Colour Your Personality #COLOURYOURPERSONALITY

A few days ago, one of my twin girls asked me what my favourite colour was. My first thought was purple, followed quickly by grey. The reason I like these colours is because they’re quite neutral and calming. In my living room I have two grey sofas that have colourful buttons on the back rest. In my bedroom, I have a purple throw over the bed. After my daughter had asked me this question, I actually wondered what our favourite colours say about ourselves. I found this ebook online called ‘Colour Your Personality’ and I found it a really interesting read…. [Read More]

Winter Home Improvements

I don’t what it is about Spring and Winter that always make me look at my home in a new light, but something does. These two seasons signal the start and end of the year. Spring sees new life come into the world. Darkness lifts and the sky becomes a little brighter in the mornings. Winter sees the year draw to a close. Cosy fires lit, families snuggling under blankets, and of course a visit from the big man in red! I always find that these two seasons make me want to make changes to my home. Some more drastic… [Read More]

How to create the perfect kitchen

Making any change to your home, requires a lot of thought and research. That’s why when looking to create the perfect kitchen there are a number of different steps you should take. Firstly, look at your existing kitchen. Are you looking to completely remove it and put a new kitchen in, or make some small, simple changes such as changing the cupboard doors and perhaps repainting? Look at the way in which you use your kitchen space. Do you use the worktops much? Would you benefit from having more cupboard space, or perhaps more os less worktops would be best… [Read More]

The Benefits of Using a Humidifier

A humidifier is a device that helps to increase the amount of moisture in a room. This helps to prevent dryness that can cause irritations in the body such as dry skin, dry throat, headaches, nose bleeds, cracked lips and other similar irritations. A humidifier can also be used to ease the symptoms of flu, and sinus congestion. It can actually be the difference between staying healthy at winter or getting a cold. Whilst using a humidifier sounds like a great idea, it’s essential that a humidifier is used correctly. Overusing a humidifier can potentially make respiratory problems worse, and… [Read More]

Five Basic Ideas to Create A Cozy Home

Most people have seen those nasty home transformation shows during days gone by. You already know the variety, wherein a hyperactive variety of designers and then builders blitz their objective into an ‘unsuspecting’ civilian’s home, getting just an hour to confirm a fantastic make-over. The make-over designer snatches up certain worthless cushions, whips up the carpet, and then presto, the overall part is an amazing palace. Don’t we tend to desire that our bored houses might be awoken with such type of quick and electrifying fervor? We are not pushing you to create your house your own ideal mansion, however,… [Read More]

Three things to consider when buying a family home

Finding the perfect property is usually much easier said than done. Whether you’re just starting the search to buy a family home or you’ve been looking for months (or even years) without any luck, the key to finding the right property often comes down to three main factors—lifestyle, location and budget. Let’s take a look at these in a little more depth… How well it suits your family Functionality is one of the most important factors when buying a house. Before you waste hours browsing through listings and rushing to open houses, it’s a smart move to invest a little… [Read More]

Refurbishing your home back to it’s original style

If you’re thinking about buying an older property, say around 100 years old, it’s quite common to find that a lot of the original features have been hidden or removed. Sadly this can take away a lot of the characteristics, personality and style from your home. When thinking about refurbishing an older property back to its former glory, it’s important to do your research, and make sure first and foremost that the property is structurally sound. Once this has been confirmed you can start looking at what rooms you’d like to start with, and begin researching ideas. You’ll need to… [Read More]

Disney Bedroom Makeover

We’ve been living in our current home for around three years. When we first moved in we promised our twin girls that we would decorate their bedroom. Fast forward three years and we still hadn’t got around to decorating it. We’re renting so spending money on redecorating a home we don’t own wasn’t top of the list of our priorities. However, our twins turned six years old this year and the Frozen themed curtains just seemed too babyish all of a sudden. After our holiday to Disney, we promised our girls that we would redecorate their bedroom. I didn’t want… [Read More]

Redecorating a room using wall murals

My husband and I are always looking for new ways to redecorate our house quickly and easily. As we’re renting, we don’t want to spend too much money, but at the same time we want a great end result. That’s why wall murals are a good choice. I’d love to redecorate our living room. We have beautiful grey sofas with colourful buttons on, but the rest of our living room has remained untouched since we moved in over a year ago. While our storage unit and TV stand matches our sofas, the cream coloured walls and green patterned carpet definitely… [Read More]

What are UPVC roof lanterns?

Do you know what UPVC roof lanterns are? I didn’t either until I started looking into home improvements. I’ve written a few blog posts lately about home improvements and whilst browsing Pinterest for ideas one day, I came across upvc roof lanterns. Like me, you’ve probably seen them on a few houses, but never knew the real name for them. Well, here’s a picture of a roof lantern. Ah, yes, now you know what I’m talking about! Roof lantern, roof lights, sky lights, whatever you want to call them, they’re a great addition to any home. Usually finished off in white… [Read More]