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The Furnitureco Blog

Whether you're moving into your new home, up-sizing or down-sizing, or just giving your home a make-over, we have plenty of helpful advice to set you on the right path to domestic bliss.

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Storage Solutions for Kids

Children may be small, but when you add up all the things that go along with them you may find yourself with an overflowing room. Creating storage is the first step to getting a room under control.

Black and white tiled bathroom floor

Bathroom Floor Options

It used to be the case that most bathroom floors were covered with the same ceramic tile. Nowadays that is considered outmoded. Get more creative with tiles and use two or three sizes in one floor design.

Georgian-style decor

Creating a Georgian Style for Your Home

Whatever the age of your home, you could still create a Georgian-style interior to a room or several rooms. Follow the colours and styles of the era to recreate the period.

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Choose the Right Indoor Plants for Your Home

Indoor plants can really add extra style to a room or can brighten up a dark or gloomy corner. But make sure you choose an example that it suitable for the place you intend to put it.

Free-standing bathtub

Sumptuous Bathroom in a Small Space

People often worry about refitting small bathrooms but there are plenty of solutions out there. If you want a sumptuous style it’s often simply a case of being creative.

A well designed living room featuring a leather sofa and lots of pictures

Hiring and Using an Interior Designer

Do you want to decorate and furnish your home and don’t know where to start? If you want to make your home both comfortable and stylish then an interior designer is just the person you need.

Home Staging

Styling Your Home to Maximise Sale Potential

When planning to sell your home it is important to make it appealing to potential purchasers. This could mean redecorating or even staging the home in order to get the best possible price and a quick sale.

Mid-century style furniture

Period Style on a Budget

Going for an antique look on a modern day budget? Then get rummaging around car boots and charity shops or even hop across the channel for some real bargain buys!

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Which Part of the House Should I Spend My Money On?

Deciding where in your home to spend money is never easy but after assessing your lifestyle, and with the right advice, you could make the most of however much you have to ensure it really makes a difference.

Home decor accessories

How to Choose an Eye Catching Accessory

Choosing just the right accessory can really set off the look you have created within a space but it is important to get it right otherwise it will be lost against its background or look out of place.

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Give Your Kitchen an Overnight Makeover

Changing the look of your kitchen can be refreshing and need not be expensive – and for those who worry about the process taking time, it can often be achieved overnight.

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Mood Lighting

Lighting solutions are important for creating the right mood to suit a particular room. If the lights are too bright then your room will look stark and uninviting. Similarly if the lighting is too dim the room will become dreary and make you feel depressed. Here are some ideas for creating

Antiques sign

Tips for Collecting Antiques

Collecting antiques can be both an enjoyable hobby and a lucrative investment. Here are some tips for the beginning collector.

Breakfast bar style dining area

Creating a Space Where You Can Cook and Eat

The kitchen is one room in the house that gets a lot of traffic. If you don’t have a separate dining room then you need to be able to design a combined kitchen and dining area that suits your needs and your tastes.

Eggs decorated with decoupage art

DIY Decoupage

Decoupage is the decorative art of cutting and pasting paper onto a surface and varnishing over the surface. The word comes from the French word decouper, which means “cutting out.”

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Decorating Materials

When you are about to embark on an interior decorating project the best way to go about it is get all your materials together at the start, that way you wont have to rush out in the middle of a paint job and buy an essential item. Here’s a list of some of the most essential decorating materials and why you need them.

Lightbulbs

What Watt: Types of Bulbs

Once you have selected the perfect lighting fixture, you will need to explore your options, so that you can decide which is the best choice of light bulb for your needs. Although light bulbs are fairly basic in function, there are several different kinds to choose from.

Home Entertainment System

Bringing a Living Room to Life

There are many ways that you can bring a living room to life but there is one in particular that is becoming increasingly popular these days. You can enjoy it by yourself, with your family, or among the company of friends. What is it?