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Design Trends - Dark And Moody Interiors

This is a nod to the interior design trend that often gets overlooked as most home owners favour light and airy design and colour schemes. Hopefully by showcasing some of the best dark and moody interiors that we've seen this year, you'll be inspired to try out one of our featured designs in your own home! The dark and moody look is ultimately one of sophistication, elegance, and style. It is achieved with the use decor that is made from rich fabrics such as velvet, faux fur,

Your Bathroom Decor And Accessories

Every day starts in that special room with the most specific function, the bathroom. The bathroom is a garland of accessories (mirrors, extractor fans, bathroom scales, bathroom cabinets, bathroom lights) that makes your bathroom ornamental sprinkling refreshing moments every time you step into The world has undoubtedly become a sprint and life is getting faster, people’s choices are rapidly transitioning and the bathroom is becoming the focal point of decoration and intentio

Revamp Your Hallway And Staircase

Giving your hallway and stairs a makeover is a job that has been waiting for you for a long time, so you might as well do it properly, not just a lick of paint. It is time for a complete and total renovation of this important area of your home. It should be a space in its own right, rather than just a corridor that people pass through. Planning is the key to this, as it is to any makeover. Visit showrooms and look at catalogues for ideas. Search the Internet for staircases, t

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

Decorating With Ceramic Tiles

From its beginnings in 13th century Morocco, ceramic mural tiles have been a staple in design and décor. Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and Chinese were renowned for their craft in ceramic tile making but the methods of creation that we use today are believed to have stemmed directly from early Moroccan artisans of ceramic mural tiles. Through the years, ceramic tiles have been hugely popular but notably more so during specific arts and crafts movements such as that of the 19

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

Spa Inspired Bathrooms

Today's homeowners are investing more money remodelling their bathrooms, turning them into a place for retreat and relaxation. The focus is as much on function as it is style and sophistication. . A significant number of homeowners are spending more money than they did in years past on updating and expanding their bathrooms. The results also indicate that the shower and bath are actually what makes a bathroom most distinctive. Gone are the days of installing an all-in-one sho

Mirror Mirror On The Wall - Top Tips For Decorating With Mirrors

Using mirrors in your home will not only enhance the overall look and feel, when used in small limited spaces they can simulate depth by leveraging light upon reflection providing a bright and spacious feel. Here are top tips for using them. Tip One Use large-sized mirrors on both sides of the focal point of your room, a focal point such as fireplace. This will make your room appear larger by reflecting objects around it . Click images for details Tip Two Put up a large mirro

Buying Your Fireplace Online

The internet is a great place to get guidance about fireplace products, and there are many different interior design resources that are currently freely available to us, you should certainly make use of these kinds of havens of great fireplace data. There is an art to shopping for fireplaces and home furnishings online, once you learn the secrets most online house and home shopping will be a breeze. Click images for details For anyone purchasing products like stock fireplace

Slate Tile Flooring 101

Slate tile flooring is ideal for residential and commercial interiors and exteriors. It is easy to install and available with decorative colour variation and slip-resistance quality. Click images for details You may go for natural surface textures of slate tile flooring and these textures come in different varieties. The flooring is slip-resistant and hence makes a premium choice for most people across the globe. Things to consider when opting for slate tile flooring: Do's 1.

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

Recipes For Relaxation And Getting A Good Nights Sleep

There are literally thousands of options available in bedding set designs. However, there are several critical issues that one must consider in order to make the best choice possible when picking out a bedding set. Many bedding sets, quite frankly, can be a bit of an investment for your home. That is why it so important to do your homework and make your selections based upon multiple factors, not just one or two. A bedding set can mean many things to different people. There a

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

5 Tips For Redesigning Your Bedroom On A Budget

Does your bedroom feel like an archaeological site just waiting to be dug up? Has its décor stayed pretty much stayed the same for past 10 years? And do you desperately want to turn it into the sleeping den of your dreams without the need for an SOS to your bank manager? Well then, fret not, hope is at hand, we have some great ideas for you to try out and get that bedroom that your bedtime deserves! Tip One A fresh lick of paint will spruce up your room and give it that insta

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

Modern Hallway Ideas - Sideboards

The hallway or foyer is more often than not that one space in our homes that is more likely to receive little to no attention when it comes to interior design. Unfortunately, we have the tendency to overlook our hallways, and even though this space receives more traffic than any other space in your home, it can be relegated to thoughts somewhere along the lines of why spend time, money and effort on its interior design, when after all we can quickly scurry our guests past it

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

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