I am always on the hunt for easy and low-cost ways to improve our home. Tell me I’m not alone in this?
One very easy way of transforming any room in your home is to create a chalkboard wall and then use chalkboard markers to create something unique to you.
Keep reading if you’d like a chance to win some chalkboard markers. Continue reading “How To Transform a Chalkboard Wall using Chalk Markers”
If you are a regular here then you will already now that we did a mini revamp of our master bedroom back in 2015. We were tasked with undertaking a bedroom makeover with a budget of only £100! Continue reading “New Bedroom Design Wish List”
Are you planning on starting the new year with a new approach to your surroundings? We all know that the start of the year is a popular time for people to take a look at their surroundings and plan to make changes, whether that be in their personal life, home life or work life. Continue reading “Unf*ck Your Habitat – You’re Better Than your Mess!”
Decorating your home can get expensive, there are so many different elements to it that it’s easy for the cost to start adding up. Since we bought our brand new home over 2 years ago I’ve been (slowly) making it our home by putting our own stamp on it. Continue reading “A Thrifty Way to Transform any Room in your Home – Wall Stickers”
It’s all about the Hygge this winter; think maximum comfort with minimal effort. Hygge is a Danish word loosely translated to mean coziness. It’s the perfect word for this time of year. It’s a time for relaxing evenings at home, plenty of hot drinks and just generally slowing down the pace of life for awhile before the hectic process of Christmas begins. Continue reading “How to Add a Little Hygge into your Home”
Zero waste is a concept that I have become increasingly interested in. After studying environmental and energy studies at university it became very clear that recycling is not the answer! The answer is to create less waste in the first place. If we have less waste to start with there is less waste to have to deal with. It’s quite simple when you stop to think about it. Continue reading “Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life – Book Review”
Now that our house is on the market I have already started thinking about the move. We have moved a lot, sometimes twice in one year. I don’t think it matters how many times you do it, it’s always going to be stressful; according to a recent study it’s more stressful than divorce! There are however a few simple tips and tricks that can make the whole experience that bit more bearable. Continue reading “5 Top Tips for Moving House”
Can you tell us about how you got into interior design?
It started out as a need rather than a vocation; I could only afford to live in places that needed doing up and redecorating. I didn’t have much money so I had to do it myself. So in my first flat I bought an end of line carpet off-cut and underlay and laid it myself. I painted the whole place, re-tiled the bathroom (I cut myself to shreds!), made pelmets for above the windows, and got a friend to help me lay new patio. Continue reading “The Wood Window Alliance Q&A with Andrea Mclean”
Far too often, we think of the term “DIY” only with regard to repairs and renovations. The term can certainly apply to things like that, but for a lot of people there’s also a certain thrill or charm to applying the DIY mentality to decor! During the spring and summer when a lot of us focus on revamping home and yard designs, the idea of doing a hands-on project to improve decor can be very appealing. If you get really into it, you might even be able to line up a full summer’s worth of crafting and building projects. Continue reading “3 Tools To Take Your DIY Decor To New Heights”
This Friday is National Upcycling Day, part of National Recycling Week which aims to encourage people to rethink what they throw away. The idea is to encourage people to get creative by taking a look at furniture they already own and thinking about how they can give it a new lease of life. Continue reading “My Plans for National Upcycling Day”