My Spring Fashion Finds

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I have spoken briefly about the fact that I have been on a weight loss journey the past year. I have lost almost four stone through eating well and finding a love for regular exercise and have gone from an unhappy size 18 to a work in progress size 12. I feel so much better and above all much more energetic and happy, while I still have a way to go but I am proud of how far I have come. After surviving lockdown dressed in the few pieces of activewear I had purchased, my thoughts turned to a spring wardrobe sort out, it was not long before I realised that nothing I owned last year fit any more. I made it my mission to list all of my clothes that no longer fit on Ebay and this is what has allowed me to be able to have a cheeky splurge on some new pieces for spring which I thought I would share with my readers. If you are looking for some easy to wear, high street pieces then I hope this post brings you some ideas. I hope you love my recent finds as much as I do!

I will start with a classic staple, the denim shirt dress. I shared this dress on my Instagram Stories last week and was inundated with link requests. Super comfy and easy to dress up or down. This beauty is from ASOS and is currently out of stock, I have found an almost identical River Island one that I love, click here. Alternatively this H&M dress is gorgeous. If you would like to keep an eye out for this dress being re- stocked the product code is 1747037.

Another from my ASOS haul, I just know I will wear this lightweight, mint, shirt dress to absolute death! The colour is gorgeous and it looks great either with or without a belt.

Click Here for the Dress.

Now this is something I would previously not have had the confidence to buy. I absolutely love this puff sleeve, belted playsuit and cant wait to wear it in the summer. The pockets are what sold it to me! I have also worn the belt with other outfits because it is the perfect summer belt. Total bargain and in the sale too! Click here for this beauty.

The hunt for the perfect white blazer was not one without it’s struggles…. and A LOT of returns! This beauty was from H&M and I love the more tailored style. I found with height not being on my side I looked like I was drowning in a lot of blazers.

I am loving these H&M jeans, they are a great colour for spring and the slim fit mom style is more flattering on me than some more baggy style jeans.

Picture the scene, it’s the 21st June, the world has opened up again and Mummy is going out for drinks! I couldn’t not buy this dress! The colour, the fabric, the style, I love it. I teamed it with this metal belt which I know I will wear loads, the perfect way to glam up any outfit. I have just seen H&M have another style in the same fabric, linked here.

I love an item that is multi season and this gorgeous skirt does not disappoint. While spring florals normally only work seasonally, the orange tones mean that this skirt would be a staple teamed with tights, boots and a leather jacket during A/W too. The fit is perfect, nipping in the waist and the light fabric is perfect for summer. I have teamed this with trainers buy can’t wait to crack the sandals out.

Another one I shared on my Instagram Stories last week, this dress is perfect for spring. Slightly thicker in material than the other denim shirt, I love this teamed with my Veja trainers for a casual spring look.

These linen blend dresses were shared to death online last year and it’s no wonder. The perfect casual dresses, they are lightweight, the perfect length and super comfortable. I belted this white dress for a more dressed up look. I also have it in black as seen below. Really rate these and a total bargain.

I picked up this cute striped top from H&M, teamed with jeans or denim shorts this is perfect for bringing a touch of sunshine to any outfit.

I hope you enjoyed this little haul and I will share more pieces as I get them. You can check out other items I have my eye on in the ‘Fashion Finds‘ section of the blog.

Chynna x

Valentine’s Gift Ideas 2021

You might not be able to take your loved one out on a fancy dinner date this Valentine’s Day, but that does not mean you the show does not go on! I understand many of you may be a bit stumped for gift ideas this year so I have rounded up a collection of brilliant brands and services to shop with, so that you can make Valentine’s 2021 special. So whether you are buying for the Woman who has it all, the supportive BFF or a fussy husband, or maybe you are in the mood for food? There is something for everyone at the click of a button. Happy Shopping!

