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Creating An Office That Is Effective For A Home Business

Distractions are probably the number one problem that business owners who work from home have to grapple with. From children running in and out of the work space, home telephones constantly ringing, to pets and visitors needing immediate attention, distractions negatively impact productivity and ultimately profit. An effective home office should allow you to focus on your work with little to no distractions. It should also be designed such that it inspires you to actually wan

Faux Finish Techniques

While Grandma’s quilts showed off a sample of her pretty bits of fabric and her skill with many different fancy needle stitches – imagine what she could have done with a pot of glaze and a sponge. That’s right. As artistic and skilled as Grandma was she probably would be right at home with faux finish paints too? There are so many options available to today’s homeowner when it comes to choosing alternatives to traditional flat paint. There’s absolutely no reason to hang onto

Colour Blending Your Interior Design

Are you having a difficult time trying to match the colours of the different pieces in your room’s colour scheme? We’ll let you in on the secret of how the best in business of interior designer solve this problem - they blend the colours in the room instead of matching the colours. Yes, that might not have read as ground breaking as it is, but trust us it works and you can do it too! Click images for details In fact, we highly recommend this design method because it will allo

Tips For Decorating Like a Pro

In need of simple upmarket decorating tips? Want a great looking home but you are on a limited budget and you don't have a clue where to start? Keep reading .. Decorating has changed dramatically in recent years. Many years ago people put great amounts of money in art and accent pieces. That’s still an option – art and collectables can be great ways to express yourself. If you find a piece of art that you truly love, go for it! Art is a great way to have moving pieces that sp

How To Hang Your Art Gallery Style

Hanging your artwork in modern gallery style groupings can create an exciting look for any room. The simplest grouping is a pair: two pieces of art, framed identically. They can be placed side by side or one over the other, in an even or uneven manner Another simple grouping design is to have three or more pieces of art of varying sizes, and for the most stunning result, ensure you frame each work of art such that it is in harmony and cohesion with the art which it frames and

Give Your Home Office A New Year Makeover

Do you get the Home Office Blues? With the New Year still fresh in the air upon us, and the hope that at some point further along in seasons we will get warmer weather and the first signs of green outside with emerge, it’s easy to still feel a little depressed now if you are stuck in your home office for a good part of the day. One of the best ways to tackle this problem is to give your home office a new year thorough clean and makeover Get Rid Of The Clutter Nothing makes yo

Planning Your Home Design

Taking a few moment to really think about your home and the spaces within it will truly transform and help you enjoy your creative process for designing it! Here are a few questions, answers and tips that you can follow that will get those creative juices flowing: What is the overall vision that you have for your home? One Be it that you want to change just one room or you’re about to embark on an epic home makeover adventure of a lifetime, when planning your home décor the f

Finding That Perfect Sofa

Your sofa is highly likely to be that one item in your home which will be with you for a very long time. The average person will buy a new sofa every 10 to 15 years. So if you are in the market for a new sofa and you consider yourself that average person who will keep their sofa for that 10 to 15 year period, when choosing your new seating partner here are a few tips worth bearing in mind: 1. Size It is important to choose a sofa that fits the size of your living space, needs

Harmony and Cohesion in Interior Design

No doubt that the world has become a much busier place to exist in, with more and more people working longer hours and even spending precious weekends in the office. So finding the time to decorate and maintain our homes can almost feel like a luxury, and most people who do find the time often look for the quickest solutions rather than undertaking lengthy projects. Having said that, in totality there is no getting away from the fact that more hours of our lives will hopefull

The Beauty Of Designing With Rugs

Flooring is fundamental to the outcome of your interior design. In this post we touch on the use of rugs as a way of bringing about a sense of cohesiveness to your space and enhancing the look and feel of your design. Click images for details These days the majority of homes come fitted with hard floors such as wood, laminate or tiles in all rooms. Whilst hard flooring has an abundance of benefits and is exceptionally easy to maintain in comparison to wall to wall carpeting w

Interior Lighting Ideas For Homes

Nothing impresses us quite the way lighting does! And if you’re entertaining, apart from your bucket loads of charm, good wine and great cooking, nothing has the potential to make your guests feel more welcome than the good lighting in your home. Designing with light has never been an easier task, and it's always enjoyable! Click images for details. When it comes to home lighting, the potentials are limited only by your imagination. A good lighting plan could help in making y

Easy Creative Feature Wall Ideas

What often comes to mind when the subject of creating a feature wall crops up is that in order to create one you would be looking at a significant repaint or decorative feature installation job. But whilst those feature walls created with a significant overhaul turn often out to be absolutely stunningly beautiful, feature walls can also be created with much less effort. This post aims to give you a handful of simple yet creative ideas that still deliver that wow factor withou

Blush Pink Interior Design Trends

Pink interior design has always been relatively popular from as far back as I can remember, but in recent years and unlike ever before pink appears to have taken centre stage and shaken off its non gender neutral labels which had been largely associated with the innocence of childhood, tenderness, ultra femininity and uber delicate romance. Pink home decor begun its journey as a mainstream upward trend around 2016, and unlike some other trends which turned out to be one year

Monochromatic Colour Scheme

Using a single base hue and its extended shades, tones and tints to design your living space can produce results that are unexpectedly pure genius! Most folks are not immediately drawn to putting all their design eggs of inspiration into one basket of colour, as the immediate fear is there is a real risk of creating a space that lacks depth and character, inevitably a space that may well turn out to look a little boring. Click images for details Colour wheel Looking at the co

Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

Indoor plants bring a sense of life and freshness to any living space but the very thought of having your newly acquired plant just quit life and suddenly die on you is exactly what keeps most of us from opting to bring them into our homes. Artificial or live indoor house plants? With so many beautiful ultra realistic looking artificial plants out there on the market which can look just as amazing as their live counterparts and don't come with the perceived overhead or commit

5 Living Room Ideas

Wondering how to decorate your room and on the look out for living room ideas? Here are 5 quick fire ideas that can radically change the look and feel of your space without the need to drain your savings! 1. Change your living room lights If you have ceiling lights a quick win is to change the pendants. There are so many designs trending, I have a soft spot for industrial and factory style pendant lights as they add a certain sense of modernity to any room. Clustered glass li

Grey Home Designs Interior

Grey the lovechild of black and white, it is a neutral or achromatic colour meaning it is without colour. In recent years grey has become even more popular as the go to neutral of sophistication on which a myriad of colours can be overlayed. Grey is the bold shift away from the more traditional neutral shades of white and what makes it so unique is that it holds an authority of its own coming in a remarkably wide variety of shades . Shades of grey Shades of grey can be used

Decorating With Blinds

Windows are an essential part of any home. They allow natural light to come in and apart from that, windows enable us to look outside into the wide world without actually having to leave home. However, there are times when there can be too much light coming into the home at a certain times of the day, and other times we just need privacy; hence, the need to cover the window. This is where blinds come into play! Click images for details Blinds have become increasingly popular