One of this year’s biggest interior design trends is texture. We have different textures all around us and yet for the most part we take very little notice of them. As functionality took precedence over any other furniture or soft furnishing qualities the tactile nature of each object was left on the side lines. Today [...]
There may still be a distinct chill in the air but Spring really is just around the corner and that means the once-a-year cleaning routine begins in earnest. De-cluttering, decorating and generally blowing away the cobwebs from Winter sees us throwing open our windows to let fresh warm air into our homes.
Spring cleaning isn’t a [...]
Striped fabrics can be used for all types of soft furnishings. You have a choice of vertical or horizontal stripes which can be used to create optical illusions to make window appear taller or wider. The trend for using stripes hasn’t diminished over the years, the only thing which changes are the colour combinations and [...]
The use of floral patterns has stretched out over the decades with one of the most influential British designer William Morris being at the forefront of bringing these fabulous designs into our homes in the form of fabrics and wallpapers. The trend of using floral and botanical inspired fabrics remains in-vogue, however, this season they [...]
Choosing curtains may seem like a simple process, however, there’s more to selecting the right curtains for your home than meets the eye. Basically you’ll need to consider the following tips to make your window dressing compliment the style of your home.
Colour & Pattern
Choosing the right colour is probably the first thing most of us [...]
Patterns are forecast to be big this year and yet if you’ve always had plain curtains or blinds as your window dressings it can seem a little daunting to bring patterns into play. We’ve brought together the top 5 tips to using patterned curtains to help make your selection and choices a little easier.
1. If [...]
We all know that accessories give the finishing touches to any room in your home and this year the trend to highlight the details is expected to make a huge impact on the way we decorate our homes. However, there’s a fine line which needs to be drawn to distinguish between detail and clutter – [...]
Eagerly awaiting the arrival of Father Christmas it’s difficult for children to get to sleep on Christmas Eve and with all the planning in the world you know that the chances of them waking at silly o’clock are stacked in their favour not yours! So how do you entice them to get to sleep and [...]
There’s little use burying you head in the sand the festive season is upon us and it’s time to give serious thought to your dining room décor and table. As this is the room whether your festive fare will be displayed it makes logical sense to make sure that the rest of the room is [...]
As with beauty elegance is in the eye of the beholder – a room which some find gracefully elegant another may consider staid and old-fashioned. Today’s elegance focusing around using soft pastel colours, creamy beige, lavenders and white.
Typically traditional elegant rooms have full length curtains with a pencil pleat, triple pleat or goblet styled heading; [...]