Living room transformation – Before & After

Ta-da! Another room in the house reno/decoration is almost perfect. Finally, our living room feels like a living room. There’s still some finishing touches to do like glossing the skirting board but that can wait when this is what we’re working with now – as opposed to grubby carpet and just a sofa as the sole piece of furniture in the room. What do you think?

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The chair you need to know about today

A super quick interiors based post this weekend, babes. Can we just talk about this gorgeous chair in the main image? These Oyster chairs are less than £80 and they’re from Sue Ryder online. I’m getting straight to the point. Yep, the charity shop. These guys are upping their game and ‘charity’ is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think Sue Ryder. I walk past the Nottingham branch every day, twice a day, on my way to and from work and seriously, it has some awesome window styling and their stock is always on point. 

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4 super cute independent illustrators you need to know about

When it comes to cute prints for my home and buying cards for birthdays and other occasions to give to my bestest I always love to grab them from independent artists, illustrators and all round creative amazing people that are just doing their thing and making incredible goods!

I wanted to share a small selection of some that I love on Instagram and some I’ve bought from in the past so can vouch for their amazing quality. Leave me more recommendations for cute Etsy shops and illustrators in the comments, I always love to discover newbies.

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5 clever flooring tricks to make rooms feel bigger

When it comes to home décor, flooring matters, it takes up a significant percentage of the surface area of any room, obviously! Everyone always notices the floor, even if they’re not aware of the fact that they do.

The floor you choose really sets the tone. It can also have a huge impact on how spacious a room feels. If you are decorating and want to make it feel larger, here are a few tricks!

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We bought a house!

Someone thought it was totally OK to give us a mortgage (here’s looking at you Natwest, no going back now) – so we bought a house! Hence why things have been a little thin on the ground and sporadic over the past few weeks – it gets a bit stressful, dunnit?

Now we’re in thanks to the in-laws of dreams and a lot of hard work and there’s not a cardboard box in sight after two and a half days of unpacking and sorting out. There’s something to be done in every room and it’s going to be at least a year, if not longer until everything is exactly how we want it to be, let’s not talk about the kitchen, but we’ll get there. So, here’s introducing a new section of proper interiors onto the blog. I’ve always loved interiors but living in rented flats and houses really limits you to basically changing your sheets and hanging a few prints if you’re handy with the Polyfilla so I’m really looking forward to finally being able to decorate like a grown up.

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9 homeware steals under £10

Spring is nearly rolling around and our fluffy blankets are being put back into storage! As soon as it gets above 10 degrees I feel like I need a little home update to bring it into the new season. Some people might think it’s silly to think about styling your home for the new season but I think it definitely makes a difference. You don’t want thick blankets and overpowering cinnamon candles when we’re heading into April, do ya? Definitely not!

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9 outerwear picks to take you into spring

You all know how much I’ve been obsessed with this aviator jacket this winter and I’m looking for a new spring time version to fill the void! Here are 9 of my favourite jackets on the market right now, the high street has so many awesome jackets, coats and denim delights so… enjoy!

Denim dreams

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My 10 essential iPhone apps for blogging

I love a bit of tech and fun apps so I wanted to share some of my can’t live without apps for blogging and Instagramming with you babes. Some are old favourites and are really obvious and some are new faves that I’ve only just discovered.

1. VSCO 

VSCO is my go-to Instagram editing app. I find it the best for taking the warmth out of photos by using the temperature option and also I think their exposure setting is really nice too. I used to use C & G filters on my Instagram – I mix and match these because I cba with an actual theme because they seem to always look rubbish anyway even if I try. And, when I do try, I get stressed! So, I do use VSCO for Instagram cropping and editing and the occasional filter but I’ve got a new filters app to go on about in a little bit…

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6 hot Pinterest homeware trends

Browsing Pinterest for new ideas is one of the best ways (and my favourite ways) to get started when you’re planning any kind of interior makeover. From fixing up a single room to refreshing your entire home, you’ll find wonderful ideas for décor, furnishings and quirky artworks. And if you adore an upcycling challenge, Pinterest is the place to do your research. Here are just a few of the best home makeover tips to get you excited.

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Bedroom updates + win £50 to spend at JUNIQE

I’ve always loved prints and, posters and sticking things up on my walls. From Kerrang! magazine posters to quirky prints from Urban Outfitters and IKEA now, I just love how they can change a room’s look and feel. I even painted Alexisonfire lyrics on my walls when I was 13, (sorry Mum), but I just love a bit of art, don’t I? On this note, we finally got around to doing something with our bedroom and giving it the same TLC that we’ve given the (only other) room in our flat, the kitchen/diner.

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