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Oct 19 2017

Choosing Blinds for a Child’s Bedroom or Playroom

Although choosing a stylish and beautiful home décor is essential for the majority of people, when the time comes to decorate a child's playroom or bedroom, practicality is another consideration which must be borne in mind. While aesthetics are still important, ensuring that you choose items which are capable of withstanding heavy duty use and regular wear and tear is key to making a long-lasting investment.When it comes to choosing window coverings for a child's space, blinds are often a popular choice. Easy to operate and highly durable, yet also...

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Oct 19 2017

Combating Workplace Stress Begins At Home

With the news that half a million people every year suffer from work-related stress, it has also become clear that the best place to begin combating the problem is not in the workplace at all, but in the home. Interior design has a key role to play in creating a safe and tranquil living space that promotes peace of mind as experts have long recognised that our moods can be hugely affected by our environment. The good news is that it isn't too difficult to turn your home into a...

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Oct 19 2017

How To Choose Curtains For A Conservatory

A conservatory is a wonderful investment for your home, and will certainly add value to your property while adding an extra useful living space which you can use for children to play in, as a dining area, home office, or additional living room.While conservatories are wonderful during the summer months, it can be more difficult to use these spaces when the colder weather sets in, since the large expanses of glass traditionally found in these rooms often lead to a cold environment which is unwelcoming and uninviting.Heat loss from conservatories...

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Oct 19 2017

Choosing New Curtains? Should You Choose A Pattern Or Plain?

When redecorating a room, one of the key elements to consider is your window décor. Should you opt for plain curtains? Or would a patterned pair be a better solution? The perfect solution for one room will not work in another, so you need to weigh up the pros and cons of each for your particular style and preferences before you make a final decision. Consider Your Overall ThemingDoes your room already have heavy theming? If you are redecorating a space that already contains multi-coloured furnishings or patterned wall coverings, adding...

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Oct 19 2017

Design Ideas to Soundproof A Noisy Home

Do you live on a main road where noise is a problem? If you live close to a city centre or major thoroughfare, you have probably found that it can be difficult to sleep due to traffic passing your property. Living in a noisy home can not only be irritating, but can severely impact your quality of life. Luckily, there are several things that you can do to mitigate the problem. Here, we look at some simple solutions that you can put in place that will save you the inconvenience...

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Oct 19 2017

The Best Colour Finishes for Plantation Shutters

Whether you are hoping to create the beautiful appeal of a “Gone With the Wind” style home, or whether you are simply looking for a practical and modern solution to covering your windows, plantation shutters are the ideal solution. Stylish and contemporary while still offering all of the benefits of security, these beautiful window coverings are available in a host of colours and finishes to achieve the perfect look for your property.When it comes to choosing the right colour finish for your plantation shutters, it can be difficult to make...

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Oct 19 2017

The Beauty of Autumn Botanical Blinds

Botanical trends have been popular for quite a few years now, and the fashion shows no sign of abating, with floral prints and natural-inspired patterns being chosen by homeowners on a regular basis. Bringing the outdoors indoors has been a theme over the last couple of years, and using a range of materials with floral, tropical and woodland prints in living spaces has become a wonderful way to experiment with texture and style in the home, and to bring an element of escapism into daily life. As the Autumn draws...

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Oct 19 2017

Top Tips for a Cosy Winter Interior

As the dark evenings draw in and the weather gets colder as each day goes by, it's only natural for your mind to turn towards spending cosy evenings at home in front of the fire. If you need to get your home winter-ready, you might need some expert interior design advice for the season. Here are some top tips for achieving that cosy feel in your living room this winter. Setting The Right Mood With LightingNo matter what else you do with your home décor, lighting is key to setting the...

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