What Makes The Best Guest Bedroom

Our spare bedroom has been occupied for the best part of 8 months. However, my sister and her fiancé moved into their own house in July which means we have our room back and it’s time to start thinking about making a few changes. Although I use the room for photography and storage it also has to work as a place for family and friends to sleep when they come to visit. That got me thinking about what would make the best guest bedroom and here are a few ideas: Peaceful colours While I am all for having colour downstairs

What To Buy As A Housewarming Gift

My sister has been living with us since December after being made redundant and her fiancé moved in a couple of months ago. Yesterday they picked up the keys to the house they’ll be renting so that means that today they are moving out! Moving house can be an expensive and stressful time but it’s really nice if family and friends buy a housewarming gift. Today I’m sharing with you a few ideas for what might make a great housewarming gift. Something I remember needing when we moved in to our house was a fruit bowl. It seems to be

Making Our House A Home With Desenio

We bought our house 4 years ago now and sometimes it still doesn’t quite feel like home. We haven’t done much work to some of the rooms and the one that feels the least homely is the living room where we actually spend most of our time. We have a 25ft combined living room/ dining room and the amount of white wall space has just been horrible to look at for all of this time. I recently discovered Desenio and very quickly fell in love the range of artwork they sell. While I was browsing the Desenio website I was

How To Add A Personal Touch To A New Home

I remember moving into the house that we live in now and it really didn’t feel like it was ours for such a long time. The previous owners had absolutely awful taste and had destroyed what should have been a wonderful house. Rooms were painted in awful colours, white emulsion had been used over things like light switches and kitchen tiles… just to name a few issues. I wanted to really put our (my) own touch on the place as soon as we moved in. Here are some ideas for how to add a personal touch to a new home:

4 Budget Friendly Ways To Brighten Up Your Home

When it comes to changing things around the house I like to stick to a budget as much as possible. Spare money isn’t flowing freely around here and actually, home improvements don’t have to cost a fortune. Something in particular I hate is a dark and dingy room so today I’m bringing you some budget friendly ways to brighten up your home. Add some colour It doesn’t take much to add a bit of extra colour to a room. Most of the rooms in my house are white at the moment because we haven’t gotten round to decorating yet. I

My 10 Minute Gallery Wall

I have said this many times; my house is a fixer upper. We knew this when we bought it 4 years and and we are nowhere nearly done with what needs doing. Actually, we’re probably not even 10% of the way done but we had Erin earlier than expected and work suddenly stopped. Anyway, one of my most hated rooms in the house is the living room. It’s about 25ft long with an additional bit coming off to make an L shape. When we moved in most of the house had been painted white and the living room is no

How To Decorate A Gender-Neutral Nursery

Having a baby is easily one of the most exciting times of your entire life, although, getting the nursery ready for the new arrival can be very stressful, especially when you have no idea whether you’re having a baby boy or baby girl. But fear not, there are plenty of gender neutral colours that you can choose to decorate the nursery in. Plus, you’ll be happy to hear that yellow is not the only gender-neutral shade. If you have a baby on the way (congratulations!) and have stumbled across this post in hope of some great hints and tips for

Home Office Wishlist

I love having my own little corner of the house to work in. Okay, it’s a bit bigger than a small corner as I have a huge Ikea Alex/ Linnmon desk that takes up a big space and I also have a couple of storage units next to and behind the desk. However, my office is far from perfect and there’s loads more I would do with it if I could like moving the cat’s huge scratching post/ house somewhere else! That aside, I do have a bit of a home office wishlist going on right now! I am a big