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Amanda Pollard added this to 11 Ways Your Home Can Make You Happier26 July 2016

Connect with your neighboursWhat really makes most of us happy are our relationships with other people. By making friends with your neighbours, you’ll be able to nurture those relationships every time you’re at home. Make the effort to start a conversation every time you see your neighbours, offer to water their plants while they’re away and invite them round for a cuppa. Before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to turning your street into a real community.Discover ways to nurture a happy neighbourhood

Lara Watson added this to Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Living Room16 February 2016

Fashion a throwDraping a smart new throw over an armchair is a simple way to add colour or pattern to your living room. This is a fairly quick project if you can already knit or crochet and use a large hook or needles and a chunky yarn. However, you can also make a no-sew throw very easily using two sheets of fleece. It doesn’t fray, so it’s super-easy to work with.Use one patterned and one plain fleece sheet, which your local haberdashery can cut to your desired size. Lay the sheets on top of each other and smooth out the wrinkles, making sure they’re exactly the same size. Trim if necessary. Cut a 10 x 10cm square at all four corners of the double fleece. Next, cut out 10cm strips along all fours sides at 2cm intervals to create fringing. Fold back each fringe strip at the 10cm mark and cut a small vertical slit into the middle of each fringe on the fold. To join your two sheets together, pull the end of each fringe strip under and through its slit to create non-bulky knots all the way around. You’ll get a look like this blanket, only the fringe will be a bit chunkier.

Cheryl Freedman added this to Feel Good Home: 12 Fresh Updates to Get Ready For Spring11 February 2015

Cosy up with a smart blanketBanish boring beige blankets and try sourcing one you positively enjoy huddling under. A lovely blanket can turn an ordinary armchair into a special seat. This woolly throw adds a jolt of sky blue to this pale cottage parlour, and goes brilliantly with crisp white. Settle down and tuck into tea and scones as you wait for spring.

Jo Simmons added this to Decorating: How to Gently Bring a Cottage into the 21st Century1 October 2014

Install the latest fittingsWe may love the atmosphere of a cottage, but that doesn’t mean we have to forgo modern comforts to live in one! Mod cons such as central heating and sound electrics are essential in a 21st century home, but you can go beyond simply modernising a cottage by seeking out highly contemporary items that work efficiently and bring little blasts of up-to-date design to your home. This vertical radiator is a great example. It makes excellent use of the narrow wall space and provides plenty of heat for this living room, while also introducing a shot of modernity.

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shelby1of4 added this to Living Room2 November 2020

vertical radiator and built in shelving.

Mary F added this to general ideas1 November 2017

vertical contemporary radiator in cottage setting

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