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…

How to make moving as a family easier

Moving home is a difficult process to go through, and when you’ve got children to take into consideration too, the process is made that little bit harder. Here’s how you ...
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5 decor changes that’ll completely transform your bathroom

With the amount of time that we spend in our bathrooms on a weekly basis, it is a wonder that we don’t put more effort into its appearance. Everyone dreams ...
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Low-cost ways to add period features back into your home

I love a house with period features. Picture rails, sash windows, working fireplaces and coving; I just can't get enough of those decorative touches that make a house look a ...
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Top 5 dining room trends in 2017

Although some may say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, many would say that the true holder of that title should be the dining room. The perfect place ...
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5 Household items that need your attention this autumn

Heading into autumn, there are are few household tasks that you might want to check over before the cold weather comes. Home buyers sometimes only consider the financial burden they'll ...
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The Secret Gardens of East Anglia + Win a copy of the book!

Today I wanted to bring you some impressive photos of little-known East Anglian gardens. As a novice gardener (an someone who has no idea what to do with their empty ...
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Making progress in the garden & a new place to relax

Remember I said that we've put our house DIYing efforts on hold during August (apart from decorating our guest room, of course) so that we could enjoy the summer? Well, ...
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7 Easy ways to make your home more eco-friendly

With colder weather drawing near and the price of our energy bills about to shoot up, being eco-friendly can not only contribute a huge deal to the environment, but reduce ...
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Going up – DIY-ing the loft to create extra space

With the cost of moving increasing, and the price of houses skyrocketing, it's harder than ever to hop onto the next rung of the property ladder. So, it kind of ...
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You know the drill – Top DIY projects to improve your home

If you're a DIY enthusiast and have become more confident (and competent!) when it comes to tackling jobs around the home it could be a good time to up your ...
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Getting started on my guest room makeover + WIN a £50 voucher for Inspired Wallpaper

Well, it's been a while since I shared some snaps of my home renovation so I thought it was about time I posted some more horrid 'before' pics and gorgeous ...
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My latest interior design features PLUS I’m in an eBook!

I'm super excited to let you know that I've contributed to an ebook and, after a few months in the making, it has finally launched! This completely FREE ebook is ...
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Why carpet tiles are the thrifty choice for a designer look in your home

What do you think of when I say 'carpet tiles'? Grey office buildings? School hallways? The budget option that your mum made you have in your bedroom as a teen? ...
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Simple garden spruces to start planning for Autumn

Having a gorgeous garden is a huge blessing. During the summer months, you can often feel completely humbled by being able to sit out in the sunshine and enjoy the ...
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My money-saving home energy hacks

Ever since becoming a homeowner, I’ve taken much more interest in home maintenance and household utilities. I’m sure I’m becoming quite a money-saving bore when it comes to bills, but ...
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Need a new kitchen? Get the show home look for less

When it comes to renovating my home, the kitchen is the room I am most excited about tackling. The kitchen is traditionally the heart of the home; it's where you ...
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Fun decorating projects using your own photos

There are lots of quick and easy ways to give your home a unique and highly personalised look. One of the easiest, and often the most affordable ways, is using ...
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Guest post – 5 Steps to take if your appliance breaks down

Appliances make our lives easier as they help us to save precious time. We may take them for granted, but they play a key role in helping us enjoy life ...
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The 21st Century garden

I love having a garden - not that I've done much with it yet - but at least the potential is there. In my previous home, the garden became an ...
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Wooo I’ve been long-listed in the Interior Blog Awards!

Earlier this month I got the fantastic news that someone (I've no idea who - let me know if it was you so that I can thank you!) nominated my ...
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3 ways to create the most zen bedroom ever

Each night we do something important without even thinking about it. We go to sleep. Sleep is vital for optimal body and brain function. And when our sleep suffers, so ...
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Space-saving hacks for every room in the house

Even if you are blessed with acres of space in your home, storage can be a problem. In a smaller space, effective and accessible storage is simply a must. These ...
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How to re-purpose your shed for the 21st Century

Do you have an old shed in your garden? A tumble-down workshop, brick outbuilding or old garage perhaps? And what do you use it for? If you're stashing clutter and ...
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DIY picnic basket, lunch box & flask upcycling project

Have you seen this month's issue of Reloved Magazine yet? If not, quickly get yourself a copy from WH Smith, Sainsburys, Tesco or Costco, because my picnic project is in the ...
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Organising an outdoor summer party on a budget

Outdoor summer parties are often easier to host than indoor parties, and the casual atmosphere of entertaining al fresco means you can get away with being a lot less fancy ...
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My minimalist bedroom – the ‘finished’ room

After about 5 months of decorating on-and-off whenever we had the time (and, most importantly, whenever we had the money!) the bedroom is finally finished. Of course, I use the ...
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Household DIY – How to spot damp in your home

There are a number of different types of damp that can occur in the home. This includes condensation, rising damp, and penetrating damp. Having lived in my fair share of ...
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Are smart meters making bills better or worse?

Today's blog is is something that I've started to do some research on since moving into my new home. Sure, it might not be the most exciting subject but it ...
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5 Tips for healthy sleep

When it comes to sleep, there is no joking around. I'm what you'd call a 'good' sleeper now (although apparently, as a toddler, I was a right pain & wanted ...
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DIY guide to renovating your staircase (+ my ‘before’ photos!)

Staircases can easily be overlooked when you’re decorating your home, even though they are often one of the first things that you see when you come in through the front ...
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