DIY

Quirky Easter Wreaths to Wow Your Guests

No longer resigned to Christmas décor, wreaths are now big business all year long. With Easter décor growing in popularity thanks to clever crafter’s and Pinterest addicts, spring-time wreaths are usually covered in fresh seasonal flowers or Easter Eggs and make a beautiful statement piece on your front door. If you don’t fancy going floral, […]


Show Home Steals

Buying your first home can be a stressful time – from planning the perfect interior design to sourcing the right accessorise to make your new home look fabulous. Due to these various elements, the whole task can understandably become a tad overwhelming. To make your home décor job easier, why not pinch some ideas from […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Flat-packed furniture, a modern-day nightmare

Flat-packed furniture is like Marmite, you either love it, or you hate it. For those who find it a hellish task – only good for breaking up families and friendships – we are here to help you decipher the DIY lingo and understand those hieroglyphics known as ‘diagrams’. For first time buyers, flat-packed furniture can […]


Upcycling – the benefits

With the housing market surging every year, it’s unsurprising that house-buying has become nothing but a pipe dream for many. However, those who have admirably pooled their savings into buying their first home have come up with a new, socially acceptable trend to save a few pennies – upcycling. The term upcycling basically means to […]


New year, new you

With Christmas and the New Year wrapped up, it’s time to put those resolutions into practise and embrace all the changes you swore you’d make. Moving out Moving out of the family home is a big step, made bigger by the daunting financial commitment that comes with owning your own house. However, this prospect may […]


Christmas decorations on a budget

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…until you realise how much it’s going to cost to decorate your house! It’s easy to get carried away with wanting to make your home look super festive with all the latest and most expensive Christmas decorations but did you know that you can easily make your own […]


Winter home maintenance

You want to make sure your first winter in your new home is a magical one. Cosying up with Christmas films and hot chocolate…sounds perfect, right? There are just a few things you should be doing before the coldest months of the year really hit home. Allow us to share some of our home maintenance […]