Sometimes it really is the little things that make the difference to a room, but changing the bedside lighting in our Master bedroom has made a huge difference to the feel of the space, and I wanted to share a few tips that I thought of along the way which may help when you come to change your … [Read more...] about 4 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A BEDSIDE LAMP, & WHY I CHANGED MINE…
Style & Decor
Bear with me on this one - I promise that there is method in my madness today!. White bedding is one of those things that a lot of people shy away from - thinking because it's white it isn't suitable for most homes due to maintenance etc... - but I am here to fly the flag for white bedding, and … [Read more...] about WHY WHITE BEDDING WORKS – EVERY TIME!
It's the Easter holidays this month and even with the best of intentions about getting lots done and having some fun with the kids, it can sometimes be difficult to find things to do while they are home for a couple of weeks. As such, I wanted to share a little idea/tip that I am going to try out … [Read more...] about CREATING A “THINGS TO DO” JAR FOR THE FAMILY
When decorating a room it's so important to get the basics right. Picking items that are wrong can end up being very costly and time consuming, not to mention annoying! I wanted to share a tip with you today that could really save you a lot of money and hassle when you come to redecorate a room in … [Read more...] about THE ITEM TO ALWAYS CHOOSE LAST WHEN DECORATING – AND IT MAY SURPRISE YOU…
Sometimes it can be really hard to find your design inspiration when it comes to creating a look and a style for rooms in your home, or the whole house for that matter, and you can easily suffer from the visual equivalent of writers block if you're not careful. Your home is a place where you want … [Read more...] about 13 PLACES TO FIND DESIGN INSPIRATION FOR YOUR HOME
One of the things I want to add more of (on request of you lovely readers of course) is more of the design side of homemaking. I get lots of requests to give more advice and ideas on how to make homes feel great once they are more organised and decluttered, and of course as my day job is Home … [Read more...] about Things to consider when hanging artwork
If you've been reading the blog over the past couple of months, I've been showing you some of the ideas behind my home office revamp project - and this weeks post is my final reveal. I'm excited to show you what's been happening!. I looked at the starting point (what I had to work with), and got … [Read more...] about Home office makeover #3 – Final reveal
Holding a party in your home usually means decorating in some fashion, whether its a simple banner, a few balloons, or a whole themed house - the options really are endless!. But however fun it is to decorate your home for a party, stress can take over when it comes to how to put things up safely, … [Read more...] about Product Spy – Party decorating made easy!
I love to find helpful information and articles around the web for you, and will be sharing more over the coming months so that you can find all the best stuff right here in one place (saving time!). So, when I was sent this home styling infographic I was really excited as it is a great fit for … [Read more...] about 14 home styling tips to make your rooms look bigger
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I love painting walls and decorating - it's the way that paint can change the whole look of a room or item of furniture so quickly - but I hate clearing away after doing so. Luckily over the years I have worked out a quick and easy way to save 100% of the time … [Read more...] about Life Hacks – the easiest way to clean up after painting
Popular opinion states that white is a difficult colour to use around the house, as it can look dirty quickly and definitely can't be used when kids are in the house - but I firmly believe the complete opposite is true, and this post should help explain why! How to use white in a … [Read more...] about Why white is the perfect colour to use at home
It's time for a makeover! My home office is in need of sorting out properly once and for all and I wanted to give you the no holes barred view of how I go about changing the room in a step by step kind of way. Hopefully it will give you some ideas of how to approach a space of your own, and … [Read more...] about Home office makeover #1 – Starting point
I am a great fan of merging things that are both practical and great to look at in homes, and with my love of dark walls (I'll leave that for another time!), what could be better than a chalkboard wall? This post goes through how to make a chalkboard wall, and why I think that every home should have … [Read more...] about How to make a chalkboard wall – & why every home should have one!
I really do love Photo Books! - they are a great addition to a bookcase or a coffee table in your home and they allow access to your photos that could have long since been forgotten on your computer - so I thought it was about time I showed you how to create a Photo Book (or at least how I create my … [Read more...] about How to create a Photo Book
The life hack I want to share today solves the issue of being able to move furniture easily around a room when needed - and I hope that it helps you as much as it has me! Whats the issue? Have you ever had the following:- When hoovering a space you struggle to move the furniture to get … [Read more...] about Life Hacks – How to move furniture easily & quickly
Paint is a difficult thing to store correctly – and as such it’s often sort of ignored. We paint a room and the rest of the can of paint gets put somewhere out of the way. The problem comes when its time to touch up any marks on the walls that were painted. This post aims to give a solution for … [Read more...] about Easy way to store leftover paint for touchups in your home
In my day job I have had to paint a few pieces of furniture in my time in all different styles - and with painted furniture so popular at the moment I felt it was only right to share a step by step guide to how to paint furniture with you so you can do it yourself as and when the mood takes … [Read more...] about How to paint furniture – a step by step guide
A reader asked me recently whether I had some ideas for how best to use the space under the stairs as they were struggling with the angled ceiling and wanted to make the most of it by using the space for a specific purpose if possible. I love to help where I can! - so here are some great ideas … [Read more...] about HOW TO USE THE SPACE UNDER THE STAIRS EFFECTIVELY