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Dunelm clearance: my top picks of the bargains!

Dunelm clearance picks

Dunelm is one of the shops that I’ve purchased lots of homeware items from over the years. They were so useful when I moved away to university and needed lots of basic pieces at a good price. Several things I bought for university have stood the test of time and we still use today, so they were obviously good value! There’s currently a Dunelm clearance taking place with some absolute bargains, so I thought I would share my favourite picks…

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How and why to stop focusing on having a Pinterest worthy home

How and why to stop focusing on having a Pinterest worthy home

Full of inspiring and motivational imagery, Pinterest is one of my favourite sites to browse. I find scrolling through the photos on there to be rather addictive. Most of the images on Pinterest are of seriously stylish bedrooms and living rooms, luxurious bathrooms and impeccably maintained gardens. I love looking at these kinds of images. I find them to be a wonderful source of inspiration. They fill me with ideas for the way I would like our dream house to…

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Finding shoe storage to fit a small space

Shoe storage to fit a small space

Having shoe storage close to the front door can be really helpful, particularly if you like to remove shoes as soon as you enter the house. Finding a solution to fit in a small space can be tricky, particularly trying to find something that is low in cost. I was looking for a cabinet to store a small number of shoes next to our front door for quite some time. We don’t have a hallway – the front door opens…

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Small updates to our bathroom: getting the luxe look for less

Over the last few months, we’ve made a few small changes to our bathroom. These bathroom updates haven’t cost much at all, but they’ve made such a difference. We completely renovated the bathroom when we moved in. You can see the before and after photos in my Bathroom reveal post. We were so happy with it, but after living here for over 6 years, there were some updates we wanted to make. I’ve been looking for a new bathroom cabinet…

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Why I love using trays as a styling accessory

Why I love using trays as a styling accessory

Why do I love using trays as a styling accessory for the home? They are so useful for grouping items together to create a fabulous display. Several objects that can look messy when on show can look put together and well styled when placed on a tray. In addition, they can also protect expensive or easily damaged furniture from becoming scratched. I like to display my favourite perfumes on my mirrored dressing table. Perfume bottles can be so pretty, making them perfect as…

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Home & Interiors Luxe for Less

A quick and easy way to transform your wardrobe

A quick and easy way to transform your wardrobe

Living in a small house with limited room for storage means that I’m always on the lookout for new ideas to make the most of the space we have. I’ve always struggled with the amount (or lack of it) of hanging space there is in our wardrobe. I wanted to share with you a quick and easy way to transform your wardrobe. When I did my big declutter using Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying*, I ended up folding…

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Living room updates: white walls and new TV unit

White walls and new TV unit

For a few years, we’ve had a black corner unit for the TV in our living room. I haven’t been overly keen on it, mainly because it’s completely open, which means all the electronic equipment and cables are visible. This results in it looking a little messy and everything quickly getting dusty. For these reasons, I’ve been wanting to find a new TV unit for quite some time. Our living room also used to have an almond feature wall. After first painting the…

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Luxe for less: new Matalan home accessories

Matalan home accessories

When my favourite scented candle ran out, I made a trip to Matalan to replace it. They didn’t have the coconut and vanilla candle anymore (sob) but I found another candle I really liked. I had a look around the whole homeware department while I was there and found that I was quite impressed with the Matalan home accessories at the moment. I picked the candle below to replace the coconut and vanilla one I loved. The Calm Fragranced Jar…

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