All posts tagged: Interiors

Homeware // Autumnal Homeware Accessories 

Even though we’re currently enjoying a beautiful Indian summer, at the weekend I began to turn my attention to autumn and more importantly, autumnal homeware. This autumn is the first that my boyfriend and I have spent living together after we moved into our rented house last December and I’m excited to reflect the change of seasons in our homeware. Because we’re in rented accommodation I’m not talking huge home renovations but updating our home accessories. In my eyes no home is complete without candles lit in various rooms and after a visit to The Range at Aintree Retail Park, (is there a greater homeware shop?!? I restocked my candle and reed defuser collection. Both our front and living rooms have a grey/white theme and red is the perfect colour to add a pop of colour. This Pomegranate candle smells delicious and looks great on my side table in the front room. I love candles from The Range as they’re SO cheap but last such a long time. I think this candle was less than £3 – …

Interiors // How To Make Your Home Instagrammable

Whether you’re a blogger or not, we’re all over our Instagram feed and sharing our pics to get those likes. And lately I’m loving sharing pictures of my home. Making your personal space look amazing for both yourself and your grid is a must these days and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be lusting after the marble trend, adoring white wash kitchens and cute pastel accessories. All designed to keep your Insta grid  on fleek! So, how can you update your home or uni room to look ultra-cute and chic, without spending a fortune? Well, it’s easy. From upcycling old furniture with a quick lick of paint or discovering the best homeware shops designed to suit any budget, I’m all about interior shopping without breaking the bank! Taking an old bedside table or set of chairs and give it a quick lick of paint to add some colour and bring it back to life is so easy. This is especially great, if like me, you’re a renter and don’t have much leeway with decoration. …

Life // Weekend Treats

New lipstick, Glamour magazine, updating my diary sat in the sun on a lovely Saturday morning drinking fruit tea.    This was me yesterday morning. It was a beautiful day with a basic to-do list: sweep, do the ironing, relax. Those are my favourite kinda weekends. Yes it’s great to be busy and have a chocka-block diary filled with dates with friends and family. But I love the days when I’ve nowhere to go so I can just chill.  So yesterday I played with my new make up from NYX. I got the stacked lush lashes mascara and a lipstick in the shade Gardenia.  I’ve wanted to try this brand for a while so I popped into Boots in Manchester earlier this week and picked these up. I might do a full review soon.  See, a lazy Saturday at its finest! 

Interiors // Creating Our Perfect Kitchen

I first blogged about moving home back in December shortly after we’d moved in and when blogging took a backseat. But, now we’re nearing the end of January (the worst month for many) and the boxes are unpacked, I thought I’d blog more about our lovely 3 bed detached. As we’ve moved into a rental, we don’t have much leeway to decorate so home accessories are my new best friend. We really wanted a nice, spacious kitchen and we struck-lucky with this one. Built in the same style as a galley kitchen, it’s very long yet airy thanks to the window above the sink.      I love our windowsill as the blue tiles look lovely against the wooden windowpane and I’ve placed a couple of plants on here, as they add personality and light. Plus, I love it in here at the weekend when I’m pottering about and the sun shines in. Simple things ey? So, because we can’t go changing the kitchen cupboards or painting doors to add a pop of colour. Something I …

Home // Candles of the Month

As we progress through the first month of 2016, I’ve put all the Christmassy scented candles away and started to reintroduce fruity scents into our home. This strawberry Yankee Candle was a housewarming gift from my best friend when we moved into our house last month. We’ve had it burning away most evenings as the bright red colour matches the grey / cream decor and it smells amazing! It’s defo my favourite candle of the month! Check out my past favourite candles here.

Life // Our New Beginnings! 

Apologies for my absence around these parts but I have a good reason – my boyfriend and I moved into our first home together! It’s slowly coming together with new home cards and a twinkling Christmas tree shaping up our new living room. I’m excited to expand into home interiors and get cooking in our very own kitchen, a bloggers haven! So, whilst we find our feet, Preloved got in touch to put me to the test in repurposing a very lovely Look Fantastic beauty box. Preloved is my one-stop shop whilst I’m looking for new furniture and decorative bits without spending the earth! We’ve got lots of little trinkets to find a new home for and I’m a big fan of candles so it’s the perfect way to house my collection whilst we decide on the colour decor in each room!    * I wasn’t paid for this post and the opinions are my own.

Home // Interiors Inspiration 

My boyfriend and I are currently looking for our first home together and whilst we keep scouring Right Move and booking viewings, I’ve been visiting garden centres and department stores to get some serious home inspo! Crisp white interiors with a mix of vintage and modern accessories are our thing and with an entire home to decorate it’s getting exciting!   

Review // Candles of the Month 

I’ve blogged in the past about my love for Primark candles. Every time I pop in I check out their homeware range. They have a great range of scents and they cost less than a fiver too so you can’t not pick a couple up everytimd you’re in a Primark store!   Now the weathers turning I’m loving vanilla, cinnamon and berry scents. Perfect for the winter months!

Kick-starting my day

I don’t know if this is a really boring topic to blog about or not but lately I’m loving flavoured tea. I’ve never been a fan of hot drinks, generally swerving any offerings of tea of coffee for a boring glass of water. Preferably’s best, honest. But since I vowed to eat a little healthier and cut out the crap I consume on the daily and I decided to add a cup of melon and ginger tea to my morning routine. I’ve been enjoying a mug of Twinnings at the weekends and I have a box of Aldi’s own on my desk at work.    To be honest, they taste the same and I just love the refreshing lemon with the kick of ginger. Just what I need to wake me up in the mornings and clear my sinuses since the dreaded British cold well and truly caught up with me this week. I keep reading reviews about Clipper tea too, so I think I’m gonna throw one into the trolley during my next …

My day at the Manchester Ideal Home Show

On Friday I was lucky enough to score myself a ticket to the Ideal Home Show. As I grow older my tastes are changing and I’m finding myself swaying away from checking out Topshops latest collection (although I did check out the Jenner sisters rather last week) and find myself in Primark home instead. I’m hoping to fly the nest soon and it was great to see the latest homeware trends.             There was even a food section which really tickled my fancy. And it was here where I finally made a wise investment in my first ever spiralizer! During the day we made a pit stop for lunch at Greg Wallace’s restaurant. The food was devine, so full of flavour and thoroughly delicious.     And to the end the day on a high we attended Aldo Zilli’s cooking demo and even got to meet him!      It was a great day out and I definitely hope to go again next year!

My Dream Writer’s Space

When it comes to blog content, my inspiration for posts can never be pinned down to one ‘thing’. Articles I read in magazines, the newspaper, the Metro on the bus, news articles I catch on the 6 0’clock news. Conversations with friends, rediculous Facebook status updates, tweets that make me think. Having WordPress on my Blackberry is fantastic as it enables me to jot ideas down in drafts that I can always come back to later, but when it comes actually sitting down to write posts, I wish I had a desk, a study, a room to write if you will. I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl I asked for a typewriter for Christmas, and the day I opened it I was super excited. I re-wrote the old classics I grew up with, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and The Wizard of Oz. I dreamt of being an author and as I grew older that passion never faded. Studying Journalism at Uni taught me alot and working …