Dot and Blush Launch!

Dot and Blush Launch!

I am so excited to announce the launch of my online homewares business Dot and Blush. Being able to focus on my passion and love of interiors in to a business of my own has been a dream of mine for some time now and I am thrilled to share this with my readers. I have decided to. share my top ten products with you all, I hope you love them as much as I do!

Dot & Blush willow lantern is perfect for seeing out the last of those summer evenings in the garden or as a stunning table centrepiece.
Of course there had to be some Dalmatian print in the collection! Our cushions come with inserts for your convenience.
We can’t get enough of these gorgeous little tea light holders. The children say they look like peanut butter cups! I couldn’t decide on my favourite colour so decided to showcase them all!
Our faux forest fern trio are perfect for any vase for a calming and earthy look.
Our beautiful and unique hanging tea light holders are perfect for creating wow factor. Styled beautifully around the table, in the garden or at Christmas. A D&B must have!
Our scented candles are available in a delicious range of long lasting fragrances.
Our Large rattan tray is a best seller and the perfect multifunctional must have.
Available in a range of sizes and colour-ways, this hand made Dalmatian bunting is forecast to be a best seller. Custom made for you and your requirements by the talented Three Lil Ones.
These gorgeous stars are full of rustic charm and look great in any home,
Our Dot & Blush cushion range are all unique and chosen with love.

I hope you have enjoyed exploring my top 10 products. While it was hard to narrow them down I really enjoyed creating this post. To see more from our product range visit our website here. Don’t forget to follow us on socials for exclusive offers. As always thank you for your amazing support.

Chynna x

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

5 Ways To Enhance Natural Light In Your Home

5 Ways To Enhance Natural Light In Your Home

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With Autumn, Winter and shorter days just around the corner, I thought what better time than ever to start thinking about ways to beat the seasonal blues in the Home. Natural light is incredibly important for our overall mood, our health and for creating a homely living space. If you are keen to lighten up your home, read on to find out how to enhance the light already available and to bring more sunshine into your home this season.

Wall Colours

As much as I love dark décor and wall colours, they tend to absorb light, whereas light colours help reflect it. If you have been considering giving your space a refresh then what better time to explore brighter or lighter paints. Using satin finish paints instead of matte can help to bounce light around your room. There is nothing better than a crisp white ceiling to give the illusion of space and light so keep this in mind when re-decorating.

Mirrors

Accessorise your home with mirrors and reflective surfaces to bounce light around the room. This will create a feeling of airiness and brightness in your space. Mirrors are a budget friendly way of increasing natural light and making your rooms feel more spacious than they actually are, one of my favourite interior styling tricks!

Windows

Now this one may seem a bit ‘state the obvious’ but windows hold the key to letting natural light flood into your home. If you are in a position to be making home improvements before Winter arrives, look at adding French or bi folding doors to rooms, skylights to an extension or adding a conservatory. Many conservatory glass suppliers offer a vast range of glass options that provide year round benefits like energy saving and temperature control which is also incredibly beneficial when it comes to the change in seasons. If new windows aren’t in your scope or budget, don’t worry. There are small things which can be done to maximise the light levels that your current windows let in. First of all, make sure your windows are as clean as possible, dirty windows can block out a surprising amount of light. Opt for light coloured curtains or blinds as dark colours may absorb the light and be sure to open them fully each day.

Accessories

Mirrors are not the only home accessory that can bounce light around a room! Anything with a shiny or reflective surface will help your room appear lighter. Look to glossy finishes like tiles and worktops for optimum light enhancement. Winter is certainly the season to add touches of sparkle to your home, this too will help your space feel bright. Reach for metallics when choosing seasonal accessories and keep soft furnishings like rugs, throws and cushions light in colour.

Lighting Options

So this one isn’t entirely about using natural light but sometimes even nature might need a helping hand right? By adding soft lighting in awkward or particularly dark spaces, you can improve the overall lightness of a room and in turn this will help maximise natural light. A few well-placed and carefully selected light fixtures is one of the most effective ways to create a bright space. Try switching bulbs to Halogen, Halogen Bulbs are a type of incandescent that gives a close approximation of natural daylight. You can also buy light therapy lamps as a great addition to a bedroom. These are used to lift mood and protect against SADS by mimicking the sunlight.

This is a sponsored post however as always all words are of my own.