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I know I normally write about interior styling ideas for kids and as you may have noticed I have been writing about different ideas relating to interiors but also health. This is because I see the 2 as interlinked and really important. Think about how you feel when you’re in a dark space all the time, it doesn’t make you the happiest! The amount of  natural light, spatial layout and interiors all contribute to the feel of a space and have the ability to affect our mood, which can influence our wellbeing.

These days many people are faced with the predicament of siblings having to share a room. I remember how hard it was trying to set up a bedroom for my son so I know it can feel like a daunting task when you’re faced with the reality of setting up a room for kids of different ages, especially if they’re a girl and a boy! When it comes to siblings sharing a bedroom I know a lot of people thing OMG this will be carnage, how am I going to get them to share – they’ll kill each other!! They’re two completely different people who have differing interests, how am I going to appeal to both??

It’s official plants are here to stay. Over the past few years they have made a huge come back and have become a staple decorative item for many homes. They are an easy addition to any space and they’re also the inspiration behind Pantone’s colour of the year, but there’s more to plants than being on trend. Many of our green friends have therapeutic qualities and are said to aid in the healing of diseases and common colds, boost concentration and absorb harmful chemicals from the atmosphere. I know it isn’t always easy to have plants around with little ones but I thought I would share the top 5 indoor plants that can help improve your air quality, create restful sleep and even reduce stress – can I get an Amen to that!

So your baby’s growing up and becoming less of a baby and more of a little devil...I mean toddler. The days of them sitting quietly and playing with toys are over and all of a sudden they’re tearing up the house, getting into everything and you’ve found your hairdryer in the toilet.....  it’s time to child proof the house! I get it, this has been my dilemma for the past few months and it’s not an easy task. Knowing where to start can be overwhelming and keeping it stylish is near impossible. This is a tricky topic as everyone’s home is different so needs will differ but here are  a few tips and ideas I thought i’d share to help alleviate some of the stress.

Whilst it’s true that when you have a child your life changes, I believe your style and decor don’t always have to. Since turning one my son is now a bonified energiser bunny - crawling, climbing, falling over and generally getting into anything possible, making some spaces in my home an accident waiting to happen. I have realised that in order to work with the constant changes in his development I need to create spaces for him that are practical and fun and that I can do this without sacrificing on style. Here are some kid friendly decor and furniture ideas I thought I’d share that the whole family will love.

How many times have you gone to look at a rental property and it looks more like a crack den than somewhere you would want to live.  Looking around all you see is stained carpet, walls that have been painted a hideous colour or worse are stained from years of smoke and the place smells like something died! Some rentals are in great shape but you still get the feeling that because you don't own it you can’t put your own spin on it. I’m here to call BS on this and show you in 5 ways how to make a rental property feel like the home of your dreams.

When it comes to children’s bedrooms so many people freak out about how to create ‘the perfect’ look. They see a styled image in a magazine or online and decide they want to replicate the same look and feel but don't know how. Fear not peeps, I’m here to share some tips and tricks on how you can create the looks you love and make them both personalized and educational at the same time.

As my journey through Europe draws to and end and as a follow on from my last post I thought I would write about the lessons I have learnt whilst travelling with a baby and why the imperfect experiences I have had have made it perfect.