Archive for the ‘Interiors’ Category

When looking at home décor inspiration for winter, we tend to think of cosy, soft textures and white, grey and blue colours. But why not add a pop of colour to your winter home? Yellow and mustard are on trend colours, so how about changing your sofa to this velvet 2 seater plus footstool, available […]

Homeowners looking to carry out major renovations in 2018 are urged to seek professional help first, after new research from VELUX found that the majority fail to properly consider the financial consequences. The study found that despite one-fifth of homeowners planning to carry out work to their home next year, a third have not costed […]

Walls – like presents – look their best when well-wrapped. And there’s now a huge choice of wallpapers out there, so they can shimmer, sparkle or stun with texture, pattern and colour. Papering a single feature wall, or a whole room, is also a ‘fast’ way to embrace a trend. Here, three experts in the […]

Follow the trend for full-fat luxe – or its more informal cousin ‘shabby chic’ – and conjure an elegant, understated neutral palette, including pale grey embellished with decorative details from vases to mirrors. “Our palatial look takes inspiration from an elegant French townhouse style, with a soft colour palette emphasising the clean look,” says Joanna […]

Whether you are selling up or just looking to improve your home, there are numerous ways to increase a property’s worth. The figures certainly add up – choosing to add a loft conversion or conservatory can add more than £42,000 to the value of an average property – while an extra bathroom could boost its […]

Stepping under a cascading shower can be one of the most luxurious feelings in the world. But turning the shower on to be greeted with a pathetic little trickle can be one of the most frustrating and disappointing experiences! Indeed, the power of a good shower should not be underestimated. So much more than a means […]

Move over decor divas-men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style. While they were once seen only as DIY-ers, who wouldn’t be seen dead dithering over Elephant’s Breath or Downpipe (paint shades, in case you’re wondering), blokes are now exploring their taste, and becoming as fussy about their homes as they […]

Our homes provide shelter from the seasons. As winter starts to creep in, the importance of maintaining a reliable and secure exterior to your house becomes clearer. Spend some time, money and effort now to make sure your home is up to the rigours of winter weather. 1. No one wants a home with a […]

Over the past few weeks we held a competition on our Facebook page giving 3 of our followers £100 each to spend in IKEA. Entering the competition was so easy, we asked our followers to share with us the new pieces of furniture that their house needed, those old pieces they want to get rid […]

Big home improvements, like loft conversions and extensions, usually add value, but smaller changes can also increase the value of your home and make it more sellable. 1. Wooden floors are a wonderful addition to any home, whatever its style or period, and are a practical alternative to carpet, especially in hallways and reception rooms. […]

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