Category Archives: Decorating Tips

How To Choose The Right Paint Colour

Do you find that once the Christmas decorations come down on or before 6th January that you start thinking about redecorating? Maybe it’s because the rooms look a bit bare when the decorations are taken down? Or maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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How To Maximise Natural Light In Your Home

As we arrive at the shortest day of the year, it seems a good time to explore how to make the most of natural lighting in your home. In this post, I’m going to explore how you can maximise the … Continue reading

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Getting Your Front Door Ready For Winter

Now that hallow’een is approaching, our gardens need tidying up and they probably aren’t as colourful as they were during the summer. What can you do to make the front of your house and the hall door look more attractive … Continue reading

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Home Renovations for Christmas

Would you like to get some home renovations done for Christmas? Perhaps you’ve been thinking of a new fireplace, a new kitchen, knocking two rooms into one or ¬†converting an attic into a bedroom for some time. The thing is … Continue reading

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The 3 Zones of a Kitchen

We’ve all heard of the working triangle in the kitchen (whereby you’ll find it easier to cook efficiently if your sink, preparation area and cooker/hob are all located to form a triangle) but have you heard about the three zones … Continue reading

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Interior Design Trends for 2017

If you’re planning on doing some decorating this autumn, you’re probably wondering what’s on trend for the autumn and winter and yet you want to know that they aren’t going to be a flash in the pan, that these trends … Continue reading

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How to improve Storage in your Hallway

Do you get fed up of falling over shoes as you walk into your hallway? Are there schoolbags, hurleys, footballs and trainers strewn around? Is it a nightmare trying to find matching shoes at times? If it’s starting to get … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Home Ready For Autumn

Summer is coming to an end and there’s already foliage blowing around on the ground after the winds last week and some trees are starting to turn golden yellow and deep red. Now that temperatures will be dropping too, how … Continue reading

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How To Let Lighting Steal The Show

Having the correct lighting in a room is essential for providing enough light but also for creating the desired atmosphere. “Correct” doesn’t always mean “bright” as sometimes you might prefer dim lighting for a relaxed ambiance but with a reading … Continue reading

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8 Tips from The Home of the Year Programme

Do you enjoy watching home renovation and interior design programmes? I love them but I often notice it’s very easy to be lulled into watching the transformation but not necessarily analysing or learning from the changes to apply them to … Continue reading

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