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Spring Forward with these Stylish Decor Tips (Bedroom Sneak Peek!)

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll spend your time in the warmer weather. Maybe you’ll make room in your schedule to get outdoors or perhaps you’ll start regularly waking up early to do a little more exercising. These are just a couple of things I’m aiming to do now that the weather is slowly beginning to warm up. It’s just a year until our wedding and I should really start working on getting fit. 

Spring isn’t just about getting outside though, just as importantly, you should consider the ways that you can update your home for the season. It doesn’t require a lot of planning (or a large investment) to incorporate new spring décor. We’ve recently decorated our bedroom with fresh bedding, cushions and a few extra luxuries. Thinking of giving your bedroom a little TLC? Here’s how we prepared our room our Spring, and you can too!

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Bring the Fresh Blooms

April showers bring May flowers. The saying shouldn’t only apply to the great outdoors — bring it inside, too. Fill your home with the sweet scent of fresh flowers from your local farmers’ market or grocery store. Arrange the posies in simple clear glass vases and place them on the coffee table, atop your bedroom dresser or in the center of the kitchen table. If you’re aiming for more of a rustic-chic look, then opt for mason jars or milk glass vases instead of the clear glass, which will bring some texture and dimension.

Add a Dash of Greenery

If fresh blossoms don’t work with your current design scheme or you don’t want to put out the cash to refresh the bouquets every week or two, there’s an eco-friendly and budget-friendly alternative: buy a houseplant. Try a hardy plant if you don’t have much of a green thumb, like a succulent or a spider plant. These plants are virtually impossible to kill, even with little regular care, and the bright hues they bring will make anyone who enters your home feel as though they’re stepping directly into spring.

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Employ Unexpected Garnishes

Planning to throw a dinner party this spring? Throw your guests for a delightful loop when you skip the standard place setting and add an unexpected pop of color with a fresh garnish, like a radish. Tie together your guests’ rolled-up napkins with twine and insert a single plump, garden-plucked radish to spice up the otherwise simple plate. You’ll get bonus points if you also find a way to incorporate radishes into the springtime salad or an appetizer.

Refresh Your Colour Scheme

As the shades of Mother Earth transition from dreary winter hues to vibrant spring colors, so should the décor inside of your home. Find ways to introduce new colors into your living room, bedroom or kitchen. Try fresh color combos such as a peachy orange with a rich chocolate brown and a soft shade of ivory. If you want to make more of a statement, try bringing together pieces in shades of hot pink, burnt orange and bright white. If you prefer quieter colors, go for dandelion, dove gray and aqua instead.

Spring Forward with these Stylish Decor Tips (Bedroom Sneak Peek!) | UK Lifestyle BlogMetalic gold cushion and Mongolian fur with suede back cushion c/o Barker & Stonehouse

DIY Modern Farmhouse Frames

With the growing popularity of the modern farmhouse design style, you might already be jones-ing to add a barn door to your closet. But in lieu of major home renovations, you can frame a few floral prints or photos of your friends and family in pieces of décor that you craft yourself. Lattice frames replicate the intricate woodwork of outdoor lattices, which naturally evoke spring given that their sole purpose is to support plants as they reach toward the clear blue sky, especially during the spring months.

Enlist Easter-y Elements

Spring is also the season when the Easter Bunny hops into town, so it makes sense to bring a bit of Easter decor into your home. Have you already dyed a dozen eggs in honor of the Easter season? Then you’re halfway to creating a fun, colorful centerpiece. Simply layer the dyed eggs inside of a large glass vase with a few green fronds to create a nature-inspired work of art.

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Are you a bigger fan of candy eggs than the real thing? In that case, create a foundation out of the colorful, foil-wrapped eggs by scattering them inside of a rectangular tray. Then add your favorite Easter blooms, planted in short vases that match the tray or artfully contrast it. Nestle them into the base of candy Easter eggs and let your guests snack on the centerpiece the next time you entertain this spring.

With so many springtime décor ideas to try, you’ll never run out of fresh and new ways to make over your home this season. Start by sprucing up your dining room table with a vase full of vibrant Easter eggs, adding a simple bouquet of your favorite May flowers to the coffee table or revamping the color palette in your bedroom. These small decorative changes will create a large artistic impact without much investment or effort on your part, so they’re well worth a try before spring melts into summer.

2018-06-01T15:38:11+00:00 March 23, 2018|Home Decor|

5 Easy Ways To Make More Money Using Your Home

Your home is one of your biggest assets. In fact, it’s probably your biggest asset. That means if you need some extra cash, it’s one of the best ways imaginable to help you get your hands on it. Here are 5 easy ways you can make more money using your home – you could have that spare cash in your back pocket in no time.

