Home design, decor and DIY

Furnish your new home on the cheap

Furnish your new home on the cheap

Whether you have a child growing up and moving on to a new chapter or you’re moving home yourself, you probably want to furnish that new pad nicely using as little cash as possible. Here is The Working Parent guide to where the best bargains can be found. Selling sites eBay, Gumtree and Facebook selling

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Tips for staying cool in hot weather

Tips for staying cool in hot weather

Whether you’re jetting off to sunnier climes or making the most of the British summer, it can be a struggle to stay cool during the hot weather. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the summer without wishing the freezing temperatures of winter were already upon us. Clothing Lightly coloured cotton clothing is best

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Cheap decorating ideas

Cheap decorating ideas

Whether you live in a cosy flat or a huge mansion, everyone wants their home to look and feel good. Ideally, your décor should reflect your personality and make your property feel like home. If you are strapped for cash, don’t want to spend too much as you like to change your interior design often

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10 Tips For A Happy Home

10 Tips For A Happy Home

The way we populate, decorate and think about the space we inhabit can seriously affect our mood. The colours we choose, the things we place in our immediate environment and our attitude towards our home can leave us feeling bright and inspired, or gloomy and sad. If your home space would benefit from a little

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How to bag a charity shop bargain

How to bag a charity shop bargain

For years charity shops suffered the kind of reputation that meant many people wouldn’t be seen dead in one, never mind admit to wearing something they’d found there. But these days it’s positively chic to dress yourself in charity shop finds – and the bigger the bargain the better! But bagging a great bargain can

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Quick bathroom updates

Quick bathroom updates

Redecorating a bathroom can be an expensive and time-consuming job. All those tiles to remove, replace and grout, a whole new suite to plumb in and flooring to tackle as well. But if you’re happy with the basics – the walls, floor and suite – then you can easily update the look of your bathroom

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