home: made [ magnetic memo board ]

home: made [ magnetic memo board ]

As always at this time of year we look to getting organised in the home and updating rooms to feel fresh for Spring.

Today we share a great little tutorial for this magnetic memo board. Using a tin plaque and fabric covered magnets you can create a fun board to keep notes, pictures, lists and more, keeping your workspace clear.

Head to to themerrythought.com get started

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home: favourite thing [ rattan chair ]

home: favourite thing [ rattan chair ]

After the sales we always look forward to seeing new season arrivals and looking for new pieces to freshen up our homes.

Habitat has just launched is SS18 collection and it heavily features rattan furniture, including tables, chairs and beds.

Our pick is this dining chair, for its simple design and intricate woven finish. Combine with mis matched chairs around a dining table or use singularly in a bedroom or office.

[ £130 ]

Shop the collection at habitat.co.uk

home: featured [ Next ]

home: featured [ Next ]

On most highstreets and with a extensive online store, Next is definite must-visit for homeware – not just clothing !

We had a root through the latest drop of new products and found some great pieces. See our main picture for our favourites.

And our star pick is their set of picture frames available in black, white and other colours to create a great gallery wall concept. Just collate your favourite postcards, prints or even images torn from a magazine and put together a set of images to adorn a lounge or bedtime wall.

home: event [ learning the basics ]

home: event [ learning the basics ]

If you have ever wished you knew how to properly tile a wall, change a plug socket or even hang a mirror correctly, than look no further 

The Goodlife Centre run workshops on all the basic know-how to feeling confident around your home. Their half day courses focus on one craft and you get advice, tips and practice, ready for you to recreate at home. 

Perfect for those who love a bit of DIY and want to gain more knowledge, and of course avoid paying someone else to do the work for you. 

Get tickets from thegoodlifecentre.co.uk

home: found this [ tiles ]

home: found this [ tiles ]

Create a quirky feature in a bathroom or kitchen, use for a fire hearth to restore a vintage look in your home or for an exciting new look use to create an alternative headboard – these Moroccan style tiles from Total Tiles are just 79p each. They come in so many gorgeous different patterns, choosing may be hard – so go eclectic and mix them all up together.

home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

Every year we are given a top colour from the big names in paint, and every year we ponder on whether to follow the trend or stay well away! This time around there is a mixed bag with the one everyone is talking about from Pantone – Ultra Violet.

Love it or hate it, it’s refreshing to see Pantone share a daring shade to get us all discussing. It’s not a paint colour that many are going to go crazy for, but don’t rule it out. Accenting a room with accessories or soft furnishing in a purple tone will certainly bring a new dimension to a room and make a statement.

Farrow & Ball and Dulux have opted for a more safe colour pallete for 2018. F&B has launched Drop Cloth, a dark cream that brings warmth to a room.

‘We’ve named this colour Drop Cloth in honour of all the painters and decorators who have worked with Farrow & Ball paints for so long, as it’s the traditional name for a dust sheet. The colour has a subtle touch of mystery about it’

Drop Cloth is a great backdrop to put on your walls, allowing for stronger accents and accesories of colour to stand out and compliment. We love this colour for its subtle and understated finish. 

Dulux bring us Heart Wood, a warm neutral tone with a touch of heather. Combine with other natural colours for a relaxed,  balanced space or try navy blue and gold for a luxury feel. This colour can cover a large space and not feel overwhelming, and would actually work in any room.