Since we moved into our forever home a couple of years ago, we have constantly been doing something to at least one of the rooms in our house. We have just had our dining room ceiling replastered after it fell to earth around the same time we moved in! One “room” we haven’t actually accessed yet, is the loft. It’s a right pain to get into with our super high ceilings, and being accessed from the bathroom it’s not ideal. If we ever had the pennies to renovate it though, I know exactly what
we I would do with it – turn it into my very own loft library! Read more
As a mum, the responsibility falls on you to keep the metre running. If the kids need food, you have to turn on the oven. If the house is too cold, you have to switch on the central heating. Homes rely on energy, and that is a fact. What is also a fact is that energy prices are increasing. Since 2010, they have gone up steadily and show no signs of stopping. To an average household, this means extortionate bills and fewer bangs for their buck.
Thankfully, there are ways to keep energy down, and the kitchen is the place to start. Read more
If you have ever had that feeling of wanting to be a professional interior designer just for a day, you are not alone. Many people appreciate the desire there, and the good news is that you can gain a fairly realistic version of that experience simply by learning as much about interior design as you can. As it happens, there are a number of useful and fascinating principles which the professionals use and are aware of when designing interior space. These principles are sometimes obvious in an unconscious way, and sometimes they are the kind of thing you could never guess. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the most useful principles of interior design which the professionals use every day. Read more
When we moved into our house almost two years ago now, there was a lot of redecorating that needed to be done. In fact, almost every room in the house needed at least a lick of paint. I like to have a colour theme to the rooms in my house, but I don’t necessarily think about the colour first. When I find an accessory or some wallpaper that I really love for a feature wall, I will work around that.
The feature colour of our bedroom is purple, Noah’s room is a neutral grey, Jacob’s is blue. Our bathroom did have blue accessories but we’re currently reverting it back to cream. The living room feature colour is red, and our kitchen is a vintage looking “custard cream” shade (which also happens to be my favourite biscuit, so it’s fitting!). We haven’t got around to the dining room yet, but as it’s connected to the kitchen then it will be a similar colour.
When we moved home back in September last year, we gained a lot more space than we had previously in our 2 bed flat and we didn’t even have space for a computer table, let alone a complete office. We had planned on making one of our rooms into an office, but the boys’ space became priority and so we still don’t have an office (it became a play room instead!), but we do now have a computer table, which is progress! It is still in a small space, but I am planning on making it nice & cosy for both us to use – me for my blogging, and hubby for his games.
We’re all dreamers though aren’t we, and if we don’t have our ideal space, we are nearly always dreaming about what it would be like. I would love a loft office with a slanted roof to have a VELUX blind, it would feel like a proper little hideaway! This is what I would imagine my office to be like: Read more