Author Archives: Lorna S

6 Requirements for an Efficient Mudroom

What is a mudroom? Is it the same thing as a scullery? Is it just a different word for a back hallway? A mudroom is usually positioned just inside or next to the back or side door of the house. It is … Continue reading

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Ceilings: The Fifth Wall in the Room

Have you thought about decorating the fifth wall in one of your rooms? Ceilings are often very simply decorated with white or off-white paint when they could create quite an impact by using wallpaper, brighter colours, dark colours or very … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Decorating and Furnishing Your Kitchen

What furniture and decorating decisions do you need to make when planning your new kitchen? You might be thinking of what materials to use for the cupboard doors and worktops, what kind of flooring, perhaps the type of cooker is … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Decorating and Furnishing your Bathroom Beautifully

You might be thinking “but my bathroom doesn’t need much furniture” or “there isn’t that much wall space to decorate”. And you’re right. This is why any furniture choices need to be good ones as mistakes will be noticeable. Excellent … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Decorating and Furnishing your Bedroom

 As we’re moving into spring, I’m going to focus on each room, one per week, to give you tips for furnishing, decorating and styling each room. Some of the tips will concentrate on the basics but you have to get … Continue reading

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How To Make A Room Look Bigger

 Whether it’s a boxroom bedroom, a home office, a small living room or a kitchen that is crying out to be extended, here are some tips to make that small room in your home look larger.

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Creating Camaraderie and Conversation with Chairs

  How can you arrange your furniture so that a person feels there’s an atmosphere of camaraderie and warmth in the room? If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I’m a fan of reading nooks, how an armchair with a … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Efficient House Cleaning

Spring is on the way, snowdrops are starting to flower and daffodil leaves are showing. It’s won’t be long before we all start thinking about the annual big spring clean and which rooms we want to decorate in the coming … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Trends for 2018

If you’re redecorating one or more of the rooms in your home soon, here are some wallpaper trends for 2018. You can’t beat wallpaper for adding warmth and texture to a room and yes, while it does take more work … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island Inspiration

A new kitchen is a large investment, both in terms of finance but also in terms of planning time to get it right. It’s going to be the hub of your home; the place where family members gather to chat … Continue reading

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