Georgian style room

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.

Designer interior

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.

mid century style living space

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!

Kitchen refreshed with a few decorative accessories and a jug of tulips

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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Specialist Painting Techniques

You can use specialist painting techniques to add texture to a finished wall of surface. These techniques also help to hide flaws in the painted surface.

Stencil

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.

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?

Waterfall

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.

Nursery decor

How to Design a Nursery

When you’re designing a nursery, plan ahead before you go all out on your baby’s room furnishings. It is important to develop a budget and determine how much you are willing to spend.

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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.”

Basic decor

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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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.

Tin of white paint and a small paintbrush

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.

Pink and grey room

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.

Painting a wall blue with a roller

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.

Floral wallpaper

Choosing and Hanging Wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper can be an inexpensive way to change the appearance of a room. If it’s your first time you may find it a little daunting, but here are some tips to help you along.

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.

Geo duvet cover

Introducing the Midnight Rose Trend

Combining dramatic shapes and a variety of textures, the Midnight Rose trend gives you the opportunity to bring art deco chic into your home in order to make a bold statement.

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Tips for using blush pink in your home

Blush pink is a versatile colour that is feminine without being overpowering, and more subtle than its fuchsia and bubblegum sisters, making it ideal for a whole range of homes.