DIY: Simple Bunting

The venue in which we’re having our engagement party is fairly plain so to brighten it up we will be decorating the hall with lots of pretty things. I wanted to save some money by making many of the decorations myself so this is my first creation. This is made using napkins, doilies and a length of ribbon, with double-sided tape for sticking. It couldn’t be simpler and cheaper to make a unique party piece that would add a bit of gorgeousness to any room. You could even hang it in your home to liven up a boring wall, just pick a napkin that would fit with your decor and that’s it!

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What You’ll Need

  • Patterned napkins
  • Doilies
  • Ribbon
  • Double-sided tape
  1. Fold the first doily in half, placing the ribbon between the fold, and sticking the two sides together using double-sided tape.
  2. Fold the first napkin in half, so that two opposite corners of the square are touching, creating a triangle shape. Place the ribbon between the fold, and stick the two sides together using double-sided tape.
  3. Repeat these steps until your bunting reaches your desired length. Hang your bunting and enjoy!

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Bright Floral Print Homeware

I’m not sure about you but when I think of summer, something that instantly comes to mind is flowers, so it’s lovely to make the most of being outdoors amongst all the bright and beautiful colours. Thankfully, so far this summer, we’ve had lots of lovely weather, but when we’re not so lucky, it’s nice bring some of the outdoors indoors by adding a bit of floral print to any room you choose.

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001. Cath Kidston | 002. isme | 003. Sass & Belle | 004. Next | 005. BHS | 006. Asda |

Things I Fancy: Homeware Edition

It’s that time of week when work is slowing time and I spend a ton of time looking at things I want on the net. It just happens to be that right now those things happen to be all kinds of homeware. We try not to spend too much on home stuff, with the wedding coming up and us now having most of what we need, but I can always keep looking. We really need a shed for the garden and a bed for the spare room, but those things have to wait until we have more money, so while we wait for them, I find enjoyment window shopping online. These are the things catching my eye this week.

Things I Fancy: Homewares

1. Round Wood Stripe Tray | 2. Large Quilted Cushion | 3. Wooden Vintage Cafe Sign | 4. Stripes and Flowers Napkin | 5. Flamingo & Pineapple Juice Glasses | 6. Basket, set of 3 | 7. Illume Boulangerie Jar | 8. Glass vase | 9. Nouveau Collection Set of Three Frames.

Home Decor: Doormats

It seems like a bit of a boring post, but your doormat is one of the first things that people see when entering your home, so you might as well make it worth looking at. It welcomes people into your home without you having to say a word. You can keep it simple with just a word or two, or go for a bright abstract pattern to match the rest of your decor. A doormat can also make a great gift for a friend or family member when moving into a new or first home, as it may not be something they think of buying for themselves in the first few weeks.

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Furnishing our home

After weeks of borrowing chairs, beanbags and lap trays from family members while we waited for our furniture to be delivered, our sofa and dining set have finally arrived, and they’re just as beautiful as we remember. We chose an L-shaped sofa for our front room as it is the perfect size for when family and friends come over to visit, and doesn’t take up too much space. We chose a round dining table, as this fits nicely in our conservatory and will make meal times that extra bit more enjoyable, with it being a great time for us to chat about our day without the distraction of the TV. We kept the colour scheme of both neutral so that it blends well with the decor we have chosen for the rest of the rooms, and hopefully we can take them with us to the next house we may live in.

Ceiling Lighting

My boyfriend and I have been in our house for a month now and are just starting to buy the last finishing touches. One of the things we’re currently deciding on is lighting for each room. For the living room we’ve decided on a flush light fitting as it lies quite low on the ceiling, we don’t want people knocking their head on it. For the conservatory we can go for a pendant fixture as the ceiling is very high, so we’ve got space to play with. It’s not an item you would think visitors would pay a lot of attention to, but it can really pull the look of a room together. Take a look at the selection below to see a huge variety of options available.

 

001. Manison 1 Light Metal Pendant Ceiling Light; 002. George Home Champagne Mosaic Pendant Light Shade; 003. Litecraft Gatsby 3 Light Ceiling Light Pendant – Chrome With LED Bulbs; 004. Tesco Lighting Fisherman’s Spun Metal Pendant Light, Duck Egg Blue; 005. Goa Champagne Gold-Glass Pendant; 006. Porter 3 Light Chandelier007. Living Orb 6 Light Ceiling Fitting; 008. Inspire Shaded Cluster 3 Light Ceiling Fitting