Holistic Silk Ultimate Sleep Set

We all know too well that the past year has been one that has brought challenges and stress to us all. That is why, giving a relaxing and holistic gift will be more welcome than ever this Valentine’s day. Holistic Silk offer an incredible range of products that target wellness, sleep and relaxation. With a timeless, classic and elegant design Holistic Silk, fuses expertise in textiles and alternative health with ergonomic design, luxury craftsmanship and proven remedies, to create a distinct range of products that deliver health, lifestyle and beauty benefits beyond their simple function. This Ultimate Sleep Set combines the best selling sleep heroes- A classic lavender eye mask and lavender eye pillow, beautifully designed, the perfect solution to not only create great sleep but to relax and calm at even the most trying times. Check out the Holistic Silk website and Instagram to discover more.

1 People Fashion and Accessories

1 People is a Danish sustainable, luxury fashion brand that designs effortlessly timeless looks for conscious-minded women. With a stunning range of timeless classics in a simplistic design, 1 People are on a mission to spread the word that comfort, style, sustainability and fair pricing do not have to be mutually exclusive. This stunning saddle bag is an example of the quality and on trend items available at 1 People. Made of an innovative and vegan alternative to leather, it comes with a removeable shoulder strap, well thought out compartments with lots of room to take you from day to night and an organic cotton dust bag to keep it looking it’s best at all times.1 People offer so much more, from tailored suits and dresses to underwear and accessories, all made from materials that are mindful of people and the planet. Look good, do good and feel good this Valentine’s. Treat yourself or a loved one and be sure to check out more from 1 People here.

Little Flicker Candles

I have made no secret of the fact that I am a total candle addict and consider myself quite the connoisseur and this beautiful candle from Little Flickers does not disappoint. Handmade to order by Lucie Hopley and her team, from pure soya wax, they use no artificial chemicals or paraffin, ensuring they are cruelty-free and environmentally- friendly. Each of these beautiful candles are hand-crafted so that they are all totally unique in their beautiful floral design. This Cemented Love candle is the perfect gift this Valentines, from the divine notes of Indian rose and musk to it’s unique and beautiful design using English rose petals, this candle has a real WOW factor and adds a touch of decadence to your Valentines gifting. The cement container compliments the pink petals perfectly and will look great in any home. Click here to shop the stunning range of candles, wax melts, reed diffusers, linen and room sprays, to suit every occasion.

Isle Of Paradise

Lockdown and winter months mean we are all feeling in need of a bit of glow this Valentine’s. Look no further than Isle Of Paradise for the perfect tan for all skin types. The perfect golden tan in a bottle, this infused water tan, mists onto the skin with no guide colour, which means no blocked pores and no transfer onto clothing or sheets….. no matter how steamy your Valentine’s turns out to be. The universally flattering, golden colour of Isle of Paradise gives the perfect colour time and time again while hydrating skin at the same time, something we could all do with a bit more of in the winter months.    The perfect duo, these multi-tasking, colour correcting tanning drops put you in total control of your glow. Suitable for use on both face and body, supercharge your skincare with ultra-hydrating coconut, chia seed, and avocado oil. Can be mixed with oils, serums, moisturisers, and even foundation. Getting your paradise glow couldn’t be easier.

Alterna Love is in the Hair Box

Truly indulge her this Valentine’s with ALTERNA Caviar hair products. Super luxurious and made from premium formulas enhanced by the best that nature has to offer. The formulas are based upon the science of skincare and unlock the rejuvenating potential of haircare. All products are chemical free and the range includes products for restructuring bond repair, ​​replenishing moisture, smoothing anti-frizz and multiplying volume to name a few. With a wide range of products to address all hair concerns, Caviar offers sophisticated indulgent rituals for hair that is a beautiful expression of you. The Caviar experience creates sensorial rituals that indulge your senses while deeply rejuvenating your hair to reflect your timeless essence.  The Love is in the hair box makes for a fantastic Valentines gift and the luxurious products will get to work instantly, leaving her feeling totally pampered. I noticed an instant sleek shine from the first wash and can feel huge improvement in the health of my hair. Find our more from the fabulous range here.

