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IKEA Hacks to transform your home

There’s no denying that upcycling is now big business, with thrifty consumers jumping on the ever growing trend and creating designs worthy of being in any high street window. One of the top stores to nab some low-cost furniture is IKEA. Known as the Swedish Holy Grail for affordable homeware with a chic design, the […]

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Thrifty design ideas for your new home

It’s not an understatement that buying a new home comes with a hefty price tag. From the deposit to the solicitor’s fees it’s no wonder that many new home buyers end up making sacrifices when choosing the interiors they want. But you don’t have to be boring to avoid breaking the bank – check out […]


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Spotlight on Boho Chic

With plenty of our favourite retailers bringing contemporary homeware to the High Street, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bold colours, contrasting prints and mis-matched textiles. If you love this trend, but worry it will look more trashy than flashy, read on to find out how you can create that whimsical bohemian look […]


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What is your Credit Score and why is it important?

Your credit score is what makes you attractive to lenders, who use it to decide whether to lend you money and how much you can borrow. According to Experian, a credit score of 700 or above is generally considered ‘good’, with 800 or above being perceived as ‘excellent’. If you are money-savvy enough to be […]


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Homes from the Movies – The Notebook

When we think of Hollywood blockbusters, we think of glitz and glamour – but from time to time a classic sneaks its way into the mix, and it can be endearing in more than just one way. So, when we started to consider recent award do’s, and the stars that have featured in them, Ryan […]


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The top colour trend for 2017 – introducing Pantone’s Greenery

So, what is ‘Greenery’? Zesty, fresh and revitalising – these are just a few words to describe the pantone colour this year, ‘Greenery’. Described as a ‘snapshot’ of our current global culture, mood and attitude, Pantone annually selects a colour of the year, which in the past has included everything from ‘Rose Quartz’ pink, ‘Radiant […]



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Your mortgage application gets refused, now what?

Having your mortgage application refused can be one of the most inconvenient and frustrating things to happen as it will inevitably halt any house-buying plans you may have. However, we’re here to tell you that it may not be the be all and end all to your home-ownership dreams. Why? Our first recommendation would be […]


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5 Cleaning hacks for your home

Cleaning – none of us enjoy it, none of us want to do it, but it’s just one of those things that has to be done. Now we’ve established that, you’re about to read something that will make these seemingly laborious tasks that little bit easier and will have your home sparkling in no time. […]


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Cutting your energy bills

With spring on the horizon, many of us can breathe a sigh of relief as our energy bills begin to go down in price. However, there are many ways you can start saving those pennies now without many life-altering changes needing to be made. Switch off the lights It may seem like common sense but […]