Category Archives: Decorating

How to Decorate Ceilings: the fifth wall in each room

Ceilings are usually very plain. Painted white or off-white, they are the plainest feature of most rooms. However, they can provide an understated wow factor. For rooms where you are lying down and actually looking up at the ceiling, be … Continue reading

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Interior Design Trends 2019

Have you started thinking about the decorating needs of your home for 2019? Before you proceed too far, read our post on the latest design trends so you know what design elements are ‘past it’ and what ones are bang … Continue reading

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Broken Plan Living: 3 Ways to Achieve It

Have you heard of ‘broken plan living’? It’s become quite popular in the last two years and is perfect if you want the convenience and space of open plan living yet wish to retain a feeling of traditional separate rooms … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Make a Ladder a Statement Piece in your Home

Geometric lines have been trendy for the last few years and the latest trends have shown the Instagram grid of nine even squares to be very popular, be it using a grid notice board, creating a square gallery wall of … Continue reading

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5 Trending Ways to Make Your Home Winter-Ready

After a long hot summer that stretched out gloriously for months, autumn is galloping towards us. The evenings are getting chilly, it’s dark by 9p.m. and the skies are grey. If you’re wondering how to make your home seem warmer … Continue reading

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8 Ideas for a Stylish Front Porch

The first two houses I owned didn’t have porches. They were Victorian red-brick terraced houses with small front gardens and the absence of a porch meant that occasionally, we had to stand in the pouring rain while struggling with a … Continue reading

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Home Renovation Incentive Scheme ending soon

Would you like to save money on home improvements? You can still save up to 13.5% of the cost of home improvements or repairs if you get the work completed by December 2018. The Home Renovation Incentive scheme has been … Continue reading

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Six Faux Fireplace Ideas

A fireplace, even if there isn’t a fire lit in it, can warm up a room. They also provide a focal point within a room. Having chairs gathered around a fireplace is much more appealing that having them arranged in … Continue reading

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8 Trendy Sports Wallpaper for Your Home

It’s a wonderful time for those interested in sport. For anyone interested in football, there’s World Cup fever. Wimbledon is starting to get exciting as we approach the end of the first week. My son, who is F1 crazy, tells … Continue reading

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How to Accessorise Your Fireplace

Do you find that your fireplace looks rather bleak in the summer months when the fire isn’t lit? Or do you only light the fire at Christmas and on Sunday afternoons and wish it looked cosier for the rest of … Continue reading

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