Author: Jo Jeffries

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Shelving Options for the Living Room

When it comes to the living room, we can often feel that we have fallen out of love with the space that we have. All too frequently, we find that we have too many...

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The Hygge living room – how to achieve it

Hygge – pronounced “Hoo-ga” is a word that is incredibly hard to translate into English. It embodies warm cosiness, conviviality and contentment. It is possible the word derives from the same root as the...

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How to maximise space in your living room

If you have been browsing the internet or checking out the home design magazines looking for your dream living room, then you will be forgiven for believing that many living rooms are huge open...

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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...