Buying a home is so expensive these days which is why many of us are deciding to renovate instead or buy an old house and fix it up over time.  I wanted to share with you some tips that can help you bring your home back to life with a few simple changes.  As you all know I love vintage and I like to mix the old with the new.  So hopefully you will find some of my tips helpful.



Paint the House

A quick and easy way to add value to your home is to redecorate.  A home that looks fresh and inviting is more appealing to live in.  There are so many bargains to be had in DIY stores now and the array of paint on offer is fantastic.  While you are painting, make sure it includes the outside too and add some greenery like plants to add a splash of colour and fragrance to the entrance to your home.  I just love buying plants no matter what time of year they always cheer my front door up! Or even opt for a fake wreath, wreaths are no longer just for Christmas!


top tips to bring more light in to a room


Upcycle your furniture

If there is one thing in your home that can often cost a lot, it’s new furniture.  I have to admit that I love going round charity shops, auctions, Ebay and Gumtree looking for older pieces of furniture.  My reason is quite simple, the older pieces of furniture are of a higher standard of quality that flat pack.  They were built to last.  So many of these pieces are being sold that you could buy a unique high quality French dresser for next to nothing.

Even if you find a piece that hasn’t been loved, you can show it some tenderness and care yourself by getting a French polisher to restore it to its full glory.  You really don’t have to look far either, if you check out https://majoroakpolishing.com/  to see how old furniture can be brought back to life with French Polishing or other furniture restoration.  I am passionate about saving old pieces from landfill so I would encourage you to seek these out and save them and the planet!


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Make Your Home Open-Plan

I’m not suggesting you start knocking down walls!  You could opt to use the trick of mirrors to open up spaces and shine some light in rooms to make they more homey and feel more open plan.  A very cheap trick indeed!


My tips on how to get more light in to a dark room


Change your accessories

It can be expensive changing the total scheme of a room so why not opt for changing your accessories instead.  Buying new cushion covers, a new rug, a new lamp shade can make all the difference to a room and change it from summer to autumn.  Don’t you just love all those autumnal colours?


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These are just a few of my ideas.  What other ideas do you have for bringing your home back to life?  I’d love to hear them.









I admit that my clothes are mostly stuffed in a badly built wardrobe!  This post is about modern fitted wardrobes to style your bedroom.  Modern fitted wardrobes can not only be convenient, they can also make a statement. Increase storage space of your home even in those awkward spaces by transforming them into custom fitted wardrobes that blend in with decor or stand out in decorative contrast. There are many styles to select from and one will be just right to meet your storage space needs.


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Modern Hinged Door Wardrobes

Store any items that you want to hide in your custom fitted wardrobes that swing open on modern hinges. Easy to open and close, the modern hinged doors flow from floor to ceiling for a seamless, sleek look.

The modern hinged doors can be matt, high gloss, leather and wood effect, glass or mirrored to meet your interior preferences.

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Fitted Wardrobes For Unusual spaces

Many homes have that oddly shaped nook or corner that no one knows how to decorate or use. Those oddly shaped spaces might be perfect for installing a fitted wardrobe.

The fitted wardrobe will be built to fit the space and to your specifications. The unused space can become one of the most used spaces in your home to store luggage, out-of-season clothing, linens, children’s toys or a host of other items that are not used on a daily basis.


Bespoke Attic Wardrobe

Attics are always filled with odd angles, low overhead spaces and spaces that are difficult to access. A fitted wardrobe will meet your storage needs in a most attractive manner.

Have it custom built to your own design to hide the odd angles, low overhead and other trouble spots in your home’s attic. Previously unused space will be transformed into an attractive storage area that can hold everything from clothing to antiques.


I hope these ideas help you with your storage solutions in your bedroom and you can have a wonderfully organised wardrobe for years to come.




Pinterest-worthy Bespoke Furniture Ideas for your New Home


Getting a new property can be an exciting time. You may feel as though there is so much to look forward to and nothing can quite compare to this feeling. One of the most important questions you think of before making the decision whether to buy a property or not is the storage space or the potential of getting the fitted wardrobes. Especially if like me, you have your winter clothes, your summer clothes and your in-between season clothes!  Below I’ve pulled together some Pinterest-worthy bespoke furniture ideas for your new home.  Let’s get started.



Fitted Reception Wardrobe

Sometimes, shelving units just don’t quite cut it. After all, sometimes you just don’t want to have everything on-show and you also don’t want to have boxes on top of boxes either. Fitted reception wardrobes can really help you out with this, and you’d be surprised at how easy it is for you to really get the best result out of your installation. You can have your wardrobe in any colour, any style and this ultimately means that it’s super easy to match in with your existing living room.  This bespoke furniture idea is certainly worth considering.


Bespoke Library

There’s just something so romantic about having a bespoke library. You can easily arrange your books in any order you want and you can even customise the height of each shelf as well. This means that the taller books won’t look cramped and the smaller books will look like they always have a place they can call home.  This is certainly a Pinterest-worthy bespoke furniture idea that I need next in my home as our books are just sitting in piles everywhere!


Fitted Home Office

For all those bloggers out there or for anyone who works from home.  It’s just so frustrating it can be to sit at a small table that is just so uncomfortable, with post-stick notes dotted everywhere because you don’t have any organised space. How about a fitted home office?  Have bespoke furniture ideas for every room in your home can make such a difference.  Having a fitted home office is a must have for all those who work from home.  When you have a fitted home office, you can have shelves specifically sized for A4 paper, presentation folders, your printing equipment and so much more. This will make the whole thing super easy and it’s a great way for you to really make the most out of your space.


