House tour: the nursery

Colourful animal Scandi unisex nursery | Angel In The North

When I first started thinking about how to decorate the nursery I thought I'd choose a monochrome or neutral scheme, but in fact we went for a colourful room - and I love it. It was about a year ago that I shared some ideas on how I was thinking of decorating the nursery at that ...

Ikea Live Lagom project update

Ikea Live Lagom project - food storage and cutting food waste

Being about half way through Ikea's Live Lagom project, I thought I'd post a quick update on my progress. Have a look at my previous posts, which explain what the project is all about - basically, ways of living more sustainably - and the Ikea products I have chosen to help me do that. My aims for the ...

Ikea Live Lagom project – the products

Ikea Live Lagom products collage

You might remember that a few weeks ago I told you I'm taking part in Ikea's Live Lagom project. The project is about the small ways we can all live more sustainably. The Swedish "Lagom är bäst" means "the right amount is best" - so not denying yourself things you love, while not taking from the planet ...

How I’ll live more sustainably

Introduction to Ikea Live Lagom project

With a baby due in the spring, it really focuses your mind on what legacy our generation should leave the next. (Frankly, it's not looking too cracking at the moment, is it? But I'm hopeful). I think climate change is something we absolutely have to address seriously - now - but I appreciate it's not easy ...

Before and after: master bedroom reveal!

Bedroom makeover with Ikea furniture, mixed prints and patterns and yellows, blues and greys | www.angelinthenorth.com

So here it is. The first finished room in our new house. I hope to be sharing many more of this type of post with you - you'll find them all in the new house tour category. We've renovated houses before and I have something of a property obsession. However (out of necessity not choice) we've been ...

The importance of storage and Ikea ideas

Ikea hack making Billy bookshelves look built in

As many of you will know (for I have mentioned it once or twice) I've recently moved house. It's smaller than the place we were in but rather than being rented it's ours so it automatically has a far bigger place in my heart. My biggest bug bear with it though is its complete lack of ...