Decorating a home on a budget is tricky, especially when you need to buy big items, like furniture. When we moved into our dream home 8 years ago it took almost every penny we had (planning a wedding at the same time didn’t help the finances) and there wasn’t much left for new furniture.  We had to work with what we already owned or look at alternative ways to keep the cost of furnishing our home really low.  Here’s a few frugal furniture ideas to help keep costs down: Buy used items Buying second-hand items is an especially good approach.… View Post

Since receiving our planning approval for our new extension a couple of weeks ago my husband and I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest looking for ideas for our new space.  We are both huge fans of the open living/kitchen/dining space and this is a look we are wanting to create.  With two little boys who will undoubtably be spending a lot of time in the garden as they grow older we really want to make this back room the heart of our home. We live in a cottage which was originally built in the 1850’s.  Twenty… View Post

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a home post, and there is actually a really good reason.  Behind the scenes there have been some very exciting plans taking place which, if everything goes smoothly, will mean some very big changes to our forever home. I have mentioned before that we fell in love with the house almost immediately.  It was one of those feelings that is quite hard to  describe but the house just felt like home.  It was far from perfect but we loved it’s quirky features and traditional cottage style.  As the house had been empty for… View Post

I have a love/hate relationship with our bedroom.  I love the space in the room, the brick wall, the balcony with views over the garden.  I love it’s high ceiling and that it has a lovely little ensuite.  But I really hate the decor! This is completely our own fault as when we first moved in we decorated to match the existing furniture we had from our previous home.  Buying and renovating our forever home (whilst getting married a couple of months later) wiped out all of our savings and there wasn’t any spare money to buy new bedroom furniture… View Post