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Top 5 Interior Design Tips to Update Your Home

If you are thinking about how to update your home but, like many people, have a limited budget then take a look at these tips from an interior designer friend. None of them will cost too much (although your actual choice of products will, obviously, affect the price) and, just as importantly the changes will not cause too much disruption to your life.Some of the best tips are about combining patterns, texture and colour through the use of fabrics and distinctive artworks.

For some projects you will have to declutter your home or, at least, the room you are updating to be sure the redecoration runs are smoothly as possible.

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4 Living Rooms With Beautiful Windows

Good light is one of the most important aspects of any home, which is why interior lighting schemes are a major part of any interior design project. The right light can completely change the ambience and bad lighting can detract from an otherwise well-designed space.

But just because we can create beautiful lighting artificially doesn’t mean we should neglect the natural light entering our homes and maximise it where we can. Here are some of my favourite room setting with wonderful windows that bring in as much natural light as possible. Even if the windows in your home are not as large and beautiful as these you can still improve the levels of natural light either with appropriate window dressings or by the more drastic measure of increasing the size of the window openings. These images might just inspire you to do that…

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Frugal Home Décor Guidelines

When it comes down to the use of home décor a lot of people find out that their personal taste differs greatly from whatever the current trends may be. No matter the level of budget you’re going for, you will need to work on things in a way that takes your budget into consideration. If you are a first time buyer who has just managed to scrape together the money to buy your first place (no doubt with help from the Bank of Mum & Dad or a guarantor loan); or if you are well up the property ladder, moving house is still an expensive business. It always seems to cost more than we expect so watching your budget as you turn your new place into your home is essential.
As styles will change in time, you will need to adapt to the changing trends and what they have to offer, so make sure you work on a frugal solution if you want to keep things on the more reasonable side. The following examples and tips will give you more pointers

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Using Self Storage When Renovating a Home

Self storage is very useful, flexible and good value, but it does come with a few rules that benefit everyone involved. Here are a few key do’s and don’ts to get the most from self storage when renovating a home.

Self storage is an amazing investment enabling you to keep your belongings safe when you are having work done on your home, at a minimal cost. However, there are specific do’s and don’t with self storage that should be adhered to, for the benefit of all involved with the storage unit, and the facility itself. Sometimes the do’s and don’ts relate to safety, and should absolutely never be ignored.

Here are some key do’s and don’ts to pay attention to with self storage:

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Creating a bedroom for a growing teen

Teenagers can be amazing, inquiring human beings. It can be such a joy watching them grow up, become more independent and really develop into the adult they will be. They can also be notoriously fickle....

Home office décor dos and don’ts 0

Home office décor dos and don’ts

The concepts of desk sharing and working from home becoming increasingly popular. Especially for companies who have realised the benefits of offering a more flexible working environment to their employees. This means that more...

Flooring options for the kitchen – what’s best for you? 0

Flooring options for the kitchen – what’s best for you?

When it comes to planning a new kitchen, most people focus their attention on the type of units they want. They look at both the layout and the type of fronts they want, and...

Creating a focal point in your living room 0

Creating a focal point in your living room

Having a focal point in any room in your home is one of the key facets of interior design. Essentially, a focal point is the star – and the starting – point. It should be...

4 Ways to make your house cosy for winter 0

4 Ways to make your house cosy for winter

Now that the nights are beginning to draw in is a good time to think about upping the cosiness factor of your home. Of course little things like turning up the heating and changing...

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What to put on your living room walls

Your living room is the room you intend to spend a large proportion of your time in. It is where you expect to unwind after a hard day at work. And, where you will...

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How to dress your windowsill

Windowsills come in all shapes and sizes from barely-there strips of uPVC to the low, wide bay windows that could so obviously be used as extra seating. A well-dressed window deserves a well-dressed windowsill....

How to make more space in your smallest bedroom 0

How to make more space in your smallest bedroom

If your house has a bedroom that is barely big enough to fit a bed, let alone any other furniture, it can be a struggle to make it useful. After all, even if you...

His and Hers Bathroom Design – What to Include 0

His and Hers Bathroom Design – What to Include

Moving into your first home together is an exciting time. It’s only natural that you will want to put your own stamp on the place. For many couples moving in together for the first...

Innovative Ideas to Create Extra Space 0

Innovative Ideas to Create Extra Space

Hand on heart, can you honestly say you have enough space in your home for all your belongings? It seems that no matter how big a house you live in there is always a...

No Room for a Nursery? Here’s How to Cope 0

No Room for a Nursery? Here’s How to Cope

When it comes to babies, everyone has their own ideas of what works best. Experts recommend that babies sleep in the same room as their parents for at least the first six months of...

Conservatory or Extension – Which is Best for Your Home? 0

Conservatory or Extension – Which is Best for Your Home?

No matter how much room you think you have in your home there can come a point, especially as your family grows, when it can feel like you simply don’t have enough space. Moving...

Kitchen Layout options for the Modern family 0

Kitchen Layout options for the Modern family

When every minute counts and you’ve got filthy fingerprints tugging at your trousers and a military operation to complete before bedtime, being able to use your kitchen to its full potential requires careful planning....

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Choosing lighting for small rooms

As any interior designer will tell you, small rooms can be tricky to work with. Not only do they lack space, but they can also lack natural light. There are, however, some really good...