All White Walls

As soon as we decided to completely renovate the whole house, I knew that I wanted to paint all of the walls white. Friends and family all questioned this decision, it will look cold, it’s not very homely, it will be dirty in no time, were their comments. I think it came about because I…

Supporting Small Businesses

I spend a lot of time browsing Instagram for inspiration and, for my sins, have managed to find several small businesses that I now follow. Some of these I have bought from, some I intend to buy from and others I have only just discovered. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to enjoy…

House Dreams

I know that I am slightly obsessed with home decor at the minute. And I know that it stems from overhauling the whole house, one room at a time. But I think that I actually have a problem… I’m even dreaming about it now! Hubby was having a bit of a moan the other day…

Decorating with houseplants

You can’t fail to have noticed how popular houseplants have become again. Way back in the 70’s and 80’s they had their hay day, then seemed to die and a death, the only place to be  found was on your granny’s windowsill! Decorating with houseplants has become an easy and affordable way of adding interest…

Pumpkin Tutorials

I know, I know! It’s too early for Halloween! But this year, I want to decorate pumpkins Scandi style so I need to start early. I’ve found some amazing ideas and will share them with you in their entirety.   Shaunna at Perfectly Imperfect gives a brilliant tutorial on painting pumpkins with chalk paint. What I like…

5 ways to get your home ready for Autumn

I don’t know about where you are, but where we live, Autumn is definitely on the way! There’s a chill in the air, the breeze is getting up and nights are drawing in. All these things make me want to make the house nice and cosy and snuggle down! This got me thinking about the…

Styling shelves

Hubby has put up my new shelves in the living room today and I have spent most of the day ‘faffing’, trying to arrange a selection of pictures and other decorative items! It’s harder than it looks and they are still sitting there, bare! So these are the shelves I’ve got: Ikea I have one which…

Finding your home decor style

For a long time, I haven’t been happy with the way my house looked and I couldn’t put my finger on why. No matter what accessories I bought, or how many cushions I threw on the sofa (and there are  lots!) I couldn’t find a cohesive look. You can see one of my mistakes here! But…

Easter Mantel

In a recent post I shared how disappointed I was that I wouldn’t be able to decorate my lounge for Easter. Well, hubby has worked so hard and I have been able to quickly throw together a simple decorated mantel! I say simple, because most of my decorations are stored in the dining room, which has now…