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 DIY a Macramé daybed + win a copy of Modern Macramé!

Macramé is everywhere these days, isn't it? I can barely open up Pinterest without pinning countless designs for plant hangers and knotted wall art. Today I'm sharing a step-by-step guide ...
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How to turn a rusty old bike into your dream bicycle

This summer I've started cycling again. After a long time without a bike I finally invested in one from an advert on Gumtree and spent a whole £25 on it ...
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How to prepare your spare room for Airbnb hosting

Offering holiday accommodation in your spare room is a great way of making a little extra cash. It’s also an ideal opportunity to broaden your horizons and meet interesting people ...
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5 things to consider when planning a landscaping project

It’s a great feeling when you finally complete the renovation of your home. You’ve probably gone over budget (and taken far longer than expected!) but you've created your dream home ...
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Weekend DIY: Hanging motivational art in my home office

I've given the walls of my office a mini-makeover this week and it's really boosted my happiness. Since getting back to work after my little summer staycation, I felt like ...
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How to maintain your water heater this autumn

As the seasons change and the weather cools down, my thoughts have turned to home maintenance. On that one cold day we has last week, I turned the boiler on ...
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4 Things you need to style your home for autumn

If you enjoy scrolling through Instagram or pinning inspirational interiors, you can't have escaped the interiors trend for styling up your home for autumn. No sooner had September hit than ...
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My Picquot Ware article is in Reclaim magazine!

I'm SO excited to let you all know that I'm now a contributor to Reclaim magazine and will be writing the Design Icon feature each month eee! So, when it ...
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Free tickets to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show!

As you may have noticed if you've been reading my blog for a while, I'm currently renovating my first home. It's a complete fixer-upper and we've been working on it ...
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What is friluftsliv & why is it the new hygge?

For the past few years we've all be striving to get that hygge feeling in our homes. But this autumn, a new scandi style is influencing our homes and lives: ...
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How to keep that airy feeling in your home during Autumn

If you've been enjoying the bright and airy feeling you get in your home during the summer months, today's interior inspiration blog post may give you some ideas for keeping ...
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4 Tips to bring your lawn back to life as fast as possible

Over the past few months, most people´s lawns have suffered. In the UK, and indeed in many other parts of the world, it has been hot and dry for a ...
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8 Practical ways to improve your sleep environment

Good sleep is essential - without it, your daily life may suffer so it's time to make sleep a priority! There are many ways to improve your bedtime routine, such ...
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6 Tricks to make your small bedroom look larger

Let’s face it; decorating a small bedroom to make it look more spacious is often frustrating and challenging. But honestly, it’s fun once you learn the creative decorating tricks that ...
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How to create a low-maintenance kitchen garden

Ever wanted to have a gorgeous garden full of foliage and beautiful blooms that takes no time at all to maintain? That's my plan and it's exactly what I'm blogging ...
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Before renovating your bathroom, read this…

Are you excited to renovate your bathroom? Have you been waiting to renovate the space ever since you moved in? Before you start ripping out the suite, take a deep ...
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How to break down DIY tasks into easy weekend projects

If you think you've got no time for fixing up your home, think again! You may believe that DIY tasks will require too much energy after a long week but ...
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5 Ways to give your home a contemporary feel

Whilst some do still love the idea of a timeless home, many are embracing the future and transforming their home into something that is modern and minimalist. There are so ...
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Pet bed makeover project with upcycled jumper pillows

Another day, another DIY and today I've been renovating an old pet bed for my cats. What kitty doesn't want a cosy knitted pillow to sleep on and fluffy pom-poms ...
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Thrifty decorating tips from DIYDirect.com

Today I’ve teamed up with online DIY retailer DIYDirect.com to give you some advice when it comes to decorating – and in particular, how you can be as thrifty as ...
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6 Tips for choosing your dream mattress on a budget

If you're tossing and turning in bed at night, it could be down the scorching hot weather we've been having recently. OR it could be your bed that's giving you ...
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How to style your home like the Love Island villa

If you've been admiring the decor of the Love Island villa I'll show you how to recreate it in your own home - the thrifty way! In today's post I'm ...
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Small scale home improvements to boost kerb appeal

It can be difficult to find a balance between spending time and money on improving and your home versus actually enjoying it! Here are a few small ways that you ...
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DIY Mid-century marquetry project using vinyl

Have you noticed that wood marquetry is making a comeback? I've spotted countless mid-century pieces with a variety of shapes and patterns adorning the wood. If you'd like to recreate ...
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How to style your garden like the Love Island villa

Do you dream of having a fresh, bright and colourful home just like the Love Island villa? Today I'm taking garden design inspiration from the Love Island complex and finding ...
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Traditional housewarming gifts to buy or make

Did you know that housewarming gifts have a meaning behind them? Just like anniversary gifts, the present wrapped up to congratulate a friend on their new home can have a significant ...
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How to upcycle a shed + ideas for a low-cost garden

Are you planning on landscaping your garden this summer? Or installing features like a pond or patio? If so, here are my tips for doing it on a budget - ...
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How to add colour & pattern to your floors (the easy way!)

What's the quickest and easiest way to update your floors with a splash of colour or a sprinkling of fun pattern? Why, vinyl of course! Things have come a long ...
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When is it safe for kids to learn to cook frugal recipes?

I learned how to cook pretty early on in my life and I think that all children should learn how to prepare frugal recipes. After all, being able to make ...
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Interiors inspiration – Do you need a rug in your kitchen?

When decorating or designing a kitchen, one of the most common points of discussion stems from using kitchen rugs. Some people swear by them, making that morning walk to the ...
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