How to add Personal Touches to the Home with Photowall wall murals and canvas prints

Hey Sweeties,

When it comes to adding those personal touches to a home, there are an endless amount of ways this can be achieved, whether it be by painting rooms a certain colour, adding wallpaper, accessorising with cushions and other home furnishings, or by prints and wall hangings. For me, I seem to be on an endless quest to find that balance with having objects (i.e. books) to add interest and talking points to a space, while looking organised and somewhat minimalist. To be honest, this quest is still proving a struggle, ha!

I do however love prints –photos, art and the like on the walls of my home, so when Photowall –a Swedish company with a passion for design and quality- contacted me and asked if I would like to create my own canvas, I jumped at the opportunity.

Photowall: Packaging & Delivery

It took a while for me to select the right photo from my collection that I thought would look nice blown up onto a canvas, but eventually, I went for this photo that I took at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show back in July.

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Cushions: An Easy and Affordable way to Freshen up your Home

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Hands up who else can spend hours reading interior magazines and perusing Pinterest for some home inspiration? Me! I won’t lie also, I often have a bit of home envy when I see how some people manage to organise their belongings, and add those finishing touches to a room that creates a beautiful, relaxing space. For me, it doesn’t matter how much I organise, I just cannot get a way from clutter. I am taking tips from Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, which is helping as I gradually work my way through my home getting rid of things that ‘no longer bring me joy’ but still, it’s hard when you have collected stuff pretty much all your life.

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When you’re on a budget, having a Pinterest-worthy home isn’t always as achievable as you would like, but there are some easy ways to add those touches that freshen up a space… for me, one of those ways is cushions. I love cushions, they are an easy, affordable way to transform and fresh up a space without too much effort; they are a functional as well as stylish accessory for the home. The one drawback I have is that my husband hates cushions and doesn’t view them in the same way as I do… but that doesn’t really stop new ones appearing in the home (hahahaha!).

My Love for Cushions

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Cushions don’t just have to be used inside the home, they can be used in the garden as well.

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A way around being able to switch up your living space with cushions, without taking up all your storage, is to just change the covers and there are so many out there to choose from, like this range from Yorkshire Linen*. I love the variety available; there is something for every home, style and budget, from different fabrics, patterns and textures.

Where are your favourite places to pick up new cushions and accessories for your home?

Until next time x

*This post was in collaboration with Yorkshire Linen. All opinions are honest and my own.

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My Perfect Creative Space

Hey Sweeties,

While I am still in the midst of wedding excitement and planning gradually picking up pace, humming in the background is the house that, in the 13 months we have owned it, is still very much in a state of cosmetic development. I know what I like but interior design is a very personal thing and not something I have really tackled until now, developing my ideas as I go along.

While I love how visually, minimalist living looks beautiful, I for one like stuff which of course has its flaws, but I love rooms full of books, pictures on the walls and furniture, wallpaper and fabrics that create texture amongst the odd trinket, vases of flowers and such like. For a workspace though, I am all about storage and simplicity –I like to have things around me that inspire creativity and ideas, but I can’t work in clutter which is currently the state of the spare room/study and next on my list to attack.

So with that in mind, inspired by WeWork, a co-working company that builds communities to empower people to do what they love by creating beautiful co-working spaces across the US, Europe and Israel, I want to make my own beautiful space, right here in my home. I thought I would pull together my dream wish list for my ideal work space, with a view that it might encourage me to get on and actually make it happen for myself.

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