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Knowing your style can be one of the hardest interior challenges out there. With so many online influences on social media it can be downright confusing trying to decide what your ‘actual’ style is and not someone else’s. I have been thinking a lot about the concept of knowing your ‘why’ and the importance this plays when deciding on your style. Many people ask me, “how do I know what my style is?”  Often people are drawn to a lot of different influences but not one specific style and so they get confused and think, ‘I must not have a set style’ – (don’t panic if this is you 😉)

Christmas time is almost upon us and for so many people, the only thing the season of giving does, is give us a headache!

On what should be a relaxing day spent with family and friends, often turns out to be the mother of all stresses!

Instead of chilling out you’re trying to clean the house with the kids running a muck (especially in the part you’re trying to clean!), wrapping last minute gifts and keeping an eye on the multiple dishes you’re trying to cook for what can be a cast of thousands!

What’s that, your head just exploded thinking about it and you’ve just booked a one way ticket to the other side of the world to escape….

Before you get on that plane, I’m here to help with some quick and easy ways to get your home ready for Christmas to ensure you have a stress free day.

If interior decorating and styling is new to you it’s not uncommon to feel completely overwhelmed. For many people the thought of colour schemes, deciding on a style , choosing furniture and accessories and then knowing what to do with it all is enough to leave some people rocking in the corner! But I’m here to tell you that it needn't make you break out in hives. Here are some easy tips and tricks that even the most novice decorator can follow and use to create a dream space.

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.