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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 FurnitureWhen moving to a property that is...

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May 23 2016

Traditional vs Industrial Furniture

Although there are many styles of furniture available, many fall into two categories, and that’s industrial and traditional. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to selecting either, but each does have their pros and cons, and will fit into the interior design of your home in a number of different ways. As such, there can be a number of factors that need to be considered when deciding which particular style to opt for.Materials UsedThe first difference you will find between industrial and traditional furniture is...

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May 23 2016

The Top Ten Commonly Used Furniture Pieces

Many of us like to look for quirky and original pieces to give our home that little added character, but what types of furniture do people generally fill their house with? Hopefully, this list should provide you with some insight.Coffee Table A staple within many homes, the coffee table is a must for finishing off any living room. They come in a number of different designs, and offer a multitude of uses, housing coffee cups being just one of them.Image: WikiMedia, available under Creative Commons.Garden FurnitureWhile no-one can ever rely...

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May 23 2016

Things to Consider When Caring for Your Upholstery

When it comes to giving our furnishings a new lease of life, then we can simply have them reupholstered, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t extend the lifespan of our furnishings by ensuring we care for our upholstery in the right way.Of course, there is no magic wand that can be waved to make caring for our furnishings an easy endeavor, after all we use our furnishings day in and day out, so they are going to be open to general wear-and-tear, but the following insight should allow you...

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May 23 2016

How to Choose the Right Kind of Blinds

Regardless of whether you’re moving to a new home, or upgrading your décor in a current one, the selection of appropriate blinds can be confusing and cumbersome if you don’t have the right information to hand. The following information should provide you with some guidance on how to seek out blinds that are to your liking, while offering practicality around the home.Understanding the TerminologyMuch of the confusion associated with the purchasing of  blinds is the terminology itself. While some of us may recognise one or two terms, remembering all the...

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May 09 2016

What Are the Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer?

When it comes to our home, it generally acts as an extension of who we are and what stage we are at in life. For example, the décor of a house for a family may differ to that of a bachelor. As such, instilling the right kind of design to ensure that you are able to truly express yourself can bring you great comfort.Decorating our home is always an exciting project. It allows us to inject a new lease of life into a home that may be showing its age...

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