AD | Collaborative post Storage needs seem to grow exponentially as the family grows up or expands. Managing the house so it’s not in a constant muddle can end up being a full-time job by itself. What’s needed is a few alternative storage solutions. Use the Awkward Spots If you’ve got tricky areas in the house that you just don’t use properly, like under the stair cupboards or narrow alcoves, you can get more out of these areas with shelves. Other odd areas include the blank space at the end of a cabinet run in the kitchen. A narrow shelf
AD | Collaborative post When it comes to home decor I think it’s easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut. We can follow design ideas from Pinterest or glassy magazines but a lot of the time they tend to all follow the same trends. I don’t know about you but I’m quite bored of seeing the same kinds of prints on the same grey walls. Something I didn’t know until recently is that you can get amazing tapestries for your wall. I have to admit that I have only really ever thought about putting up wall art or family
AD | Paid collaboration When we bought our house 6 years ago I think we moved in with the idea that we could re-do everything room by room and we could just work our way through things. We only managed to do 2 rooms before Erin was born and we did a fair bit of work on the garden instead. Owning our own home has never really been what we thought it would be and it’s taken us all of this time to really know what we want. Something I have hated about our house for the longest time is
AD | Paid collaboration Ever since we became parents it has felt like every room in the house has been taken over by Erin’s things. The living room is covered in toys, my library area is now a play area and I’ve lost count of how many toys there are for the bath. Wherever you go it seems like there is something of Erin’s there. Now that she is getting a bit older and understanding something about boundaries and personal space (definitely not all the time), we would like to reclaim our bedroom and have a bit of child free
In the town where I live there are plenty of charity shops. I can think of at least 7 within a couple of minutes of each other. In a city that might not seem like a lot but I live in a small town so a large percentage of ‘town’ is charity shops. I have a couple of favourites and I’ve written before about some of the bargains I have picked up. This year I am on a bit of a mission to get some things done around the house. It’s not all about DIY but making some of the rooms
AD | Collaborative post If you’re considering purchasing vinyl flooring, it’s likely you’ll have come across different variations, notably SPC. It stands for stone plastic composite vinyl flooring – it combines limestones and stabilisers to create a very durable core. You aren’t losing any of vinyl’s traditional benefits either – it is still water, stain and scratch proof. SPC comes in four main layers which makes it one of the most durable choices of flooring available on today’s market. Wear Layer – This is the top coating that is transparent, adding protection against the elements such as scratches and stains.
AD | Gifted item Last month we had a mini makeover in the living room as we hard a new carpet fitted. It was such a massive job that should have probably been done years ago but it’s a huge room and it wasn’t cheap. Since then, the room has really been transformed and I’ve been trying to make it into the room I really want. After having a bit of a move around we ended up with a lot more play space in the back half of the room which meant that we could do something different with the
There aren’t many rooms of our house that I actually like, due to there being work that needs doing in all of them. However, one of my most hated rooms is the living room/ dining room/ play area. It’s a pretty big room at 25ft (with an L shape coming off the side too) and it’s really just not very nice. The walls are white but a bit grubby looking, the dining room floor has gaps in the wood so it’s really cold, there is a bit of stone floor and the living room carpet has been there since we