Makeover Your Kitchen for Autumn

Throughout autumn and winter, we find ourselves spending more time in the kitchen than ever. Gone are the hazy summer days where we’d throw together a salad and gather around the BBQ. It’s all about slow cooker stews, warming soups and getting cosy. Have you ever thought about changing the decor in your kitchen in time for autumn? It can really add to the seasonal vibe, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

Go Rustic
Is there anything more autumnal than rustic decor? This works particularly well if your kitchen is wooden. Keep the decor simple, but not too simple. Think leather stools for your breakfast bar, copper-coloured pendant lights over the dining table, brickwork-inspired tiles, open shelves, and visible pan racks. If you’re in need of furniture, go for pre-loved vintage styles. If you have beams in your kitchen, accentuate them with a fresh wood stain!

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Inspired Wallpaper with *Giveaway*

Having recently spent a whole week turning our office into a nursery, I have found myself either browsing websites online looking for inspiration or browsing the aisles of hardware stores to find something or other that we need.

There is only one room in our whole house that has a feature wall with wallpaper but it’s something I have pondered over when decorating the nursery or thinking about revamping a room in the house for the future.

Inspired Wallpaper is the official home of 3 great British wallpaper brands; Crown, Coloroll and Vymura.

Collectively these brands have been providing inspirational wall fashion for over 100 years and their designers are known for creating innovative products. When browsing the site, you can choose between searching by colour, room or even by style.

To celebrate finishing decorating, I have teamed up with Inspired Wallpaper to giveaway a £75 voucher to use on their site. This is UK only and the competition will last for 7 days via the Rafflecopter below. I will then draw a name at random and once contact has been made with the winner, Inspired Wallpaper will liaise with them directly to sort out the details. So happy entering and Good Luck!

Laura x

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Taking advantage of the Garden

It’s been absolutely stunning weather of late and despite being 6 months pregnant, I’ve tried to take advantage of the nice weather and get in the garden. We are super lucky to have inherited a beautiful garden when we bought the house last year and have made sure we’ve kept up with maintenance as not to ruin the aesthetic.

Now we’re into summer time and spending more time in the garden with friends round the BBQ, it’s got me thinking about how to make the garden more of our own instead of inheriting it from someone else.

We’ve planted a lot of new flowers and moved some bulbs round to fit our liking and don’t worry those ball shrubs in the picture have grown back in volume and look beautiful.

We also inherited some garden furniture when we moved in which was fantastic as it was summer when we got the keys but now I think it’s time to start looking at new furniture that suits us a bit more.

I’ve used Fishpools before when browsing and buying homeware/garden accessories so immediately I thought about them when getting some inspiration. One of my favourite garden looks is Rattan furniture and they have a fantastic range of dining sets on offer; meaning plenty to choose from.

My 2 favourite sets that they do are:

Margarita Round Rattan table with 4 chairs in grey

and

Margarita Grey Rattan Sofa Dining Set with Ice Bucket

You can get bigger dining sets than these but as much as our garden is large with a big grass/plant area, the patio is not huge and we have a BBQ so we wouldn’t want anything that took up too much room.

As well as Rattan furniture dining sets, they also sell a range of garden accessories, lighting, daybeds, sun loungers and parasols. You can literally get everything you should need for your garden in one place.

Due to baby Moore arriving in 4 months time, the urge to spend money on the garden may have to take a backseat until next summer now but this site will be the first place I go to when planning to spend.

Laura x

(This has been a collaborative post with Fishpools, all content is my own as usual. The 2 photos of the dining sets have been taken directly from their website)

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