With economy still looking bleak this year designer’s have suggested that we need to add a little whimsy into our homes to help lift morale. While some may pooh-pooh the idea for many adding a few little whimsical touches may be just what the doctor ordered.
So, how can you add whimsy without it looking misplaced [...]
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 [...]
There are very few of us who don’t want to change up the look of our home through a little (or a lot of) redecorating from time to time. The living room is one of the most heavily used rooms in any home and as such, it’s also the room which people tend to redecorate [...]
An undressed window looks, simply put, undressed. It’s unattractive and of course, a window sans curtains, blinds or shutters doesn’t provide you any kind of privacy whatsoever – so unless the idea is to allow the entire neighbourhood to see in, you’ll definitely want to do something to cover it up. Of course, there’s more [...]
If you have a bay window and don’t know quite what to do with it, or are looking for a practical way to use the additional space, why not make a window seat? If your bay has sufficient depth and you have a beautiful outside view, adding a window seat is a great way to [...]
Never heard of peplumbs? – well they are definitely hot to trot this year, being inspired by the catwalks. This silhouette image is all about nipping in waistlines and showing off curves. How does this translate in terms of window dressing? