I won’t lie…when I heard that 2017’s Pantone Colour of the Year was Greenery, I was left feeling a little blue. I couldn’t picture ever being able to integrate such a strong colour into our house. However, since it was announced (cue an influx of green homewares in every store) and I’ve had a few weeks to come around, I think I can just about imagine how green could make its way into our industrial, chic, modern (call it what you like!) home.Continue reading
We all want to keep our family safe. To help you to do exactly that, we have put together this bathroom safety tips page. Surprisingly, quite a few accidents happen in this room, so it is well worth your while reading on.Continue reading
I’m a big fan of alternative Christmas Trees and this year we decided to make one and I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own stick Christmas tree.
This super stylish and and space saving Christmas tree alternative would look great in any home and we decorated ours to be in keeping with our industrial chic decor.
First of all you are going to need some decorations. We selected some silver and fur decorations from Laura Ashley, as I thought they’d work really well in our house. You can find out more about what we picked below.
You’ll need to go our foraging for some sticks. Thankfully we have an abundance of trees in our garden. If you already know where your stick Christmas tree is going, then measure the space and work out the length of the longest stick you’ll need. You can use lots of sticks, or just a few. The tree we made was only 8 sticks.
You’ll also need some hard wearing string. You can choose any colour you like, in keeping with your decoration theme.
Once you know where you are hanging your stick Christmas tree, work out the width you want your tree base to be and make this the length of your longest stick. Gradually trim the remaining sticks to size, to ensure you have a perfect tree shape.
Lay out your sticks in order of size.
Starting at the base of the tree, wrap the string around the stick and secure in place with a double knot. Continue this step as you work your way up one side of the tree, making sure you leave enough of a gap to suit the height of where you are going to hang your tree. Repeat the same on the other side and make sure your gaps are even on both sides.
Secure your tree to the wall and begin decorating with whatever you like!
It’s that simple and super easy to store again for the following year. It’s also a nice idea for a wall or fence in your garden.
We’ve been slowly (very slowly) putting rooms back together again since we started work renovating our house over 2 years ago. Since we moved in I’ve had very clear ideas of how I want the house to look, both inside and out, and it’s taking us a long time to realise those ideals.
It’s important that your child’s room is a place that they can feel comfortable and happy in. As they grow older, they’re going to be ever more conscious of their surroundings. The best way of making sure they will love their bedroom is by involving them in the process. Here are a few ways to do just that.Continue reading