Personalised Prints from Created By Magic

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I love choosing photos and prints to fill the walls in our home. To me, it's what makes a house a home. We have a mixture of photos and artwork, and when I saw this personalised welly boot print from Created By Magic, I knew we had to find a space for it. I don't think there could be a more perfect addition to the Hot Pink Wellingtons home! My blog was named after my beautiful pink Joules wellingtons as I felt it summed up my love of the outdoors, and that love is something that I've definitely passed onto my children too. We love getting outside and enjoying nature. What could be more perfect to sum up our family than ...

Max’s Dinosaur Themed Little Boy’s Room

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When we started decorating Ben's nursery, I was really keen to make sure that we updated Max's bedroom at the same time. We hadn't really updated it since it was decorated as his nursery, and, as a nearly 4 year old, I felt that it needed to reflect the fact that he's a little boy now, no longer a baby! Max's big love at the moment is dinosaurs, so it was an easy choice to make his new bedroom a dinosaur themed room. While I have aspirations to be a crafty mum, I definitely lack the skills in that area. So a huge thank you to one of my favourite bloggers, Rachel at The Ordinary Lovely, who provided me with lots ...

Ben’s Rainbow Nursery Room Tour

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When it came to creating a nursery for Ben, the theme and colour scheme was an easy choice for me. With Max's nursery decor I'd been torn between a muted grey and yellow theme, and a rainbow theme. Quite opposite ideas really, and although I ended up going down the grey and yellow route, I always craved a little boy's room with more colour. Ben's room is what used to be my office, and if you ever saw my Office Room Tour, you may remember the fabulous Sian Elin wallpaper I had in it. It's such a statement wallpaper and I really couldn't bear to take it down, so it made the choice for a rainbow themed room nice and ...

How to Make A Christmas Wreath – An Easy DIY

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For the past 3 Christmases, each December I've made my own Christmas wreath. Every year I get lots of comments on Instagram from people saying they wish they knew how to make their own, so I thought I'd write up a little guide as it really is so easy! In past years I've used wire wreath rings and created a base using sphagnum moss and florist's wire, but this year I bought a foam oasis base and it really does make the whole job so much easier. Plus, the water in the foam will keep your foliage looking fresh for weeks to come.   What You'll Need Foam Oasis Base (I used these from Amazon*) Branches of spruce (either clip from Christmas tree or buy from ...

A sneaky peek at my makeup organisation

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I've always been a bit of a makeup addict and an organiser, so there's nothing that combines these two passions better than makeup organisation! I recently revamped my dressing table which gave me the push I needed to really look at better ways to store my makeup. Until just recently, I used a big makeup artist's trunk which sat on the floor - not the most ideal solution - and meant that most of the makeup that I used on a day to day basis would just end up strewn across my dressing table.   Storage Storage is key for good organisation. My main objective was to find little homes for all of my bits and pieces, but to still be able to ...

Floral styling for a summer bedroom

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When the summer comes round, there's nothing better than a bit of a bedroom spruce up - new bedding can really transform and brighten up the bedroom, and when you consider the number of hours you spend in your bed, it's well worth investing in making it a cool and comfortable place to be.   Embrace the florals Flowers are one of my favourite ways to track the seasons, and floral bedding is always a big hit with me. Anyone who knows my love of a bold patterned wallpaper will probably find it unsurprising that I also love a bold print when it comes to bedding. It adds a splash of pattern and colour and is a really easy way to add a ...

The Big Bedroom Reveal

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Our master bedroom ticks all of the boxes for being awkward to decorate. Despite being the biggest bedroom, due to the odd layout of our house, it's cursed with the smallest window - a narrow window that looks onto the side return, so doesn't even have the benefit of being well positioned to let in light. It also has a strange curved wall on one side, making it very difficult to use it to fit furniture against.     Both of these issues meant that I found decorating it a big challenge. That said, we couldn't do worse than the previous occupants, who decided to embrace the darkness and put in fitted mahogany wardrobes. Those were one of the first things to be ripped out ...

#PatioPerfect with Wayfair

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The patio can be something of an unloved part of the garden. We removed a pond from our garden last year and replaced it with a large patio area - it was a huge project, and when it came to finishing it there wasn't much of the summer left to enjoy it. But this year I wanted to add a few finishing touches to smarten it up ready to enjoy a few (ok, more than a few!) glasses of wine over the summer. So I was thrilled when Wayfair got in touch to ask if I'd like to collaborate with them on their #PatioPerfect campaign I was thrilled. You can read more about how I chose to style up my space over ...

5 of the Best Children’s Wallpapers

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When it comes to decorating a child's room, I think wallpaper is a great choice - used in the right way it can add a fun element to the room and tell a story which sets imaginations alight. Although we chose a muted grey and yellow theme for Max's nursery, I'm conscious that as he gets a bit older he's going to want to chose things for himself and we're likely to face redecorating. I'm not keen on staring face on with a Peppa Pig mural (his current obsession), so I've been eyeing up my favourite children's wallpaper. Cole & Son's Woods and Stars, £78 per roll Cole & Son's wallpapers are iconic British designs and offer fantastic prints that really stand out. ...

My Home Office – A Room Tour

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It’s fair to say that our spare room has been somewhat neglected in our house decorations – initially it was going to be the nursery, but a nasty damp problem put pay to that plan. A vast amount of repointing, drying out, and replastering later, it was finally ready for decorating and to become my home office. I work from home and I wanted a space that was bright, airy, and inspirational to work in. Sian Elin The starting point for the décor was Sian Elin’s Tress Multi wallpaper – as soon as I saw it I knew it was the one. As far as I’m concerned, if you’re going for wallpaper rather than paint it should be bold and make a ...