Slow Age Bath Essence

We may not be able to get to the spa right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the spa home! Energise your skin, revealing a brighter, more vital complexion with this luxurious bath essence from Slow Ageing Essentials. Laced with mood shifting and body caressing properties. This exquisite essential and botanical oil de-stresser will reinvigorating senses and top up mental and physical energy levels while skin cells are renewed and replaced with brighter, smoother new ones. Treat the one you love to the ultimate pamper bath this Valentines.

José Eber Wet/ Dry Flat Iron

We all want effortlessly sleek hair but it often comes at the expense of our time. You can have it all with this José Eber wet/dry flat iron, the unique flat iron is designed to be used on both wet and dry hair and guarantees a silky-smooth finish and healthier hair using it’s impressive infrared technology. The tourmaline ceramic plates heat up super quickly and evenly, allowing the user to create a sleek look with ease while keeping hair healthy due to tourmaline being less damaging than ceramic. The sleek rose gold design and impressive features mean these would make a great gift this Valentine’s.

Owl and The Pussycat

Nestled in the lovely Stockbridge, Hampshire, Owl & The Pussycat boutique offer an amazing range of ladies’ fashion, jewellery, home accessories, men’s gifts and childrenswear. With an impressive selection of on trend, quality clothing, this boutique is the perfect place to shop for a loved ones Valentine’s gift. This stunning jumper is the most gorgeous vibrant pink colour, perfect for the big event. The soft material feels fantastic quality and the chunky knit style is perfect for chilly weather. Fabulous teamed with a pair of jeans and trainers or dress up with some jewellery and a pair of heeled boots for more of an evening look. Check out more from Owl & The Pussycat and be sure to follow their Instagram for more fabulous gift ideas.

Owl and The Pussycat Homewares

If home and fragrance is more their thing then you can find a fabulous range of candles, diffusers and more both online and in store at Owl & The Pussycat boutique. I love the unique and on trend design of these candles, the gold detailing on the glass will make a statement in any home while making it smell great, they really do pack a delightfully scented punch, at a very reasonable price.

L’ABU skincare

I first discovered L’abu skincare last year and it is safe to say I have been obsessed since. Created by a mother and daughter duo with an Italian heritage (who seem to be defying age themselves, may I add), these ladies have created uncomplicated skincare, rich in natural ingredients that will give incredible results. The perfect taster kit for Valentine’s, this Powerful Organic Anti Age Trio will make a fabulous gift for your loved one of any age. The key bio-active ingredients in these wonder products are vegan friendly, organic and totally luxurious. Targeting fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, skin tone, clarity and hydration, this brilliant set has everything she needs to transform her skin. Give the gift of great skin, order yours here and be sure to check out L’abu Skincare on Instagram for offers and updates.

Ignium Candle Co

Cambridgeshire based Ignium Candle Co have created this gorgeous Valentines Gift Box. Featuring favourites from their fabulous range, the box includes one of their best selling soy candles, botanical soy melts with real rose petals and vegan handmade soaps, all beautifully boxed for the perfect Valentines treat. All Ignium candles are made with 100% soy wax, meaning they are totally cruelty free, eco friendly and natural. I was really impressed with how well thought out the scents were in this collection, soothing, calming and relaxing in fragrance, the perfect aromas for a Valentine’s gift. The Amantes box is a great way to help your home fragrance loving, loved one discover sustainably sourced, beautifully scented products. Add a personal touch to your gifting with a personalised message.

St Moriz Rapid Tans

The perfect product for Valentine’s prep or a great Galentine’s gift for a girlfriend, St Moriz is loved and trusted by many. With fast tan, you can have a perfect glow all year round. With many of us strapped for time, juggling work, home schooling and other challenges, 1 hour tan is a great way to ensure you don’t compromise on yourself. The impressive mist will develop in as little as 1 hour for a light sun-kissed shade, 2 hours for a golden glow or 3+ hours for a deeper, darker bronzed tan. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also super easy to apply, with a 360° spray that can be sprayed in all directions, including upside down.  The perfect way to add some moisture in to your tan routine the Fast Tan Lotion has a guide colour makes it super easy to see where you have applied the lotion, helping you to achieve a streak-free finish and avoid any tanning mishaps. Added Aloe Vera & Vitamin E provide moisture to the skin, helping to keep your tan looking flawless and glowing for days.

