home: made [ things to do at home ]

home: made [ things to do at home ]

Our lives have changed rather dramaticaly over the last few weeks, and this means we are indoors the majority of our day.

Once we have our daily work and chores out the way, it’s important for all if us to have some down time. Self isolation is not a fun position to be in on the surfce, but we can take some positives from being at home. Use this opportunity to slow down and become more productive in the home, and you will start to feel fullfiled.

Below are some fun and relaxing ideas of things to do to escape the crazy life we are all currently living.

Start painting

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Maybe you haven’t painted since school, maybe you had great plans of picking up a brush last year, but never did. Now is your chance to get your creating juices flowing. Head to Amazon or Hobbycraft for basic art supplies

Paint anything and everything. Just letting you mind wonder and find one escapism will do wonders for your mental health right now. A great starter book for daily exercises is 365 days of Art

Plant some seeds

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Spring has sprung and with the clocks going forward this weekend we can start to feel rejuvinated and enjoy a bit of sunshine. Of course we are not having a ‘normal’ Spring, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do the things we normally would.

Get yourself some plant pots, some seeds and soil, and get messy. Watch your seedlings grow over the coming weeks. This will give you purpose and an element of responsibility to help your seeds to grow. This is a great activity of you have kids. You can try growing anything from flowers to vegetables. Check out Amazon.co.uk for all you needs, including starter kits.

Odd jobs

We all have odd jobs in our homes that we never got round the finishing. Whether it’s a loose cupboard door, an unpainted wall or a putting up some pictures. Use this time to get these jobs done. You will feel positive from completing this tasks. All good for the mind.

Needlepoint and knitting

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Try something new like knitting or embroidery. It’s proven that these type of hobbies are stress releaving. Craft something for someone, or knit a blanket for your home. Whatever it is, you will get satisfaction in what you can achieve. And with time on our hands, you can dip into it for a little bit each day.

Make sure you all take time out for yourselves, and do a little something you love each day. We will get through this!

home: nice price [ print ]

home: nice price [ print ]

We absolutely love this SOOUK print from Southwood Living.

It seems such a strong message right now, to stand together (socially distanced) and not be selfish. Think of your neighbours and loved ones and let’s make this work.

Have this powerful emotive print on your wall, for a positive lift whilst confined to your house.

Now (and always) and more than ever, support businesses. So many beautiful products that can still be delivered to your door.

home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]

home: favourite thing [ Gayle Mansfield prints ]

This week we are focusing on our favourite independant brands and sharing what they do.

Right now we all need to support each other and this includes the small businesses that will no doubt be struggling. Any order, any size will go a long way.

Gayle Mansfield produces gorgeous graphic prints focusing on typography. They are bright and fun, and we love them. Each design has a choice of colours and sizes, and there is also a collection of personalised prints.

A Gayle Mansfield print is exactly what we all need right now. Whether it’s a positive uplifting message or a funny one, it will put a smile on our faces. It’s also a great excuse to refresh your walls for Spring.

Head to gaylemansfield.co.uk to see the full collection

home: featured [ The Little House Shop ]

home: featured [ The Little House Shop ]

Looking for beautiful and practical pieces for the home? The Little House Shop covers so many areas, now is the time to start browsing and shopping.

Small changes to revamp a bathroom? You’ll be cleaning your hands a lot more – choose from lovely wall mounted soap dispensers, soap dishes and towel rails.

Perhaps it’s time to get your utility area more organised with baskets, storage, hooks and shelving.

Or just want some nice new features around the home? Cushions, throws, rugs, candles and more to choose from.

Enjoy lovely shopping with this great independent small interiors store. Find online at thelittlehouseshop.co.uk

home: found this [ drinks cabinet ]

home: found this [ drinks cabinet ]

Time to make your home have all the luxuries and practical storage for all things you might be stocking up on at home.

Contain all your liquids for making alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails in the gorgeous Pike & Main Amherst Chevron Accent Bar Console from Costco.

A beautiful investment piece of furniture – making your at-home night-life more attractive!

£499.99

home: trend [ deep pile ]

home: trend [ deep pile ]

At this time of year and particularly right now all we want to cosy up and stay warm in our homes.

Along with soft fabrics, we love texture, and right now we are seeing a lot of this online and in stores. For example, cushions with pattern weave and raised short pile, chunky knit throws, and soft sheepskins.

With so much on offer, now is the time to layer up your living room and bedroom with gorgeous soft furnishings.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

knitted throw – coxandcox.com [ £150 ], cushion – frenchconnection.com [ £36 ], ribbed blanket – zarahome.com [ £89.99 ], rug – laredoute.com [ from £99 ], cushion cover – hm.com [ £19.99 ], sheepskin – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £59 ]

home: made [ home crafts ]

home: made [ home crafts ]

When your stuck at home and needing some fun craft project ideas that will result in some lovely items for the home, we can’t get over how many amazing projects there are on Crafts By Amanda.

Hunt around the house and see what you can make from the list of great projects on the site, from the things you can find.