Make a Statement with Brick Tiles

If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you’ll know that we are looking at renovating certain parts of the house. The biggest project will hopefully be a kitchen extension (depending on planning permission) and kitchen redesign. Of course, with apps like Pinterest, more and more of us are carefully planning our renovations and redecorating ideas months in advance and I’m no exception. I’ve spent hours trawling the internet for the perfect colour schemes and design ideas along with interior inspiration. {Read More}

Why Window Boards Can Make A Real Difference

We are so so close to getting our windows changed (it’s been a long time coming!) and while we are doing it, we’re also going to change our rather tired and dreary window cills. Although some might think this is unnecessary, I would argue that it will complete the room and make a huge difference. We currently have dark brown windows and window cills (also known as window boards). When we moved in, we didn’t realise how bad the windows {Read More}

Keep it cosy: Autumn essentials for your child’s room

As the weather cools down and the knitwear comes out, a lot of us will soon be finding ourselves spending more time indoors. There’s nothing better than coming home after a chilly Autumn day and curling up on the sofa with a cosy blanket. That’s why September is the perfect time to start making some quick tweaks to the home to get each room Autumn ready. If your child’s room is one space in particular that could use a bit {Read More}

Say Goodbye to Summer by Hosting the Ultimate Gazebo Garden Party

Are you the hostess with the mostess?  Let’s end Summer 2018 with a bang! Whether your garden is large or small, this inexpensive pop up Gazebo is the perfect solution to throw an unforgettable soiree. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, and can be decorated with lights and scatter cushions, so channel your inner feng shui until your heart’s content! Unfortunately the British weather can be a little unpredictable, but we’re not letting it rain on our {Read More}

Easy ways to start saving

Having moved three times in the past 8ish years, my husband and I are keen to stay where we are. In fact, I’m pretty confident that we will make this our forever family home. Although we love the house, having lived her for two years now, we have started to notice all the things we really want to do to the house to make it perfect. However, we need to start saving to make things happen. Overall we are happy {Read More}

When shouldn’t I do it myself?

In the age of pinterest and youtube, plenty of mums are also skilled DIYers, wielding cordless drills and a paintbrush with ease, saving money in the process. Sometimes though, there are jobs we can’t tackle on our own. This is where hiring an outside contractor can come into play, particularly when it comes to big jobs like extensions. It can be tempting to try and do as much of the work yourself as possible, considering how expensive it can be {Read More}

Positive and Accessible Changes to Your Lifestyle

Recently there has been a call for the government to develop more accessible and inclusive homes to meet the national demand. With around 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK alone, this campaign is more relevant than ever. If you’re a wheelchair user or live in a household with one, there are a few things you can change to make life easier. Here are some adjustments you can make to guarantee a more accessible and wheelchair-friendly home: Home Improvements   {Read More}

Updating your kids bedroom with a mural

Wallpaper has been used in houses for centuries and it’s now trendier than ever to decorate your home with the inspiring prints, colours and textures available. But it’s not just wallpaper, if you’re looking for a statement piece, or something to simply brighten up one wall, you could always opt for a wall mural, wall art or even wall stickers; the choice really is almost endless. Thinking of a mural? We’ve used a wall mural in Isabella’s room to add {Read More}

How to Create a Stress-Free Home Environment

Do you sometimes feel that your home isn’t quite the relaxing and tranquil home that you long for? Most people want to come home from a busy day and relax in a stress-free home. If your home is chaotic, you might not be able to do this and instead you’ll find it exacerbates any stress levels you already have. Sloane and Sons have created a handy guide to creating a Stress-Free Home with Feng Shui – an ancient Chinese art. {Read More}

Freshening up the Living Room

Having been in our home for just over 2 years now, I’ve started to freshen up the rooms starting with the children’s bedrooms. Next on my list is the living room. Our living room is quite long and so while the children are still quite young we’ve almost split the room into two; a living room and a playroom. This means that we’ve decided to hold off on completely redecorating until we move all the toys out in a few {Read More}