Wallpaper has come a long way. Any budding DIYers had to stick to the tried and tested methods of the professionals and often didn’t get great results.
There is nothing that elicits playful creativity and imagination in a child (and big child) more than a playhouse, especially one that is lovingly customised to their unique tastes. Whether it is a fort, tent, shop or teepee it takes on a whole range of different purposes in the eye’s of a child.
I’ve been looking forward to writing this post about kids bedrooms because we have a new baby on the way and we’re moving our son into a bigger bedroom so we’re coming up with loads of great ideas to decorate and style it. Kids bedrooms allow you a little bit of leeway in letting your imagination run wild; after all, that’s what you want your child’s imagination to do!
I think we all know we should declutter our homes at some point or other, but it’s easy to get declutter-blind. As humans we’re very good at taking things for granted in life and our home is no exception. You may be living in an unnecessary clutter zone right now without really noticing (although deep down you probably have noticed!).
How would you feel if we said to you that you could pick a room in your house or apartment and do something really simple and fast that would have a big impact on how that room looks. Perhaps even to the point where you might say “I could take a picture of this room, pin it on Pinterest and it wouldn’t look out of place”?
You must have heard of it right? Hygge is big at the moment. Everyone is desperate to tell you how it’s pronounced and that it isn’t a ‘physical thing’. Personally I’m not a big fan of people telling me I’m not pronouncing a word correctly when they’ve only just heard of it last month themselves, so I won’t do that to you!
I’m guessing everyone has come across an Ikea hack at some point in their lives. Even Ikea have been known to suggest hacks of their products in-store (perhaps a case of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them!?).
We’re often quick to assume that all of our kitchen paraphernalia needs to be hidden away in cabinets. Surely it’s far too ugly to be put on show? Perhaps that is true for some kitchen equipment, but not all. Why not use open shelving in your kitchen to display some of your favourite kitchen things, as well as other display items to liven up the look of your kitchen.
If you have used Pinterest then you’re probably aware (either completely or subconsciously) that indoor plants are a massively growing trend. They are becoming an essential aspect of interior design and styling and when you see house plants used as part of home decor it’s easy to see why. We are completely predisposed to liking the appearance of plants and that is, in part, as a result of the benefits we gain from them.
Hacking Ikea products has been a passion for many (including us!) for a while. Get yourself a cheap piece of furniture as your base and then create something a bit more upmarket (or just embellish it). A simple but effective idea.