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Decorating your home to make it bright and happy needn’t be expensive. Here are my 5 Top tips on how to brighten your home with colours on a budget.

I always go back to these 5 decor tricks and it works.

Tip number 1 – Colourful cushions. 

By placing a mix of colourful cushions on any sofa, will give the room an instant lift. The heart and HAPPY cushions are from Bombay Duck London.

You can buy inexpensive colourful cushions from Homesense too. Tip number 2 –  Colourful art prints.

You don’t have to go to an art gallery to buy an original oil painting or  expensive work of art. You can get a similar effect with these colourful art prints.

The 2 abstract art prints in the bottom corners are by Jessica Ford, the headphones print are by The Native State and the H Heart print is by Lorna Freytag. home with colours on a budget Here you see the colourful cushions and art prints together. Tip number 3 – Colourful flowers

I’m so pleased that Tulips are now in season. They are one of my favourite flowers and I’ve written a post on how to care for them if you are interested.

Flowers always add an instant impact of happiness to a space and a relatively inexpensive way to add colour too. How does this make you feel? Tip number 4 – A coloured vase.

I absolutely adore this blue vase from the Relae collection by Nicholai Wiig for Raawi. They come in a variety of jewel colours. Makes me feel so happy looking at this. home with colours on a budget Tip number 5- A colourful rug.

I always go for rugs from Pappelina because the designs are beautiful, colours are vibrant and the quality is so good. I know they will stand the test of time. home with colours on a budget So, here you can see all of my 5 top tips in action on how to brighten your home with colours on a budget. What do you think?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. x

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. Products featured are gifts).

Small living room How to style a small living room.

Following on from my recent post on how to create a flexible Room for Living using John Lewis and Partners furniture, I thought I’d show you how they can be moved around flexibly to needs.

I’ve recently started doing workouts in my small living room, a small but positive step towards getting fit.

To create space for working out, I’ve moved my Design Project by John Lewis coffee table off the carpet. It was handy that the table was light and slim, so fitted perfectly between the rug and fireplace without looking obtrusive.

Talking about the rug, I adore my new Tora rug from John Lewis and partners.

It’s so soft and has made my workout  (especially sit ups) less punishing.

It’s also a great spot for the family to sit whilst playing board games on the weekend. If you recall from my last post, I had a console table where the sofa is now in this small living room.

It’s in my hallway at present, to make room for my Design Project by John Lewis shelf unit. small living room Now back to the shelves.

After work or on weekends , I usually like to unwind by leafing through my collection of hardback books on interiors, travel and food.

I have a huge collection of books ( which incidentally I also use as props for photo shoots). The Design Project by John Lewis shelf is so stylish and elegant. It was the perfect solution for storing and displaying my book collection. Here’s a better view of the shelf. My dining table and chairs are the only pieces that have stayed in their original spot. 

How do you like this new configuration in my small living room?

It’s great that all these pieces of John Lewis and Partners furniture allow for such flexibility in the way we live.

The key to living flexibly in this small space is to buy quality furniture that can have multiple uses, is light enough to move around, and of course looks beautiful too.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Wishing you a wonderful day. x

( All photography and styling are by Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with John Lewis and Partners.)

decorate your home with art How to decorate your home for a happy Summer vibe.

Wow! We had amazing sunshine in London this weekend as the clocks changed to Summer time.

The weather made me so happy that I wanted to reflect the outdoors inside my home too.

Firstly, what better place to style a Summer vibe than around my sunshine yellow sofa right? Secondly, I thought I’d add a new gallery wall curated from Posterlounge.

The cool thing about Posterlounge is that they have an amazing collection of artwork that suit all tastes.

You can even get your artwork in canvas, on wood, Alu-dibond or even as a wall sticker. Here are my selections close up. What do you think? The top left print is called Absolute Face by The Usual Designers, next to it is Mikado by Tracie Andrews, the yellow green one is called Planets by Okimido. decorate your home for Spring The smaller sized art prints on the bottom row are all from Okimido too. I love how the art works complement the cushions and rug so well. This is definitely one of my happy spots at home now. What do you think? Do the colours make you feel happy and optimistic. If you say yes, then my job is done.  Imagine snuggling up here with a cup of tea and a book to read.

I really love yellow at the moment, and I think my love for it has reflected in the prints I have selected. If you fancy exploring Posterlounge’s site to decorate your home with a happy gallery wall, then you can get 15% off until 14th April 2019. All you have to do use this code LIBIBE15 at checkout.

Finally, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that it has inspired you to decorate your home to create a Summer vibe.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, and here’s to more sun filled days, because sunshine makes us happy right? ( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan (aka me), editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Posterlounge, but all selections and opinions are my own).

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