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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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Choosing Your Bedding

When choosing your bedding it is important not only to choose the right style for comfort, but also bedding that will last. You may also need to consider the type of filling your bedding has because of allergic reactions.

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Window Boxes

Growing a window garden not only brightens up the outside of your home but can also help cheer up the inside, particularly if your window box is positioned correctly. Not only can window gardens be colourful and smell nice, they can also attract pretty and beneficial insects and birds to your garden.

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Styling Your Home on a Budget

You have plenty of style but no cash. Transforming your home into a picture perfect haven of comfort and taste might seem like a tall order but there are shortcuts. Here are some tips that might just help you on your way.

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Choosing the Right Lamp for Your Home

The right lighting can change a room from stark and stressful to subtle and comforting in an instant. So choosing the right lighting is important and worth spending some time over.

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When a Bedroom is Not Just for Sleeping

The primary purpose for a bedroom is, of course, sleeping. But sometimes that is not the only use a bedroom has if you live in a studio apartment, if it a children’s room or if your bedroom has to double up as an office.

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How to Choose a New Sofa

You know it’s time for a new sofa when the pattern is made up of old stains; you have to keep heaving yourself out of the cushions when you get up and your guests would sooner sit on the floor. Finding a new one that suits you and your family, one that you want to last, may seem a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be.

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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

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Tips for Collecting Antiques

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

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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.

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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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Using Fabrics to Change the Look of a Bedroom

Fabrics can be great fun to work with and can help to create a whole new look within a room. One space in which this works particularly well is the bedroom, where material can be used to great effect.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Small Space Kitchen Ideas

You may love living in a small space, but sometimes a kitchen can be the hardest room to handle, especially when you spend a lot if time in there. Here are some tips for making the most of the space in your kitchen, no matter how small it may be.

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Combining Colours

Decorating with colours takes a little know-how but really doesn’t have to be intimidating. Here is a guide to the basics of colour combinations, colour schemes and colour and mood.

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Light Temperature and Energy Saving in Your Home

We could not survive without artificial light, however the use of certain types of lighting does present some environmental issues involving energy efficiency and light pollution – one of the three main greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (co2) is emitted whenever a light is turned on.

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Living Around a Real Fireplace

The open hearth has been a means of providing heat, and a place for the family to gather for centuries. There is possibly nothing more homely than an open fireplace. It’s the most welcoming spot in the house when there’s a roaring blaze.

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Kitchen Surfaces that Work for You

The type of worktop you select will have an enormous impact on the look and feel of your kitchen. The many choices available offer varying cost, weight, durability, upkeep and aesthetics.

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Tips for a Perfect Paint Job

Interior painting doesn’t have to be a chore. These tips for a perfect painting job will not only help make your interior painting easier, they will ensure success.

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Outdoor Lighting Around Your Home

Installing low-voltage landscaping lights is both simple and inexpensive. It enhances the appearance of your home and increases safety.

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Creating a Faux Fireplace

A traditional fireplace makes an ideal focal point for your living space. If you don’t already have a fireplace you can always make your own…