Dr PAWPAW Mini Nude Collection

You can’t go wrong giving the gift of a wonder product like DrPAWPAW. These miracle tubes can be used for everything from lip and cheek colour to cuticle care and insect bites! Lip care meets colour and condition, Dr.PAWPAW’s Original, Peach Pink and Rich Mocha balms are full of pawpaw, aloe vera and olive oil. The multiple uses for these wonder balms don’t end and truly are a gift that will keep on giving. For perfectly soft, kissable lips and oh so much more, you can find your perfect PAWPAW product here.

José Eber HST 3 in 1 Clipless Curling Iron

I love a wonder product that does more than one thing and this José Eber 3 in 1 curling iron is no one trick pony. From big and bouncy to smaller waves and even tight curls the José Eber Clipless Curling Iron creates flirtatious curls that are smoother, shiner, frizz-free and longer lasting! Making it super simple to transform your look while reducing the amount of damage caused by traditional curling irons. The innovative clipless design provides consistent and even heat for faster styling without causing creased or crimped ends. The curling wands are easy to change and simple to use. A guaranteed hit for her this Valentine’s.

Scentered Love Aromatherapy Balm

Wellbeing gifts are going to be very welcome this Valentines, this Love Wellbeing Aromatherapy Balm from Scentered is the perfect pick me up for your loved one. LOVE  is a warm, romantic blend that stimulates the emotions to enhance sensuality and emotional connectivity. Feel connected physically and emotionally, the woody oriental scent is a crowd pleaser, with top notes of Orange and Clove, heart-warming Rose and Ylang Ylang, wrapped in rich base notes of grounding and calming Patchouli to help rebalance and reconnect emotionally. Using 100% natural, essential oil based Aromatherapy Balm that can be carried with you, anywhere you go.

Lido Pearls

When it comes to Valentine’s gifts you just can’t beat a timeless classic. With a huge range of incredible pearl jewellery, Lido Pearls is the home of all things beautiful with their ranges of stunning jewellery. I was lucky enough to photograph some of the beautiful Valentine’s pieces recently and I can wholeheartedly say that any Woman would be incredibly thrilled to receive a piece from Lido Pearls. See more here.

The Facelet

Despite the fact that I never thought I would see a day that I would be writing about masks, it is clear that they are here to stay! So wear your mask in style with these revolutionary masks from Facelet. With a huge range of stylish designs to suite every taste, not only are Facelet super stylish, you can also fasten them to your wrist when they are not in use to create cute wristwear. With impressive safety features like 3 layers of premium anti bacterial fabric and reusable material this gift will keep on giving. Make misplacing your mask a thing of the past and wear yours with style. Check out the fantastic range available here.

The Hair Boss Illuminate

Abit of TLC is a must for Valentine’s day. Whether you are having a date night at home or a galentines pamper you will love The Hair Boss. Transform dull lack-lustre locks using The Clear Shine Gloss a semi-permanent treatment that helps revitalise all hair colours without changing the tone, giving salon quality shine at home. The transparent, universal formula smoothes the cuticle of the hair which is followed by The Conditioning Milk to seal in the shine and add moisture. The result, beautifully bright, salon-fresh shine!

Glo32 Teeth Whitenining System

The perfect white smile is the perfect way to lift someone you love. Glo 32 is formulated with Coconut Oil for a healthy way to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Double your Glo with the Advanced Whitening System Kit, this includes a 14 day treatment of Advanced Whitening Strips to lift your smile, and the Advanced Whitening Stilo for on the go whitening. I love teeth whitening strips to freshen up my smile in a quick, convenient and mess free way. Get yours here.

