH COLOUR..
Today I wanted to share with you a simple trick that really makes a difference to my bedroom - for so many reasons. The trick? Well, it's using chests of drawers where bedside tables usually go. If you've got enough room either side of your bed, then it works brilliantly to fill that space … [Read more...] about WHY USING CHESTS OF DRAWERS FOR BEDSIDE TABLES WORKS BRILLIANTLY
Small spaces can be really tricky, and there's usually at least one room in our homes that needs a helping hand to look and feel larger than it is - which room are you thinking about right now?! I was recently sent this infographic that I wanted to share, as it has some fantastic … [Read more...] about 7 WAYS TO MAKE A SMALL SPACE LOOK BIGGER
I love picture walls - they create a really personal and one-off look for your home and can be changed as many times as you like - but I often get asked how to make them so they look great and not a mess on the wall. Here, just for you, is the definitive guide to how I created my most recent … [Read more...] about HOW TO CREATE A PICTURE WALL / GALLERY WALL – STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Today I wanted to show you a bedroom makeover that I did recently for my little girl. Creating a room that grows with your children is crucial in keeping your sanity, and them happy... As such, I have shared as many tips and bits of inspiration that you can easily use as well next time you … [Read more...] about SIMPLE BEDROOM MAKEOVER INSPIRATION – LITTLE GIRL GROWING UP!
Decorating a narrow hallway can be such a pain - can't it! What do you use to accessorise or add interest/character? Struggles with spaces are quite common when it comes to making decisions about decorating, so I thought I'd share with you today some of the thinking and ideas I had for that … [Read more...] about DECORATING A NARROW HALLWAY – WITH MAPS!
Have you ever redecorated a room, only to find that it still doesn't feel that great? There's something missing, and you still don't feel that it works - but don't know why...? All that time, effort and energy - not to mention money - and for what? Why would you feel this way, and what can be done … [Read more...] about WHY IT’S NOT JUST STYLE TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU REDECORATE…
I love decorating my home, a fresh look and feel can really transform a room - but it can be a minefield of decision making and choices. All too easily that project can turn from pleasure into pain - the paint colour is wrong, or something doesn't quite work, and it takes money, time and effort to … [Read more...] about 2 CRUCIAL STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE WHEN CHANGING THE DECOR IN YOUR HOME…
My daughter loves butterflies - and crafts - so mixing the two together was the perfect way to spend a day over the recent school holidays - and of course, I had to share! This is a really easy craft to do, and it can be used for lots of other things as well (which I'll list later in the post for … [Read more...] about OH SO SIMPLE BUTTERFLY WALL ART CRAFT IDEA
Conservatories can be very tricky when it comes to finding a window covering that works well, so I wanted to show you today what I have chosen for my own for a bit of inspiration. They make a really simple window dressing idea for any awkward window, and are a great alternative to curtains and other … [Read more...] about CONSERVATORY BLINDS – WHY ‘PERFECT FIT’ FIT PERFECTLY!