My bedroom was always so dark and gloomy and never got all love. So I decided to brighten it up a little using only five new things. Curtains, new linen, flowers, a print and a rug.
I wanted all the pieces to be neutral, calming and bright. So I stuck with natural tones. First I picked the rug and worked from there. The rug I chose was the Zermatt Geometric rug in natural cream and grey from Rugs For Good. It is so buttery soft and lightens up the space beautifully.
I then decided to add some white linen sheers from IKEA. I have the same in my lounge room and love the look. Just these two items alone truly changed the space but I wanted to bed to be more inviting and the bedsides to look less bare. So I added some divine linen from The Cover Collective. I picked the grey and every time I slip into bed I feel like royalty. I can’t even describe the feeling of how luxurious linen feels.
Lastly I added some beautiful dried flowers from Estil Home which are so beautiful and they last forever! How amazing. Then to add some colour I added a print from Papier. The soft pink tones works perfectly with the neutral tones, without feeling too feminie. I feel both helped to really tie to space together.
If you are wanting to or have been thinking about updating your room, DO IT! I regret not doing it sooner!
Big love x
I love toys that don’t need batteries and encourage imaginative play. So I decided to hack the Kmart market stall.
I used a new piece of wood from Bunnings for the top and used pine dowel around the edges. I hung a hook off the side for a reusable shopping bag and Love By Iris labels to name what was in each crate.
I made the menu using letters from Kmart and acrylic from T Leaf Collections. Instead of using the wooden fruit included I bought felt food from Chook Shed Designs. The cash register is from IKEA, pretend Australian money is from Office Works and coffee machine is from Kmart.
The kids absolutely love it and I truly enjoy watching them play!
If you have a market stall or are going to hack one of your own, I would love to see it.
Big love x
I wanted to do a little revamp in Layla’s room and I felt it was time to explore with a touch of colour. I truly am a neutral lover but I wanted to try something a touch different for me. I used Dulux pancake mix to paint the half the wall and love the colour.
I kept her bedding neutral as I can’t go past white and beige linen.
Pillow Little Willow Vintage
Quilt cover Bonne Mere
I wanted a really large rug in her room to add texture and the feeling of luxury and that is exactly what this rug does. I cannot express enough how much an amazing rug can change the look and feel of a room. I could not be more happy with this beautiful Amira Moroccan rug from Rugs For Good.
Divine rug Rugs For Good
I didn’t want to leave the space above the cot blank, which is where the beautiful decals from Rocky Mountain Decals come in. They create a calm, beautiful feel without being overpowering or understated. Simplistically beautiful I like to call it. They are super easy to put on and pull off, so are perfect if you are indecisive like me or are in a rental. The best part is that they are reusable and the quality is so thick, so they just slide onto the wall effortlessly.
Wall decals Rocky Mountain Decals
Maggie Mouse Nana Hutchy
Dolls chair Peppa Penny
I hope you find this space calm and minimally beautiful. I tried to fill the space with items that Layla truly adores or are practical.
Stay tuned to see the other side of her room which where I have been revamping her kitchen and dolls house.
Hope I have inspired you.
Big love xx
For Layla’s birthday I really wanted to get her a cubby house. I had all these dreams of her having a big cubby house with a porch, swinging chair at the front, gable light and even a little bed inside. However the reality was, in order to make that happen I would have had to spend way too much money! So I decided to do the good old Kmart cubby hack and add on a little porch.
The Kmart cubby was on sale for $149 and including all the extras, it cost me $284 to make. We did however have some of the wood used to make the porch at home, so that saved me some money.
The door handle, bell and number were purchased from Bunnings and the gorgeous wooden baking set was purchased from Target.
It has become the perfect little addition to our house for such a bargain price!
I hope you have been inspired.
Big love x
Just before Christmas I spotted the Adairs kids kitchen and fell in love. It was almost perfect. So I decided to do a little hack on it.
I used cork sheets from Kmart and put them on top of the stove plates to complement the timber finishes on the kitchen.
I bought utensils from Kmart and popped them in a Target mug. The pots came with the kitchen.
I spray painted all the panels matte white to fit in with the theme of Layla’s room and our house.
Finally the finished product! The accessories, paint and cork cost $40 bringing the total cost of the kitchen and hack to only $140.
Any questions please leave them below!
Big love x
This week we decided to have a little fun with flour. I did this once with my Prep students and they loved it, so I thought why not try it out on my own kids for a little afternoon fun (anything to get through witching hour right)
My advice, do it outside! It’s messy but a whole lot of fun.
We used one bag of flour, a sifter and a few bowls. Once the kids had, had enough I gave them two cups of water and then added a few drops of food colouring. They had a ball. I loved watching Layla pour the flour from one bowl to another and then mix it with her hands. Oh and of course when she tried to eat it!
I also put some yummy treats on the table incase the bakers got hungry!
Layla played with the flour in this bowl forever! Who thought flour could be so fun.
Parker worked out that if he clapped his hands it made dust. Safe to say after that we ended up with flour e v e r y w h e r e. But the look on his face was well and truly worth it!
If you decide to try this activity I would love to see it. Feel free to send me a DM on the gram or tag me in your story.