Saturday, 29 November 2014

Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Household Bills


There’s no getting away from them. Whether you rent or own your home, there is a long list of bills which have to be paid to keep the household running. Household bills include everything from gas and electricity to broadband and contents insurance, and they represent a considerable chunk of our income. There are however some very easy ways to save money on your bills.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Four Tips for an Inspiring Kitchen

Just as a stark cubicle leaves you less than inspired to work, an uninviting kitchen makes you want to steer clear. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to transform the supposed heart of the home into the actual heart of your home. Below are four tips for creating a cozy kitchen in which you’ll want to relax, reconnect with loved ones and enjoy cooking.
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1. Give Your Cabinets a Facelift
Every kitchen has cabinets, but not every kitchen has enviable cabinets. Join the latter category in one of several
ways. You’re in luck if you’ve got wood cabinets to work with.
It’ll take you a weekend, but you can sand them down and either re-stain or repaint them to suit your modern taste. Another budget-friendly option is to replace the doors and cover any existing remnants of the previous cabinets with veneer. Both of these options are simple fixes and can make looking at — and being in — your kitchen a more pleasant experience for everyone.
Of course, if you have more wiggle room in your budget, custom cabinets can transform your space. Not only will your storage look better, but you can redesign it so that your space is more functional. Function leads to ease of use and ease of use will most likely inspire you to spend more time in your kitchen.
2. Let the Light In
Perhaps you don’t like your kitchen because it’s got less of a cozy vibe and more of a dungeon-y one. If you’d like more light, there are plenty of fixes that extend beyond the traditional over-the-table lamp. For one, you could add under-cabinet lighting that would add a soft glow to your countertop workspace. This would not only be helpful during the day, but it would be a nice look in the evening, as well.
You might consider painting your walls white or a lighter shade, too, as white reflects light for a brighter, cheerier feel. This is an especially good option if you’re only working with a little bit of natural glow from the windows in your kitchen. A major overhaul might inspire you to do all of the above or even install a brand new window to flood the place in sunlight. Either way, natural light is one of the most welcoming features that a home can have. It’ll certainly make you want to spend time in your kitchen if it’s well-lit and cheerful.
3. Don’t Shy From Décor
When you think of choosing knick-knacks, rugs, plants and fabrics, it’s probably not the kitchen that you’re focused on. Other rooms in the house get more attention, but if you want to love your kitchen as much as you do those other spaces, it has to be equally as spruced. While you’ll want to choose more durable materials and easy-to-clean upholstery so that you’re prepared for spills, you won’t be stuck with a few drab options.
Lay the groundwork by picking a fun color scheme and building on it with fun accents that spark a conversation or simply make you smile. The most important thing when it comes to the décor you choose — or really any decision you make regarding the look of your kitchen — is that you pick décor that you like.  
4. Do What You Like
Every room in your home should be a reflection of who you are, whether it’s through a color scheme that you love, a piece of artwork that speaks to you or a kitschy collection of teacups you’ve saved since you were a little girl. Even if you have a kitchen that’s not quite your dream space, making it your own will make you more comfortable there and more likely to hang out there.
Once you start hanging out in a kitchen regularly, you’ll probably be inspired to grab those utensils and whip up something even more special than the space that surrounds you. Keep these tips in mind when you want to update your kitchen again.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Ten Unique Room Themes

There are several factors that go into creating a great room, regardless of whether it’s a bedroom, living room, or basement space. Spaciousness, layout, and window placement/frequency are a few things to keep in mind when designing a room, but so is something that can turn your room into something magical: a consistent and striking theme.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Tips for organising your wadrobe

“If you’re like me then your wardrobe is constantly a disorganised mess. I always thought it would be too difficult for a busy lady like me to keep my wardrobe neat and tidy, however since I decided to have a good clear out and get my wardrobe organised I’ve managed to keep it that way.

If you want to get some organization back into your life just like I’ve done, then you’re in luck! I’ve created a list of useful tips for organizing your wardrobe that will make your life so much easier…”

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Starting my own business

Hi Guys!

A slightly different, more personal post today. I don’t post my personal stuff because I think  of this blog as a place for my interior design obsession and not a diary.

Today I decided to change things a little bit, my friend just told me about  really cool competition; You can win a fully featured business website  and I’m not even joking!  It's an eCommerce website. This got me thinking and I decided I'd really like to try and start  my own business.

Friday, 2 May 2014

How To Mix Patterns in Home Decor

I have always considered dealing with patterns pretty risky, however if patterns are combined together correctly they can work wonders for your interior transforming a space from soulless to sensational.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Creative Ideas For Your Dining Room

When it comes to decorating your dining room it can often get overlooked, however the dining room is a communal space where families can gather around for evening meals and spend time together catching up on the days activities, so making the dining room as comfortable as possible important.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

5 Apps to keep you busy on the toilet

There's no getting away from it - a trip to the toilet can be a dull one. Regardless of the intended length of stay, we're all glad of some respite from the task at hand.
Magazines, newspapers and books have all proved worthy toilet companions in the past. These days, if you need something to help pass the time when nature calls, it's likely your smartphone will make the journey with you.

Friday, 28 March 2014

5 Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s spring already and I can’t believe how fast it’s come around! Once the weather starts to warm up I like to come out of hibernation, breath in the fresh spring air and get the house spick and span for summer months ahead.

As soon as it hits March I think that having a good spring clean is essential, you want to get your home prepared for the summer time and get rid of any signs of winter. So me being me, thought I’d write a post sharing my 10 Spring Cleaning Tips just in case you need a bit of advice when it comes to spring cleaning…

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

How colour psychology can help you with home decor ?

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What we see with our eyes can affect the systems of our body - especially with colour.
The area of colour psychology is naturally fascinating, colour can impact our moods, feelings and behaviour so for an interior designer colour choice is really important.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Perfect room for a little princess

"Every little girl, is a princess in progress "

My younger cousin loves anything girly and has dreamed of having a little princess themed bedroom. Naturally I wanted to help and make her dream come true, so I've decided to put together a post of princess themed ideas to give me some inspiration.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Rearrange your home office

Working from home, how to make it a bit less painful :)
Your home office is a space where during the week provides a comfortable environment for you to get work done, but at the weekend can be used by the whole of the family. Many people seem to struggle with organisation when it comes their multi purpose home office.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

8 Creative Ways to Spend Valentines Day

It’s that time of year again, the count down is on and whether you’re in a relationship or not you need to start considering how you will spend your Valentines day.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Creative ways to display your photographs

We all have  a stack of family photos piled up somewhere that we haven't got round to framing or an SD card loaded up with images that are now a distant memory.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Tips For Arranging Your Bedroom Furniture

If you’re stuck for inspiration when it comes to arranging your bedroom then look no further here are some useful tips that will help you to create a functional yet decorative bedroom that its both practical and comfortable.