How to bring more natural light into your home

How to bring more natural light into your home

How to bring more natural light into your home

Do you wish you could bring more natural light in to your home?

Our ground floor is quite dark so I’m always conscious of this. We’ve combated the issue in several ways and they make such an impact.

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Three ways to revamp your garden for Spring

Three ways to revamp your garden for Spring

Three ways to revamp your garden for Spring

At the moment I am looking at a very miserable, brown Winter garden. Nothing is growing and I can’t imagine how it could be transformed!

However I do this every year and it always amazes me how such little touches can create magic even in my small London garden.

These are the things I’m going to get on with in the next month and I advise you to start here!

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9 Best Practices For Cleaning Laminate Flooring

9 Best Practices For Cleaning Laminate Flooring

9 Best Practices For Cleaning Laminate Flooring

Italian style at home

Italians love their wooden and tiled floors. They can’t understand the desire to fill your home with carpets! Luckily in the UK solid wood and laminate flooring is a growing trend. It gives your home a simpler, more modern feel. However if you want to keep this type of floor clean you need a few tips.

The part of the house that gets the most wear and tear is your flooring. Spills, mud, footprints and pet accidents are all arch enemies of your flooring. How to clean the floor to make it look as good as new? Let’s read what the experts have to say about it.

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Achieve An Italian Styling With These 5 Beautiful Venetian Blinds

Achieve An Italian Styling With These 5 Beautiful Venetian Blinds

Achieve An Italian Styling With These 5 Beautiful Venetian Blinds

With the italians being well known for their wonderfully stylish interiors. The way that they accomplish this is by using soft furnishings and window dressings, with colours and styles that help to match their homes interior styling. Back in the 18th century Venetian traders discovered window blinds which were constructed using a number of horizontal slats which had the ability to be adjusted. Allowing or blocking out the light entering a room. They brought them back to Paris and Venice.

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7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

As you can imagine the kitchen is quite important in our house! It’s not always easy without a nonna to recreate all those freshly cooked pasta dishes and homemade gnocchi.

We definitely don’t have time for this amount of preparation! I’ve been searching for a while now for gadgets that give us the essence of being back in Italy without quite so much effort!

I recently stumbled upon LionsHome, a site which helps you find the most beautiful furnishings and accessories for living spaces. They offer inspiration on homes, gardens, DIY and have gathered together a myriad of practical products to discover.

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Summer

7 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Summer

7 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Summer

If you're anything like me, the minute the weather starts changing you have a renewed excitement for the garden!

My neglected small London garden is looking a bit tired but this is a great time to start revamping it ready for Summer. You actually still have plenty of time to create something you're proud of.  

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5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

We've recently redecorated our Son's bedroom. We last did this when he was a baby! At the time we used jungle wall murals but now he's nearly 6 years old it's time for a change.

We thought we would update his room to reflect the little man he's becoming. I wanted to get his input as to what he would like to see in his room but also choose things that can be adapted easily should he change his mind or outgrow any colours or theme quicker than expected. 

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