We could all use a little more functional space in our homes. And sometimes you don’t see it when it’s right under your nose. Or stairs. Make those stairs work double duty by mounting hooks to hang your outerwear. And the lower the hook, the easier it is for little ones to grab their own stuff.
‘A wall of hanging rail storage makes the most of limited space in the kitchen,’ says stylist Sam Grigg. ‘With a few updates, you can turn it into something creative as well as functional...Once you’ve got your basic storage in place, you can freestyle with the details – add plastic boxes, “S” hooks or magnetic strips for tools and spices. Put knives at the top for safety if there are children about. You can keep it more minimal or create lots of little zones by adding extra pieces.’
Upcycle your beach finds into table decorations! One person’s rubbish is another’s treasure. See beauty in the everyday and turn stuff you find on the beach into something new and beautiful. We found driftwood, feathers and rope on our local beach - as you might expect - but we also discovered different types of balls, a broken spade and a shuttlecock - each item has its own story to tell. What can you find on your local beach? See how you can use these beach finds to decorate a dining…
It’s hard to feel motivated when your space is totally bland. So it’s time to take your room to the next level and create an atmosphere you really want to be in. These decoration ideas might not make late night study sessions any easier, but they’ll definitely make your space a lot more inspiring. Trust us, it’s possible. You’re never too old for a cosy canopy, right? Make a grownup version by tying long strips of fabric to a hula hoop (or three) and hanging it above your bed.
Not every living room has to seat a big bunch of people. And when there’s just the two of you, why compromise? Maybe it’s time to skip the sofa and treat yourself to something that’s more personal, in the style and comfort you like.