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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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Using a utility room to its best advantage

For many modern families, a utility room is becoming more than just an extra tick on their wish list of features for a home. It is an essential requirement.  Just like an en-suite bathroom...

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Bedroom bugbears and how to solve them

Modern houses are smaller than we might like which means that unfortunately, storage can often be a problem. One room that can, unfortunately, be lacking in space is the bedroom. Whether it is the...

New year, new colour scheme – how to update your bedroom on a budget 0

New year, new colour scheme – how to update your bedroom on a budget

Bedrooms can quickly become the most boring room in the house. The rooms your guests will see always seem to be far more important when it comes to allocating budgets. But if you could...

Bringing the outside in – the benefits of plant life indoors 0

Bringing the outside in – the benefits of plant life indoors

Ah, the great outdoors! Fresh air, open vistas, peace and quiet… Yet for many of us, it’s not possible to get outdoors as much as we’d like. Office hours and winter daylight mean we...

How best to make your home stylish and still pet friendly 0

How best to make your home stylish and still pet friendly

Dogs are man’s best friend, and cats make great hot water bottles but, let’s face it, houses with pets can sometimes become a little overwhelmed by their non-human residents. Hairy animals have a tendency...

7 ways to use chrome in the modern home 0

7 ways to use chrome in the modern home

of shine and sparkle. First used in furnishing in the 1920s, in modern décor schemes it provides clarity of form that blends ideally into a low-clutter way of living. Chrome is incredibly versatile and...

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Flooring Options for the modern lounge

The sky is the limit in terms of personal choice and taste in decorating your home. And, this extends to flooring too. The earliest homes had dirt floors that fulfilled a purely practical purpose....

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Creating a study nook in the small home

In this modern age where technology has us switched on 24/7. The lines between home and work/education are not as distinct as they perhaps once were. Many of us bring our work home with...

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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...