HIBS100 Home and Interiors Edit

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Thanks to all of you who’ve already linked up this month, we’ve been browsing all your lovely ideas and getting lots of brilliant inspiration.

Today’s post is all about the home and interiors side of things. I’m sorely in need of a magic wand myself at the moment, to wave over my own sitting room. I can’t quite put my finger on the problem, but it’s looking tired. Nothing that couldn’t be sorted by lashing out ££££ on a new sofa and curtains, no doubt, but are there any less pricey ways of injecting a bit of new life? It turns out there are – I was really glad to see the post on 5 easy ways to transform your living room from Ruth at Craft with Cartwright:

I’m definitely going to try suggestion number 5, move your furniture around. Not only is it free, but it’ll give me a bit of exercise too. Result.

Next to catch my eye was a post from Anne Marie of Very Me Interiors who’s just taken a radical step with her patio. After an accident with a paint pot showed her just how well paint sticks to patio slabs (!) she decided to take the plunge and revamp the lot on purpose – adding a sprinkle of ordinary craft glitter to the mix. The result is this stylish and rather sophisticated look:

Wow! Looks fabulous and the glitter should catch the summer sun nicely. What a great outdoor family space.

What have you been up to this month? Don’t forget to link up and show us. And have any of your finest design moments been inspired by an accident? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us at @HIBS100.

Alice Cullerne Bown is a blogger, author, journalist and fanatical cushion-plumper. She spent much of her childhood creating room sets in shoe boxes and now attempts to style her real-life home, despite the best efforts of her husband, two children, two stepchildren and two cats. She is addicted to home makeover shows and likes to Hoover while watching Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. She blogs at DD's Diary, www.dulwichdivorcee.com, and you can catch her on Twitter at @DDsDiary

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