a living room done up using items on a budget

Tips and tricks for decorating on a budget

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So, you’ve been thinking about sprucing your home up for a while, flicking through interior design magazines every night, watching repeats of Grand Designs and browsing through the IKEA website, drooling over the images of stunningly redecorated rooms. The only thing is that’s it’s all just too expensive, with new furniture costing hundreds. Although you may lust after a dreamy new interior, your decorating budget just won’t stretch, and you’ll be stuck with your dated décor forever.

Fear not! There are so many ways you can freshen up your interior without breaking the bank. Continue reading “Tips and tricks for decorating on a budget”

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Updating Your Kitchen Decor

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The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in any home. If your kitchen is looking a bit dated, you’ll want to make a few updates to its decor. Not sure how you should spruce up your kitchen? There are plenty of simple ways to change the decor in this part of your house, but first, it might be important to think of what interior trend suits you best. Continue reading “Updating Your Kitchen Decor”

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One Foot In The Material World: Learning To Live A (Partly) Minimalist Lifestyle

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It’s not something that necessarily enters our mind as a parent. While we want to teach our children about budgeting and being sensible with the money, these days, with the ever-mounting costs, we still need to find a way to ensure that we live a good life, but not necessarily have a lot of stuff (as well as credit card bills and debt). The minimalist lifestyle can seem like an enticing prospect. But so many of us don’t find it practical to live with the bare minimum. So how can we start on this road to living a minimalist lifestyle without completely throwing everything we own out the window? Continue reading “One Foot In The Material World: Learning To Live A (Partly) Minimalist Lifestyle”

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What Interior Trend Suits You Best?

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Whether you’re moving into a brand new home that’s a blank canvas ready to be decorated, or you’re thinking about doing a total refurbishment of your property, you’re going to need a central design philosophy to work to. Interior design trends come into and go out of fashion through the decades, but for you and your family, it’s all about what aesthetic you find to be the most beguiling. Below you’ll find out some of the significant interior trends in the interior design world, and which will suit you, your family, and your home best. Continue reading “What Interior Trend Suits You Best?”

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Top Tips To Choose The Right Artwork For Your Home

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Choosing art pieces to display for your home is a great way to bring some personality to your home, and an even better way to show off your tastes and add some colour to your decor. But how do you choose the right pieces for your home?  Continue reading “Top Tips To Choose The Right Artwork For Your Home”

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5 Popular Interior Design Trends To Use In Your Bedroom This Year

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Each year brings new and fresh interior design trends that we can use to transform our homes. In 2018, we saw a rise in the use of gold, exposed light fixtures, and subway tiles as some of the more popular home décor trends. With every new year there comes new decorating styles that we can use, new materials, new colours and textures. If transforming your bedroom décor is at the top of your list for 2019, then here are some popular design ideas that you can experiment with this year. Continue reading “5 Popular Interior Design Trends To Use In Your Bedroom This Year”

renovating our kitchen on a budget

Renovating Our Kitchen On A Budget

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When we made the decision to renovate our kitchen we always knew we wanted to do it on a budget and to do most of it ourselves. Yes, it can be really easy to walk into a showroom, pick an entirely new kitchen design and get a team in to do this but the costs can be pretty steep and when you already have items that can be reused, it seems such a waste to rip it all out to start again, and so, our long yet rewarding project began back in October and even though we still have a few ideas left to implement, most of the change is now done and it’s come such a long way from the dark and dingy kitchen we once had. Continue reading “Renovating Our Kitchen On A Budget”