Kitchens are the heart and soul of the house. You might sit down at the dining table with the whole family, but kitchen is where the delicious food is cooked. Food is what brings a whole family together. Whether guests or extended family, you would want the kitchen to look just as fabulous as the rest of the house.
As a mum, you may well be in primary command, for better or for worse, of how your house develops into a home. This role can have its downsides, but it also allows you the imaginative and creative freedom to do something a little different with floors, walls, rooms and furniture. Your priorities are likely to be twofold: to create the best space for your children to grow up in while at the same time keeping things as stylish as possible. Here are some tips, therefore, for creating the sort of interior that’s both safe and sleekly stylish.
As any parent will relate, keeping the kids toys tidy in the house can be hardwork. Making sure you have the right storage options and also making sure the toys are accessible to the children. We decided bunk beds saved us the best amount of space at the moment, as the children share a room. When we buy our own house and the children have their own bedrooms, this will not be the case. So I am starting to look at options that will be perfect for saving space.
Having the children share a bedroom is fine, but I like to make sure the bedding matches. If Isla has a particular style then Noah needs to have the same kind of style on his bed too. For example if Isla has a character, then Noah will have a character. I like things to look matching and our beds are the cosiest places, so it’s essential to get them looking perfect.
If you want to get more use out of your garden, lighting it properly will help you to do so. With the right lights, you will be able to continue to cook, eat, read and watch TV outdoors long after the sun has gone down. Plus, the kids will be able to continue to play in the garden for longer, after school. The cost of garden lighting fixtures has come down quite a bit, as has the cost of running them once they are installed. In fact, if you choose the right type of lights, they can literally cost you very little to run.
Moving to a new house is widely regarded as being one of the most stressful times a person can go through during their life. When there are kids involved, this can be considered even more true. Stress levels are high, money seems to be draining, and it seems like it might not be worth it. Yet you can turn moving into something that is a fond memory, rather than one associated with bad times. As long as you follow the right tips, you can turn the frowns in your family up into happy smiles, and make this a time to remember- for the right reasons.
A well groomed, nicely landscaped garden not only complements your property aesthetically, but also adds a touch of calmness and serenity to your space. The way you design and landscape your garden speaks volumes about your taste in design and inclination towards nature. As simple as it may seem, gardening and landscaping is a comprehensive task that requires investment of time, energy and money.
Your family home is a place of love and light. Not only will it allow for a beautiful childhood, but it will inform the memories your children craft during this time. They’ll cherish this for the rest of their life, so it could be considered quite important to get this right. Obviously, trying to forcefully inject memories can be unnatural and quite strange, so instead simply keeping your home as wonderful and beautiful as possible can help them understand they are loved, and allow for better personal development as they grow into adults.
Some simple tips to improve things around your home: obvious things too! I walk around the house all of the time thinking about what I can do to improve it. But I rarely think about the health implications of décor or issues with having certain decorations around the house. Here are some useful tips on how to improve things around your home and why:
A well-rested parent is a caregiver who’s “up for anything” – this is a lesson I’ve learned after becoming a Mummy. When I sleep well, I have so much energy to face whatever challenges the next day may bring. Rest is essential mainly when your children are very active, and you need to keep up with them. Husband too! If you’re sleep deprived, you simply won’t be up to the task. Maybe it’s time to upgrade your mattress.