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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 turn an alcove cupboard into a fitted dressing table

Today I’m sharing my DIY project to turn an alcove cupboard into a fitted dressing table, read on to find out the inspiration behind this makeover and to see how ...
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I’ve made the list of Top 100 Interior Design Bloggers! + some new year features

How's your January been? I've had a busy month so I thought I'd share some of my away-from-the-blog projects with you, including an article I wrote for Reloved magazine, and ...
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Hallways & Staircases – How to make the most of your space

Is your home full-to-bursting? Here are a few ideas to find some much-needed extra storage space in the areas you usually walk through...  ...
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What I learnt during my first year as a homeowner

I learnt some important lessons in home maintenance and property renovation during the first year of owning my own home so read on to find out what went well, and ...
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Guest post: What is the best food for your baby?

When your baby reaches six months old, you’ll probably start thinking about weaning her and introducing those first spoonfuls of food. Here are some hints and tips to make your ...
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5 Little-known disadvantages of renting your home

Today, an increasing number of families rent their homes from private landlords or agencies, by choice, or because they are unable to save up the deposit for a mortgage. I ...
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An update on my Kitchen makeover

I'm about to start work on my DIY kitchen makeover. I say 'makeover' rather than 'fitting' because we're keeping the kitchen units in place and are planning to give the ...
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The (almost) DIY en-suite bathroom

Do you have to wait in line in the morning to take your shower or to go to the toilet? Most pre-1990 family homes are built with only one bathroom, ...
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DIY video – How to paint a mountain mural wall for a child’s nursery

If you've got a little one on the way and want to decorate their nursery in a creative and non-gender specific way, why not try this mountain wall mural? It's ...
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How to decorate your rented home without breaking the #RentingRules

Today's blog post is all about renting and what you can - and can't - do in terms of decorating your rented home. I'll be sharing some #RentingRules to ensure ...
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How to recycle & reuse old biscuit & sweet tins

If you've been enjoying a few treats over the festive period, you've probably got a recycling box full of sweet tubs and biscuit tins. It seems such a shame to ...
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DIY improvements to make my home cosier this winter

You never really know everything about your home until you've lived in it through the winter, do you? No matter how cosy a house can seem in the autumn, or ...
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Top 4 interior trends to try in 2018

2018 is here, and along with new year's resolutions, dry January and a surge of gym memberships, many people are looking into ways they can update their home. While 2017 ...
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DIY Furniture: How to upcycle a drawer to create a coffee table

Today I'm sharing an easy project to make a DIY wheeled coffee table. My husband made this within an hour, while I was painting another of our DIY furniture projects ...
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How to decorate cocktail glasses for a party

Great news - my project on prettifying glassware for New Year's Eve was published in Reloved magazine this month! Check out Issue 50 for the step-by-step guide to creating these ...
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A couple more festive features…

I know it was only a week ago that I shared some of my festive features from around the web, but I've already had the great news that a couple ...
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New year, new bedroom – 5 style tips to create a restful room

Thinking ahead to the new year and you're probably already planning some decorating projects - I know I am! So how about tackling the bedroom? It's the place where you ...
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Home maintenance in freezing weather

If you are a homeowner you are probably already aware of the dangers of freezing pipes. As water freezes it will expand, potentially cracking the pipes and appliances. When the ...
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How to make your home a smart home

Promising to bring convenience, a smart home is a new way of living that in years to come will probably be the norm. As yet, there are many competing technologies ...
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A guide to conservatory interior design

Traditional or modern? Rustic or eclectic? How would you describe your interior design style? The conservatory is a popular addition to a home and no wonder – it affords you ...
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How technology impacts on your interior design style

Technology knows no bounds and as Balustrade Components show us in today's guest post, it is affecting our interior design style choices too. Interior design resonates, changes and evolves over ...
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How to DIY a Christmas tree wall unit

It can be difficult to fit a big bushy Christmas tree into your home, can't it? Especially if you're living in a flat (how do you even get it up ...
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Planning springtime renovations in advance

There are quite a variety of springtime renovations worth considering as you go about maintaining your property and planning ahead for the springtime is always a good idea. Your first ...
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How to build your own outdoor workshop

Have you been running out of room for tools in your home? Are you looking for a way to spread everything out and have space to work? If so, an ...
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New year, new kitchen – my plans for a thrifty renovation

Oooh it's the 12th December already! Who else thinks that December is the fastest month of the year? Blink and you miss it. I've barely got any decorations up yet! ...
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Festive tablescapes – How to dress your dining table for Christmas

How are you decorating your dining table this Christmas? Will you be adding crackers? Have you got a beautiful floral display planned? Are you decorating the entire dining room with ...
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How to create a festive bedroom without going OTT

When you're decorating your home for Christmas it's tempting to drape tinsel over every picture frame and add flashing fairy lights in every room. But that means you don't really ...
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4 Ways to make your home cosy for Christmas

When you think of a cosy home at Christmas, what do you imagine? I expect whatever you're seeing in your mind's eye is rather similar to while I'm thinking of ...
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Styling my guest room for Christmas

Compared to most bloggers, I feel like I'm really behind on decorating my home for Christmas. Yes, I know it's not even December yet, but I've been spotting gorgeous photos ...
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5 Alternative uses for your old garage space

Now, does your garage actually have a car in it? Or has your garage become a big messy room you use to store all the items you don’t need, but ...
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