If you’re the creative type, or just fancy getting your hands dirty, DIY projects are a great way to transform certain areas of your home and garden.
Small home decor tips that won’t leave you feeling flat
A recent study showed that the average flat in the UK is just four times the size of an average car parking space - it’s no wonder then that many of us find decor a challenge in our ‘bijou’ homes. Lack of storage space and cramped rooms can make it a struggle to make a home look great but, here, we’ve put together our top tips for super-sizing your pint-sized abode.
The end of 2016 saw the influx of ‘hygge’ – the Danish principles of living that can be defined as creating a “pleasant, warm atmosphere” in your home – as well as indoor-outdoor living, however, a new year brings with it a plethora of inviting home design trends to try your hand at.
We all want a more luxurious home, but most of us have consigned ourselves to living, more or less within our means. However, there are a few things you can do around the home that won’t break the bank, but added together look like they might have.
Much like fashion, trends in interiors come and go each year with some making it to that timeless status. Last year, we saw a host of exciting looks introduced into homes including a love of indoor plants and botanicals take centre stage. Moving into the new decade, some emerging contenders will be making waves across the interior design sector.
So take a look at what’s hot for 2020 and what’s being left in 2019!
Whether you've lived in your property for twenty years or recently moved in, there's nothing quite like hauling in help from your family and friends to embark on a DIY home transformation.
Getting maximum space for your money is often one of the top priorities when people look to buy or rent a home. However, in some areas, more space commands a higher premium, so compromises have to be made.
Children grow up so fast, and as they get older, trends and tastes start to change more rapidly. When kids are young, bright colours and favourite TV characters may be a firm favourite, but this phase begins to wane quickly as they enter the school years. To avoid being stuck with kids bedrooms that don’t match the rest of your décor, there are a few things you can do to update this space without spending a fortune on a total renovation.
As we head into a new year, many of us will be thinking about a new start - and, with it, new ways to revamp our homes. A new year is a great time to clear out the clutter and refresh our living spaces. Sadly, most of us can’t afford to hire a professional to do this for us, so we’ve put together our guide to this year’s cheap and cheerful DIY trends.
If you are a tenant, you may think that you need a lot of space to start composting your organic waste. But actually you don't need much space at all. A small garden is absolutely fine to start composting, and some people even compost waste indoors.
The snowdrops are out, and the birds are once again waking you before your alarm clock. The days of hibernating inside are coming to an end - which means the time to clear out and clean up is here again!
Trees are a vital part of the environment, both on a local and global scale. It’s hard to ignore the media attention on recent climate news and events. However, it can be challenging to know how to make changes in everyday living. A great place to start is your garden. It’s here you breathe in nature and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.
Autumn DIY To Help Stave Off The WInter Chill
As your child starts to outgrow the toddler years, it can be a really exciting time as it brings with it new interests and more in-depth interaction. It also heralds the need to upgrade your child’s room to reflect this. Becoming a ‘big boy or girl’ is exciting for a child but can also be stressful as they leave the security of babydom behind so it’s important to try to make the transition gradually.
British Summertime - such as it is - officially ended on the 23rd of September and, just over a week later, there’s already a nip in the air as we once again wake up to dark mornings. As well as signalling an end to open windows, barbecues and long days, this time of year is all about getting ready for winter - and that includes your home. During the English Winter, cold weather can wreak havoc on your home - and your wallet. We’ve put together our guide to the things you can do now to get your home ready for the onslaught.
As the time comes to pack away the tinsel and the tree for another year, our thoughts turn to updating our homes in the new year. As 2019 approaches, designers have been outlining their home decor trends for the new season and, we’ve put together some of our faves - and how to revamp without having to remortgage to pay for it.
A home cinema used to be the mark of high-earners alone. Costing thousands of pounds in hi-fi equipment, specialist projectors and other electrical goods, having a home cinema was the ultimate luxury. Nowadays, however, a movie room in your home is a far more achievable reality. With just a little knowledge and a moderate investment of time and money, you can have a home cinema fit for Scorsese.
One of the worst things about moving into a new home (already a stressful experience) is worrying about whether the sideboard will really fit against that wall, or whether the TV stand will ‘work’ in that corner or not.
Embarking on a new look for a room can feel a little bit like stumbling around in the dark. With so many different options available, beginning a new project can be overwhelming and frustrating. A really good way to make a start is by creating a mood board. By collecting ideas and inspiration and putting them together, you can then begin to formulate the look that you’re going for. If it’s your first time, putting together a mood board can be a bit daunting so, we’ve put together our step by step guide to help you along.
Do you park your car in your garage? It’s probably not surprising that many people don’t use their garage for what it’s intended – to park your car! Figures from the RAC a few years ago found that 53 per cent of households had access to a garage, but yet only 24 per cent used them. So what are we using them for instead?