Ways to save money in the home in 2020

I really dislike January, not only is the weather miserable, but it is also the month where we have to wait longer to get paid, as most companies move their December paydays to just before Christmas. It is also Eliza’s birthday and finding the perfect birthday treat is tricky thanks to the inclement weather and lack of new products in the shops. January is also the month I normally choose as my money saving month, where I look at our… Continue Reading “Ways to save money in the home in 2020”

Creating the perfect children’s bedroom

Girls Bedroom

A child’s bedroom is not just a place for them to sleep. It is the one room in the house that can really reflect their personality and is their sanctuary from the challenges of outside world as they get older. When decorating their room it is tempting to go for a theme, however, from personal experience, their tastes and preferences change all too quickly and what was cool six months ago, may not be now. The main thing to think… Continue Reading “Creating the perfect children’s bedroom”

Why black is the must-have ironmongery trend for 2020

black-decor

The start of a new decade is definitely the spot-on moment to give your home a refresh. If you are thinking of upgrading your home or changing up some bits to give it a fresh new look, why not focus on the ironmongery of your house? All those little details of your home, such as door handles and door hinges, can have a great impact on the overall look of your interiors. Rita Konig, interior designer, highlights the importance of… Continue Reading “Why black is the must-have ironmongery trend for 2020”

Retractable roofs are an ideal way to improve your outdoor space in 2020

modern-pergola

Spending time outside is not only important for us but also for our little ones. However, as the days get darker and colder, it’s easy to stay indoors next to the fireplace whilst you figure out who the most competitive person of your family is with a good ol’ game of Monopoly (which might have been banned from my house for a little while, I won’t go into details). What if I told you that there is a way of… Continue Reading “Retractable roofs are an ideal way to improve your outdoor space in 2020”

Are carpets in the home back in fashion?

Carpet

I am at an age where I still have vivid memories of some dubious carpet choices in the 1970’s and 80’s. With bright and bold patterns, thick fluffy carpets that were a nightmare to keep clean and even carpets in the bathroom, they were enough to give us nightmares. Now wood or wood effect flooring is found in many homes as it is easy to maintain and keep clean, especially with kids in the house, but carpet is making a… Continue Reading “Are carpets in the home back in fashion?”