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Apr 25 2017

Bring the Outdoors Into Your Home

When you think of tropical fruit and leaf print interior décor, you're probably transported back to the 1970's, yet don't dismiss the idea too soon - this retro look has taken on a modern twist for this season. Bringing the outdoors indoors is the latest hot look for your home, and while all-over patterned wallpapers may be a little too much, adding a few garden touches to your room is stylish and sophisticated.For some time, home decorating has had a strong focus on blending the boundaries between indoor and outdoor...

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Apr 25 2017

Full Exposure – Industrial Style for Your Home

The industrial look is synonymous with the super-chic Manhattan warehouse-style apartment, with its classic exposed brickwork and low hanging lighting. Now, this ultra-cool look has made its way across the pond and is turning up in homes all across the UK. While this style was once the preserve of the young and trendy - only seen in cutting edge contemporary flats- industrial décor has now moved into the mainstream and, when done carefully, can easily be incorporated into the decoration of your home whatever its age or style.Exposed walls are...

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Apr 25 2017

Green is Envy – Make Them Jealous of Your Gorgeous Decor

When it comes to redecorating your home, you may not immediately think of choosing green as your preferred design scheme. With bold shades or classic neutrals traditionally being more popular, it's easy to see why green often gets overlooked, and yet when it is done right it can be a sophisticated and stylish way to bring colour and life into your room.The first thing to note about a green colour scheme is that it encompasses a multitude of shades. From the palest hint of mint to a splash of lime,...

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Apr 25 2017

Free Your Windows – Declutter With a Shutter

If you're trying to bring a new, stylish and modern look to your home, consider giving traditional curtains and blinds a miss and opt for shutters instead. Conjuring up images of the iconic American home and bringing the feel of sunny Mediterranean climates to your room, shutters are surprisingly versatile and can be used not only to cover your windows, but for an astounding range of other purposes around your house.  Stylish Window Dressing for Maximum Curb Appeal If clean lines and minimal décor is the style you're going for, you probably...

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Apr 19 2017

Your ideal guide to purchasing the most ideal blinds

When it comes to giving a room the wow factor, there is no limit to what window blinds can do. There are so many things that you can do to give your space some much-needed oomph and top among them is blinds. Blinds not only improve how a room looks but also how it is used.When it comes to treating our windows, the big dilemma is always what to choose between curtains and blinds. But it’s all a matter of personal preference although sometimes there are some factors that make...

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Apr 19 2017

Why plantation shutters are such an invaluable part of interior design

Plantation shutters are one of the popular elements of interior design. In addition to being versatile and requiring very little maintenance, they also have the potential to increase the value of a home. In most cases, when the home is sold, the plantation shutters stay with it.At the same time, plantation shutters are very easy to customise. This is because there are many types of woods that can be used to make them. this makes it easy to work with any type of décor or room design.For hardcore curtain lovers...

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Apr 19 2017

Why interior design is an indispensable art

When constructing any space, public or private, safety and functionality are always the top priorities. And no one should argue with that. However, once these two crucial fundamentals are met, the next thing to consider should definitely be the appearance of the place. We live in an era when image is almost everything. If your space is not visually appealing, very few people will want to stay around for long. This is what makes interior design an indispensable art.An interior designer ensures that the arrangement of a space meets or...

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Apr 19 2017

Why you should consider made-to-measure curtains

When it comes to deciding how a home should appear, the windows are always a big part of the deliberations that is why made-to-measure curtains are always ready to save you time and money. If you treat your windows well, they will treat your house well. Therefore, it goes without saying that window choices should always be considered very carefully.One of the best gifts that you can give your windows is good curtains. Your window curtains are actually a reflection of yourself. So while staying within your budget is important, it...

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Mar 03 2017

Adding Character to Your Curtains: Curtain Trends for 2017

Adding Character to Your Curtains: Curtain Trends for 2017Evidently, curtains are a vital part of ay home in many instances. Not only are they the ideal aid when it comes to privacy, but due to the selection on offer, they can serve a number of different purposes. However, it’s very easy to become conformed to what’s available on the high street, but knowing what trends are on the horizon can help inject a touch of originality throughout the home, without you having to plan a huge makeover.Textures Will Be...

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