Home & DIY

If you need inspiration for your making your house a home, but have a budget to stick to, you’ve come to the right place.

I too want to be as frugal as possible with the money I invest in my home. I’ve remodelled my own fixer-upper and have shared all the dos and don’ts along the way

Browse through my DIY posts and upcyling projects room-by-room to get advice on renovating your home, inspiration for revamping furniture, and discover thrifty ways to decorate on a budget…

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How to add authentic texture to your interior with wallpaper

Now, I’m not talking wood-chip wallpaper here although, that said, embossed pattern anaglypta wallcoverings ARE making a comeback in period homes. Instead, I’m talking about bringing subtle, natural textures into your room with a variety of contemporary finishes, all of which can be achieved with wallpaper…

HOME DIY

10 Things every home should have to improve your wellbeing

Your home is not just a roof over your head, it should also be a safe place and a sanctuary. It’s one of the main factors that affects your health both physically & psychologically so how can you create a cosy home that also improves your wellbeing?

Kitsch Kitchen

My thrifty kitchen makeover – how to save money on flooring

After years of talking about it, months of planning and weeks of installation, my newly remodelled kitchen is complete! Of course, I tried to save money at every stage of the renovation process so here’s how I got the floor of my dreams for a fraction of the cost…

Bathroom

4 Design tricks to make a small bathroom feel bigger

Even though I’ve got a very small bathroom compared to many other homes, we’ve managed to make it a bit feel more spacious with some easy design tricks that give the impression of a bigger room – here’s how…

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5 Reasons to choose wallpaper over paint when decorating your home

Painting feature walls has been a popular option for a very long time but, recently, the usage of wallpaper in interior design has increased – I’ve seen more patterned wallpapers on interiors Instagram accounts than ever before. Here’s why it’s become such a popular choice…

Happiness

New year goals: How to declutter and organise your home this year

Today is the 4th article in my series of blog posts to help you achieve your New Year’s goals and it’s all about clearing your home of clutter and getting better organised this year (one of my personal goals!) Here are my top tips for creating a tidy and peaceful home this year…

Home buying

New year goals: How to buy your first home this year

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to save a deposit and buy your own home, this article will help. I’m going to talk you through all the things tips I discovered when buying my first home so hopefully, you’ll be able to achieve your goal this year…

HOME DIY

2022 Decor trend: How to add sparkle to any interior with glitter wallpaper

Okay, I know it sounds like I’m encouraging you to turn your home into the set of Strictly Come Dancing (and who doesn’t want that??) but I’m not suggesting you make your walls as glitzy as a glitterball. The new trend for glitter wallpaper is so much more subtle than you might imagine. Let me explain…

HOME DIY

How to create a feature wall that works for all seasons

At this time of year I often start thinking about redecorating my home. With the darker days I like the idea of adding dark colours and feature walls, but I know that it won’t work for the rest of the year. So, how do you create an interior that looks seasonal but all works all year round?

Home buying

How to decorate your first home on a very tight budget

Buying your very first house is a joyful time but the truth is that it’s never cheap and often there’s not much money left for the interior. That was certainly the case for me when I bought my fixer-upper home!

Autumn

3 Things that you can get a great deal on in September

Did you know that shopping seasonally doesn’t only apply to food? When you buy any product there will be a cheaper season to buy it and you can make some impressive savings by purchasing at the right time of year. Here are some items that you’ll definitely get a deal on in September…

Autumn

5 Ideas for autumn entertaining in your garden

Late summer/early autumn is a lovely time of year – the weather is still warm (but not too hot) and there’s plenty of plants still blooming in the garden. This combination makes it an ideal time for outdoor entertaining so here are some tips to make sure your gathering is cosy and fun…