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  1. Inspirational Living Room Decor Ideas

    Inspirational Living Room Decor Ideas

    Your living room should be more than just a place that your TV and your sofa is, and that you slob out in your pyjamas in on an evening. There are so many ways to create a great living room, and whether your taste in a great living room is elegant, cosy, sophisticated, or even historic, there are some great ways to elevate your living room, and to create a space that you can be proud of. In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the most intriguing ideas to inspire your living room, no matter how much space you have to work with. 

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  2. Relaxing Bedroom Colour Scheme Ideas

    Relaxing Bedroom Colour Scheme Ideas

     

    When you head to your bed at the end of the evening, you want your bedroom to encourage you to relax, and to drift gently off to sleep. That is much, much easier when your bedroom has been decorated in colours that you love, that your furniture works well for you and you have ample storage solutions that help you ensure your space is kept neat and tidy. We’ve recently written a post about loft bedrooms that has some great ideas for decorating your space, so if you’re looking for inspiration, then you might want to put that on your reading list. 

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  3. Luxury Loft Bedroom Ideas To Enhance Your Home

    Our bedrooms are our sanctuaries – a retreat that we go to in order to relax and wind down from the stresses and strains of the day. But because our bedrooms are the rooms that people outside our families see the least, they often get neglected, or left until last in the priority for being decorated – which means that they end up not being as relaxing as they could be.

    Many of us have experienced the amazing sleep that comes from being in a lovely hotel when we’re on holiday abroad in a beautiful location, and wish that we could sleep half as well when we’re at home. While much of that is due to removing ourselves from the stresses and strains of our everyday lives, there is almost certainly a link with the décor, as well as the fact that housekeeping staff help to keep the space clean and tidy each day. With that thought in mind, and the fact that sleep is such an essential part of our lives, taking the time to think about our bedrooms, to plan a beautiful space and to invest in our sleep in order to benefit our health is well worth doing. 

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  4. Home Spring Cleaning Tips, Checklist, And Chemical Free Homemade Cleaners

    Home Spring

    Spring cleaning isn’t just reserved for the spring – and while tackling the whole house in one go can feel overwhelming, taking it one room at a time means that, once it is done, you’ll be able to keep on top of your cleaning on a weekly basis. In this post, we’ll be sharing some of the greatest tips and tricks for keeping your home clean, without needing to use harsh chemicals.  

    If you’ve got children, pets, a member of your family suffers from allergies, or you just want to avoid using harsh chemicals to avoid health and environmental concerns, you don’t need to spend a lot on pre-made natural cleaning products. There are some great natural products that can be used for cleaning that are just as – or even more effective than using chemicals. The great thing about most of these natural cleaning tips is that they are incredibly inexpensive, and so as well as being better for us and the environment, they’re also great for your bank balance! 

     

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  5. Designer Tricks For Brightening Up a Dark Room

    Brightening dark room

    As so many more of us adopt the practice of working from home, being able to use as much space as possible is essential for our health and wellbeing. Little wonder then, that those tiny box rooms, dark basements, and windowless attic rooms are being pressed into service, whether they’re being turned into office space, or we’re swapping rooms around. But particularly dark and dingy rooms, without a lot of natural daylight, don’t always inspire us to get in there and really make use the space. 

    With that in mind, we thought we’d pull together some of the best tips and tricks that we know designers use regularly to make the most of darker spaces, so you can make the most of every inch of your home. While some of our tips will involve getting the stepladder and some paint pots out, if that isn’t an option because you’re renting, we’ve got plenty of ideas that will help you to make those darker rooms more liveable.  

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  6. Hygge: How To Embrace The Cosy Danish Concept

    Hygge

    Hygge is a central part of Danish homes, and the concept of hygge isn’t going anywhere fast. Scandinavian styling of the home has been trending for a while now, since the clean, uncluttered look feels minimalist without actually doing away with all your possessions. While hygge is part of the inspiration for many Scandinavian designers, it isn’t just about décor – it is about so much more than that! However, despite the styling being relatively easy to get right, with no particular right or wrong way to do it, there are some key things to understand about the idea of hygge – so let’s take a deep dive into what it is and how to achieve it.   

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  7. Sublime Summer House Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden

    Summer House

    To spend time in a summer house on a sunny day is one of life’s little pleasures, and as we have all spent a lot more time at home over the past year and a half, there are more and more of us considering adding a summer house to our gardens. Some of us are looking to create a garden room purely for pleasure, while others want their summer house to fulfil a specific purpose – whether that is an office, a workout space, or a room for a hobby. Whatever type of summer house you’re considering, in this post we’re sharing some fabulous ideas, as well as answers to key questions that are often asked before summer house builds are undertaken. 

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  8. Fun Home Office Ideas That'll Skyrocket your Creativity

    Fun Home Office

    A home office is where many of us spend our days (and indeed, for many of us, our nights!) these days. Whether you began working from home since the start of the pandemic, or you’ve recently changed jobs in order to be able to spend more time at home and shift your work-life balance in your favour, your home office shouldn’t be an afterthought. 

    Before so many of us made the switch to permanently working from home, the odd days that we did work at home were pretty simple to handle. We’d either have our laptop at the dining table, on our knees on the sofa, or maybe we’d be found WFB – that’s working from bed! But since moving to home working in the longer term, we’re finding that working like that permanently isn’t great for us – not just in terms of productivity, but also for our posture and general health, with increasing numbers of worker

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  9. Stylish and Unique Ways to Decorate your Children's Bedroom

    Children's Bedroom

    Children’s bedrooms often bring to mind walls covered in Barbie pink, superheroes, football team or the latest cartoon characters that they are into – and if that isn’t your style, then you probably aren’t very inclined to have that kind of thing in your home. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to create a dream bedroom that they’ll love, and you will enjoy being in too.  Whether your children are lucky enough to have a bedroom to themselves, or space is at a premium and siblings have to share, we’ve got ideas that will inspire all kinds of homes. 

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  10. Modern Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Your Garden

    Adding outdoor lighting to your garden is a great way to open up the space so that you can use it more effectively through the evenings in the warmer summer months. And although the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are slowly starting to lift here in the UK, international travel is yet to be truly back on the agenda. That means that many of us are using some of the money that we might otherwise have used on travel to improve our homes and gardens, allowing us to make use of the space we have through the summer. 

    If making the most of your garden by lighting it up in the evenings is what brought you to this post, then read on – we’re going to cover everything from how much lighting you need, where to add it, what safety considerations you need to be aware of, to all the different types and styles of lighting you can choose from. 

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