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…

Dinosaur decor for a whole new you – Plus WIN a copy of Passion in the Bones

As we enter the new year, many of us have made a resolution to live a more positive and fulfilling life. But how do we do that when there is ...
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Guest post – 3 Things to look for when buying a holiday home

Many of us harbour dreams of one day buying our own holiday home. Not only can it be a treasured home away from home, a place to escape to when ...
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How to boost your personal savings throughout 2019 and beyond

If one of your new year's resolutions is to save more money, you've come to the right place! Not only will you find plenty of money-saving tips on my blog ...
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How to style a retro cocktail cabinet for your New Year’s Eve party

If you're planning a party for New Year's Eve, why not make it a retro one? Step back in time to the 70s and recreate the cocktail cabinet that all ...
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What are the best types of UK rental properties to invest in?

Investing in property for buy to let purposes can be an incredibly worthwhile and lucrative venture. The UK is one of the best places in the world for property investment, ...
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Snowy white Christmas bedroom decor + my DIY neon snowflake light

Fancy making your own neon snowflake light to decorate your home for Christmas? I've shared the full DIY project along with photos of my own minimalist snowy white festive bedroom ...
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Three surefire ways to boost the appeal of your rental property

If you've got a rental property there are so many ways that you can make it feel cosy and homely, especially at this time of year, and with the help ...
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How to DIY a space-saving Christmas tree with copper pipe & pallet wood

If you haven’t got a Christmas tree or simply can’t fit one into your home, this DIY copper-pipe tree is a great slimline option. You can make it yourself using ...
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Beginners guide to buying-to-let – what you need to know before you invest

For many people who want to invest in property, a buy to let mortgage is a good option, allowing them to borrow the money they need for their property investment ...
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Lighting up my home for winter using smart technology & smart bulbs

Advertisement feature in collaboration with EDF Energy. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. If you want to learn more about creating your very own smart home (without ...
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My freelance life: Why working from home can save you money

Other than an improved work-life balance, working from home has many benefits - and the extra money in your pocket is a big incentive. If you were to work out how much money ...
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How to DIY a retro cocktail cabinet for your festive parties

If you're planning to entertain over Christmas and New Year, it's a great idea to have a cocktail cabinet ass a place to serve delicious drinks to your guests. Here's ...
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5 Ways to make your rental property warmer & more efficient

Now that the cold winter months have arrived (it's grey and drizzly outside as I write this!) it's time to make sure our homes are warm and cosy. Landlords now have ...
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Moving to a new house? 5 Things to inspect before you move in

Buying a new home is a really exciting time even if it often feels like it takes forever between finding the house and completing on the purchase. There are many ...
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What will be the hottest decor trends in 2019? 5 Expert tips for your bedroom

We've seen the rise of the Scandinavian theme, and the downfall of the king-size beds, but the question is, what will the bedroom trends be for 2019? I spoke to ...
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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 

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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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