In order to fully recover and recuperate from the stresses that daily life can throw at us, we need a home that we can properly relax in. Somewhere to unwind and just be ourselves so we can recharge and get back out there and live our lives. Overworking leads to burnout which is bad news for both mental and physical health, so making some changes and a conscious effort to relax at home can do you the world of good. If you want to make your home more of a relaxing place to spend time, here are some of the… View Post

With Christmas only a few weeks away now, yes it really is only 8 weeks away, I’ve been thinking about the visitors we will have coming over the Christmas period.  As lucky as I am to have the space in order to have a sofa bed in one of our rooms, we are still going to be short of some sleeping space for our visitors.  Like most people, it’s not really practical to go out and buy extra beds and have somewhere to store them plus as we will want our guests to be comfortable it’s not fair to ask… View Post

Source When it comes to all things home, nothing can feel more exciting that getting to style out your own interiors. Whether you’ve just bought your own home, you’ve soon to be moving, or you’re looking to redo your current decor, you may be excited to get started on your own interiors. But not so fast! It might be easy enough to head out to the nearest home shop and pick up paints and fabrics, furniture and furnishings, but there’s no rush. Before you dive in head first, step back and look for a little inspiration. Because when you find… View Post

Source One of the best things about having your own space is welcoming guests. As we race towards the festive season, is more likely that visitors arrive, be it family members or long lost friends. As you’ll probably know from being a guest yourself, it makes a world of difference when you feel at home. So, how can we make our guests feel especially welcome? Well, it takes a little planning and foresight, but a few small touches can go a long way and encourage loved ones to come and catch up: Think about a gift basket Leaving your guests… View Post

When people set about the task of making their homes look more stylish, they often focus on the big-picture items and features. This means that many things get overlooked, but in a truly stylish home, no feature should be totally ignored. So, to rectify the situation, we will take a look at some of the less celebrated home features and some ways in which you can jazz them up a little bit. And the beauty of many of the tips and tricks we will talk about here is that they are simple, so you can start taking them on as… View Post

Everybody is round for a party. Somebody turns around too quickly and catches something with their arm. You watch in slow motion as the glass falls and red wine spills all over your cream carpet, spreading and soaking into the fibers. Your perfect party is ruined. Get the white wine, somebody shouts. Everybody knows that if you put white wine on a red wine stain, it comes right out. Well, actually it doesn’t. It takes a little bit of the color out but in reality, it’ll just make the stain bigger and you’ll waste a bottle of wine on it.… View Post

Source Now that the winter is drawing in, Halloween is only a few weeks away and Christmas won’t be far behind, you may be thinking that the time for DIY is over. You’d be wrong, and in fact there are some small changes you can still make in the run up to the festive season to maximise your storage space and add some life to a dull room. The kitchen will be the hub of your festivities, with you and your family cooking dinner, and possibly even eating in the kitchen if you have an open plan design. Luckily, there… View Post

Are you in the market for a new mattress?  Maybe your mattress has seen better days and you need to replace it with a new one?  No matter your reason for needing a new mattress, finding one can be a difficult task. Because there are so many different types of offers out there, choosing one mattress over another can be challenging to say the least.  But, today, we are going to give you some tips that you can use to find the perfect mattress you have always dreamed of owning. Do Your Homework Before you head out to the mattress… View Post