Making your home your own

We were super lucky when we bought our home 7 months ago as it came with made to measure blinds in every room and the owners left them there. It meant not having to measure up all the windows to buy blinds or curtains and everything already matched the colour scheme in the house which we loved anyway.

We have left everything as is since we moved in, in terms of colours on the walls etc but now it’s getting closer to Spring, we have started to think about switching it up. Now I’m pretty straight forward and know roughly what I want in each room and how I’d like to change the bathrooms, but the thing I struggle with is curtains and blinds (hence why I count myself lucky I didn’t need to do it 7 months ago).

I never feel inspired with curtains and absolutely hate big heavy patterned drapes which seem to be in every home shop you look in. I have decided the right choice for me if I change them is to go for solid block colours and have found myself venturing online to find the right colours and fabrics. Direct Blinds have a huge selection of curtains as well as all kinds of blinds including roller, blackout, venetian and wooden blinds. Here are a few of my favourites from their curtain selection for my Spring home revamp and a glimpse into putting my own stamp on our home.

Ambassador Faux Suede Barley – prices from £25.95

Ambassador Faux Suede New Grey – prices from £25.95

Panama Popular Grey – prices from £34.06

You can see I like a lot of grey or neutral tones and personally I think it’s easier to add accessories for vibrancy to a neutral room than have a lot of colour in one area. I will be updating you as we go to show our progress and hopefully it will make a big difference to the look and feel of our first home.

Thanks

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post, all content is my own and photos are direct from www.directblinds.co.uk*

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Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

If you read my blog regularly, cast your mind back to early December when I wrote all about tracking my sleep and how it was benefitting my sleeping pattern and habits. Now I’m back for another sleep related feature but this time it’s all about the thing you sleep on; your mattress!

Hopefully you are aware that having a bad mattress can give you back problems as well as a bad sleeping pattern, but if you’ve paid attention to any of those bed adverts on the TV, you’ll know that you should change your mattress every 8 years roughly. 8 years ago, Bob & I were 18 and lived at home with hand me down mattresses as you do, and unsurprisingly when we bought our first house last year, one of said hand me down’s came with us.

Fast forward 6 months and the lovely folks at Leesa dropped me an email to offer me one of their amazing mattresses: BRILLIANT!

(how the Leesa Mattress arrived – can you believe it’s in there?!)

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How to make any garden look Pinterest worthy

Yes it may still be January but I can’t lie, I’m already planning how my garden may look this summer. Once it starts getting a bit brighter and drier, we plan to get out into the garden and make it look beautiful again.

We bought our home just under 7 months ago and were lucky to have some beautiful weather not long after moving in. Our family gave us a table and chairs to sit outside on and several evenings were spent in the company of friends enjoying a good drink. The plan is to make the garden look Pinterest worthy again and make it come alive after all this horrid cold weather we’ve been having. I’m always browsing sites to find quirky furniture or lighting and came across Cox & Cox Outdoor Living range.

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