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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”

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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”

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Review | Make My Blinds

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The main thing I have hated about our kitchen diner in the last few years has been how dark it is. We opted for dark flooring, furniture and blinds when we first moved in 8 years ago and it never really crossed my mind that the space would feel so gloomy, I just liked the idea of not having any marks showing up. We brightened the walls up with yellow for the kitchen end and green in the dining end but it never really brought it all to life which is precisely why we decided to start the overhaul back before Christmas with the aim to add storage, update it and brighten the entire room. So, when Make My Blinds contacted me to ask if I’d like to review some from the extensive range online, I couldn’t say no! Continue reading “Review | Make My Blinds”

stunning cottage in the country minimalist home

How To Lead A More Minimalistic Life

You know those homes that you step into and think how magazine perfect they are? Well, you can create that kind of home too, it’s just a case of becoming more of a minimalist, that’s all. The fact is that the reason these kinds of homes always look so amazing is because they are free of any clutter and are designed to be minimalistic spaces. Continue reading “How To Lead A More Minimalistic Life”