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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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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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How to make your home feel luxe for less

Perfume on a mirrored tray

For me, having a home that I adore is so important. We spend a great deal of time here: it’s where we wake up and get ready for the day ahead, where we sleep for hours every night, where we eat meals and spend family time and, for some of us, it’s the base for our work. It’s where we should be excited to return to every day. Our home should be a sanctuary, a place to relax and enjoy. This…

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Throws for cold nights

Throws for cold nights

It’s that time of year again. It’s getting really chilly in the evenings and one thing I hate about Autumn and Winter is being cold in bed. I love to have throws in my home to keep me warm. Last Christmas, I was really lucky to receive a beautiful new throw from my parents. A grey throw adorned with white snowflakes, it is the perfect addition to our bed to keep my feet warm through the colder months. Matching our grey and…

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Bathroom reveal: the finished look

Bathroom reveal

This bathroom reveal has been a long time coming! I’m so excited to finally share with you all how our finished bathroom looks. It’s one of the rooms I’m most proud of, possibly even my favourite. We’ve done so much work to it over the years and so to be completely happy with the end result is so satisfying. When we bought our house, the bathroom was hideous. It felt tiny and dark and gloomy and not somewhere I enjoyed…

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