Category Archives: Decorating

How to Decorate with Pink

Pink is often viewed as a feminine colour, suitable only for young girls or teenage girls bedrooms or for feminine bedrooms but it is a much more versatile colour and can be used in all types of rooms. The trick … Continue reading

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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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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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Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

Whether you don’t have the space for a traditional Christmas tree or you’d like to do something rather different this year, here are alternative Christmas tree ideas which are festive as well as providing conversation points as visitors call in.

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Using White Lights Creatively For Winter Cheer

  It’s mid November, Thanksgiving is around the corner, towns are switching on Christmas lights over the next couple of weeks, there’s lots of discussion about the Christmas advertisements on television, you’ve added mince pies to your shopping basket and … Continue reading

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Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

It’s really getting wintry now. Are you wondering where the time has gone? Are those jobs you meant to do over Hallow’een still waiting? You may have put away your summer clothes and you’re already wearing your winter coat, hat and … Continue reading

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