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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.

Bathroom lighting

Bathroom Lighting Ideas

A good bathroom lighting plan is comprised of a series of layers – placing ample light where it is needed for showers, shaving, or putting on makeup, for instance, while other light sources enhance the overall mood of the room.

Loft space

Bringing an Attic Space to Life

One way to make the most of your home’s space is through effective use of the attic. An unused, dusty old attic can be transformed from wasted space into a spacious loft, or an additional upstairs bedroom.

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Heating and Water Saving

There are a range of options to help you heat your water. There are also ways you can do it economically. You may never have thought about the variety of options you have, however there are four very distinct options.

Nursery

Decorating and Accessorising Your Nursery

Accessorising your nursery can be a fun project that is part of planning for a new life to enter your home. You will be making decisions to suit the needs and comfort of your new baby as well as your own. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Stencil templates

Decorating Your Home: Stencilling Techniques

Stenciling is a form of folk art that originated as an alternative to buying expensive textiles. Scenes of everyday life were cut into templates then stenciled on walls and wood floors to create decorative patterns that actually resembled upscale wallpaper and rugs.

Crystal chandelier

Living Room Lighting Options

One of the most popular and stunning lighting options for a living room is a chandelier. Chandeliers usually have a body, arms, candles and crystal ornamentation. The body is the central part to which the arms attach. The arms extend outward from the body and become the base for the candle.

Small living space

How to Live in a Small Space

You may live in a small place, but that doesn’t have to mean that you should let the walls close in around you. Life can be particularly difficult if you live in a really confined space, such as a studio apartment. Here are some tips to make one room living more bearable.

Living room with plenty of plants

Houseplants Survival

Some people seem to find it very difficult to keep their houseplants alive, no matter how hard they try. If you want to have the aesthetic benefits and the health benefits of houseplants, here is a basic houseplant survival guide to help you keep them going.

Bedroom Lighting

Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Bedroom

Whether your bedroom is a small room or a grand master suite your probably use it for more than just sleeping. Dark bedrooms are, of course, essential for when you’re catching up on your zzz’s but when you’re using your bedroom for other activities you need the right kind of lighting.

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Feng Shui for Beginners

Feng Shui is the art of balancing and harmonising the flow of natural energies in your surroundings to create beneficial effects in your life. Feng Shui can help create sacred space in your home.

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Keeping the Bathroom Fresh and Allergy Free

The bathroom can be a perfect breeding ground for mould, if you are not careful. Mould and mildew growth is obvious when it grows in bathrooms along tile grout in shower stalls, but it can also grow on shower curtains, bath mats, in sink cabinets and even on towels. Here are some tips to help you keep your bathroom fresh and allergy free.

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Decorating Rented Accommodation

Decorating a rented accommodation can be tricky, but not impossible. This article discusses how to stay within the conditions of your rental agreement, within your budget and that you work with the furniture already provided to decorate your new rented home.

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Choosing Floor Coverings

Most people automatically opt for wall to wall carpeting when choosing floor covering for their home. However, there are several alternatives to carpet that very appealing and easy to maintain.

Garden Bench

Furnishing Your Garden

In order to make the most of your garden retreat you need to select the right furnishings. Here’s a run down on what you might need to make your outdoor space the perfect place to unwind.

Small bedroom in need of better storage

Storage for Small Spaces

Most people live in a home with limited storage space. We take a look at storage for small spaces and offer tips on making small spaces seem bigger.

Your home reflects both your personality and your life style. Soft furnishings add a personal touch to any room.

Home Accessorising-Choosing Soft Furnishings

Your home reflects both your personality and your life style. Soft furnishings add a personal touch to any room. Soft furnishings for curtains, draperies, cushions and bed linen are available these days in a variety of fabrics ranging from crochets to plaids to cotton voiles and rich tapestry.

Kitchen storage

Kitchen Storage Solutions

Keeping clutter under control in the kitchen is important. Knowing how to store things adequately will help.

Working from home

Creating a Home Office

When you are setting up a home office don’t fall into the trap of thinking that a small corner of a room is all you need. Take time to create a working space that will work for you.

Herb Garden

Creating a Herb Garden

Herbs do best in a hot, sunny spot. In these conditions they’ll make the highest level of the aromatic oils that give them their smell and taste. They also prefer well-drained soil, and are perfect for growing in pots near the kitchen door.

Freestanding Mirror

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Using mirrors is a great way to decorate your home, they not only add colour and light to your rooms, mirrors also make great focal points and can help make small rooms look larger.

Hanging clothes

Organising Your Wardrobe

Are you are a victim of closet clutter. Here are some self help hints for beating the battle against disorder.

Woman enjoying breakfast on bed

Creating a Space to Sleep

There are several directions you can take when planning your ideal bedroom. Do you want a room that’s your personal getaway or one where the whole family can chill out?

Garden green house

Choosing a Greenhouse

If you have never bought a greenhouse before, you may find the process of looking for the right one a little bewildering. This is one item that is worth taking the time and spending money on.