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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 design a bathroom on a budget

Even though it's the often smallest room in my home I've recently discovered that the bathroom can be the most expensive room in the house to remodel, if you take it inch ...
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Solving spring sniffles

With all this talk of getting the garden ready for summer and high SPF suncare on the blog earlier this week, I've turned my attention to another problem that affects ...
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9 ways to get your garden ready for the summer

Now that Spring is in full swing, it won’t be long before we see the grey weather open up to sunnier climes. So, now is the perfect time to get ...
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Planning the ideal dream kitchen you will fall in love with!

Do you have your ideal kitchen? If not and you are planning on renovating it soon, now is the time to start designing the kitchen of your dreams. Even without ...
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Create a Vintage-Inspired Bedroom in Three Simple Steps

Vintage-inspired looks offer the chance to create a uniquely personal space, an opportunity long absent from most contemporary bedrooms. As well as offering timeless elegance, a sense of decadence and ...
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My DIY pin-up girl cushion sewing project

Since the end of The Great British Sewing Bee I've stepped away from my sewing machine and for some reason have struggled to think up ideas for creative projects. I think I ...
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Thrifty ways to make your house a home with only a few accessories!

As an avid interiors blog reader and the world's most addicted Pinterest user, I love to drool over images of gorgeous homes, and I regularly have my head turned by new ...
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Chemical-free ideas for spring cleaning

It's a mucky job - full of unexpected cobwebs and a surprising amount of dust - but it needs doing and it naffs me off every time. I'm talking about ...
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This season’s interior design trends

Let’s face it; some of us wish we could change our home’s interior as often as we could change our clothes. Whether it’s the walls or the curtains, some people ...
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Tips on Creating a French Country-Style Bedroom

After my blog post a couple of weeks ago about the creating a cosy French-style boudoir, I had such a positive reaction that I wanted to write more about this ...
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Ideas for creating relaxing mood-lighting in your home

Are you sitting the bathtub, trying to relax with that bright white fluorescent light? Not very calming, is it? I've often just turned the light off and left the door ...
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Cute ways to create a vintage style bedroom

Creating a vintage style bedroom isn’t difficult and shouldn’t have to cost the earth either. In fact, it’s pretty easy if you know how, and I'm having a go at ...
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An inspirational interview with ‘Vintage Caravan Style’ author Lisa Mora

Do you love vintage? Are you a fan of caravans? Does retro rule? Then this is the blog post for you! I am delighted to be taking part in the Stitch, ...
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A French Boudoir on a Budget

A French boudoir is probably the most luxurious and seductive place you can be. It’s the perfect room to get ready and feel unstoppable or to wind down for some ...
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Create a country cottage bedroom without breaking the bank

There’s no place more homely than a country cottage. A warm, crackling fire, soft sofas, refreshing scenes of nature all around you – it’s the perfect relaxing getaway. But what ...
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A Fairy Bedroom in a Tiny Space on a Little Budget

Celebrate your little girl’s love of fairies and all things magical by turning her bedroom into a beautiful fairy cove, no matter what size the room is or your pocket ...
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Decorating my living room using personalised posters

In my living room there is wall which hasn't been wallpapered and that doesn't have a piece or art or mirror hanging on it, and every time I sit on ...
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This cake stand is rubbish…

And I mean literally. I know it might seem a bit manky or downright gross, but I fished this cake stand out of a skip. Yes, I rescued this decorative ...
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Say goodbye to mouldy paint & my other favourite life hacks

It's always the same at this time of year. I start looking around at my home after the winter hibernation and realise that it's time to make some changes. Whether ...
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Dream a little dream ~ Kiss from a rose

In honour of Valentines day last week, I thought I'd share the recent addition I made to the "book wall" in my bedroom - I added a few pages with ...
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Tips on using Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2014

Is it a big thumbs up or something you'd never ever wear? When colour trend experts Pantone announced the colour of the year I was in two minds as to ...
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Back to work… ouch!

This week I've had a problem. It started on Sunday and has carried on all week with little or no let up. I've had headaches as a result and even ...
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My mid-century living room ~ making retro artwork

Ever since I framed up a selection Christmas quotes and hung them on my living room walls during the festive period, I've been thinking ahead to the new year and ...
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Dream a little dream… my bedroom sewing projects

At the weekend I told you all that I'd finished sewing the cushions for my bedroom that I'd been putting off for ages. I finally powered through my sewing-block and used the ...
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Dream a little dream… Squeeze in some study space

Great news - I've finished making those cushion covers! I know I'm a week later than I promised but they are all done AND I've made a start on a ...
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Dream a little dream… big boys beds

You may remember that I shared a blog post about cushions with you and promised that I'd be having a go at sewing my own accessories over the weekend? However, ...
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Dream a little dream… Light my fire

Please cast your mind back to just before Christmas when I was telling you all about my bedroom makeover and it was going surprisingly well. Then Christmas hit and it ...
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My new years plan ~ Tidy house, tidy mind

Today, I'm having a clean up and a clear out. Or rather, I am procrastinating by writing a blog post about clearing up and clearing out! But I will get round ...
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Dream a little dream… Re-do your bedroom with cushions

If you've been following my series of blog posts about my bedroom makeover before Christmas you'll know that I'm trying to decorate my bedroom and make it into a tranquil, ...
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How big is this room now?!

I've discovered a new method for improving your living space and making rooms seem bigger and brighter than ever. It's quite simple. Put up tons of Christmas decorations, live with them ...
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