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…

Household DIY – How to install laminate flooring

I've recently laid laminate flooring in two rooms of my home and I can honestly say that it was a really easy process. I thought it would take days to ...
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5 things to think about when planning a loft conversion

Creating that much-needed extra space in your home can be achieved by creating a brand new room out in your unappreciated attic. Whether you live in an old Victorian semi-detached ...
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Household DIY – How to install skirting board

Did you spot my blog post about my new flooring last week? The eagle-eyed of you might have noticed that the finishing touch to my new bedroom floor was a lovely ...
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The ergonomics of working from home

If you're a full-time freelancer like me, or someone who works just one day a week out of their home office, this is the blog post for you. That's because I'm sharing some ...
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AMAZING news – my blog won the award for Best Homes & Interiors Blog 2017

I'm SO excited to tell you the wonderful news that my thrifty little lifestyle blog has just been announced as the winner of the Best Homes and Interiors Blogger Award ...
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Where to find bedding in mid-century colours

Hurrah! We finally have some new bedding for our new bedroom. After weeks spent stripping off wallpaper, days painting layers and layers of while emulsion to cover up bright peach walls, ...
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How to earn money from your spare room

When most people think about thrifty living they automatically think of frugality: cutting costs and counting the pennies. But thrifty living is about far more than that. Of course, not paying too much ...
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Minimalist mid-century modern window dressing

There's a lovely big window in our living room. It lets in so much natural daylight and offers a lovely view over the garden. In fact, it's pretty-much the only feature ...
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Small decor changes that make a big impact

Many people think that they have to spend thousands of pounds on changes to their home to make a huge impact, but it can be cheaper than you’d think. Lots ...
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How to create 2 (very different!) flower arrangements using gerberas

Today's rather cheerful blog post comes to you courtesy of fabulous florist Paula Pryke OBE. I've asked this inspirational designer to share her tips for creating displays using colourful gerberas. I've ...
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Why a new bedroom deserves a new mattress

There's one thing that people tend to overlook when they're remodelling their home but it's also one of the most important pieces of kit in the house. Sure, you want ...
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I’m a finalist for the Best Homes & Interiors Blogger Award

It's been a really exciting weekend here at Cassiefairy HQ because I've been shortlisted for an award! I've been chosen along with 19 other fabulous interiors blogs (many of which I read ...
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Finding low-cost flooring for my bedroom

When I started decorating my bedroom, I knew I wanted to create a tranquil space. I've always dreamed of an entirely white room - even when I was a teenager I wanted to create a minimalist room ...
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10 Interior design tips & tricks to maximise your space

We all strive for more space in our homes (just so we can buy even more stuff to fill it!) and it can be an expensive and time-consuming option to ...
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How to turn your photo into a giant feature wall mural

Have you ever taken a photo and thought to yourself, ”I wish I could print this out lifesize”? That’s exactly what I thought when my husband took an amazing shot ...
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The next big thing in space saving design

Space-saving design is incredibly popular as it helps people get more out of their home. If you save space, then each room has more room to breathe and looks far ...
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Household DIY – How to strip woodchip wallpaper, the easy way!

Stripping wallpaper is a skill I've recently developed. Woodchip wallpaper in particular. It's a difficult paper to shift and, unfortunately, it seems to be plastered all over 'houses of a ...
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4 living room layouts that make the most of your space

The difficulty with moving house is finding space for all your existing furniture. It's likely that your rooms will be a different size and shape from your previous home and ...
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DIY shopping – for the first time in my life!

Plumbing, heating, bathrooms and kitchens. It's amazing how different my internet browsing history is these days. No longer am I visiting of pet sites and shoe stores, oh no. I've got ...
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Household goals – keeping my home neat & organised

Starting the new year with the intention of keeping my home clean and organised has been very motivating goal for 2017 so far. A jolly good tidy-up at the start ...
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DIY Neon sign for parties & weddings

I've made my first ever neon sign. It's going to take pride of place in my office in a few months time but I couldn't wait for all the decorating to ...
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5 Low cost design tips for a smart & stylish home

Do you look with envy at the interior of other people’s homes and think why isn’t mine like that? Style is a question of confidence - the confidence to choose ...
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My little vintage caravan – Making the bed

Remember when I got my caravan on the road again last year? I'd imagined that my caravan would never move again (which was okay with me, as I was using ...
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Hygge and Lagom – Living the Scandinavian way this winter

Hoo-gah. Honestly, that's how you pronounce it. Lagom is slightly a tougher one... lar-gohm. If you're already over hygge, then maybe lagom is for you. With the new year in ...
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Spring interior design inspiration – Pastel blue hues

It's the first fresh sunny day of the year today and, even though there's frost on the ground, my thoughts have already turned to spring interiors. I found myself on ...
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All-white interiors + why a room is not complete without texture

With a new home on the horizon I have, of course, been doing extensive decor research on Pinterest. Yes, research. Honest. Okay, I've been pinning plenty of pretty homes and tons ...
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How to restore leather furniture + I’m in issue 38 of Reloved magazine!

I have some wonderful news to kick start the new year - I'm in Reloved magazine this month! My "How to restore a leather chair" project has been given a ...
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Hack a garden border with just about anything

Today's blog post is all about a book I got over Christmas - 101 Organic Gardening Hacks by Shawna Coronado. I've been dipping into it during my time off and it's been ...
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The next big interior design trends for 2017

The New Year is a great time to think about freshening up our homes with new indoor furniture, updated colour schemes and a few of the hottest accessories in line with the ...
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The 12th Night & a 1967 Sprite caravan decorated for Christmas

Ahh it's nearly time to take down those festive decorations and get your home back to 'normal' - whatever that is! Apparently decorations should be taken down by the "12th night", ...
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