Top design tips for busy households

Top design tips for busy households

Balancing style and practicality in a busy home can be tricky. If you’ve got kids running riot in your rooms and pets’ mucky paw prints across your floors, show home glamour might seem like a distant dream. However, as long as you bear a few simple tips in mind when you plan your interior, you should be able to create a house that looks and feels great, and that’s easy to maintain. Keep reading for some handy home design hints.

Don’t skimp on storage

Storage is the unsung hero of interior design. When used properly, it blends into the background, but if you don’t include enough of the stuff, the whole look and feel of your rooms can be ruined. Don’t worry if you’re a little short on square footage. There are plenty of space saving solutions to make the most of. Full-height shelves are a great example, as are storage ottomans and divan beds. Even your coffee table can serve as a handy place to store household objects. You can take your pick from a range of designs that feature inbuilt shelves. If you’re not sure which versions to go for, simply take a look at a coffee table buying guide form Tesco.

Think style and practicality when deciding on your décor

When you’re planning your décor, it’s important to consider practicality as well as style. For example, while attractive cream carpets and sofas may seem like a good idea in principle, they can quickly lose their appeal once your family are let loose on them. Try to go for a darker color scheme that won’t show stains as much and select easy-clean materials for your furnishings and flooring. This will help to ensure that your rooms retain their good looks for years to come, rather than a matter of a few short months.

Splash out on standout features

Even if you don’t have a fortune to spend on your property revamp, you can still achieve stunning results by investing in a few standout features. An impressive dining room table, a showstopper bed or a knockout piece of artwork are all great examples. Even a selection of elaborate pendant light fittings can help to elevate the look of your property and give it an injection of glamour.

Creating a flawless family home is certainly a challenge, but by bearing design ideas like these in mind , you should be able to make the very most out of your living space.

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Secrets to a Clutter-free Garden Shed

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Secrets to a Clutter-free Garden Shed

Just like any other part of your home, organizing your outdoor storage deck is also an important task that you need to do every one in a while. A clean shed means that you don’t have to waste your time and energy in searching for that trowel or moving that heavy wheelbarrow.

Keeping your shed clean may seem like a difficult task for most people. Yes, the job requires some effort, but it’s not impossible and expensive. It can also be a really fun experience, especially if you are tired of looking at messy gloves and gardening tools. Follow the simple guidelines below if you want to keep your compact garden shed from Tesco clean and organized.

  1. Wrap the hose in a hook

If you frequently water your plants using a hose, you’ve probably experienced tripping on a tangled hose. To spare you from the pain, wrap your hose on a hook. That way, it’ll be easier to find and you can get it from underfoot. For best results, use a big hook with a steep angle.

  1. Make your tools accessible

Tools with long handles are ideally stored in areas where they are accessible but out of the way at the same time. To keep them organized, you can install a tool hanger in the door of your shed. This will free up the walls and allow you to add shelves or a potting bench.

  1. Invest in cabinets

These cabinets are easy to install and they will surely increase the storage capacity of your shed. With these compartments, you can arrange both small and large gardening tools. Depending on your preference, you can buy an assembled cabinet or just build one yourself. Of course, the latter is the cheaper option.

  1. Use magnets

Magnets aren’t just pretty accessories for your refrigerator. You can also use them to hold metallic tools. With these magnetic bars, your pruning shears or trowels won’t be in the way. The trick here is to pick a magnetic bar that can hold the weight of your tools.

  1. Don’t forget the calendar

Keeping a calendar inside your shed is very useful if you want to keep track of your landscaping activities. No more guessing the exact date when you planted a seed or fertilized your lawn.

  1. Wicker Basket

Hang a wicker basket on the door so that you can easily grab your most used garden tools like shears and gloves.

Can you share other tips for organizing your shed? Join the discussion in the comments!

Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack, hand painted #BellaHomeInternationals

Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack, hand painted #BellaHomeInternationals

Brought to you by Bella Home International and Terri’s Little Haven. I received a product sample to facilitate my review, however, all opinions are 100% mine.

I recently received the most elegant single wine bottle holder from Bella Home Internationals and I couldn’t wait to display it and show it off. It’s so elegant and beautiful, I can’t imagine anyone being as talented as the people who make these wine bottle holders. Each Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack is made with Wood and is Hand-Painted by Artisans, Steeped in Ancient Tradition. For a limited time, when you purchase a Bella Home International’s Hand-painted Wine Rack, you will also receive a wine stopper like I did.

I love the vivid colors of the design as I’m sure you will as well. There are many different styles and colors to choose from and I’d love to have one of each, they are that gorgeous.

#BellaHomeInternationals Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack, hand painted

The logo is on the back which is good because when I am looking for a unique gift idea, I’ll remember where I got this unique and creative wine rack.

#BellaHomeInternationals Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack, hand painted

The wine rack isn’t staying up as straight on my wicker table as it does on a flat surface but I think my photo gives you a pretty good idea on how awesome this looks with the wine bottle. It kind of just floats in the air a bit.

Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack, hand painted #BellaHomeInternationals

I was really excited to get the bottle stopper with my order and if you order while there is still time you’ll get one as well.

#BellaHomeInternationals Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack, hand painted

The bottle stopper sure looks more elegant and classy than the cork does in my opinion.

#BellaHomeInternationals Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack, hand painted

I made a little YouTube video to show my wine rack in use (I’ll never be a movie maker as it isn’t my strong suit but bear with me on the video).

Order your own Elegant Single-bottle Wine Rack on Amazon and start showing it off during your summer parties. These make great gifts BTW! Be sure to follow Bella Home International on facebook to stay updated on promotions and new products.

Wall Stickers 4 Fun


Brought to you by and Terri’s Little Haven.

I really love unique and fun wall stickers and I know you do as well so I want to share a few that I found at the Wall Stickers 4 Fun website. Not only are they fun and cute, they are super affordable which you will see when you visit to find your perfect wall stickers. I’m all about the retro here at Terri’s Little Haven and a sweet or fun motivation quote. When I want to change the look of a room, I use wall stickers. It saves money and time because I don’t have to freshen up with a coat of paint. I have super tall ceilings so painting is something I’m not fond of doing.

I found the below wall sticker in the modern and retro section and you can click on the image to check it out and to see what else they have. It would look so cute in my industrial/shabby chic/retro home. Don’t you agree? There are so many categories to choose from, I can’t imagine anyone not finding something they love. From infants to the elderly, they have it all.

Modern and Retro Wall Stickers

Of course if you are a parent, you’ll want to check out all of the adorable children stickers because what kid doesn’t love cute characters on their wall? I’m really fond of the chalkboard wall sticker and would love to find the perfect place in my kitchen for one. I was thrilled to see this one for the kids wall as well.

Each of the wall stickers are cut from thin sheets of vinyl and they are easy to apply and easy to remove. They look expensive but I like I mentioned above, they are very affordable. If you’ve never used wall stickers before, you’ll be happy to know that they are very popular now and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of compliments on your walls when you buy one. If you are not convinced, please read these customer testimonials. If you are already familiar with wall stickers, check out this company as well because I’m sure you’ll get one of the best deals online.

Connect with Wall Stickers 4 Fun on their helpful blog.

This post was brought to you by and Terri’s Little Haven. All opinions stated are 100% mine.