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]

The benefits of timber bifold doors

When thinking about making changes to your home, it’s important to do your research. You’ll need to look at different types of materials and ideas, until you find the one that’s right for you. A friend of mine has recently had timber bifold doors installed in her kitchen, and I have to admit to having the green eyed monster! Yes, I was a tad envious! I was amazed at how these types of doors had transformed her kitchen. Not only did it look bigger, it also looked brighter too. Intrigued, I started looking online at the many different types of bifold doors that… [Read More]

Our ideal home

When my husband and I moved into our first home, it was all a bit rushed and last minute. We didn’t have time to carefully consider the area we would move to, or what type of home we’d like. However, now that we’re older and have worked hard, we’ve been starting to think about our ideal home. We’re currently renting, but we dream of owning our own home one day. We’ve already come to terms with the fact that this will probably be a maisonette, hopefully on the ground floor, with a fairly nice garden for our children to play… [Read More]

12 Tips for Creating a Cute Bedroom for Your Toddler

As your child grows, they’ll start showing their personality and having preferences over what they want their own space to be like. Pay attention to what your toddler likes and plays with, and design a fun and functional bedroom around these ideas. This may be their first bedroom after moving out of yours – so make sure it’s a comfy and cosy space they love being in to make the transition easier. Here’s our top tips for creating a stylish and engaging toddler bedroom that they’ll love playing in! Wall stickers The first thing to consider is the walls. What’s… [Read More]

Spring Home Wishlist

With Spring well and truly here, it’s time to bring the dusters out and give our homes a spring clean! There’s nothing better and more cleansing for the soul, than a good sort out at home. De-cluttering, donating unused items to charity and refreshing the look of your home can really help to boost your mood. Spring is one of my most favourite times of the year. A time where new life enters the world, flowers start to open up and the local wildlife starts to reappear. Everything just seems so much more colourful in Spring! With that being said,… [Read More]

Refreshing Your Bedroom for Spring

Spring may not be here just yet but if you’re looking forward to a little more sunshine, then you could create a spring-feel bedroom. After all, it’s never too early to add a little colour make your bedroom feel fresh and cheerful. If you’re a little unsure where to start, then read on for tips that can help you to make your bedroom spring ready. Choose Light Colours After dark winter days, one of the main perks of spring is the light. So, to get your bedroom spring ready, it makes sense to lighten it up. Treat yourself to some… [Read More]

The Best Lighting Trends for 2018

Put down that paintbrush. If you want to change your home’s interior, then consider lighting. Lighting can completely transform a room, making a small space feel bigger, brighter and airier, even on cold, dark days. In fact, the type of lighting used can also affect the mood of your home, instantly changing a room’s ambience. To make your home feel welcoming and to make sure your interior is on style, here are some of the best lighting trends for 2018. Nature Inspired One of the biggest lighting trends this year is nature inspired, with must-have wooden, rattan and bamboo pendants…. [Read More]