Can you actually bring country decoration to a modern home??

Can you actually bring country decoration to a modern home??

Can you really mix modern and country home decoration looks and how far is too far? I wanted to share some ways you can bring Modern Farmhouse charm to a home in a really effortless way if you are considering channeling the easy-cosy humble home look and need some ideas and don't want it ending up looking too twee. Have a read!

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15 ways to affordably take your bedroom from summer to autumn

15 ways to affordably take your bedroom from summer to autumn

Whilst I'll miss all the sun, BBQs, prancing around the house in vest tops and shorts and all the al fresco G&Ts Summer brings, there's part of me that's looking forward to getting home and decorating our house ready for the Autumn. Here's 15 budget ways I'm turning my bedroom from crisp to cosy. 

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The No. 1 place for lighting inspiration if you're renovating

The No. 1 place for lighting inspiration if you're renovating

I'm not kidding guys, I was awake until 1am (!) last night looking for the specific dining room light as the electrics are all going in next week. I started my internet search at 8pm! That's 5 hours wasted trying to find a bloody light shade that if you looked at, is so generic. What's actually wrong with me?? Do you get this too? I think I've found something to help...

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5 ingenious ways to reuse bottles, jars and glassware in your home

5 ingenious ways to reuse bottles, jars and glassware in your home

When you finish a pot of jam, a bottle of gin, or a jar of gherkins, what do you do with the empty pot? Often times I've thrown it straight into the recycling and not given it a second thought, but in more recent months I've started collecting used jars and bottles to repurpose them. 

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Bright, patterned towels - yay or nay?

bright patterned towels for the bathroom

Well I can't get enough of them. My airing cupboard is bursting at the seams and I have a long wish list of towels left in me. 

I thought I'd share some of my favourites I've seen as I've been poking around shops recently because, well, there's no better time to stock up before the relatives arrive at Christmas. Wow the world with your towel collection whilst giving your bathroom a bit of a facelift. 

Above are the beautiful

Padua Christy range in Deep Sea

blue (which I have). They come in 3 colour variations + have a nice border around them.

bright patterned towels for the bathroom

Something a little more fun, I saw these in John Lewis recently, it's 

SCION's range

. The hedgehogs are a personal fave. Again, nice border on each end - is it just me who loves that? It's the only way I can tell between a Primark towel and something a little more luxurious. 

bright patterned towels for the bathroom

I also came across these sets in John Lewis, which would look quite good together for a mish mash look. The first are the

Coastal Nordic Scene towels

,  great for a seaside theme bathroom or small toilet. The second set are the

Isometric towels in Steel / Dandelion

which would look great in a spare bedroom with grey colour schemes.

bright patterned towels for the bathroom

Then I came across the

Tibetan bright towels

(to the far left) in Marks + Spencer which I adore. The range look like they should be rugs and have that luxurious autumnal look to them. Great styling in the photo above too, the Tibetan towel looks fantastic against the bright yellow. Not so sure on striped towels like the far right though. Striped towels aren't really my thing. Can't even give you a valid reason why ;)

bright patterned towels for the bathroom

And finally, these towels which are way too nice to be towels. I came across them on the

Urbanara

website. They look more like shawls or throws, don't you think?

I'm really intrigued by them. Do they even feel like towels? are they super fast drying? I really wonder. All I know is that if you're going away for a weekend somewhere and you rock up with a towel like this you'd be instantly cool in my book. 

What do you think? Are you a patterned towel lover?

Fiona xoxo