2017 Christmas gift guide

Black Friday is nearly upon us, sales are everywhere so now is the perfect time to get those presents sorted. I find there is huge satisfaction in being organised for Christmas, I can’t handle last minute panics and ridiculous checkout queues. Luckily for you, I have done the thinking and legwork for you for gift ideas. Hours upon hours of browsing all my favourite shops, saving hundreds of gift ideas and narrowing them down to really gorgeous ones for different budgets has not been easy. NOW I WANT THEM ALL. My husband is never again allowed to say he doesn’t know what to buy for me. 😑😂 I’ve categorised the gifts, but really, anything could work for anyone! Anyway, enjoy shopping from the comfort of your sofa/bed. Prepare to want to self-gift too. 😉
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How to choose window treatments

I’ve heard many people say that they’re unsure of how to dress their windows in a way that works for their requirements but also looks good. It’s no surprise then that ‘Window treatments’ is an entire chapter in an interior design textbook, and that there are soft furnishings consultants whose primary business is to design window treatments. But I want to show you that it really doesn’t have to be complicated for your window dressing to look beautiful and function well!Read More »

Affordable art: Desenio

*** There is a fantastic discount for you at the end of this post! ***

In my previous posts about Affordable Art, I have written about thinking creatively to fill your walls rather than buying actual art. But what if you prefer to hang up art prints, rather than textiles or wrapping papers? That’s what I wanted when I was planning my living room revamp, so I turned to one of my favourite online art stores – Desenio. Having purchased from them before, I know that the quality of their prints is fantastic and I also love their contemporary slim frames. Desenio have a vast range of beautiful art styles at amazing prices: from landscapes, fashion, typography, abstracts, geographical, animals, botanicals, vintage-inspired and even kids’ art… the categories go on! Read More »

Revamp Restyle Reveal – my living room reveal!

Hello and welcome to my project in the very exciting Revamp Restyle Reveal blog hop! Thanks to Kate Young for sending everyone my way following her bedroom reveal! If you’re new to Revamp Restyle Reveal, I introduced it in this post: 10 interior bloggers (including the amazing hosts Lisa Dawson, Bianca Hall and Oliver Thomas) revamped one room in their homes in one month with the help of 5 wonderful sponsors: AO.com, Amara, Maisons du Monde, Frenchic Furniture Paint and Earthborn Paints. The products that I used from the sponsors have all been highlighted below. I have absolutely loved following all the revamps over the past month whilst doing my own. After a very busy September, I’m delighted to show you my transformed living room. Read More »

My favourite 3 DIY headboards

This is the second post in My Favourite 3 blog series (if you missed the first one, you can check it out here: My favourite 3 IKEA BILLY hacks) and this one is about DIY headboards… not the usual sort of furniture many people would think of making themselves (unless they are naturally very creative), but my favourite 3 DIY headboards below are all really do-able yet look amazingly gorgeous and worth a lot more than they cost to make. Read More »