How to make your house look bigger and brighter

Let the light in 


I want to share some tips and tricks I have used to make my house look much lighter, airy and bigger. 
The biggest struggle for me was making my small bungalow look bigger. 
My home looks big in pictures but it's actually smaller in real life.  I have used lots of tricks to make it look much bigger and brighter. 

Layout

My house is a dormer style bungalow, I have a side entrance so my hall and entrance lacks natural light. I make sure not to block any windows or clutter areas where there is natural light with clutter etc so the light can pour in. 

In my living room I have a lovely large bay window, however, I only get the sunshine in this room in the morning and then the sun moves to the back of the house. 
I make sure not to block this window and I just have cream wooden style blinds on the windows, I don't have curtains either in this room.
Lay your room out with light in mind, putting a sofa in front of a window might give you floor space but it might block loads of natural light from your room.  

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How to paint your fridge.

How I painted my fridge from Black to pink. 


I finally killed the ugly corner of my kitchen. Yes! the black fridge is no more and it now fits in with the theme of my house and my kitchen decor. I am thrilled with how it turned out and I am going to share with you lots of pictures and how I actually done it. 
I love the style of the vintage fridges that are around but they are so expensive and I seen one for over €2k which is insane for me to spend on a fridge so I decided to give my existing one a retro feel to match my kitchen.


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Dublin tech summit 2017


What I learnt


On Wednesday I attended the Dublin tech summit in the Convention centre in Dublin. I want to share the things that I learnt whilst at it as I know a lot of people weren't able to get their hands on tickets. If you are a blogger or run a business and want to get some tips on improving your social media and sales then this is the post for you. 
We mainly attended the business and marketing talks as well as the fashion talks as these were more relevant to what I do. It was also a full house for Gary Vee's talk which was really motivating and inspiring. I got to meet up with my blogging besties and had a really fun day learning and catching up with people who inspire me. 

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Video: My Paris adventure.

Where we stayed and where we explored. 

I had the pleasure of visiting Paris this week for the very first time. It has been a place I wanted to explore for the longest time but never got around to it. If you follow me for awhile you will know my goal for this year was to buy less things and collect more memories. This was our first proper trip away together since I bought my house three years ago so it was a real treat to get to go away together and what perfect place to visit than Paris. 


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Spring bedroom refresh with Marks & Spencer |AD

Bringing a touch of spring to my bedroom


I love this time of year and I love giving the house a freshen up. As you know I am always changing up my decor but a simple and easy way to give your room a new look without getting the wallpaper striper out is to simply change your bedding. Today I have teamed up with Marks & Spencer to share my new Spring sheets and decor. 

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Vintage florals with Laura Ashley.

Spring wardrobe refresh. 

Its finally February and its officially Spring, I have a special love for February as it is my birthday month, the days get a little longer each day and their is shoots coming up in the garden. I am not a lover of Winter at all, I am definitely a Spring baby at heart. Today I have a gorgeous floral outfit from Laura Ashley that will breath new life into your wardrobe.


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Turning 29, the things I would love to tell my younger self.

My age is just a number but happiness is priceless. So don't count how long you have to live instead count on all the happiness you can have in this life. -unknown.



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Video: How to make a hanging fabric love heart.

Valentines DIY

Today I have a video for you, I love making these hanging hearts and I thought it would be a fun video for a Valentines DIY. Now they aren't just for valentines, you can make these hearts in loads of different fabrics from florals to stripes and they add a touch of romance to your house.  
I know a lot of you ladies who love the shabby chic decor style go mad for the hanging hearts so why  not have a go at sewing them yourself. In the video I use my sewing machine but don't worry you can hand sew your hearts too. Don't get disheartened also if your hearts aren't perfect as it has taken me ages to perfect sewing them on the machine. My first few attempts were dreadful lol!. 

I would love if you gave my video and thumbs up and a subscribe to my Youtube channel. Thank you so much for you kindness and support on my channel. 

Tag me in your heart pics on Instagram and comment below with any questions. 
Thanks for stopping by,
Chat soon,
Catherine. 


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