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Jun 17 2016

Handmade Curtains Vs Ready-Made Curtains

Nowadays, there’s very little reason as to why we can’t make out home unique. There are so many services, furnishings and little touches available that injecting our personality into our home is something of a simple endeavour. However, there are some things that can be overlooked which could give your home some additional flair. Curtains can be overlooked in many instances, with people choosing to purchase a pair of ready-made curtains from a high street retailer, without ever considering the benefits of handmade curtains. While it’s true that ready-made curtains can...

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Jun 17 2016

Things to Consider When Choosing Made-To-Measure Curtains

The modern-day home can be an extension of our personality, and while some are happy with a more conformed look, others want to ensure that their home is as bespoke as possible. One way to ensure that this is the case, is to use made-to-measure curtains, ensuring that you have a perfect fit each time. However, there are still a number of things to consider before committing to a purchase. Which Rooms Need New Curtains? When deciding on made-to-measure curtains, you need to first decide which rooms actually require curtains, as...

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Jun 17 2016

Roman Blinds Inject Style and Practicality

The stifling temperatures associated with the Mediterranean climate of ancient Rome are cited as one of the main reasons for the creation of roman blinds. Back in the days of old, the streets were paved with cobblestones, and due to the fact they were often used by those with horse and carts, it was inevitable that a great deal of dust would be present. Add to this the fact that the Colosseum was being erected at the time, and you can imagine how much of a burden the dust was...

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May 24 2016

Interior Design Can Now Be Viewed Via Virtual Reality

We’re all fully aware of how technology has made advancements in a number of different sectors, and interior design is no different. As such, services such as Decorilla are giving those who are looking for an overhaul of their current abode a sneak preview of what things could look like once the project is finished. After details of the project are sent to the company, customers are invited to view their new design in fully immersive 3D. Of course, as the inclusion of virtual reality, or augmented reality, is new to the...

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May 24 2016

Home Décor Goes Tropical for The Summer

As the seasons come and go, it’s not unusual to see a series of home décor that looks to emulate the tropical vibe within your home. It’s not unusual for such décor to be unveiled at this time of year, given the inviting warm weather the summer months often give us. Furnishings and accessories making an impact in the world of home décor are those made from tropical plants and tree fibres. The trend originated in the US where consumers are able to buy a series of pieces, all with imagery...

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May 24 2016

Cheap Coffee Table Used to Create Tiny Music Visualizer

Tech enthusiasts are able to purchase a number of premium products that look to combine the luxury of everyday living with high-end gadgets. Take for example the bed that produces a television out of nowhere with the mere push of a button, or even the retro-infused video games that double as unique coffee tables. However, some of the most fascinating examples of tech and furniture hybrids can be right under our nose, and we would be none the wiser. Adafruit Industries are an open-source hardware company, and it was the Tiny...

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May 24 2016

FlipFlic Transforms Shutters into Smart Blinds

When you think of apps and technology, it’s unlikely you would ever consider an association with household blinds, but that’s what the team behind ‘FlipFic’ have done. The smart device is set to retail at $60, which converts to approximately £40, and is set to take care of those problems with blinds you never knew you had. The device itself connects to the blinds via a magnet, so can be applied within seconds. Users can then control the device from a dedicated app. How the blinds are controlled is up to the user...

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May 24 2016

Taiwanese Dentist Design Overhauled to Make Patients Feel at Ease

In a bid to lower the anxiety felt when visiting the dentist, Belgian architect Germain Canon has used glass panels to divide up the clinic, giving it the ambience of a living room as opposed to a clinical dental practice. The Taiwanese dentist, based in Toayuan City, confirmed its vision of the project was to make people less afraid of the dentist, so enlisted the services of Canon, who is also a recognised photographer and illustrator. The overhaul of the dental practice saw the reception room connected by a main hallway, placed...

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May 23 2016

Filling The Gap: Furnishing a Large Room

When considering floor space, it’s likely that many of us have struggled with small, awkwardly-designed houses that leave us crying out for extra space, but what happens when we get the space we want. While it is enough to sort our current storage problem, it can present other issues if the right strategy isn’t put in place. While you’re likely to avoid the issues of everything looking ‘crammed,’ you could find that your home looks a little empty as a result. Buy Larger Furniture When moving to a property that is...

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