Whatever style your home is, bespoke furniture ideas and custom made fitted storage could be a solution for your storage needs. Having the new wardrobe does not mean it has to be modern, you can also get a bespoke traditional closet, made-to-measure bookshelf or even set of drawers for the loft room.


What’s on your list for your next project?  Let me know below.



Are you looking for some bathroom inspiration?  Considering a bathroom makeover?  I’ve gathered 5-bathroom makeover ideas that I think you will love.  From installing the most luxurious soaking tub to adding fluffy towels!  I hope you find some inspiration here, after all who doesn’t love a long soak in the bath after a hard day’s work?


It’s All About the Bath


I love a long soak in the tub, so having a large soaking tub is just ideal.  Go for the an indulgent one if you have the space and budget, after all a bath is the focal point to any bathroom.  There are so many options to choose from, this freestanding bath from Iflo is one of my favourites. However, there is a tub for any size bathroom, so check the range out and see what will fit with your size and budget.  You will never want to leave your bathroom with these statement style baths.


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Improve Your Showering


There are times when all I want to do is have a quick shower and head to bed or in the mornings it’s more convenient to shower than bath – unless you have the luxury of working from home that is!  In any case you can still have a luxurious showing experience.  There are some stunning shower heads out there that look sleek and glamourous.  There are even shower heads that are therapeutic too.  It’s also a good idea to think about shelving in the shower, you know somewhere to keep your soaps and shower gels.  The sky is the limit, it can be a shower of your dreams.


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Be Bold with Decorating


Decorating is the ideal opportunity to show off your own personal style.  If you don’t wish to go all out with the paint what about some eye-catching vibrant tile designs?  Shades of blue, which remind us of the sea are perfect for a bathroom and it so happens the colour for 2018 is indigo!  Which is why I have chosen these stunning tiles.  I fell in love with these at first sight.



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Create A Vanity Unit


Storage is always a problem in our household so opting for a vanity unit is the ideal solution!  The sky really is the limit from storage just below the one sink to opting for a double sink with full storage for all your difference bits and pieces that often get left lying around the bathroom!

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For Smaller Bathrooms


Modular furniture will help you make the most of a small bathroom and make it look light and spacious too.  If you opt for units on the walls and off the floor this trick will make your bathroom appear bigger and lighter.  You could also opt for slimline cabinets like those from the Trapini Range too if your bathroom is narrow and opt for a shower bath giving you a choice of bath and shower.



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Add Luxury with Final Additions


There are so many additional ways to make your bathroom feel and look luxurious.  From a stunning light feature that creates real ambience to luxurious towels.  However, before thinking about these make sure your bathroom is clutter free especially if you have a small bathroom.  Then you can begin adding your own personal touches to make the space the prettiest it can be.


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Need some inspiration with your bathroom makeover? These makeovers will help you decide and make your bathroom a luxurious room.

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Home trends change all of the time, and you certainly shouldn’t feel like you need to keep up with them. You’d end up constantly decorating, spending a fortune and never having the chance to just enjoy your home. But, if you are looking to make some changes anyway, it can be a good idea to look at the current hot trends for inspiration, while remembering to consider your taste. Don’t paint your room a colour you hate just because it’s trendy, especially when it probably won’t be next season.


If you are looking to make some changes this year, let these trends inspire you and give you some ideas. Then, start a Pinterest board to combine the hot trends with your ideas and find something that works for your home.


Natural Materials


Natural materials such as Oak Doors, large wooden dining tables, and statement ceiling beams are warming, trending and a great way of bringing the outdoors in. Natural materials are also long lasting and hard wearing. Perfect for a home with kids. Another fantastic advantage of natural materials is that they never really go out of style and they go with everything. You could easily change your wall colours or soft-furnishings without needing to replace key pieces.



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It’s not just natural materials that are trendy right now. Bringing nature inside, on the whole, is very in style. Indoor plants can look beautiful, open your rooms up and even improve your health or quality of sleep. Green’s and sky blue are also being used to give indoor areas an airy and natural outdoor feel.


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Mixed Metals


Copper and rose gold were massive in 2017, and stainless steel is always a favourite in bathrooms and kitchens where it looks clean and hygienic and is easy to clean. But, in 2018, there’s more. You’re no longer tied to one kind of metal. You can mix them up. A kitchen with stainless steel fittings and then copper or brass light fittings can look great. Metals can be cold and impersonal, mixing them adds texture, depth, and warmth to the room.


Patterned Flooring


Search “floor tiles” on Pinterest, and you’ll be met with a sea of colourful tiles and flooring. Monochrome is out, colour and pattern are in. Think of artistic William Morris prints or statement Moroccan designs. Mixing patterns is also very popular. Your tiles don’t have to match, just buy those that you like and put them all together.


If you decide to go for a patterned floor, stick to light and plain walls to highlight the floor and ensure the room doesn’t overwhelm the eye.




In a case of home design copying fashion, velvet is currently very popular. A large velvet sofa can make a significant statement while also being incredibly comfortable. If you want a subtler texture, add velvet cushions and curtains instead of whole pieces.



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Green was the in colour of 2017. This year, it’s varying shades of purple. Light purple hues on the walls can help you relax and get a good night’s sleep. Add deeper, darker tones to your soft furnishings and artwork to add depth and texture.