Category Archives: Design Ideas

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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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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Adding Style with Trimmings

Fringes, pompoms, braiding, trimmings, tassels, all beautifully tactile within interiors and have the added advantage of often giving furnishings a new lease of life. Trimmings bring style to your interiors, as well as being good fun. Here are some inspiring … Continue reading

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What Home Improvements Increase The Resale Value Of Your Home?

When making improvements to your home, you will probably want the reassurance that you’re also adding value to your house, that you’re making it more attractive to potential purchasers and that you’re not doing anything to devalue your home.

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Up the Garden Path: 10 Best Garden Path Ideas

Garden paths are important in a garden for many reasons. They have a practical function and should ‘do what it says on the tin’ by providing a path from A to B, from the garden gate to the front door … 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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