The festive season is well and truly here and I am all about getting sorted for Christmas. I’m wrapping gifts, buying advent calendars, booking in Christmas catch-ups and parties and popping up cute Christmas lights! Yas. Speaking of Christmas lights, how awesome are these customisable alphabet lights from Cox & Cox? If you know me, you’ll know that I am all about anything that I can customise, personalise or generally have my name on. I was all about those velvet headbands with my name on in the Nineties, so, why should that change? You could write Merry Christmas, your names, Ho Ho Ho, reindeer’s names, anything that’ll make you feel festive af.
My buddies over at Victoria Retail Park, you know, basically my favourite place to shop for homeware have been in touch with some awesome picks for S/S17 homeware trends! You’ll know I love tropical interiors from my last post all about interior design and I love all of the shops at Victoria Retail Park, I did a mini home haul when we moved into the flat we’re in now. You can check that out here if you fancy. Check out these amazing pieces from some of the 14 retailers that stock lifestyle and homeware. Victoria Retail Park is open 7 days a week, with most stores open until 8pm, which is great for after work shopping.
If your bathroom isn’t a space that you’re in love with, then that’s got to change. How can you possibly relax and unwind in a space that you don’t love? You can’t! So, if you’ve fallen out of love with the design and decor of your bathroom, it’s imperative that you do something about it.
Decorating your home is not an easy task but the bottom line is that we can all be quite house proud. Some people love their living spaces to standout. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you five methods to help you achieve that. I hope it provides you with a little inspiration to step things up a notch in your home!
The summer time can be a busy time for the old social life because it’s just so much nicer to get out and do things but it’s also important to find time to relax. I also find that I like to work out a lot more in the summer months because it’s lighter, brighter and obviously a lot warmer. But, this means I’m definitely a lot more interested in trying to chill out and rest up if I’ve been killing it in the gym when temperatures rise!
Creating a beautiful, cosy home interior is the perfect way to make your home a pleasant place to be. Cosy homes are the best when you get home after a long day, and all you want to do is relax. There are lots of different ways to create a cosy home interior, which is why no two cosy homes look the same. There’s always going to be a style you can use in your home to make you feel happy and relaxed. This guide has loads of tips and advice you can use, so take a look and see what you want to use!
If your home is on the smaller side, I feel your pain and you may struggle to get your interior design spot on or exactly how you might like it. However, with some guidance, you should be able to make the most of your pint-sized pad. For some sneaky hints and tips, keep reading.
1. Use Savvy Storage Solutions
What makes your kitchen somewhere that you enjoy spending time in is down to how well it’s designed. I’m not just talking colours and design styles, I’m thinking more about organisation and storage. To be somewhere that you want to spend time in, your kitchen needs to be smart, stylish and well put together. No one likes spending time surrounded by clutter. To help you do that, I thought I’d share a few tips that I swear by when it comes to organisation.
Natural light. It’s the thing we all need in our homes. A well-lit home feels clean, vibrant and inviting. This guide is all about a few easy steps that can dramatically improve the amount of light your home retains. If you think your pad could use a little brightening up, read on.
Let The Sun In
Obviously, curtains are going to soak up more light than any other option, but there’s a better way to go than standard blinds. Plantation shutters allow more light through the window when they’re open. At the same time, they’re great for privacy, closing right back up again. This is a great option especially if you don’t have very big windows. Plantation shutters allow you to capitalize all the light getting into your home.
This doesn’t have to be expensive, I’ve just come across ilovewallpaper.co.uk who sell rolls for as little as £14.99. Textured of patterned wallpaper can really spruce up a room and it’s a lot easier and less hassle than painting. Plus, it’s not as messy!
Light It Up
Another great way to update a room for less than £100 is with new ceiling lights. I really like these Pendant Lights that come in a few different colours. They’re really modern and funky with the metallic silver contrasted with primary colours. I think the white’s my favourite as it’s the most neutral. Changing lighting solutions in any room can dramatically change things!