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Weekend Project: A little painted mirror

I don’t know about you, but for me, Spring, with its longer evenings and fresher, brighter days, is making me feel newly energised and motivated to tackle some mini projects around the house that I’ve been meaning to do for ages (you know how it is, they’ve been queued up on that never-ending list I have inside my head, probably not dissimilar to yours!)

One such job I have been planning to do for a while is to repaint an old mirror that a friend donated to me a few weeks ago.  She had no place for it in her own home, yet thought it had some potential to be ‘prettified’, and so it arrived on my doorstep one day, ready for its mini makeover!

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A little home loving this weekend…

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…

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Hygge your Home

I talked yesterday about the Danish culture of hygge and how you can embrace it as a way of life, both tangibly in your home decor and emotionally by spending more time on yourself and with friends and family.  Although the high season of hygge is during the winter months, it can also be a focus throughout the summertime, as we prepare our homes and outdoor living areas to entertain friends and enjoy the longer, brighter evenings.

For now though, we need to get through the remaining weeks of winter, so for the purpose of this post, I’m looking at key interiors pieces you can bring into your home to make it a more ‘hygge’ environment throughout the gloomy winter weather.  For the Danes, hygge is purely focused on belonging to the moment, just being grateful for what you have and enjoying the good things in life with good people.  It’s that simple and it really is believed to have a positive and uplifting effect on your inner soul.  Why else would Denmark supposedly be the happiest nation on earth?

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