Nike Underwear

Give the gift of style and comfort with Nike Mens underwear. Crafted with soft, stretchy microfibre material that makes for a perfect fit and an incredibly comfortable wear for a truly luxe feel. The staple Nike Dri-FIT technology component adds support, odour and sweat management and work to prevent chafing. The Elite Micro Trunks are the new gym bag must haves and the best Valentine’s Day gift for your fitness obsessed loved one, providing fantastic support and comfort whilst working out. Available in a fabulous range of colours styles.

The Bluebeards Revenge

On a mission to provide all-conquering shave, beard, hair and body products to men all over the world, The Bluebeards Revenge have a fantastic range of great products and gifts for Him this Valentines day. This Orginal Blend Eau De Toilette offers a masculine scent that opens with the citrusy notes of Sicilian bergamot and the vibrancy of Ligurian basil. At the heart you will find a bold blend of jasmine, black tea and water mint. Rich base notes include the woody tones of Madagascan vanilla, highlighted by classic sandalwood and patchouli for a smooth finish. I am particularly impressed with the longevity of this product, guaranteed to be a hit this Valentine’s Day.

The Clear Confidence Company

Clear Confidence are on a mission to eliminate plastic from their fabulous range and pride themselves on offering a wide selection of high-quality vegan personal care products. This bamboo handled re-usable razor is crafted lovingly from ethically sourced highly-sustainable bamboo and would make a great give for both Him or Her, offering a luxe shave every time. Perfect for him, not only does this shaving brush boast excellent performance, but it also looks the part while being perfectly designed for any gentleman seeking out an authentic shaving brush without the environmental impact or badger cruelty. Luxury products at great prices makes switching to environmentally friendly products feel like a real treat with Clear Confidence.

Nature Unite Drinks Bottle

Looking for a stylish drinks bottle that isn’t harmful to the environment? Nature Unite are on a mission to empower all people to be a part of the solution to keep our oceans blue and free from plastic pollution. Made for our oceans, this stylish bottle is made with Ocean-bound recycled plastic from Central America that has been diverted from entering our oceans. Pretty cool hey? Find out more and get yours here.

Personalised British Strawberry, Lavender and Honey Gin

Add a personal touch to a special treat with this Personalised British gin. By infusing together only the finest local ingredients this stunningly flavoured Gin tastes like sunshine, something we could all use a bit of in February. Using Honey sourced from Keepr’s very own apiaries and the finest British Strawberries this is a drink that twists the taste buds and warms the cockles with smooth, indulgent floral notes. The stunning vibrant colour and sleek design makes this a fantastic Valentines gift for your gin loving partner and will be a certain drinks cabinet favourite of mine moving forward! Check out more fantastic gift ideas from Prezzybox.

Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle

Chocolate is always a gift that is guaranteed to please, why not add some magic to your chocolate gifting with this impressive Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle. Made with smooth Belgian milk chocolate and packed full with chocolate covered honeycomb pieces inside, this heavenly combo will make the perfect treat this Valentine’s. The bottle comes with an adorable mini wooden hammer that you can use to smash the bottle and reveal the hidden treats. A great gift or something to share with a loved one this Valentine’s day ( although I won’t be sharing mine!) Shop more unique and delicious gifts from Prezzybox.

Four Roses Bourbon

Shopping for a bourbon lover? Or maybe for someone who is partial to a cocktail or three like myself? Born in the picturesque Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Four Roses Small Batch combines four of their distinct and loved Bourbon recipes to achieve exceptional balance. It’s beautiful rose bud shaped bottle with cut glass roses makes this a great gift for Valentines day. To celebrate Valentine’s day, Four Roses has created a new cocktail perfect for sharing with your loved one, The Lawrenceburg combines it’s gorgeous small batch bourbon with cranberry juice, lime, sugar syrup and ginger beer to create a perfect Valentine’s cocktail. Sounds amazing right! Order yours here.

