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: event [ workshop ]

home: event [ workshop ]

A fantastic and inspirational workshop to book in from The Little Greene Company

Thursday 4 July

Tickets by suggested charity donation

2pm – 3pm

The Little Greene Paint Company Chelsea Showroom, 310 King’s Road, London SW3 5UH

They say;

Join us at our Chelsea Showroom to explore different ways of incorporating the outdoors into an interior scheme.

Interior Designer and speaker, Jana Robinson from ‘Emerald Lounge’ will provide a talk on the calming effects of using natural tones and patterns within the home.

The Little Greene team will also be on hand to assist you with planning your next project.

All donations will go to Breast Cancer Haven.

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.

Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture. 

Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.  

Midcentury style and inspiration

1 Cushion £10 Made.Com 

2 Rug £59.95 Scandiborn 

3 Lamp Shade (from) £375 Tom Raffield 

4 Chair £99 Dwell 

5 Sofa £3295 Sweet Pea & Willow 

6 Tiles (from) £6.50 Mosafil 

7 Wallpaper £20 Graham Brown 

8 Tray £85 GemmaWightmanCeramics 

9 Coffee Table £159 La Redoute 

home: favourite thing [ leaf wallpaper ] 

home: favourite thing [ leaf wallpaper ] 

Brighten up any room and bring the outdoors in with a choice of amazing leaf print wallpapers. So fresh and organic, we love bold prints of palm or monstera leaves and so many stores are offering great prints in various green shades, various degrees of boldness and size of leaf illustration. 

(Above picture from top left going clockwise : Mind The Gap Banana Leaves / Trouva £150 • Blue & Green Tropical Leaf / Murals Wallpaper from £25 • Monstera Leaves / WallFlora on Amazon from £23 • Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild Eden Roc Wallpaper / John Lewis £79 ) 

Effective for a statement feature wall with a fresh white interior, keeping it minimal but also incredible for a stronger multi wall look, mixed up with other large print patterns. – a strong trend this season. 

Going bold / clashing patterns

home: favourite thing [ chair ]

home: favourite thing [ chair ] 

Looking to get the house summer ready inside and out? This gorgeous IKEA rattan chair is from their new VIKTIGT collection, which includes ceramics, tableware, lampshades and rugs. 

The chair is elegant and simple. It would bring a fresh light look to an interior, with a few throw pillows or perfect for lounging in the garden, conservatory or balcony. Rattan furniture doesn’t have to be old fashioned this chair has a great angular design, slim profile frame and ticks the monochrome box too. 

IKEA VIKTIGT Armchair £95 

( not available online / in store only ) 

home: featured [ Hutsly ] 

home: featured [ Hutsly ] 

This online store is an immense treasure trove of shopping for indoors and outdoors, everything from soft furnishings to ceramics, furniture to mirrors. 

Hutsly covers so many trends and styles with good pricing and a great sale department. 

Keys finds include black glass pendant light, rocking chair, wire lamp shade and nine arm candle holder

 

favourite finds at Hutsly