I, like most people, would love to adorn my walls with a mixture of gorgeous original artwork that I have sourced from antique markets and big auction houses. In reality that is completely unrealistic and - like a lot of other areas in my home - requires a bit more research to find the best option for my budget.
Below I have pulled together just some of the options I have found over the past few months whilst I have been researching some ideas for the gallery wall I am planning to go above the sofa in the lounge (more to come on that very soon).
Spring is the season of hope. Colour starts creeping back into the garden, the nights get longer, the day gets brighter, the clouds occasionally lift long enough to take your coat off and expose your ankles. For me, it is the seasonal equivalent to a Friday. You still have the whole season ahead to look [...]
Lighting a candle is one of my top ten tips for helping to brighten your winter days. I particularly love scented candles, although I also do love non scented candles for the dinner table so that it doesn't mask the smell of the food you have cooked. Ikea and Tiger stores are great places to [...]
I have always loved January. For me it is a time to clear the house, have a thorough clean, and start planning for the year ahead. I know some people struggle with the January blues though so I thought I would jot down just some of the cheap things I find help me feel good [...]
January can be a tight time after the beautiful over indulgence of the festive period so I thought i would share some tips on how I save money on the small things around the home. The spare money allows us to spend on the things we really love like holidays, our babes, and bits and [...]
I thought I would jot down some tips I have learnt over the years about how to make the most of the sales. How to avoid spending lots on things you don't need and instead get some key items you really do want for the home.
Four Decembers ago we had just (I mean literally weeks before) moved into a new house and we thought it would be a great idea to host people over the festive break. Within three weeks we had fitted a whole new kitchen, decorated most of the rooms and got our house ready to host Christmas [...]