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…

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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DIY glitter banner for Christmas

It’s not long to Christmas now and I'm sure that many of you will be decorating your homes for the festive season soon, if you haven't already! I’ve come up ...
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Dream a little dream… of a great night sleep

Today is the end of my month-long challenge to improve the quality of my sleep. Hopefully you’ll have already read all about my sleep challenge and how it got me ...
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Dream a little dream ~ turn your bedroom into a hotel

If you’ve been following my sleep challenge you’ll know that my month-long quest to improve the quality of my sleep is drawing to a close. I've been following tips on ...
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Be careful which door you choose; it may not be the exit!

This afternoon I'm pleased to share with you an article from a guest writer, US designer Oliver Milo Davis - an interior designer who loves to play with spatial designs ...
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DIY Framed christmas decorations

You may remember that I previously discussed the new trend for framed Christmas messages as part of festive decorations and I have finally given in and recreated this look for ...
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My little vintage caravan ~ My pink & red birthday party

A couple of weeks ago I started planning my birthday party. I usually completely overlook  my birthday because I get too excited about Christmas. But this year I have my ...
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My vintage caravan ~ DIY pom-pom decorations

I’m planning a red and pink theme for my birthday celebration and have shared my ideas on the blog via this moodboard. One of the decoration idea that I was ...
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Dream a little dream… Pillow talk

This week I've been putting memory foam pillows to the test to see whether I can get a better night sleep with a more supportive pillow. If you've been following ...
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My little vintage caravan ~ DIY pink party cones

Earlier in the week I shared my ideas for a birthday party via this moodboard, and as you can see I'm planning a red and pink theme for my birthday ...
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Dream a little dream… books in the bedroom

Hopefully you'll have already read all about my sleep challenge and how it got me thinking about making some changes to my bedroom decor. Last Sunday I wrote about my ...
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My little vintage caravan ~ Clearing up the glitter

A couple of weeks ago, one of my closest friends and blogger-extraordinaire Jenna from Glitter Daze blog came to stay with me and we has a fantastic time going on little ...
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Dream a little dream ~ bedtime reading

I hope you've been following my sleep challenge during which I've been trying get a better night sleep than ever before. I've been following some top tips for creating a ...
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Dream a little dream ~ for the little ones

With all the attention I've been lavishing on my bedroom during the sleep challenge combined with the interior design ideas I've been researching for bedrooms, I thought I would write ...
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Dream a little dream ~ It’s like sleeping on a cloud

This is something that my husband and I have said to each other on more than one occasion over the week since I fitted a mattress topper to our bed ...
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My vintage caravan ~ somewhere to iron my sewing projects

So on this wet Wednesday morning, what better to chat to you about than my new ironing board. Honestly, it's a much more interesting topic than you'd think! I needed to ...
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