The Secret Garden Gin Co

A gift guaranteed to make the ones you love, smile. This gin gift set from Scottish craft distillery, Old Curiosity is distilled with botanicals grown in the distillery’s Secret Herb Garden, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Apothecary Rose Gin is my personal favourite and offers a familiar Turkish Delight flavour whilst the Pink Elderflower and Jasmine satisfies a sweeter tooth, but without the sugar! The Secret Garden is an award-winning herb nursery with over 600 naturally grown and tended varieties of herbs and flowers which are picked, dried and distilled by hand, to deliver the pure essence of nature. The perfect gift to lift spirits and taste the promise of spring. Get yours here.

A Pizza Making Date Night With Birtelli’s

Bring the restaurant home this Valentine’s day with Birtelli’s artisan at home pizza kits. Independent pizzeria Birtelli’s have created a gourmet make-your-own pizza kit, which is now available for delivery nationwide! Delivered fresh to your door, in environmentally-friendly packaging, Birtelli’s pizza kits give you the chance to craft your own stone-baked Birtelli’s pizza at home, using the same restaurant-quality dough, and premium British ingredients used by the chefs on site. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire, the family-run pizzeria boasts Michelin Starred chef Paul Foster (Salt) as its Executive Chef, and prides itself on the quality and provenance of it’s ingredients. All Birtelli’s pizza ingredients are carefully selected by Paul and the team, using their network of award winning farms and producers across the UK to bring the best ingredients possible directly from farm to slice. We had a fantastic time creating our pizzas, the ingredients were fresh and luxurious in quality. The pizzas we made were packed with delicious flavours and had a restaurant feel. The pizzas making boxes are extremely reasonable in price and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a hands on, fun and unique way to spend Valentines. Simply click here and select your pizza flavours and you will receive your order either next day or on your chosen date. We will certainly be ordering again very soon!

Willie’s Cacao

Chocolate is always a yes from me when it comes to gifts. Willie’s Cacao have a fantastic choice of decadent and indulgent treats, perfect for gifting or as a sharing treat… if you really love them! With hand crafted Marc de Champagne dark chocolate truffles, raspberry truffles with raspberry liquid centres and even a Golden Pod, containing sea salt caramel pearls, there really is something for everyone in the Willies Cacao Valentines collection.

Mermaid Gin Mini Set

Small but perfectly formed, this trio of divine Mermaid minis is a guaranteed hit for Valentine’s. Showcasing three beautifully detailed bottles, there is something to tickle all taste buds, from the strawberry hint of the pink gin, the fresh and zingy aromas of the classic or the delicately salty kiss of the vodka. Smooth yet complex with a hint of sea air, The Isle Of Wight distillery is known and loved for their unique taste, intricately designed bottles and 100% recyclable packaging. The perfect way to sample a bit of everything. Get yours here.

Dr Trouble Artisan Sauces

Spice up Valentines this year with Dr Trouble’s Artisan sauces. Handmade in small batches in Zimbabwe, this independent brand produces two incredible flavours. The Oak Smoked Chilli Sauce is the milder of the two, with a deep smoked flavour and a zingy punch, this sauce works perfectly to add the wow factor to any Valentines meal. The African Lemon Chilli (medium-hot) is fresh and fiery and leaves you wanting more. All Dr Trouble products are ethically sourced, completely natural, vegan, organic and gluten free. These sauces can be used on their own as hot sauce for the spice lovers and are also versatile and produce a unique depth of flavour when used in recipes. The perfect addition to romantic dinner dates. Available at Amazon and here at Dr Trouble.

