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light cordless vacuum If you have lots of stairs at home, then I’m sure an ultra light upright cordless vacuum cleaner would come in handy, right?

We have 5 flights of stairs at home, so it’s often a struggle to lug a heavy vacuum cleaner up and down.

I have tried a few cordless options, some good, but not all perfect, hence I’ve always gone back to my old cord vacuum cleaner.

Here are some of my wish list for a perfect cordless vacuum cleaner :

1.It has to be light and easy to carry.

2.Doesn’t blow out gusts of air at my face as I vacuum.

3.Can be switched on and off easily without having to control a manual trigger.

4.Long lasting battery and easy to charge.

5.Suctions well without having to continuously vacuum the same area.

6.Has good capacity, so no need to keep emptying.

7. Beautiful design.

8.Has a stand to hold it upright. light cordless vacuum Introducing you to Halo’s capsule, an ultra light cordless vacuum cleaner.

One thing for certain, this is definitely the lightest cordless vacuum cleaner I have experienced.

How is that possible you might ask?

Well its body is made of ultra light carbon fibre. At just 2.6kg, it has made going up and down the stairs a breeze.

You can also remove the long metal tubing and attach the head to the main body for vacuuming the stairs. So, even lighter. light cordless vacuum I’m pleased to say that the Halo Capsule cordless vacuum cleaner doesn’t blow gusts of air out at my face as I vacuum, compared to other models that I’ve tried.

I’m also pleased to report that it can be kept switched on without the need to continuously press a manual trigger, so less hand strain. Charging my Capsule vacuum cleaner is easy and the charge has managed to last for a whole house vacuum.

One of the reasons why I have gone back previously to using my old cord vacuum cleaner is because the upright cordless ones don’t seem to have the same impressive suction power.

I think cordless uprights will never always have that sustained suctioning as with a cord version, but I must say I’ve been so far impressed with the Halo Capsule.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well it suctioned the dirt and dust from the floor.

Later on, I discovered you could increase the suction power further by activating its rotating brush system, but I think that feature is better for carpets ( and definitely don’t place your hands there to test when the brush is activated). As you can see, the Halo Capsule cordless vacuum is light enough even for my son to manoeuvre. No excuses for not helping with the household chores now right?

There is an excellent 1.6 litres capacity which means there’s no need to keep emptying in between vacuums. Emptying is also easy and less messy with its bag system.

Last but not least, it has a beautiful compact design that is elegant but not overly conspicuous. It would fit in nicely with any home style decor.

If I had to say a con, it would be that there is no stand to keep the vacuum upright but I’m sure that can be fixed in the future.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I wanted to give an as honest opinion as possible. I will be feeding back in 6 month’s time on this post. If you don’t hear, please do message me in a comment on this blog post.

Last but not least, if you fancy winning a Halo Capsule vacuum cleaner then keep an eye out for the giveaway on my Instagram @littlebigbell on Wednesday January 8th 2020.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan. Although this is a sponsored post, my opinions are my own).

dried flowers and foliage garlands christmas Deck the halls with boughs of Holly? Definitely no sight of Holly here, but dried flowers and foliage garlands with frosted baubles.

I’ve noticed Christmas 2019 seem to be about dried flowers and foliage garlands. Not only are they beautiful, but a sensible choice too, as they’ll last the test of time through the high traffic areas of the hallway, or at least until Christmas anyway.

As I have recently decorated my hallway with Graham and Brown’s Bloomsbury wallpaper, I wanted to show it off further with some festive decor. dried flowers and foliage garlands hallway So, I enlisted the help of Hayford and Rhodes to help me create the garland that would go with my hallway wallpaper.

I think the natural instinct would be to create a green foliage garland, but Christmas is about fun and colour. I wanted the garland to pick up the blues and pinks of the wallpaper but with the added sparkle of gold and glitter.

It had to be something that would blend with my wallpaper, but also be a design feature of its own.

After a few adjustments, these were the dried flowers and foliage garlands that Hayford and Rhodes came up with for me. I absolutely love them all. They totally match my door wreath too don’t you think? Here’s another view. dried flowers and foliage garlands decor christmas hallway I love how the dried flowers and foliage in the garlands look like they are popping out from the wallpaper, almost like a 3-D effect, don’t you think?

I’m so happy with how it has turned out. Definitely a pop of Christmas cheer as you walk through the front door. So deck the hallways in boughs of Holly it isn’t this Christmas. Will you be decking your hallway in decor too? Have a lovely day all.

(This is a paid partnership post with Graham and Brown)

My Victorian hallway featuring Graham & Brown’s Bloomsbury wallpaper of the year 2020.

I am really excited to reveal my newly decorated Victorian hallway using Graham & Brown’s Wallpaper of the year 2020  – The Bloomsbury Collection in Neo Mint.

As you can see the wallpaper is a beautiful statement piece.

There are 3 other colourways – Emerald ( a deep green), Stone ( a light grey) and Noir (a charcoal grey). When I first saw the wallpaper, I simply couldn’t stop staring at it.

It’s so full of joy and happiness don’t you think? Just look at those pretty, colourful flowers and butterflies.

We may be descending into Autumn, but this glorious design is bringing all those Spring vibes back indoors. I really think the colours compliment my interior space so well.

My hallway walls are painted in Graham & Brown Dee and the dado rails and skirting boards in Graham & Brown white. There are so many possibilities for the wall colour of this Victorian hallway. All you have to do is to extract the colours from the wallpaper.

Graham & Brown have actually colour matched the wallpaper to their paints.

The deeper pink of the wallpaper is colour matched to Graham & Brown Popsicle, the mint to Graham & Brown Stirling green, and the greys to Graham & Brown Stone.

The rich bottle green shade of the wallpaper  is colour matched to Graham & Brown’s Colour of the year 2020 Adeline.

My stairs are painted in Graham & Brown’s Barker Grey. The wallpaper name was inspired by the famous Bloomsbury group, taking from it that Victorian Boho aesthetic with its unconventional, eclectic and artistic style.

Graham & Brown’s paint Colour of the year 2020, Adeline, is taken from the first name of the famous writer Virginia Woolf, part of the Bloomsbury group. Victorian hallway wallpaper I wanted to restore my Victorian terrace house, in line with its era, but with my own quirky twist.

Bold floral wallpaper is very much a feature of the Victorian era.

When Graham & Brown showed me their wallpaper of the year, I knew that it would be perfect for my space.

As my hallway is narrow, I decided to wallpaper one side of the wall. Covering both sides would have probably made the space feel cramp.

The opposing wall has been painted in Graham & Brown’s Dee. Where the stairs created a visual divide, I continued the wallpapering on the opposite wall. victorian hallway style I’ve kept the doors and frames in Graham & Brown white, making the wallpaper the key focal point. I wanted the wallpaper to frame my hallway mirror, so I picked this beautiful rimless House Doctor mirror that I bought from Haygen. decorating a victorian hallway with paint and wallpaper This radiator cover has been a life saver because my existing radiator would have spoiled the look of the hallway.

I can now also place decor and scent on the cover surface to create an impact on entering. Graham & Brown wallpaper in hallway For the finishing touches, I added my favourite Pappelina rug on the floor. So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your views.

( All styling and photography of this Victorian hallway are by Geraldine Tan. Graham & Brown kindly provided the paint and wallpaper for the makeover).

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