How To Use Natural Light In Your Home

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I was never quite sure why Spring has been so explicitly associated with cleaning the house. Maybe it’s the freshness in the air and a feeling of new beginnings. Or perhaps it’s just the change in season and it’s a good excuse as any to make your home fresh as a daisy. But no, I’ve figured it out. It’s all in the shadows. It’s that morning

My Top 3 Paint Brands to Update Furniture Like A Boss!

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Hey! Today I want to talk about paint – more specifically, painting furniture. Over the past few years I’ve found an evening at home giving a new lease of life to an otherwise unloved piece of furniture is one of the most relaxing things I could do. Perhaps it’s the creativity it gives without the need to sit in front of a screen. I can

How To Hang A Wall Mural (Memphis Design, Toddler Helpers & Video!)

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My little girl is no longer quite so little, and as a result of her outgrowing the box-room nursery, in late 2016 we moved her into a bigger bedroom. What we’re left with, after lots of clearing out, is a previous guest bedroom/office which is now full of random piles of toys with some nursery furniture. Sounds to me like it’s time to decorate! A

UK Blog Hop: Our Festive Felt Family Christmas

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If you’re new around these parts and arriving from Ana Mum Diary, HELLO. You’re very welcome here. Grab a cuppa and expect lots of chatter and mish-mash decorating attempts. Let me start by telling you how proud I am to be a part of this group of 20+ interiors bloggers – the first of its kind over here in the UK and organised by one

How to DIY a Marble Window Sill

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With Luna’s birthday as well as Christmas approaching, Joe and I woke up one day and decided that our hallway was a bit scruffy looking and needed a refresh. I say refresh, but what I mean is we’ve practically redecorated it. I’ll be doing a full blog post on this soon but one feature that’s done and making me smile each day is our marble

Self-assembly Lights – Are they for you?

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Flat-pack furniture; We all know the drill by now. If you buy a set of drawers from Ikea, it’s probably going to come in a long narrow box of MDF pieces, ready for you to scramble over when you get home. We’ve come to terms with it when it comes to our basics, and as an Ikea fangirl this is pretty much the norm for

Home Printing Wall Art with Epson

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The bedroom gallery wall: an elusive idea that has never really amounted to much. Sure, I’ve spent hours in my favourite home décor stores looking for cute frames. I am a bit of a photoframe collector it appears. But they’ve all sat in storage for what seems like forever, and as a bit of an indecisive buggar, the wall remains vacant. Exhibit A – a

A Geeky Autumnal Styling Challenge

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Autumn is HERE. I know so many of you out there will be mourning the warmer months, but for me, it’s the cold that makes me feel all fuzzy inside. We’ve definitely got a house which lends itself better to Autumn and Winter than any other seasons. It’s slightly dark, enclosed in all the right places, and generally has a ‘snug’ feeling. The neutral pallet

How To Save Hanging Plates (From Falling To Their Demise)

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TRAGEDY HAS STRUCK IN THIS HOUSE. A bit of a over exaggeration, sure. But I’m upset. For mine and Joe’s wedding, 2 and a half years ago if you can believe, we received some really thoughtful gifts. One which has stuck with me is our Rob Ryan plates. A beautiful deep blue colour which matched our Smalt blue kitchen feature wall, and sat proudly above

10 Ways with Leftover Decking

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Waste. I absolutely hate it. Joe’s shed is filled to the brim with leftover scraps of wood, boxes of miscellaneous screws, and plenty of half-used tins of paint. But they don’t get thrown away. Ohhhh no. Because we know that one day, they’ll come in useful. Or at least, that’s what my inner hoarder tells me… This summer, as we’ve steadily tackled the garden, leftovers