Saturday, 10 June 2017

How to style your 'house for now' into your dream forever home

how to transform your rented house, first time property, or starter home into your dream forever home using quick, easy, simple updates on a budget

I make no secret of the fact that while I love our first home, its very much that - a first home. I can often feel frustrated with the fact that its not my dream country cottage, and we don't want to/can't spend a fortune on transforming everything we want to simply because we won't be there forever. However, I think I've worked hard to create somewhere that, on the inside at least, much more closely resembles my dream home, and thought I'd share some of my top tips here.

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Friday, 2 June 2017

Update your home for summer for under £15

Bargain on-budget interiors, accessories and decor from the high street to refresh and update your home for the new Summer season

I absolutely love writing these budget seasonal update posts (mainly because it gives me an excuse to trawl through all the home stores!), and what with summer being my favourite season, I've really been looking forward to sharing this one!

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Friday, 26 May 2017

The Olympus Pen for beginners & how I photograph interiors

Photography tips for beginners, including how to use the Olympus Pen camera to take better pictures and how I style and photograph interior design images. Explanation of camera settings, and what shutter speed, aperture, F-stop and ISO means. How to get the most out of your Olympus Pen camera, as a beginner to photography.

I recently received my first ever 'proper' camera, an Olympus Pen, despite being a complete novice when it comes to photography. However I found it quite difficult to get my head around the technical side of things, so six months on I thought I'd share what I've learnt so far, including some quick and easy tips on how to take great pictures, a beginners guide to some of the more technical settings, and how to get the most out of your camera.

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Gender Neutral Nursery: An Update

Gender neutral nursery room for a new baby boy or girl, in colour scheme grey and yellow featuring handmade accessories and interiors

A while ago I blogged about my ideas for our nursery, planning to go with a grey and yellow colour scheme as we don't know whether this room's inhabitant is a boy or a girl.

Well, its FINALLY time for an update - however a bit of a disclaimer is in order: this room has proven to be a bit of a nightmare, and is not finished at all. My original plan was to stick to the colour scheme, adding some more gender-specific touches once the baby was born. However, I've come to realise this is actually quite difficult to do - I haven't wanted to buy lots of beautiful decorations only to want to change them once little one comes along, and therefore I've struggled to get the room to a place where I feel its 'done'. I've also been working on quite a tight budget, so (as I'm sure you'll spot!) have made a lot of the decorations you see here.
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Five cool kitchen design ideas you may not have thought of

*This is a collaborative post*

Five cool kitchen design ideas you may not have thought of

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dream kitchen recently (I blogged previously about my plans for some small updates to my home), and while a full refresh is still a pipe dream at the moment, there’s no harm in doing a little research is there?! I’ve stumbled across so many inspirational kitchens, and thought I’d share some cool design ideas I hadn’t previously thought of - which can all add a bit of character and uniqueness to your kitchen. 

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Room tour: Spare bedroom

Room tour of my feminine pink spare bedroom with grey and gold interiors and floral decor

When we moved into our home, I knew I wanted to turn the rather unloved Barbie-pink spare room into a calming, feminine guest room. Seeing as this is the only real space in the house just for me, I really went for a feminine rose pink/grey theme, adding hints of gold here and there. It's taken a long time to get 'just right', however I'm finally there (I think!) - so thought now would be a good time to reveal the full room in a bit of a room tour.
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Friday, 21 April 2017

What to do when you're bored of everything in your home

Easy home upgrades you can make to your house cheaply, quickly and on a budget when you want to refresh your interiors and decor.

It could just be down to nesting hitting me hard, but the title says it all really - is it just me or do other people go through stages of loving the way you've styled your home, and feeling fed up with everything in it? But while ripping everything out and starting again would be a bit extreme (and definitely giving my husband grounds for divorce), there are less drastic things you can do - so I thought I'd share my plans for some small tweaks to freshen things up a bit.
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