Just where has February gone? It seems as if the year just suddenly starts to accelerate as soon as we have trudged our slow way through January (how long can 31 days feel?!). I realise things here at Dekko Bird have been very quiet of late, as we settle into our new home (lots more on that later…!), but I have had the nicest time this past couple of weeks just pottering around getting to know the place and starting to think about how I want to decorate rooms and make it our own space. It’s going to take a long time, but I like to think of it as an organic process whereby the humdrum of daily life will dictate how we physically live here. It’s probably a good thing that we don’t have a wad of money readily available to spend on the house, as it makes us step back and take some time to consider how the rooms will be used, how our existing furnishings can be placed to best effect and (the fun part!) to look around and source furniture pieces, fabrics and homewares, new and secondhand, that we can find a special place for.
Needless to say, my head is one long to-do list, however here are some things I’m loving lately along the way: (more…)
Decorating your home around St Valentine’s Day can be a fun way to celebrate this centuries-old tradition, whether it means making paper hearts with the kids or planning a romantic evening in with your loved one. For me, St Valentine’s marks the early signs of Spring, when we can finally begin to leave the long Winter behind us and brighten our homes up with some fun home decor. I think it is the perfect time to dig out your heart embossed coffee cups and pretty tealight holders and show your home a little loving, too.
Here’s how to get the look right without overdosing on sugar pink…
Hello February! I’ve been waiting patiently for you! This is going to be a very busy week for my family and I as we embark upon a house move that we have been looking forward to for months!! Being a busy mum of three, however, means that unfortunately I can’t spend these final few days surfing Pinterest and day-dreaming about paint colours and curtain fabrics, but rather packing toys, clothes, bedlinen and other paraphernalia into bags and boxes; all the time remembering to have clean uniforms to hand and packed lunches (grrr, even the thought of them!) ready for each morning. In short, for the children, life must go on regardless of minor ‘blips’ such as house moves that happen to be taking place at the end of the week…
I mightn’t have a lot of spare minutes in the day for blogging over the next week or two (please be understanding!), so I’d better get on with this and tell you what I was loving lately in January: