Home Storage Ideas For A Growing Family

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

How To Brighten Up A Room With Wall Tapestries

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

Wall Art Inspiration For The Living Room

AD | Collaborative post We live in a 1900 Victorian house and while our rooms are quite large, they are also quite dark. We don’t get a whole lot of natural light in our 25ft living room/ dining room because of the size so on the darker winter days it can be quite a gloomy room to be in. Sadly, we can’t afford to put in new big windows, or add an extra light fitting at the back of the room so we look to other ways to brighten up the room. One way of doing this is to add

Top Jobs To Tackle When You Move House

AD | Collaborative post Moving house can be one of the most stressful times and there’s a lot to think about. My sister and her husband have just bought their first home together and have already got to work on making some changes and making things their own. Here are some jobs that you might want to tackle as soon as you move house, whether it be rented or somewhere you have bought. Electrics Older properties may need quite a bit of work when it comes to the electrics. When we moved into our house in 2014 we had to

A Mud Kitchen Makeover For Under £20

For Erin’s 4th birthday we bought her a mud kitchen. She’s getting to an age now where she’s got everything that we could think of as a ‘big’ present but we wanted to get something that she would get a lot of use out of. Of course, the beginning of the year meant that the mud kitchen didn’t get played with all that much, thanks to the bad weather. There was really nothing wrong with the mud kitchen to start with. We bought it new from Studio and it was really lovely. It came with some accessories and I was

How To Make Your Home Smart On A Budget

AD | Collaborative post A security system that allows you to lock and unlock your doors remotely. Smart thermostats that allow automatically keep the perfect temperature based on your preferences. And smart lights that can be controlled by an app. All of this sounds really expensive. The good news is that you can do all of this and more to create a smart home that automates a lot of your daily routine while still on a budget. And the best part is that many of these smart features will save you money in the long run. In this article, I

Changing Our Decor With Prints From Desenio

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

Creating A Fun Outdoor Play Area At Home

AD | Includes gifted item As a non-driving family we’re not always able to make a quick decision to go for a day out in the woods, the beach or to an amazing National Trust property. A lot of great places are only accessibly by car which sadly rules them out for us. However, we love being outdoors and Erin loves nothing more to play outside. It’s so important for children to learn about things such as nature, to get some fresh air and to exercise outside so we have done our best to create an exciting play area at