About me + Disclaimer

Welcome to my blog! I'm Sam and I live in Kent, UK with my husband, our two-year-old daughter and puppy, Betsy. I'm currently spending every spare moment I have attempting to transform our modern first house into my dream home, with little budget, and just my own two hands! I believe that any house can become your dream home if you fill it with things you love. Just because you're renting, are on a tight budget, or (like me) are not currently in your 'forever home', doesn't mean you can't live in beautiful surroundings.

After spending years in rental properties, struggling to barely hang a picture on a wall without fear of losing our deposit, me and my husband bought our first house - and I quickly became addicted to all things interiors. However, despite the fact that there is SO MUCH inspiration out there nowadays, places like Instagram and Pinterest can often feel like a minefield of million pound properties and beach-side mansions, which can has regularly left me feeling deflated.

Four years ago, after moving in I was really struggling with my mental health, and in an attempt to distract myself, I spent a rainy Saturday afternoon painting a table I'd found in my parents garage. It sparked something in me and I've not looked back. I feel like I can do anything with a paintbrush in my hand, there's no limitations. I promise that wherever you live, whatever your situation, you can make big changes to your home and your mental health with your own two hands.

So I hope this blog can be somewhere slightly more down-to-earth, where you can feel inspired to create your own beautiful space, regardless of where it is, and even if you've only got a few quid spare and no team of professionals to help. Because I believe wherever you're living has the ability to be your dream home.

Interiors blog Dove Cottage sharing DIY projects, bargain high street decor, tips on how to transform your home

Hope you enjoy having a nose, thanks for stopping by!

Love, Sam Xx

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  1. Hi Sam, I’ve just discovered your blog via Brenda at Cozy Little House and love what you’ve achieved in your small space home. I live in a small mobile home where built in storage is very limited. It’s amazing how quickly clutter can get out of hand! I really have to keep on top of it!

    1. Hi Sue! Thanks so much for having a read, and for your kind words! It's hard work living in a small home isn't it, you've got to constantly work to keep the clutter under control!


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