A Urban Outfitters Home Wish List

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We love pretty much everything that the Urban Outfitters home section has to offer. But we’ve narrowed it down to five that we really like. UO is pretty pricey but sometimes the sale gives you a good chance of getting some of their products into your home!

First is this Eyelash Fringe Duvet Cover. 

This soft cotton cozy bed cover is half price at the moment and looks extremely comfortable. (Note it comes slightly cheaper in grey too)

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A Nelson Geometric Console Table.

This metal and wooden side table has various uses and because of its simple sleek design works in any room of the house.

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Letter Light Box

Perfect in any room of the home or as a present. Write any message you want on the box and let it glow.

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Succulent Tea Lights

Cute little tea lights to add colour and light to any room.

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A Peg Board

A fun way to keep notes and lists to hand. This would work great in a kitchen or work space environment.

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Happy Shopping!

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Nursery Mood board

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With the addition of a nephew to the family this winter the baby and children section of Etsy has caught our eye. Here’s a little mood board we’ve made of a few items that you can find on Etsy that we think are super cute and fun.

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Neutral tones of the furniture with pops of colour and pattern from the soft furnishings is a great way to keep a bright and airy feel to a nursery. We love these bright ottomans to add that splash of colour and of course who wouldn’t want a teepee in their room!

Here are links to all of these items:

Teepee – MyHappyTeepee

Stools – ButtonsBoutiqueCo

Aqua and Coral Ottoman – LoopingHome

House Bed – SweetHOMEfromwood

Wooden Cloud Shelf – CraftedPineCo

House Chalk Board – mrhomeLT

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6 of our favourite things on Etsy!

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As we’ve done before here are six of our favourite items on Etsy right now. From Tables to pencils there’s a real mix of items for your home.

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This industrial desk and chair set

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This mid century modern/industrial mix is a great set for any small office area of the house. Our favourite bit of this is the steel hairpin legs. A great touch to match the detailing on the chair.

Find it here: Etsy

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Pottery Heart Bowls

By JDWolfePottery

These little nesting heart bowls are cute and come with a range of different uses. They can be used in the kitchen for dips and crisps or in the bedroom to hold jewellery and little bits.

Find it here: Etsy

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Agate Coasters

By GeodeInTheRough

These stone slices work so well as a natural boost of colour to your room. Great little coasters that work as a great little gift too.

Find it here: Etsy

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Concrete Pendant Lamp

By LJLamps

This concrete lamp, made in Berlin, is delivered as a whole pendant perfectly in tact. It is then down to you break away sections to expose the wire and the light. (It does come with instructions) We love this idea! To think that everyone that orders it ends with a unique piece that they’ve had an input in making it!

Find it here: Etsy

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Polyhedron Geometric Table Lamp

By LightingAlchemy

“The metal geometric lampshade is inspired by Platonic icosahedron and it is made of metal nerves welded together.” These funky table lamps are the perfect accessory to a industrial style room.

Find it here: Etsy

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Grammer Pencil Set

By: NewtonAndTheApple

These pencils are slightly different to the above home accessories but we still love them… because we love all stationary. There are a load of variations of text on pencils from famous movie quotes to motivational words.

Find it here: Etsy

Hope you like them too!

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Autumn colour combinations

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Here are some warm colour combinations that match the crunchy leaves and other goodness of autumn. From a range of shades of orange to greens and purples. Autumn colours can be bright and welcoming as well as warm and cosy and we feel as if we’ve found some examples that really prove this point. Take a look for yourselves!

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Thanks for looking!

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Rugs!

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Rugs can easily add colour, pattern and soften any room. We’ve selected a range of rugs in different sizes, colours and prices that would work in various styled rooms.

Ikea 

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Find them here: Blue £19.50, Striped £150 and Yellow £160

H&M

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Find them here: Rectangles £29.99, Colour blocks £29.99 and Palm tree £19.99

We love all the rugs at H&M !

Urban Outfitters 

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Find them here: Dip dye £150 , Maude Triangle £100 and Hana Kilim £75

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Find them here: Watercolour £95 – £340 , Stripes £80 – £220 and Pebbles £90 – £250

Argos

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Find them here: Teal £26.99 , Grey £154.99 and Venice £189.99

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6 Etsy Items we love

Here are some of our current top shops and items from the glorious world of Etsy!

Sarah Benning’s Contemporary Embroidery 

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We follow Sarah’s work on Instagram and love the items that she makes! Such cute little embroidered  scenes!

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The Map Lab

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We’ve seen plenty of scratch off maps on the high street recently, but none with this beautiful antique feel to them!

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Lamp shades from Emily Jepps

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These screen printed lamp shades are adorable. Emily has a small range to offer but we love each one!

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Bertie’s Closet 

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These laptop and iPad sleeves are patterned and colourful – they are the perfect accessory to your office. Handy and cute!

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NPCreativeAU Concrete and 3D printed plant pots

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We love finding different ways to display our succulents and think that the 3D printed geometric shapes available in this shop are perfect!

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Letterlyy’s teepees

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Cotton teepees. Adorable little tents perfect for little ones to create their own little hideaways!

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And of course don’t forget our shop!

