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Create Much Needed Space In Your Home By Getting Rid Of Unwanted Appliances

The home is one of the most important places in everyone’s life. For me, it is the place where I can express myself, create memories and generally sit back and relax. That is why I love interior design so much, it’s an expression of yourself. I want every part of my home to reflect me and to look classy yet individual. Even if it’s just for me.  If you are an interior design buff, you will have undoubtedly heard all of the ways to make your home look amazing. One secret trick that people are not aware of, though, is how creating more space, can really make a room.

So how do you create more space in your home? Well, I do it by throwing away appliances I don’t need any longer. Now that the autumn and winter is on the way, there are plenty of them that you won’t need for another year.

I had this problem in my place in Essex. Now when I say get rid of appliances, I am talking in general so not just bulky electrons but furniture too. In our old place, every spare inch of wall had something there. It was over crowded, and looked like an archive room of a museum. So when we moved to Bedford I made it my mission to cut down, and to really think about and curate the pieces I wanted in our home and you guys can do it too.


Air Conditioner


There is no doubt that an air conditioning unit is very much welcomed in the summer months, but boy do they take up a lot of space. Especially if you get the free standing ones. Even in a place like Britain, temperatures can reach the high twenties and early thirties. When that happens, there is no escape from the heat, apart from in air conditioned room. I would have loved to have had one this summer..being  heavily pregnant in the heat we had was not at all fun! But, when the summer starts to ease off, the weather gets a lot colder. As a result, there is no need for a HVAC unit on the wall. Take it off and store it away for next summer. Then, buy a few paintings or ornaments to decorate the leftover space. Easy!


Old Clothes And Summer Clothes


Another remnant of the summer is clothes. Unfortunately, clothes for the summer months do not mix with clothes for the winter months. Unless you wear layer upon layer.. What makes this infuriating is the space that summer clothes take up. Personally, I don’t have a whole lot of storage space to begin with, so space is at a premium. I like to take my summer clothes out of the closet and make more room for warmer ones that will be more functional. At the same time, refresh your wardrobe. If you haven’t worn that dress for the last two years..maybe it’s time to give it to charity. I find buying cute vintage suitcases and storing them under your bed may intise you to sift through your wardrobe. Or go for plastic storage boxes which will keep your clothes protected, and these can go in your garage or loft, creating much more needed space..for more clothes!  For great tips on organising your closet, check out Design Love Fest’s blog post below.





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Wedding Wednesday’s : It’s time to get organised /22


Ok so when I spoke about my resolutions and aims this year, the biggest one I set myself was to become more organised. So this was an excuse to get some cute stationary, while I plan my days away and the wedding. So my filofax finally got delivered yesterday, and it is super cute. It’s from Kikki K which does the cutest stationary my only flaw against them was that because they are an Australian company I had to pay £20 to get it released from customs at Parcel force. Extortionate, but I guess it isn’t overly there fault. But the cuteness is worth it.



I am totally old school went it comes to keeping track of everything.  I had the same filofax for 5 years while I worked and while I was at uni, I decided to upgrade last year but couldn’t find one I liked, so just made do with a disposable diary for last year. Then I came across this. I suppose because so much of our time is based on our phones and laptops, tracking the ever growing technology and social medias it sometimes nice to just write down appointments and track your daily life using pen and paper. I find having a cute outlet, will make becoming more organised easier.

So I know this post isn’t overly wedding like, but as well as my daily planner I have also got a wedding planner, but it’s not your typical one.


So as some of you know, Richard proposed to me in Italy, read it here, and a couple of days after, we were walking around a little town when I came across this small little book shop where the woman working there was making books in front of you. So I have seen the cute planners going round which helps you plan your wedding but I kind of liked the idea of buying this book, in Italy where we got engaged, makes it that little bit more special no? The paper used is just beautiful and I am in love with the marble cover.



So I haven’t filled it up too much, as we all know my pace for planning, but I thought i’d show you the first page which has a polaroid of me and Richard taking the day after he proposed, taking in the same little town where we brought the book. I think regarding my way of executing this book, I am doing a more scrap book idea, something that maybe our kids in the future, would like to see, and a memory keep of my slow but hopefully fabulous wedding planning..

Perhaps as a goal for me I will show you guys a page a month, just to prove I am planning…


Enjoy your Wednesday’s all



A really easy and effective DIY today to make your office, kitchen , bedroom or just hallway look awesome and organised. As you know my new office is still looking fab and is surprisingly still clean with no paint spilled, but what I needed was to re-invent my old plain cork-board. Honestly, I am so impressed (not to toot my own horn) haha with how this turned out, and so cheap too!!


What you need:

Masking tape


Selection of paints ( I used tester pots so it didn’t cost a fortune)


Thats it!!



So firstly I picked a colour for the background and one for the border, and painted the cork-board and the border, using those colours. I picked a grey and like a pinkish purple.


After I waited for it to dry I separated sections using thin masking tape, to make like a mosaic/stained glass effect.

I then spent a while..maybe like an hour, I’m clearly indecisive, to pick a few colours. I would recommend not picking more then 5 colours, I feel that maybe I should have left one off, but still I love the outcome. I also left a few with the original background colour too.


Then it’s simple just paint different sections different colours and make sure you wait for it to dry before taking the masking tape off! Honestly no matter how much you want to peak, wait til it’s bone dry.


Then I just touched up some of the edges up..and there you have it!


Simple, and a great way to give your cork-board a makeover. Then you just pin your inspiration and cute paper finds!!


Hope you like it!!

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