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Sell your home

The first one is the most obvious one. Selling your home. Selling your home is one of the quickest ways to make money using your home. You can then use that money to downgrade, or for something else entirely depending on your situation. However, you need to make sure you sell your home fast and efficiently if time is of the essence. You may need to work with experienced planning consultants who can walk you through the process and make things as stress-free as possible for you. It can be stressful, but it will be worth it if it’s the right thing for you to do!

Rent out your driveway

A really simple way to make money using your home that will barely disrupt your lives at all. Renting out your driveway! If your car is never there, or you don’t have one at all, renting out your driveway is a great idea, especially if you live in a town or a city that always gets tourists.

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Rent out your spare room

Don’t mind having your home intruded on a little bit? Rent out your spare room. This can help you to make far more money, and you’ll also be exempt from certain taxes depending on where you are in the world. It can be scary doing something like this at first, but it’s also a smart way to make money, especially if you live alone.

Put your property on AirBnb

Maybe you go away a lot, or you are planning on going away in the future. You can put your property on AirBnb so you can make money while you’re out of town! People love these kinds of properties as they are usually far cheaper than a hotel but they get plenty of home comforts, like wi-fi, a big TV, a living area, kitchen, and so on. Just make sure you follow the website’s guidelines when listing your property.

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Take stock photos of your home

Finally, if your home is well decorated and dressed, how about taking stock photos of your home? Even if it isn’t well decorated, you could still make some money with stock photos, as content creators tend to need all kinds of images these days! Take pictures of each room, areas you think are beautiful, your garden, and more. Just make sure the pictures are high quality for the best results!

Have you found a new way to make money using your home in this post? Hopefully, you’ve found something that suits you so you can begin watching the cash roll in right away.

2018-02-06T13:16:42+00:00 February 6, 2018|Home Decor|

2017 Bedroom Concepts For The Whole Family

You may have heard the phrase “you can’t please all of the people all of the time”, but we are here to prove that old adage wrong – when it comes to bedroom design at least. If you are moving into a new property, or you feel it’s time to give your bedrooms a complete overhaul, we have some great ideas to rejuvenate every bedroom in your home, from your fussy teenager’s hideaway, to the master bedroom, and everything in between. Take a look at our top tips and transform your bedrooms with minimum fuss, and without going beyond your budget.

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The Master Bedroom

If space is scarce, it is important to utilise the space you do have, and not to have clutter in your bedroom. Remember, your bedroom should be a place to relax, and is your sanctuary when you need to retreat for some peace and quiet.

If you share the bedroom with a partner, you will certainly want as big a bed as possible, and, if you are on a budget, you will want it to cost as little as possible. Ideally aim to install a king size bed, or bigger in the bedroom and enjoy having as much room as you need to get a good night’s sleep. Invest in the best mattress you can by purchasing from a reputable retailer such as Bedstar, whose site features a useful mattress size guide to ensure you get the right sized mattress for your new bed.

Once you have established the bed, you are then free to accessorise the room. 2017 is very much about the industrial look, with brick walls and bronzed lamp shades and floor lamps featuring prominently in the contemporary bedroom. If you aren’t a fan of this style, you may prefer this year’s minimalist styles which embrace all things white and encourage you to clear our all your clutter for good when redecorating your bedroom.

Teens

A teenager’s room is their sanctuary, and a place where they should be able to personalise to reflect their own style. However, letting a teenager run riot with a paint brush is perhaps not the approach you want to take if you want their bedroom to be as chi as the rest of your home. There are many design ideas that make compromising easier, and allow for themes to change as your children grow.

If you stick to neutral walls and furnishings, you can then allow your children to be creative with accessories such as wall art, framed movie posters, and pictures of their latest obsession. A neutral palette doesn’t mean stripping a room of personality and can actually be a fantastic canvas onto which your teenager can add their own style.

Throws, lamps, and bedding are all great ways of adding colour and character to the bedroom, and can be cheaply replaced when their preferences change. You will want to invest in a good quality bed however as lack of sleep caused by an uncomfortable bed can result in a grumpy (even grumpier?) teenager.

Shared Rooms

If your children share a room it can be difficult to ensure they each put their stamp on the place but by allowing each to choose a colour and then buying toy boxes, furniture, and bed linens in their chosen colour they will have some individuality in the shared space. This is a really simple way of allowing younger children a little freedom, and can also help avoid conflict about whose toys should be kept where, or where their clothes stored. Bunk beds are the obvious option if you need to save space, and if you purchase bunk beds that can separate you may not need to buy new beds when the children are older and want a more grown-up bedroom.

2018-05-10T21:21:45+00:00 June 21, 2017|Archive, Home Decor|
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