Buy A Gift Box Of Indulgence Hamper

We may not be able to go out this Valentine’s but you and your partner can enjoy the perfect indulgent night in with one of the many at home gifting options from Buy A Gift. Buying for a loved one? Surprise someone special with this delightfully indulgent food and wine hamper. They can enjoy a glass of rich Chilean Merlot with a box of chocolates, a delicious bag of hand-cooked crisps, moreish chocolate and caramel fudge, delicious nuts and more. Indulge in an assortment of sweet and savoury goodies, packed within a decorative gift box and delivered straight to your recipient’s door! Check out some fantastic at home gift ideas from Buy a Gift here.

This blog post features items gifted for review purposes. All words, opinions and photographs are my own.

Transforming Our Living Space With MuralsWallpaper

What can a mural do for my space?

Everyone has a wall that they have no idea what to do with, a problematic blank space, a large blank canvas, a wall for which you cannot seem to find a purpose. It’s blankness is an ocean of possibilities but perhaps it seems too daunting to decide what to do with it. A mural feature wall is the perfect way to give any room a wow factor, a great way to introduce a key colour into a neutral space while adding texture and interest to your room.

Look no further than MuralsWallpaper to transform your space with style. MuralsWallpaper offer an incredible selection of murals, patterns and photo wallpapers to suit all ages and styles. Challenging the boundaries of what wallpaper can do by offering pioneering designs, their wallpaper murals are designed to complement any home decor style. We chose this Adhere, concrete effect paper to create a dramatic wall that adds a look of texture and depth against a neutral colour palette. The mural features a faux cement texture effect that will give your wall a rustic yet stylish appearance. This wallpaper offers a subtle and neutral block colour style, which is significantly enhanced by its rough faux cement appearance.

How Do I order mine?

The ordering process could not be more simple! We simply measured our wall and added the measurements into the calculator to create our custom fit mural. The design team make the mural to fit any size or shape of wall. Once you send the requirements to the design team, they send a mock-up of your wall mural before they produce it. The mural arrived quickly and well packaged.

Was it hard to hang?

After some bad experiences in the past, my husband was a bit sceptical about using any kind of wallpaper or mural. After reading about the simplistic process of using a MuralsWallpaper and falling in love with their fabulous designs I set upon my mission to change his mind! Of course, my powers of persuasion worked their magic and he agreed! The Mural arrived promptly and packaged in a nifty tube to keep it safe and pristine. Included in the tube was a fantastic step by step guide which was easy to follow and made hanging the mural an absolute breeze! The whole installation was faultless and we are thrilled with our mural. Here’s how we did it….

How we did it

The first steps we took were in preparation, we ensured the wall was smooth, clean and completely dry. Our wall was imperfect with old plaster, but we took steps to ensure that the wall was filled where needed and smooth from sanding. This handy guide on the MuralsWallpaper website helped us identify how best to prepare our wall surface for the mural. To begin the installation, we rolled out a section of paper and used the handy cutting lines provided to create our first drop. The drops are numbered and roll out staggered in a way that the tops and bottoms of the drops match. We then brushed on ‘paste the wall’ paste ready to apply the first strip. Unlike so many wallpapers, the paper was thick and robust so there was no fear of tearing while fitting. You can be assured that all of MuralsWallpaper murals are created using British paper sourced from FSC regulated forests. They also use water- based links so are environmentally friendly. Every wallpaper is made to order which is great for the environment, keeping waste to an absolute minimum.

We had cables in place to fit wall lights once the wallpaper installation was complete, we made a small slit in the paper to pull these cables through carefully. We repeated the process across the whole wall and could not believe how quickly we finished, the whole wall took less than an hour and a half including a tea break!

The Wall Lights fitted
Adding accessories to the wall
The wall creates a great backdrop for blue accessories

As you can see the mural creates the perfect feature backdrop for our living space. I added hints of blue in my accessories to compliment the colour of the wallpaper. I am thrilled with the finished look and can’t fault our experience with MuralsWallpaper. From the ordering process to the installation, MuralsWallpaper truly have made creating unique and stylish looks super simple and affordable. With a fabulous range of designs from funky florals to textured looks there is something for every space. I hope you love it as much as we do!

This post contains gifted items however all words and opinions are my own.

Chynna x