I think the reason I love those two blogs the most, is because they just DIY so much stuff for their own homes. If I wasn't so poor/lazy/busy I'd make so much more stuff than I do at the moment. The last thing I made was just some bunting from a tea towel (which looks a bit better than it sounds by the way) One of the best things I did in my living room, was upgrade my curtains. Which sounds like a pretty boring 'upgrade' but believe me - it's made all the difference. From dark brown, uninspiring material, I now have some Joules-esque floral ones, which have really brightened up the entire room. I remember years ago when it used to be a big thing when my mum had to make curtains for the house. But now you can just buy them in a packet at an affordable price and hang them straight up! Because I couldn't really afford to be too fussy about my furniture and home accessories, I've gone for the full on mismatched vibe, which all ties together somehow. When I have bought stuff especially I've tried to ensure that I've stuck to pastel colours and murky greens, which when matched with my bright red sofa sounds a bit like I live in student digs. But it works, I think, I hope.