Home Improvement

Ideas, inspiration and handy hints to help you make your home a better place on a budget.

Feature wallpaper and window blinds – a perfect combination

Feature wallpapers are big news. Decorating a wall in a bold statement wallpaper allows you to create a massive amount of interest in a room with really very little effort. Many of us will tend to decorate the one wall in a statement paper. You can always take a ‘leaf’ […]

Contemporary garden bench

I love this bench. Garden benches are so often uninspiring. This rattan bench however has a stylish twist and is the perfect outdoor seating solution for any contemporary garden. Manufactured and sold by Living it up The design is aesthetically pleasing with stainless steel legs that are sturdy and weather […]

Feature chairs transform a room

Feature chairs make an amazing impact. They can transform an otherwise neutral room into something of a talking point. You can’t underestimate their ‘sit-factor’ too! I have a traditional wicker chair in the corner of my kitchen. I’ve updated it with a couple of cushions (a very very fluffy one […]

Best blinds for the smaller room

I have found the most wonderful blog of pure escapism. The Tiny house blog written by Kent Griswold includes a wonderful gallery of tiny homes and get-aways plus lots of advice and plans for the tiny home owner. Although all of the following abodes are undeniably cute they must struggle […]

Tweet twee! Bird accessories for your home

I landed on the Graham & Green website and was totally inspired by its logo and the great looking web site. To celebrate its 35th birthday Graham & Green has commissioned a range of limited edition products with their signature lovebirds logo. Along this theme I have found some fabulous […]

How to dress a bed

Is your bedroom feeling a little unloved? Mine was for years, but a quick lick of paint (intense truffle by Dulux) and my bedroom was transformed into a boudoir! I now take quite a lot of pride in making the bed each day and ‘dressing’ it with my throw and […]

Alfresco candles – lighting up the night sky

I love candles, who doesn’t? I have a problem though, these lighter nights mean I just don’t get to light them. There is a solution though. Sit outside and enjoy these summer evenings.  Surround yourself with romantic, flattering, flickering candlelight. I have scoured the web and found some beautiful candles […]