I know it’s been a while since I posted on the blog, but what can I say. Life just gets in the way sometimes doesn’t it! Anyhoo, I was contacted recently about some exciting new homeware collections from Joe Browns. I can’t wait to show them to you!
I’ve carried out this update over a LONG period of time, doing it section by section with big breaks in-between! So it’s probably been my longest ever makeover and it’s also taken me ages to get around to writing as I’ve been so busy working through my catch up list that I started in lockdown and am still working my way through! This blog post also holds the record for having more photos than any of my other posts. So get yourself over there to have a nose.
We’ve had our new plantation shutters for a few weeks now and I will NEVER go back to curtains. My latest blog post goes through the process of buying and fitting these gorgeous shutters, and I have a fab DISCOUNT CODE for you too (if you use the code I will get a small amount of commission).
I hope you’re staying safe and well during these strange times. I’m taking advantage of lockdown to catch up on all the tasks that I don’t usually get chance to do. You may have noticed that I’ve also updated my logo with a brand new look. I hope you like it!
So, following on from my living room renovation, as promised, this post is dedicated to where you can get your hands on all of the accessories I used to decorate the room.
I’ll be honest with you. These are my first ever gifted items! My blog is now 2 years old, and despite what people may think, it’s bloody hard work. I also run my blog alongside my ‘day’ job. So it can be a squeeze to fit everything in.
Despite all of this, I do love it, and I’m super pleased to have reached this milestone! So I’d really appreciate your support in reading this post.
Would you like a one stop shop for a selection of stylish homeware? Well I hear you! That’s why I’ve put together some of my favourite home decor items from a variety of online stores. It’s a new permanent feature on my blog and I can’t wait for you to see!
Are you as obsessed with home accessories as I am? They’re the cherry on the cake, bow around the gift, wedge of lime in the Sol… And I’m sharing where you can get your hands on all of the accents I used to style my bathroom in this latest blog post, part 2 of my bathroom makeover!
Happy New Year! I hope your 2019 has got off to a great start. I’ve been busy setting goals for the year ahead and cleaning and decluttering the house. Everything feels a bit bare after the Christmas decorations come down, don’t you think? A quick and easy way to add some interest to your home decor is with faux plants. They look great, and they don’t need watering or feeding (yay!). I’ve rounded up a few budget friendly picks for you.
If you’re looking to lift a room in your home and add a touch of interest, then a mirror can be a gamechanger. When it comes to interior design, mirrors are not just for checking yourself out in, as I explain in this latest post. It also includes some swoon-worthy mirrors from John Lewis for every style and taste.
I’m like a magpie when it comes to decorative accessories and can literally spend hours trawling through homeware sites to find the perfect item. So I thought I’d share some great quirky picks I found on Dwell to save you the time and effort!
With Spring approaching (I’m so glad to see the back of the snow!), it’s a great time to give your home a refresh and take it up a gear. Get off to a flying start by ensuring you have these must-have accessories around the house.
Orchids are one of my favourite plants and I must admit I’m a bit obsessed with them (I can picture my daughter rolling her eyes as Mom is banging on about orchids again!). I love their exquisite, intricate flowers. and they last for SO LONG compared to other flowering plants and especially compared to cut flowers. They are also the gift that keeps on giving, as they rebloom over and over again. Homes aren’t homes without plants and flowers, and orchids are a great way to add style to, and accessorise your interior design. So if your buds keep falling off, or your orchid just won’t rebloom, then read on for tips and advice on orchid care, how to rebloom orchids, and how to tell the difference between a root and a spike.
When it comes to interiors, my absolute favourite thing has to be accessories. To me, a house without accessories is like a garden without foliage or flowers. As far as I’m concerned, accessories are a must when it comes interior design and decorating. They are that finishing touch that add life and personality to your home. Accessories are also small and inexpensive enough to move around and change up to refresh a look, without much cost or upheaval. Now, a great way to style your home on a budget is with charity shop finds as they are cheap (usually a fraction of the price they are worth) and often unusual.
Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past few years, you’ll know that artificial flowers (and plants) are back, and playing a major part in today’s interior design schemes. And lucky for us all they are far superior to their 70’s counterparts! So much so, that it’s sometimes difficult to tell them from the real thing. So why not make your own artificial flower arrangement to accessorise your home.
I’m always looking at ways of being creative and doing things on the cheap for the same end result, and buying an artificial flower arrangement in a vase can be pricey.
So, this is my very first blog post (eeeek!). Hopefully there will be somebody reading it (hi Mum). Well here goes…
There is great satisfaction in creating something yourself, and doing so allows you to make it bespoke to your taste and interior design scheme. Upcycling furniture is a great way to transform an item, as I did with my upcylced cocktail cabinet. Add to this that you’re helping to reduce landfill–it’s a win, win situation as far as I’m concerned!