Le Papier

Paper is one thing that we can all obtain, it’s generally lying around creating clutter. As a material it is versatile and inexpensive, yet can be manipulated in multiple ways…written on, stuck to, rolled, scrunched, folded…the possibilities are endless!

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Lease of Life

Do you have a piece of furniture that you love the shape of but it doesn’t quite fit in with your current interior? Why not make a colour statement and paint it in a contrasting colour?

I wrote a post (here) that looked at adding a roll of paper or a burst of colour into your cupboards, but why stop there!

I’d love to see what you’re all updating in your homes…

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Move Up

Are you running out of places to store your things? I am and I’ve started to move on up! Using ladders to store your treasures not only makes a pretty display but it is also practical. Hurrah!

You can pick up old wooden ladders from junk shops and thrift stores quite easily and they look good painted up or left in their original condition (make sure they’re not showing splinters as you might catch fabric) and stack away. They look brilliant in bathrooms with towels on, in your bedroom storing your shoes and trinkets off or in your garden with plant pots on the steps.

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Jar of Light

Great lighting can set the tone. An interesting piece of lighting can draw the eyes up and creates a focal point in a room.

As we all try and do our bit for our planet, many people (myself included!) have turned to recycling and upcycling furniture and accessories into brilliant items for the home. I really like mason jars and think they make brilliant tea light holders on a table or in the garden and I recently saw an upcycled mason jar chandelier in a restaurant that looked fantastic! You can make the chandelier as big or small as you wish and they give off a really lovely subtle light.

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