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Posterlounge Home Art

Posterlounge Home Art

*We were gifted our Posterlounge artwork for the purpose of creating this post. As always, all thoughts and opinion are my own. 

 

Recently Hubs and I have been working on our home. We’ve gone from top to bottom and now we finally have four walls that we love! Looking around though, we realised that even though we now have nice bright white walls that look lovely and fresh, they’re also looking a bit bare. So when we came across Posterlounge, we were in our element! They have so much amazing artwork, we knew we had to adorn our walls with some of their pieces!

Choices, choices –

Looking through the Posterlounge website left Hubs and I completely spoilt for choice. What’s brilliant though is their ‘Inspiration‘ feature, which allows you to search by room and style. It shows you some of the best of what they have on offer and it really gets the arty juices flowing! I loved using this feature as I really didn’t know what I was looking for and it gave me ideas that I just wouldn’t have thought of myself.

You can also choose the material that you want your artwork printed on. From paper and canvas to aluminium and acrylic glass. There’s something for every taste and every budget! No only that, the each piece of art comes in various different size, so you can have what you want, where you want it without it looking too small, or too intrusive. When buying something that is going to be in your home for many years to come and something that you will look at each and every day, it’s good to have so many choices. That way you’re sure to get the perfect print for you!

Feathered friends and alphabet fun –

After spending A LOT of time on the Posterlounge site, Hubs and I finally decided on a large, acrylic piece of art with four owls stood looking very comical! I like to think each owl represents a member of our little family, I’m sure I can see the personality oozing out of them! It’s the first time we’ve had art printed on acrylic and I have to say, I’m very impressed. It was super easy to hang and sits really flat on the wall. I love that it doesn’t reflect the light too much, it means the image is always really easy to see.

As well as the owls, we decided to get our girls an alphabet poster. With our eldest now at pre-school and our youngest due to start very soon, we’re conscious of creating a fun learning environment at home. This cute poster is colourful and it gets the girls thinking and talking about the letters of the alphabet whenever they look at it!

I just had to share my experience with Posterlounge on here, as I’m so impressed with the products we received. From the easy ordering process, to the quick delivery and the quality of the art. Our house now has the finishing touches that it needed to make it the ideal home! 

 

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The Master of Master Bedrooms – Decor I Love!

The Master of Master Bedrooms – Decor I Love!

*This is a collaborative post.

 

After having our youngest baby, we decided that our home would be our forever home. It’s not the biggest, but it has enough room for the four of us and it’s in a really nice location. Getting the right house, in the right location isn’t always easy to achieve. So we think ourselves lucky to have landed our forever home the first time around.

We didn’t always think this house would be our forever home though, for years we thought we’d move. That meant that we left any renovations that needed doing, as we didn’t think we should be ploughing our money into a house we weren’t going to stay in. As it turns out though, we should have started work on our home years ago. This is where we love to live and this is where we’re staying!

Renovating a house with two toddlers in the house isn’t a walk in the park, but this year we’ve cracked on and our home is looking and feeling better than ever before. We’ve had new windows and french doors, the whole of the downstairs has had a fresh lick of paint and now we’re ready to tackle the master bedroom! We left this room until last, as we wanted to get the girls settled first. Now though it’s time to make the master bedroom somewhere to relax in after a long hard day of working and parenting!

Before I decorate a room, I like to do a little research to find out exactly how I want it to look. I don’t want to do a half hearted job, as I want it to be perfect packed full with luxuries!

Here are some of the best bits I found to make our bedroom, the master of master bedrooms;

 

Bedside lamps –

Lamps at the side of the bed are super important for me. I love to have a little read before I go to sleep. so good looking lamp is essential! Here’s one of my absolute favourites:

 

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The bed –

The bed in the master bedroom just has to be perfect. For years we’ve made do with a very basic bed frame, so now I want the king of all beds! I’m super impressed with this TV Bed. I would love to be able to watch the TV when I felt like it, whilst also being able to hide the TV away to create a soothing, tranquil environment.

 

Scatter cushions –

Now scatter cushions might not seem like a bedroom essential, but they can make a bedroom space look pretty and cosy at the same time. I love this super cute set, I’m just not sure hubs would go for the pink theme!

 

Scatter cushions image credit.

 

 

 

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Easy Staircase Makeovers for the Family Home

Easy Staircase Makeovers for the Family Home

Usually, when it comes to decorating the family home, the stairs are not our first priority. After all, how often do we notice them – we go up, we come down, we repeat. It’s sometimes thought that decorating your stairs can be expensive, but actually, providing they are structurally sound, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to update your stairs, and it can be quite simple!

 

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Strip it Back

One of the easiest ways to makeover your staircase is to get back to basics. Tired of seeing the boring old beige carpet every time you go up the stairs? Get rid of it! Replace it with a glossy wood or a more exciting carpet. For wooden stairs, why not try sanding the wood down and refinishing it with a new stain? You’ll be surprised at the difference it will make. You can buy a wood stain for under £10, so all you need is a trip to B&Q and some determination.

Change it Up

Buying stair parts to change up your staircase is more straightforward than you think. Whether you’re looking to replace your old wooden spindles with a contemporary glass panel, or you like the look of a traditional iron staircase, it’s easy to do. Your first step (pardon the pun!) is to buy from a reliable stair parts manufacturer. You’ll be able to buy spindles (the vertical posts), newel posts (the top and bottom posts), handrails and base rails either separately or together, so you can change as much, or as little as you’d like. If you want to change the whole staircase, you can buy a stair kit.

 

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Get Creative with Paint

Ah, paint. Another affordable way to make a huge difference to any room, and the hallway/staircase is no exception. Paint your walls a complementary colour or make a statement with a dark forest green or blue (the colours du jour for interior designers at the moment). If you’re feeling more adventurous, why not paint the risers – that’s the vertical bit – black or white.  

Play with Patterns

You use your stairs every day, so why not try to make them a little more fun? Keep the stairs plain, and then experiment with a patterned stair runner – monochrome stripes look chic with white stairs. If you don’t want to be committed to a stair runner, why not try a funky rug? You could focus on bright colours for spring, rust orange for autumn and go all-out-fluffy for winter.

 

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Decorative Touches

If you’re reluctant to change the stairs themselves, have a think about the decorative touches you can add to the area instead. A gallery wall of family photos as you go up the stairs is always a nice touch, as are fairy lights entwined through the spindles – although this may be best saved for the colder time of year!  

Changing your stairs doesn’t have to expensive. You can do as little, or as much as you’d like!

 

*This is a collaborative post.

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