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Why We Love Monochrome Bathrooms

Black and white bathrooms always look so stylish whether they are in a traditional Art Deco style or designed with modern minimalism in mind. They are perfect in character or period homes and also in modern homes. And, best of all, they don’t date quickly so will look great for years to come so be a good investment in improving a home.

Bathroom manufacturers and the buying public all love white in bathrooms, whether it is the bathroom suite or large, glossy porcelain tiles there is really nothing to compare with gleaming white lines. White bathroom suites look equally good in period reproduction styles as they do in sleek contemporary styles and any of the huge range of bathrooms to choose from will look fabulous when complemented with black. Accent tiles in black can be used to create unique patterns on borders or tiled panels and black accessories such as vases, towels etc. enhance the monochrome look. If you are feeling very daring (and either don’t live in a hard-water area or have a water softener fitted) then I have even seen a black Art Deco style basin. Just be sure it will suit your style of home and bathroom (I’m personally still cautious about using any sort of coloured sanitary ware).

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Make Your Bathroom Stand Out From The Crowd

As well as being a functional space, a bathroom is also a sanctuary in which to relax at the end of a hectic day. But the average bathroom in the UK is pretty small and many bathroom fittings are fairly standard so how can you make your bathroom stand out from the crowd; somewhere that you are proud of and where you want to spend time?

Here are 5 ideas for adding some design flair to that small space…

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Creating a Wet Room – Some Additional Advice

Clearly getting the waterproofing of the walls and floors right is critical to the success of a wet room but there are also some other important aspects to consider. The type of grout to use, the most suitable drainage, underfloor heating and, of course, the best type of wall and floor tiles, particularly with respect to non-slip floor tiles.

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Creating a Wet Room – The First Steps

Turning an ordinary bathroom into a wet room can transform everyday bathing into a luxurious experience. Depending on the fixtures, fittings and accessories you choose you could create the effect of a luxury spa within your own home with a beautiful fully-tiled space. But just how easy is it to create a wet room in your own home?

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Shelving Ideas for every room in the home

When it comes to storage solutions in the home, shelving is one of the simplest and most flexible options there is. Not only can it be very cost effective, but it can be used...

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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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How to style the Industrial dining room

It isn’t just fashion that goes in circles, so too does interior design. And, the last few years have certainly seen something of a revival of styles and trends that have been popular before....

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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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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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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...