A Gentle New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you are having/have had a good break? I’m popping online to share with you a post I wrote for the Laura Ashley blog all about starting 2018 in a more gentle way. What I mean is, not to rush in with extreme New Years resolutions. Instead, be kind to yourself. Self-improvements usually are high up on the list for New Year thinking, and I’m fully behind the idea of self-improvement. But make…

The 7 Things You Need For A Bohemian Living Room

Today I wanted to share with you how to get the bohemian look in your living room. A bohemian living room is full of personality and character. I wholeheartedly encourage you to express yourself, this is your home remember? The aim is to create a relaxing space. Where you can lounge and spend time with people you love, truly be yourself or just curl up with a good boxed set. So here are my 7 essentials…

Pretty Little Knots- Macrame!

Instagram can be a weird and wonderful place. It can make you realise how small the world actually is. Often, I feel the people I’ve met via the photography sharing app, are often more closely in alignment with me than those, “in real life” {IRL} whom I’ve known for years. Sam from Pretty Little Knots is one of these. After meeting up we discovered that we’d grown up within a couple of miles of each other,…

Green Velvet Sofas

Or 50 shades of green velvet… {alternate title} Green and Greenery are key colours for 2017 but I think shades of forest greens are more than just a fad. They can be classic colours that will stand the test of time and passing fashions. If you are a regular reader you will have seen my green velvet sofa, that I’m still head over heels in love with. I thought it’d be useful if you are sofa…

Hanging House Plants ~ an Ikea Hack #UKHomeBlogHop

{Part of the UKHomeBlogHop organised by Kimberly from Swoonworthy} If you’ve arrived from Lazy Daisy Jones HELLO and welcome! Today I’m taking part in a blog hop showcasing my Summer style! I’m bringing you a slightly 70s, bohemian feel, indoor plant room. This blog hop is basically 27 brilliant interior blogs all sharing their “Summer Style” over one week! So much inspiration, the idea being you hop from one blog to the next. We are all…

Found: the Corner Sofa of my dreams

We’ve been on the look out for a corner sofa for so long. Literally about two/three years. Finding a corner sofa that suited our budget, taste, size of the room seemed to be impossible. All the ones we liked in style were too big or so small it was pointless changing, and all the ones that had a price we liked, the style just wasn’t us. We eventually found a corner sofa that we agreed on,…

Boho Living for a Spice Girl

Okay I’m possibly about to make you feel old; Its been 20 years since the Spice Girls released their debut single Wannabe. TWENTY YEARS!! I was 15/16, and thought I knew it all. I was very much an Indie teen, I loved all the Manchester bands and the Manchester music scene. I loved Britpop too, so when the Spice Girls arrived it was a bit of a shock to the system and despite my best intentions…

Luxaflex Duette Blinds

Just before Christmas we had our sliding doors replaced which are situated at the back of our living room. As I’ve said before our living room is South facing and gets a lot of sun. This is, of course, brilliant and I wouldn’t want to change this… But we do get a lot of glare and because this wall is basically floor to ceiling glass, the room can get incredibly bright and really hot in summer. Previous…

A Bohemian Rug for our Living Room

So I’d like to introduce you to a new member of our household… A new Rug in our Living Room. Previously to this we had an Ikea one which I really liked, but lets just say it had been well used and was past its best. Our living room is where most time is spent during the day and I want it to have a relaxing and warm vibe. I think we’ve achieved this by teaming…

Living room update plans

Although the living room is one of the most used rooms in our house, as I’m sure it is for you, it’s also the one that we’ve shy’d away from updating decoratively too much. I’m currently looking at ideas for renewing our living room. We have done a fair amount of renovation in the room, getting rid of horrid wallpapers and paint colours. And we’ve had the chimney breast replastered and got rid of some leaks…

Pinterest- Living Room

Well I’m back readers!! And I’ve finally moved house, I cant really believe it has actually happened, at one point we thought the whole thing was going to fall through with some problems at the bottom of the chain. If there’s one bit of advice I’d offer up to people moving house- avoid the chain if at all possible. You’ve probably heard it before or been through it yourself but the amount of stress being  in…