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New year, new decorating look… please!

January 6, 2011

If you fancy a little revamp for the new year – and let’s face it, who doesn’t – then check these brilliant tip-tastic videos from houstohome.co.uk

How to create a country-style bedroom – I must stress less in 2011 and a new, calming country bedroom is the way to go

Conservatory design ideas for every style – whether you want a palatial conservatory or a cute little snug-style conservatory, there’s something for you.

Hallway must-haves and how to make them lust-haves – I am so bored of my dull hallway. And it’s the first room I enter when I get home. I am so¬† going to try some of these ideas.

Christmas craft ideas: how to make your own crackers

December 6, 2010

I’m sure you might have guessed that I’m a MASSIVE fan of Christmas, and to add extra bauble to the point I might [fairly shamefully] admit that I had my first faux Christmas lunch of the THREE I’m planning before Christmas day itself (January gym membership, methinks).

Anyway, I’ve discovered this festive craft idea in time for lunch number two. Create your own Christmas crackers and wow your guests with this step-by-step video.

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Traditional Christmas tree decorating ideas

December 3, 2010

It’s almost time to start decorating your Christmas tree… that is, if you haven’t already rushed to a Christmas tree farm at 6am on December 1st. If you’re looking for tips to get you started check out this video.

Watch on for fab tips on everything from making an artificial Christmas tree look authentic to making your own homespun Christmas tree decorations.

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Christmas craft idea: creative gift wrapping

December 2, 2010

You might not have to think about Christmas gifts for family and friends for another week or so (or simply haven’t had time to anyway), but office Christmas parties are looming, so it’s time to add a little bit extra to your chocolate bra or table ice hockey game… or whatever it is you get for ‘that’ colleague!

Check out this video from Housetohome. It’s packed with ideas on how to give your Christmas presents extra pizazz!

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Create a country-style Christmas dining table

December 1, 2010

I love this idea-packed Christmas decorating video. This is exactly the sort of Christmas dining table look I want to achieve this year. It’s smart, elegant and has just enough country-style chic to make Christmas lunch as warm and cosy as it is filling!

Watch on for fantastic tips on jazzing up your Christmas dining table.

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Create a Christmas craft room

October 29, 2010

If you love Christmas crafts as much as I do, you’ll LOVE Ellie from HomeShoppingSpy’s top tips on how to create the perfect craft room, whether it be squeazing it into your home office, devoting an entire room to making crackers and Christmas decorations, or creating a Christmas gift wrapping station. Trust me, your friends and family will be all KINDS of impressed!

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Update your dining room on a budget

October 29, 2010

Are you facing the panic of realising that the other night over a glass of wine you gleefully invited the ENTIRE family over for Christmas?? Well check out these fab ideas to give your dining room a makeover on a tight budget. No one will no the difference! We asked HomeShoppingSpy‘s shopping guru Ellie for her top tips!

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Children’s decorating ideas for every style

October 29, 2010

Whenever I’m in the mood for shopping, I go straight to Ellie, Deputy Shopping Editor of Ideal Home‘s blog HomeShoppingSpy for a quick fix. And what’s GREAT is that she’s a colleague, so browsing through what my next home purchase will be is basically work, right?

Anyway, we hunted Ellie down when she was doing her own shopping (aren’t we rude??) at Caravan Style in London, to quiz her on her top decorating ideas. Check out this children’s decorating ideas for every age video for some fab tips! … they almost made me broody… almost.

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How to make your TV disappear – POOF!

October 14, 2010

I love snuggling up to watch a marathon of movies, especially around Christmas and New Year, trouble is, sometimes the ‘ultimate TV’ just doesn’t go! For me it’s like buying a pair of shoes a size too small that you could only walk in on crutches, but that ultimately look better – a TV is a practical buy in my house… and I live in fear of a boyfriend bringing in a giant jet black monster of one.

However, I really enjoyed listening to Marks & Spencer‘s decorator extraordinaire Sally chatting about how to incorporate a TV in your living room. Job 1) Chuck out old black 1990s-style TV (I can describe TVs in the same way I can describe cars) in favour of a lighter flat screen!

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Hallway decorating ideas

September 28, 2010

I love making a colourful entrance… although that does usually involve me turning up late with an unmatching pair of shoes. These colourful statement hallways are a much safer way to make your friends and family speechless!

Find hallway decorating inspiration from this video, you’ll find fantastic ways to add colour from your banisters to your stair risers!

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