home: found this [ house shelf ]

home: found this [ house shelf ]

Found this great little house shelving unit in Hobbycraft. Such a fun feature for a room to keep all your collected trinkets in or tiny toys and figures in a kids room.

It would be great left in simple plain wood but there would be lots of decorative ideas and projects that could work.

Staining the wood to and alternative colour could make it sit well against other woods in the room. It would work well painted – a dark tone to make items pop, the colour of a wall to blend it in or pick a highlight colour from other accessories already in the room or pull a colour from the wall paper or patterned textiles.

In a kids room in could become a mini dolls home with different colours all over, maybe patterns papers on each back wall and decorating it could even be a great project for the whole family.

Hobbycraft would be full of all the things you’d need to start but also tester pots from DIY stores would give a perfect range of colours to choose from.

home: made [ DIY mobile ]

home: made [ DIY mobile ]

This super cute mobile will be a great addition to any babies bedroom. The bold monochrome colours will engage the baby, and it looks so stylish too.

With an embroidery hoop, some wooden discs, paint and thread you can create this lovely piece in a few hours.

Head to earnesthomeco.com for the full tutorial.

home: featured [ Wonder and Rah ]

home: featured [ Wonder and Rah ]

Another beautiful home grown brand with great design and ethos. Wonder & Rah have a range of beautifully designed and illustrated prints suitable for both children and adults.

They say;

Wonder & Rah is a new and exciting creative brand specialising in fun and contemporary prints with a focus on abstract design. Each piece is personally created by Natalie Cardew, a mum of two from London who is passionate about using modern art to create vibrant, stimulating home environments for kids.

Established in 2016, the Wonder & Rah range includes a variety of prints that appeal to all ages, making them perfect for children’s nurseries, bedrooms and playrooms, as well as more adult and family environments.

home: favourite thing [ moses basket ]

home: favourite thing [ Moses basket ]

New arrival on the way or looking for a beautiful gift for a baby shower?

New in at Zara is this beautiful rattan Moses basket. It would make the perfect first bed for any new arrival and is a lovely piece of furniture for any home.

Moses basket and mattress £199.99

home: favourite thing [ children’s bed ]

home: favourite thing [ children’s bed ]

Modern, Scandinavian-style, fun, tree house bed frame; but at a far more affordable price.

If you’re looking to make a cool statement bedroom for a child these are great. Customise with curtains, leaves, flowers, fairy lights or keep minimal and simple and bare.

Head to CrazyBedPrices.com for the full range from £149.99

home: made [ cloud light ] 

home: made [ cloud light ] 

How about your very own cloud lighting up a room? Perfect for a kids room but cool enough to look grown-up in any room. 

There are countless tutorials about DIY cloud light making, so we’ve rounded up a few. 

Essentially, for a basic DIY cloud light you will need :

• a standard paper light shade, available on the high street and online from various stores including Homebase, IKEA, B&Q and Wilkos. The cloud light can then be hung from an existing ceiling light pendant 

• cotton wool balls (and lots of them)

• a glue gun or PVA 

Extras can include fairy lights to create a drizzle of ‘light’ rain from the cloud-looking shade, and you could also buy multiple shades in various sizes to create a bigger impact with a few clouds. 

Tutorial links : 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nOQkqUFpn3M

http://www.littlethings.com/diy-cloud-light/

https://www.nousdecor.com/blog/diy-l-led-cloud-light

http://astyleofliving.com/2012/01/diy-cloud-lights-for-your-wedding.html