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”
Now that Summer finally seems to have arrived in England it’s the perfect time to think about updating your living room with a fresh new style.
Today I thought I would highlight some of the popular trends this year. Continue reading “Summer Inspired Living Room Decor”
I was recently contacted by Lakeland Furniture to see if I would be interested in reviewing some of their chairs. The timing was perfect! Since buying our new house over two years ago I have slowly been decorating each room. I confess that I’m a sucker for pretty things and I actually find it stressful if I live in an environment that isn’t pleasing to the eye.
I hate shopping for clothes or shoes it’s just not my thing. I’d much rather spend my money on creating a home that makes me smile when I walk into each room. Continue reading “Adding DSR Chairs to our Vintage/Industrial Kitchen”
A great way to make a big change to the look and feel of your home is to update your windows. New windows can really bring an old property back to life and these days you have some many options in terms of colour that you can choose what you like to suit your overall theme; whether that be rustic charm or modernism.
In previous years the windows of a building were always Continue reading “6 Reasons to Makeover your Home with Wood Windows”
It’s no secret that I have been on the ultimate home organising mission. I started in January and it has been an ongoing process since then. I’m proud to say that I have nearly got rid of 50% of our stuff. Continue reading “Home & Wardrobe Organisation with Qwerkity”