Archive for the ‘Just for fun’ Category

With summer slowly fading, the need to grasp onto the colourful backdrop can be strong. “With autumn fast approaching and darker nights shortening our days, keeping summer’s spirit alive using clever interior choices can help ease the most difficult seasonal transition,” says Alysha Alli, who heads up the interior design team at Redrow. So how […]

Summer can be a hectic and packed season for many of us, so when it comes to our homes, it’s helpful to have a place that evokes a peaceful and streamlined environment to unwind in after a long day. Inspired largely by Japanese culture, minimalism has become one of the most popular lifestyle trends. The […]

With these longer days, it’s easy to notice your home may be needing a good deep clean this summer. The sun can make surfaces appear dusty and all those chores you’ve been putting off can become all too present. Much as we welcome warmer months, long sunny spells and summer holidays, jobs around the house […]

Before we know it, our homes can reflect some of the chaos of our lives. If you’re getting to the stage where you feel the urge for a big clear out, then you may need some advice on where to start. Lisa Salmon talks to psychotherapist and home organisation expert Helen Sanderson, whose new book […]

A bathroom, however small, can become a relaxing sanctuary with just a few bold improvements. A place where we can escape the day-to-day and take time out for ourselves, this haven also has the potential to be pivotal in our decorative prowess – but all too often they’re last on our list when it comes […]

Functionality and clever space design ideas have become increasing trends for those dealing with small living spaces. Learning how best to utilise space no matter how much (or how little) you have, is always useful. When it comes to furnishing and fashioning a small room, there are some useful hacks on how to make the […]

It’s been a long time coming, but we can finally have a proper Christmas get-together with friends and family this year, so it’s important we go all out – whilst we still can. And with recent announcements meaning that some businesses have cancelled office parties at the last minute, you may need to plan a […]

It was a day we were all patiently waiting for, and it has finally come, all areas in Scotland have moved to Level 0 which means a lot more freedom and the chance for long-overdue catchups with friends and family. For so many of those that moved home during the pandemic and more recently, it […]

Not only is upcycling a good way to pass the time, but with sustainability being a key trend at the moment and very much on everyone’s mind, it could be your way of helping to save the planet. According to E-On Energy, 90% of Brits say being more environmentally friendly is high on their list […]

2020 has been a pretty tough year all round, and just when it finally looked like we might have some more freedom, it feels like we’ve almost returned to lockdown life. And we now know all too well that it doesn’t feel great to have our freedom taken away. But if us Scots are  anything, […]

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