Category: home improvement

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....

How to Make Your Hallway More Inviting 0

How to Make Your Hallway More Inviting

Your hallway, the first room that visitors to your home see, can make a lasting impression. So, it is important to make sure the impression it does make is the right one. After all, it...

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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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A Clutter-Free Home is a Stress-Free Home

Many of us live and work in environments full of belongings that we no longer use or need but are reluctant to part with. There are some people who find it easy to clear out unused possessions and live a minimalist lifestyle but the majority of us cling to items for often, long-forgotten, sentimental reasons. We make excuses about how an item might one day come in useful, but, in truth, we just can’t bear to get rid of our “stuff”.

Not only do we want to hang on to old belongings but we are accumulating new things all the time and eventually the storage in our homes just will not cope any more. An important element for people buying new houses these days is how much storage there is. Built-in storage almost always features in new homes of all sizes and a buyer would expect there to be sufficient storage for their possessions, but just how much storage is sufficient? And even though moving home would seem to be an ideal opportunity to clear out all the old junk, this doesn’t always happen.

But can living amongst clutter really add stress to already busy lives and, more importantly, can clearing out that clutter reduce our stress?