Thrifty interiors – how to DIY your home

 

 

Do you need inspiration for your making your house a home, but have a budget to stick to? I’ve recently moved into my new home so I’m still researching trends, decorating and putting my stamp on the place. I too want to be as frugal as possible with the money I invest in my home so here you’ll find lots of low-cost, DIY ideas to decorate your ‘castle’!

TRENDS, DIYs, MAKEOVERS & MORE…

DIY furniture makeover: How to give vintage kitchen chairs a new lease of life

Since moving into my home and starting to renovate room-by-room, I've realise just how expensive furniture can be. I've been especially surprised by the cost of chairs and have therefore ...
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10 ways to make your home instantly ‘Copenhagen’ + win a copy of ‘North’ book

Today I've got some tips from ScandiKitchen’s Brontë Aurell on how to make your home instantly feel much more Scandinavian, along with some gorgeous photos of the look. This feature ...
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How to upcycle your old Christmas jumpers into cosy festive cushions

Do you have a lovely Christmas jumper that you've shrunk in the wash? Did the moths nibble their way through your favourite festive pullover? Don't bin them - you can ...
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Feng Shui tips to create a romantic atmosphere in your home

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that has been practised for more than 3,000 years. It is intertwined with Taoism and it is said that words cannot describe the ...
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3 Inexpensive upcycling projects to warm up your home this winter  

The arrival of autumn and the festive season has got me thinking about making a few tweaks to my living space to create cosy interior. So, while you’re putting up Christmas ...
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Small but perfectly formed: Design ideas for tiny gardens

Even though I don't fancy going out in the cold to dig my plot at the moment, I'm certainly starting to feel a buzz of excitement about getting stuck into ...
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How to make your bedroom even more comfortable for autumn/winter

I don't know about you, but at this time of year I just want to stay in bed and hibernate. In fact, I wish I was back in bed right ...
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How to stay organised + Win a copy of Organising for Your Lifestyle

Once you’ve tackled most rooms in your home, purchased new storage solutions, and discarded things you no longer use, how do you continue to stay organised? One of the most ...
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Easy ways to upcycle your rubbish rather than binning it

Our world is changing and it's more important than ever that we find new and innovative ways to help make it a better, more healthy and restorative place by putting ...
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A peek inside Kirstie Allsopp’s garden + WIN a copy of The Secret Gardeners

Today's blog post is a glimpse inside Kirstie Allsopp's garden. I've been lucky enough to get some behind-the-hedge photos from Victoria Summerley, the author of The Secret Gardeners. If you missed ...
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3 Reasons to buy a shower cubicle instead of regular shower

Despite its small size, a bathroom is one of the most used rooms in our homes. Bathrooms are usually the first place people go to after waking up. Millions of ...
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How to turn a Halloween t-shirt into a spooky cushion

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit (excuse the pun) by styling your home with spooky decor, I've come up with a quick and easy tutorial to turn ...
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Mend or move? Which is right for you & your home?

If your home doesn’t feel quite right or there are some glaring flaws that you can no longer ignore, it’s time to take action. But what kind of action? You ...
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A peek inside Cath Kidston’s garden + WIN a copy of The Secret Gardeners

Britain's creatives reveal their private garden sanctuaries in newly released book The Secret Gardeners. This beautifully presented book is packed full of stunning photographs, and gives us an insight into ...
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5 decorating tricks to refresh your bedroom

We spend more time in our bedroom than any other room when you think about it. If we get the eight hours sleep that's recommended for us then that's 1/3rd ...
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How to DIY a Hollywood Mirror

I've made my own Hollywood mirror - well, if you can't feel like a star in your own home, when can you, eh?! It took a bit of planning to ...
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Leather v fabric, traditional v Scandi – finding the perfect sofa

I’ve finally started to plan out my living room. To tell you the truth, I’ve been avoiding decorating it for a few months now. Even though I stripped off the ...
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Vote for my blog & you could win £100 gift voucher!

Fantastic news! I've been shortlisted in the DotComGiftShop Blog Awards 2017! Please could you spare a minute to vote for me in the "Best Interior Design Blog" category?? The voting ...
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3 simple ways to update your home for autumn

If you’re looking for some creative ways to get your home ready for autumn/winter, today is your lucky day! I'm sharing some simple seasonal updates that can transform any room ...
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A peek inside Prue Leith’s garden + WIN a copy of The Secret Gardeners

Ever wanted to nose around the gardens of the stars? Have you wondered what Sting's back garden looked like? Or wished you could peep into Richard Branson's Or poke around ...
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How to care for your mattress this autumn

While a mattress may seem like nothing more than a comfy place to lay your head at the end of a long day, for some people it can be a ...
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Upcycling shipping containers into a garden offices – is it do-able?

I was reading an article in this month's Reloved magazine about container homes and boy has that put a cat amongst the kitchens in our household. Let me explain... image ...
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4 Things you forgot to clean this year…

That feeling of satisfaction after vacuuming the living room, wiping the bathroom mirror or changing the bed sheets is lovely. I don't know about you, but I tend to put ...
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5 Tips for building a shed in your garden

A shed can be used for a multitude of things, which is why people like to build them in their gardens. Aside from the functionality and the extra space it ...
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My hallway makeover – Creating a scandi look for less

Buoyed by finishing off our art nouveau guest room makeover, I'm now getting ready to tackle another space: the hallway. The wheels are in motion; I've picked out paint and ...
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Taking on a Project: Power Tools for Renovating a House

The British obsession with buying and selling property is just as engrained today as it’s ever been. Taking on a project, whether it’s to eventually live in or to sell ...
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4 Easy DIY home cleaning hacks that will make your life better

Having a clean and well-organised home is a great way to impress your guests and neighbours. Moreover, removing clutter is also considered an effective way of reducing your stress levels ...
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How to a design a modern kitchen in 2017

The latest trend in kitchen design is a focus on simplicity and sophistication. A streamlined, contemporary style combined with integrated appliances, thoughtful lighting and a mix of levels helps to keep ...
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5 DIY projects where renting equipment may help (+ save you money!)

Some DIY projects can be completed with minimal equipment, time, and effort. However, there are other projects that can take more time, effort, money, and equipment to do it right ...
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10 of the best house selling secrets

Did you know there's such a thing as 'home buying season'? There are times of the year when people are more likely to be house hunting  (the spring is popular, ...
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