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…

Fun, garish & boring – What the UK REALLY thought of 2018’s interior trends

Have you redecorated your home this year? Did you splash out on a few new accessories? If (like me) you've been Pinning 2018 interiors trends like mad, you may well ...
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Step-by-step DIY: How to upcycle a rusty old metal filing cabinet

If you long to create the home office of your dreams but have been shocked by the price of office storage furniture, today's DIY project could be the solution. Here's ...
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Autumn decor projects to light up your interior this November

Autumn is here, so that means it's time to get out the kids' winter clothing, mow the grass one final time, and fill your home with festive decor. But if you're ...
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How to DIY a light-up outdoor bar using pallets & solar fairy lights

If you're planning a festive get-together over the coming months, this light-up bar would make a great focal point to serve up cocktails. And even better, it's made from pallets! ...
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The history of Stag furniture + Badger Cottage interiors feature

If you love iconic mid-century design as much as I do, this month's Reclaim magazine is for you! My Design Icon feature is all about Stag furniture and, in particular, ...
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Pressure cooker Vs slow cooker – the pros & cons of each appliance

Helpful appliances in the kitchen can make preparing your meals just a little bit easier. Whether you're planning a pre workout meal or looking to find ways to make home ...
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9 Low-cost ways to create a cosy bedroom & a happy home 

Home décor is an essential part of happy living. Just imagine how unhappy you feel when there's piles of clutter, washing up in the sink and your bed is messy ...
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5 Easy (money-saving!) ideas to make your home and life more sustainable

Everyone wants to do their little bit to help the environment and there are so many effective, yet simple changes that could be done around the house that could help ...
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3 Ways to save money on hiring a van for your next house move

It's time for you to move out of your old accommodation and into a new home. Whether it is because you are moving to university, moving into your first home, ...
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DIY Project: How to make a chunky woven storage box

Do you remember using cardboard and wool to do weaving when you were a kid? I loved school craft lessons like this and I don't know why I don't do ...
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3 Ways to improve your credit score before buying a house

The UK property market has seen slower growth in recent times, with the mortgage sector particularly stagnant. But the good news is that the market is starting to be driven ...
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Add a water feature to your garden without costly running expenses

Garden water features are known for their visual appeal and can be a relaxing addition to the landscaping around your home. But it's not all about luxury and aesthetics; when ...
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Classy Halloween home decor that you can use all year round

Think that buying Halloween decorations for your home is a waste of money? Think again! Actually, I quite agree with you because, as you've probably gathered from the title of ...
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New interiors trend – How to make a statement with your ceilings

What do your ceilings look like? My guess is that they're painted white, possibly textured and definitely without wallpaper, right? Well the latest interiors trend that I've spotted all over ...
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Cosy autumnal styling hacks from Danish, Irish & US homes

Are you feeling autumnal? Has the new season hit you yet? The weather seems to have finally turned here and I'm ready for it. We're putting the thick duvet on ...
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Settle into the season with The Suffolk Resident

I'm celebrating today because I've been featured in issue 47 of The Suffolk Resident! The theme of the magazine is 'Settle Into The Season' and my little contribution is on ...
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Will your next home be a shipping container?

There are many interesting ways to recycle shipping containers, but one of the most innovative and interesting uses for old shipping containers is to create homes to meet the demand ...
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4 Kitchen tools you will need this autumn

There are certain tools no kitchen should be without. Items such as pots, pans, knives, food storage containers and flatware sets are standard. And yes, every kitchen should have the ...
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4 Things to consider when picking a new carpet

Nothing quite changes the look and feel of a home like laying new carpet. It can transform a cold and barren space into a cosy room that everyone wants to ...
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Mid-century modern clocks – my article in Reclaim Magazine!

At this time of year I feel like the clock is ticking faster than ever - the 'school term' from September to December always flies by and it'll be Christmas ...
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How to DIY a nautical bathroom cabinet using pallet wood

If you need a cabinet in your bathroom for all your beauty bits 'n' bobs here's an easy DIY cupboard you can make in a day using pallet wood. It's ...
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3 walk-in shower ideas for your bathroom remodel

The bathroom is a safe haven where we get ready to tackle the day and the place where we take a bath to relax when we get home. We spend ...
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Quick makeover tips for a magazine-worthy bedroom

Have you ever flicked through a home décor magazine and wished that your bedroom was just as beautiful as the ones on those pages? We all know that the costs ...
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Step-by-step tutorial to make a macramé daybed

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 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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