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Garden Inspiration and LED Hut Spotlight Review

LED Hut Spotlight

Spring has sprung and it’s time we started thinking about our garden landscaping and decor ready for the Summer months. I’ve wanted a fun, colourful outdoor space for as long as I can remember and it always bothered me that in our old rented house we just had concrete, concrete and more concrete outside. Now we have two whole gardens to play with and I’m excited to get to work!

It can be very dark on our street when you’re getting home later at night so when the LED Hut asked me if I wanted to try one of their outside lights I thought it was perfect timing! Our front garden is mostly neat and tidy with a small lawn and some shrubbery so adding an outside light is almost all the work we need to do on the space.

Mr Beams LED Spotlight

The Mr Beams LED spotlight from LED Hut is a lot bigger than I was expecting, with the light itself (minus the fixture) being about the size of a mug of tea. It really does beam out a lot of light too and works solely when it detects motion – there is no on or off switch.

Colour wise it is stated as brown, but it looks pretty much black to me – it’s quite subtle compared to the light that was installed outside by the previous owners of our house, so it looks so much nicer outside by the front door now than it used to!

It’s really easy to fix the light to the wall and comes with a set of wall plugs and screws for fitting. You need to drill three small holes in your outside wall to properly secure the light as it is quite heavy with the batteries inside.

Mr Beams LED Spotlight

I do think three chunky D batteries seems a tad excessive for the light, but I’m hoping they last a long time to make it worth it. I haven’t been using the light long enough to comment on battery usage unfortunately, but I will report back in a couple of weeks. I do like that the light doesn’t need to be wired into your electrical supply though, making it super easy to install.

The back garden is a bit of an insane jungle at the moment, so it will be a while before we’re ready to add lights and accessories out there, but here is my garden inspiration board from Pinterest to give you a little bit of an idea of the sort of look we’re going for.

I think the LED Hut spotlight its a great piece of equipment for such a low price and when our back garden is up to scratch and usable I think I’ll be getting another one for out there too!

Loves x xx

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Renovation Progress: Inspiration for our Home Bar

Inspiration for our diner and Mexican themed home bar

We’re so close with our kitchen now, the floor is almost laid and we’ve picked out each piece we want to make it our dream kitchen/diner. Our next project will be to furnish the home bar area we want to put in at the far side of the room.

Super cool homewares store, Bo Concept, asked me to tell you guys about their brand new Edinburgh store’s designer furniture and home collection and it’s given me the heart eyes for what I want to do with our home bar space.

1. This crazy patterned rug would add some comfort to the bar and lounging area as the main kitchen floor is chequerboard tiled, but I think the mismatch of black and white patterns would be really fun too.

2. & 3. We want to give the bar area a bit of a Mexican Fiesta theme and these hand painted skull bottles are ideal for displaying on the booze shelf, long after they’ve been emptied of tequila and continuing with the Mexican theme we couldn’t possibly live without these cactus cocktail glasses as a little extra touch!

4. I love, love, love hanging bulbs with cool cables and this one is red, a perfect addition to the space to make it feel like a real city bar. A few of these hanging at different heights would be my dream lighting situation.

5. I love this amazing red leather sofa bed which would match perfectly with our American Diner themed vinyl seating booth and also give us extra room for when guests come to stay – something that’s always been important to me in a dream home. You can design your own day beds by choosing the style you want and from a gazillion fabric choices!

As you may know, I have a soft spot for a few things in Edinburgh (namely Red Squirrel bar, Mary’s Milk Bar and hello, that amazing castle) so it’s not like I needed an excuse to go back, but Bo Concept have just opened a new store in Edinburgh and I’m all about the super cool house things right now so I may just have to take a trip to see a few things in person.

Loves x xx

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