Now that spring has arrived, we need to ensure our home reflects this. After all, springtime is all about blossoming flowers and longer days,  it’s also one of the best times for your kids as they get to play outdoors. But while there are lots of updates you can do to your garden at this time of the year, you can also do some spring time changes to the inside of your home. One thing you should do is attempt to bring the outdoors inside. A sprinkle of the outdoors can give your home a fab feel.

Here are some ways you can bring the outdoors inside this spring.

Add some outdoor scents to your house

You might think candles are just for winter time. After all, there’s nothing better than cuddling up in front of a cozy fire with some great candles in winter. But actually, candles are a great house accessory for spring too. In fact, it’s an excellent way to bring a touch of outdoor magic to the inside of your home. After all, you can go for outdoor smells such as lavender or honeysuckle which will make you feel like you are in your garden. In fact, if you add one of these candles by the front door, it will give an instant fresh feel as guests enter your home. Therefore, hunt down some great candles which you can add to your home.

Bring the Outdoors Inside with candles and scents

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Did you know that new homes built today have to confine to UK building regulations? Of course we all know that they have lots of rules and regulations that they have to abide to. But recently there are sustainable code practices added conforming to energy and CO2 emissions, and these include lighting.

The building developers have to make houses as sustainable and efficient more than ever before. So one of these regulations to help this is to make sure at least 75% of lighting fittings must be low energy.

We found this our when we moved into our new build a few years back. We had mostly newer style fittings and couple of older ones. Our stylish lampshades only fitted the new ones so we had to trundle out looking for lampshades with the older style fittings.

I don’t know why they can’t just fit all of the same fittings!

Anyway I have been reading up on how you can live a greener lifestyle by using eco-friendly lighting. I want to know what we can do to our new house when we move in the Summer. Lighting is going to be key for us in the new house as it’s positioned behind an old chapel which is surrounded by trees. It is a gorgeous spot, but like I said we will need some decent lighting.

Eco-Friendly Lighting

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Redecorating a home or even a single room can present a series of unique challenges for parents. After all, you not only need to think about finding a design that meets your specific preferences, but you also need to consider ways that you can make every room as fun and safe for your children as possible! While wrapping everything in kid-safe materials might not be the perfect option, it is crucial to find a balance between your own personal style, and your children’s needs.

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If you’re lucky enough to have your own conservatory, you should do what you can to make the most of it. The best way to think of a conservatory is as an extension of both the living room and the garden, bringing the outdoors in and vice versa. By working on this premise, you can create a stylish, comfy conservatory to keep the whole family happy.

We are planning to have a new conservatory built when we move into our new home. It’s one thing I have always wanted and can’t think of anywhere else I would love to cosy up with a book and a slice of cake!

Creating a comfy conservatory

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December is here! Yes, we are well and truly into the Christmas season now. My favourite time of year. For a few weeks now I’ve been itching to dig out the decorations and get the tree up. But for now the tree will have to wait until the weekend.

It hasn’t stopped me doing a some Christmas decorating in my little workspace!
Debenhams kindly set me the challenge of sprucing up my workspace with Christmassy things. Yay!

Wooden Advent Calender from Debenhams in my Christmas decorated work spaceSo I had a proper good look at the Debenhams online Christmas Shop to see what I could find to turn my workspace into a Christmas wonderland.

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