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Introducing Hygge to your home

A steaming hot chocolate, a crackling fireside, cosy catch ups, walking on a frosty common bundled up in hats, scarfs and mittens  – these are all “hygge”.

Hygge is a Danish word to describe seeking out small pleasures that can help make the cold wintery months enjoyable. It’s a hearty, nourishing stew, it’s a sofa blanket. A cat sleeping on a bookshelf, woollen socks, a sticky toffee pudding.

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‘Rooms from Remnants’

Looking forward to my copy of ‘Rooms from remnants: Fifty Low-cost Projects to Transform Your Home‘ by Janette Swift, bought second-hand of course. 

I think the 50 home decor projects she shares, which include picture and mirror frames, lamps and mosaics, all made from recycled materials, will be as useful and relevant today as in 1994.

Janette was ahead of the curve on what’s thankfully become a growing movement. Just look at this lovely recent drawer upcycle by thebudgetdecorator.com

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Small apartment living

Recently I’ve moved into a smaller place, 21.4m² / 230ft², and have been figuring out how best to use the space. I’m also trying to make sure everything I put in it is eco-friendly.

The bed vs sofa dilemma

First I looked at L-shaped sofabeds…then Unfurl sofabed by Innovationclick clack sofabeds…then pulldown beds…then sofabeds again… You see, it’s got to have a comfy enough filling to be a bed, yet be easy to transform on a daily basis. And if possible look stylish.

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Bamboo is all the rage

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So hot right now – and in future

Using renewable materials can make a difference in the planet. And that goes for your home decor too.

Recently bamboo has been making headlines for sustainable style, primarily because it grows so fast – but it’s also very strong.

Cali Bamboo has been making interior decor products for ten years and have some good answers as to why bamboo is such a good choice of green material: Continue reading “Bamboo is all the rage”

Award winning recycled wrapping paper

gorgeous wrapping paper
gorgeous wrapping paper

Christmas may be over but for lovely, environmentally-friendly wrapping paper all year round just visit Re-wrapped.co.uk, who’ve won the 2013 Green Apple Award for their 100% recycled wrapping paper.

These wrapping paper sheets would make ideal drawer-liners too. A nice surprise when your undies are running low! Continue reading “Award winning recycled wrapping paper”

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