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…

My Home Office Makeover – Shelving

I've made a bit more progress on my home office makeover last week so I thought I'd share a few more snaps with you today. After wallpapering the room last ...
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Budget friendly ideas for updating your kitchen

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, don't they? I wholeheartedly agree because it's where I cook and eat with my husband, it's where we share ...
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Pieday Friday – How to dine al fresco this summer

Finally, summer is here and the evenings are warm enough to enjoy your meals outside in the fresh air. Whether you’re a BBQ queen, or prefer to simply take your ...
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Open plan or broken plan?

Multi-functional rooms have been a trend for a while now, and it doesn’t look as though they’re going away any time soon. As more and more of us open up ...
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My bathroom renovation project – The “Finished” room

When I was writing my blog post about ways to spruce up your bathroom for summer yesterday, I remembered that I haven't yet shared the "finished" photos of my bathroom renovation ...
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5 Ways to spruce up your bathroom for summer

The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and the sun is out in full force.  That’s right – summer is well and truly here and now is the perfect ...
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How to keep your home-moving costs down

Moving home is a regular feature in the famous list of 'most stressful events' a person can ever endure, alongside divorce and having a baby. Part of the reason why ...
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Amazing architecture – the Sunlight house

When I read about this building earlier in the week, I knew I wanted to share this inspirational project with you all. The Sunlight House was built in January 2010 ...
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My minimalist bedroom makeover – DIY fitted wardrobes

Over the half term holiday I went on a bit of a DIY spree. First I finished grouting the bathroom (I'll post some pics of the end result soon), then ...
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My home office makeover – decorating & shopping for decor

What do most people do when they take some time off work? Go away on holiday? Take a day trip to the coast? Treat themselves to a lovely meal? Or ...
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My home renovation project: Tips for choosing a patio door

Hi folks, the lovey summery weather has got me thinking about my outdoors and in particular, I'm considering changing my kitchen door to a glazed patio door. Has anyone else ...
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Big space-saving ideas for small bathrooms

If you have a rather small bathroom in your home, then you’ll know just how tricky it can be to design it. Where do you start when there is hardly ...
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A smooth move – how to hire & load a van (and when to get the pros in!)

If you're moving house in the near future, today's blog post is for you! I'm sharing my experiences of my recent move to help you to choose what kind of ...
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Long-term improvements to beautify your garden

We all want beautiful gardens, don't we? It's so lovely to take a walk in our garden during the summer and smell the freshly bloomed plants that we started growing. And ...
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Interior design inspiration: Monica’s apartment & how to DIY the room

Ever since I visited FriendsFest last year I've been desperate to write an interior design blog post about Monica's apartment. One of the main attractions of FriendsFest is a tour of the iconic apartment from ...
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Learn to love your garden again

Out of all the places in our home, the garden is probably the most easily forgotten area, especially during the colder months. Sure, we might hire a gardener or we ...
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Freshening up your living space for Summer

Once we are settled into a home, it’s easy to let standards slip a little. When you first move in, you focus intensely on every little detail, from the shade ...
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Beautiful yet practical kitchen renovation ideas

Are you at that point where you want to see a change in your home? If you're itching to give your home an update, it doesn’t mean you have to knock ...
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Inspiration for a bright & airy home office with STUDIO + win a copy!

Today I'm sharing some more inspiration from STUDIO by Sally Coulthard and giving you the chance to win a copy in my blog giveaway. You may remember that I blogged ...
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10 Low-maintenance flowers to grow in your garden (that you can’t kill!)

Not quite green fingered as you would like to be? Creating a fantastic garden is as much about experience and experimenting with plants, as it is about skill and in-depth ...
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Get creative with lighting – 5 fun projects

Never underestimate the power of great lighting. It can completely transform a room if you do it right. There are plenty of things that you can do with a few ...
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The easiest fruit & veg to grow at home + some recipes to use them in

Whilst the idea of growing your own vegetables sounds fun and is a great money-saving idea, many people think they just wouldn’t have enough time to tend to their veggie patch. Sure, it can mean ...
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My bedroom wall mural – installing the biggest photo ever!

I think I can safely say that this is the biggest photo I've ever printed. And definitely the largest I've ever pasted onto a wall, that's for certain. Sure, I've used a ...
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Is that garden furniture really a bargain? Things to consider before you buy outdoor items

Summer is on its way and us Brits love to get outside as much as possible as soon as we see the sun coming out from behind the clouds. This very ...
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How to create more space in a child’s bedroom

Sure, I'm no expert on kid's bedrooms, but whenever you're planning the design of any room in the home, you'll want to be as economical with space as possible - ...
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My home office makeover – getting inspiration from STUDIO + win a copy!

I've got two copies of the newly released book STUDIO by Sally Coulthard to be won - read on to enter the giveaway!When I first viewed my house, I was ...
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My bathroom renovation project – Bold blue tiles

Welcome back to another installment in my bathroom renovation - blimey, it's taking longer than I expected: I thought we'd be done within 5 days but nooo. So far we've ...
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Kitchen tile trends for 2017

Can you believe that we’re already five months into 2017?! With that in mind I thought it was about time I teamed up with those little scamps over at Tile ...
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How to create a ‘smart’ bedroom with the latest tech

Are you looking for a decorating project to take on in your home this season? If so, you might want to think about remodeling and redesigning your bedroom. When we think about ...
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My bathroom renovation project – How to fit a deluge rain shower

If there's one thing that I thought I'd never do in my life, it was probably fitting a shower in a bathroom. It seemed like such a difficult process and ...
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