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Spring time!

Here are a few simple ways to add colour and a spring feel to your home!

Flowers! (of course)

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Flowers are the perfect symbol of spring. But try to mix up what you display them in. Keep the colours light and bright!

Paint your front door! 

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Add a splash of colour to the front of your house. When thinking about painting your door don’t forget that painting your interior doors is also a great way to get that extra colour into your home.

Fresh new bedding

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Getting new colour into the bedroom is easy with new bedding. No need to paint the whole room or change the furniture. These are two of our bright and airy favourites!

Left – Cactus print set from Urban Outfitters. Right – STRANDKRYPA from Ikea.

Get some print and colour into your home

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Any thing that adds colour and pattern to your home gives it a spring feel. Here are a few more examples! Including our wallpaper!

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New Years Eve Party Inspiration

With Christmas nearly out of the way it is time to start thinking about New Years Eve!

Here are a few of our favourite ideas for decorating ready for the night. Perfect for a quiet family occasion or full on party!

Balloons!

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Balloons are simple and versatile decorations for New Years Eve! Fill them with glitter or confetti or cover the outside. Make a balloon ceiling or use helium to float them around. Use them as a countdown for 12 or attach photographs to the ribbon. Plenty of ideas!

Backdrops!

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Everybody loves taking photographs on New Years Eve, here are some pretty simple ways to make an interesting backdrop for your festive images.

Party Favours!

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A great way to decorate the table is with party favours. Whether this is little bottles of champagne or with little bags or jars. Include party hats, blowers, sparklers, straws, sweets, balloons, fortune cookies (see below) or little gifts.

To The Past

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We think a great tradition on New Years Eve is to look back over the year and think of all the good times. Here is a little game that you can download and print to get people talking about the year. If you’re having a group of people that you know extremely well over, then you can also make a little quiz of the year. Use little facts (good and bad) that most people will know and will get a reaction.

Available: www.aliceandlois.com/new-years-game-free-printable/

To The Future

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We love the idea of a memory jar! We are going to make one for the family this year. Fill it with little things that happen through the year and open it the next New Years Eve! We are going to put our New Year resolutions in ours too. Making little paper fortune cookies are a cute way to get little inspirations and support for the New Year.

Happy Decorating and Happy New Year!

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6 Etsy Items We Love

Here are six Etsy items that we currently love!

1 – These cloud lights!

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Perfect for a nursery, although they’re pretty awesome I’d have them in my room!

Found here: Cloud lighting by LilSpaces

2 – This strapped mirror

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The way this mirror is cradled by the leather strap is oddly satisfying. The perfect fit makes the hang of this mirror something we want in our home.

Found here: NOBI Strapped Mirror by NotoriousBadger

3 – A glass terrarium

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Terrariums always feature in this kind of blog post. They’re just so pretty and the perfect way to get flowers in the home.

Found here: Glass Terrarium by Leosklo

4 – This handmade blanket ladder

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This doesn’t have to have blankets on it for it to be a piece in your home. Even just looping the fairy lights onto it makes it a great addition to a room.

Found here: Blanket Ladder by BirchAndBeard

5 – Mid-Century Ercol Dinning chairs

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These minty dinning chairs are fresh, colourful and fun. Perfect for a mid-century modern style dinning room.

Found here: Mid-Century Chairs by HannahGDesign

6 – Mid-century modern retro beside table

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This retro bedside table is adorable and would look good in any bedroom!

Found here: Retro Bedside Table by Habitables

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Halloween DIYs!

The spooking hour is nearly upon us so, over the next few weeks, we will be posting some crafty little creepy DIY decorations. First up is a collection of simple but effective themed makes for the home.

Spiders and webs!

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Take a black plastic bin bag and cut it up to make this bold black spider web design. Stick some plastic spiders to your candles or anywhere in the house to add instant spookiness! This string spiders web is a little more intricate – but its just a few knots! Look up how to make a spiders web or dream catcher online for this DIY.

Ghosts!

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Ghosts are a staple for any halloween decorating. The first idea here is to draw ghoulish faces on ping pong balls, put them on fairy light and add a little mesh fabric. Instant glowing ghosties. The middle image shows a really fun way of getting some movement into the decorations, by cutting a spiral piece of paper and unraveling it you can create these floating wonders. The last it a very cute and seasonal option. Painting some of those lovely autumn leaves!

Skeletons!

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The use of string works so well for this skeleton make. On a black canvas (you may need to paint it black) stick pins through the canvas in a skull shape. Then wind sting around the pins to fill in the skeleton. Remember to leave out the eyes, nose and mouth! For the next skeleton wind some wire into a rough body shape. Wrap this with thin gauze to create these little mummys that can be shaped into any position. Finally and simple draw on latex gloves, stuff them with a material such as toilet roll and light them from behind.

Other Creepy Crafts…

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The final three DIYs don’t really fit into any categories. These are great for a more sophisticated soirée! The first is a frosted wine glass with some little ghosts and text painted on and filled with fairy lights. The middle DIY looks a little tricky.. but it would look SO good. The final idea to create these gothic looking candles by melting crayons down standard candles. Do this with red crayons to create blood dripped candles!

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