HOW TO INJECT MORE CHARACTER INTO YOUR HOME

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Character is something many of us look for when buying a new house. Some houses are blessed with characterful features everywhere you look. But if you have a blank canvas rather than a finished masterpiece, don’t worry. Here are some simple suggestions to bring more character to your home.

Mix and match
Nothing makes your home more interesting than mixing and matching patterns, themes, and styles. Uniformity is convenient and chic. But if you’re looking to inject character, it’s wise to switch up your approach to styling. If your home is modern, you don’t have to choose contemporary furniture or opt for minimalistic colourways. If you’ve gone for muted walls, add some interest with a combination of patterned cushions and textured throws. Combine a chic sofa set with a rustic rocking chair or add a vintage footstool. In the kitchen, use accessories to bring colour and personality. Go for shabby chic florals or country-style plaid.


CREATE A HAPPY CHILD-FRIENDLY GARDEN WITH THESE EASY STEPS

a child friendly garden = happy children


Kids love gardens. They are spacious enough to play in, and they can also help their imaginations run wild. However, before your kids can be let out in a garden, it needs to be made child-friendly. Gardens can easily become dangerous for children, especially if they are left untended. Creepy crawlies can enter your outdoor areas, and weeds with thorns can swiftly take over. And that sounds far from an idyllic garden in which your kids can play! Want to make a child-friendly garden? Here’s how.


4 WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR BEDROOM ON A BUDGET

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One of the rooms in the house that we spend a lot of time is our bedroom. So it makes sense that we would want to have it be a relaxing haven. You want it to be a room that you can go to and drift off to sleep. Without having to sort through a sea of mess and dirt. So one of the first things to do in your bedroom is to have a clean and a sort. Throw things out that you don’t use and make sure that it is looking spic and span. It is great if everything has a place. Then you have a blank canvas to make some changes with. Here are some other ideas of mine, to help you to update your room.

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT SUNROOM

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You don’t need a conservatory or extension to create a sunroom. With a few simple tweaks, you can convert what you have already into a beautiful room for all year round. This is a dreamy room to gather together and soak up the heat of the summer months. And on colder winter days you can curl up with a good book and a throw.


HOW TO GET A LOT MORE USE OUT OF YOUR GARDEN

A lovely garden is something we all want. It should be that portal from your home to a little haven or relaxing bliss under the sun. All too often, it can be more of a nightmare. Perhaps it’s dilapidated, perhaps it’s looking a little bare. Maybe it’s just never had much use in it. But there are a lot of ways you can change all that. Here’s how to get more use out of your garden.