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…

Sleep better & feel better this winter

The average person will spend approximately 25 years sleeping, and with good reason. Whoever said ‘sleep is for the weak’ certainly hasn’t experienced the joys of being horizontal on a ...
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How to be happy (and cosy!) this winter

Winter is coming, and it's time to think about ways to stay cosy and, more importantly, happy during the winter. With cold weather and long dark nights (and sometimes days) ...
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4 ways to make home DIY more enjoyable

Taking on a home DIY project tends to sound like a lot of fun. There's certainly a level of satisfaction that you can gain by rolling up your sleeves and ...
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Easy ways to add a touch of hygge to your home

It’s that time of year again. The clocks have gone back an hour to remind us that winter is almost here and Christmas is very much around the corner. For ...
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A low-cost way to decorate your walls for autumn

Today's blog is a quick and easy decor update that can make your home feel really autumnal in a matter of minutes. And you don't need to spend loads of money ...
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My new Christmas decorations theme – Blush pink & oodles of glitter

So now that bonfire night has exploded all around the country last weekend, I think I can safely move on to Christmas. That's the rule, is it? Halloween? Check! Bonfire ...
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How to create a farmhouse feeling in your home

I don't know why, but autumn always makes me want to start nesting. My thoughts turn to cosy farmhouses and blazing fireplaces in country homes. It's in complete contrast to ...
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Stay warm this winter – 5 tips to make your home cosy & lower your heating costs

Brr, it's cold out there this morning! I've already loaded up the fireplace with coal and eaten a bowl of porridge to warm myself up. And we're not even in winter yet! ...
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Guest Post – 6 basic tips for designing your bathroom

Is it your first time designing a full-on renovation for your bathroom? It's easy to get bewildered by the many design combinations that you can choose for your bathroom. Here ...
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Bathroom design mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Refitting or redesigning your bathroom can be quite an exciting process and is something that can add a great deal of value to your property. However, bathroom fitting and design ...
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DIY autumn decoration – patterned branch

Today I'm sharing another fantastic DIY project that I found in Decorate for a Party by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring. This patterned branch would be a great photo backdrop ...
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Norman Foster’s Willis Building in Ipswich – 1970s architecture & interiors

Today's blog post is rather photo-heavy, but I wanted to share some snaps I took while touring Norman Foster's famous Willis Building. My husband and I went into Ipswich as ...
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My favourite interior trends – textured seating

You can't open an interiors magazine or browse through Houzz without being bombarded with beautiful images of touchable textures, and I'm not just talking about soft furnishings. Yes, the texture trend ...
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Working pains: An ergonomic solution to using my laptop all day

Calling all bloggers, freelancers and students. In fact, anyone who works on a laptop for any length of time. I'm worried about you! As I've become busier and busier with ...
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Tuesday Shoesday – My week in #FloorSelfies

When I first heard about the #FloorSelfie challenge, I found myself getting a little excited. Not only do I love a good photo challenge, but I also love shoes, and ...
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My favourite interior trends – Rustic wooden floors

Have you noticed just how popular wood flooring is again? Just browse interior design trends on Pinterest and you’ll find all the evidence you need. Despite the resurgence of lovely ...
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Interior Blogger Home Tour – Anna from Don’t Cramp My Style

Today I'm pleased to be sharing a sneaky peek inside the home of top interiors blogger Anna from Don't Cramp My Style. Her award-winning blog is all about putting your own ...
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Hi-tech touches to modernise your kitchen

If you're planning a new kitchen - or simply want to renovate your old units with some snazzy new updates - this is the blog post for you. I've spent ...
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Garden rooms – why are they so popular?

After visiting the Ideal Home Show and Grand Designs Live back in the Spring, I found myself coveting a garden room. Why? Because the amazing designs of garden 'pods', chill ...
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Garden inspiration – Beach hut sheds

I'm spotting them everywhere. In gardens, on Pinterest and even at Latitude festival. Yes, painted sheds are 'all the rage' these days and it's a trend that is certainly here ...
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I’ve been nominated in the Interior Blog Awards 2016!

I was SO chuffed when I heard that I’d been nominated as best DIY & Craft Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2016! I can't believe that my lovely readers took the ...
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Glamping inspiration – My dream bell tent

If you have to go camping, it might as well be in one of these. I hereby admit that I am a bell tent fan. I feel like I've been ...
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DIY project – How to sew a campervan playhouse

I'm taking glamping to the next level. Yes, I'm talking about camping indoors. Okay, maybe this playden for the little ones isn't quite waterproof, so it's not really festival-friendly. And it's ...
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Guest post – Cluttered home? How to put it right…

Pieces of Lego are strewn; shoes are littered; food spilled; furniture stained. Clothing is scattered. Pens, pen lids, crayons and felt-tip pens sprinkle surfaces. Toys are disassembled; old batteries discarded; former ...
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Urban or rustic – what’s your garden style?

It's that time of year again. Whether it's the weather, having more time during longer days, or the summer break you've booked off work. Whatever the reason, July and August seem to ...
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A summer of inspiration – coming soon to the blog!

Hurrah I'm finally taking some time off! Don't worry I'll be popping back from time to time to share some updates on what I've been getting up to during my summer break ...
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A beach bathroom makeover on a budget

With more sunny days than not in recent weeks, my thoughts have turned to summer holidays. While I'm not actually planning to jet off anywhere luxurious for a beach holiday, I ...
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How to spot a future-proof house

When searching for a property, it's important to consider the future. I've learnt this after viewing countless properties and each of them being just not quite right for us. Sure, ...
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Cruelty-free summer cleaning hacks

In the run up to the summer holidays is when I start to notice what needs doing around the house. I realise that spring has passed me by in a ...
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Interior design trend – Colourful kitchens & bathrooms

I've spotted a new trend in interior design for Summer 2016 and it's one that really pleases me; bright bold colour. We all have a favourite colour - a shade that ...
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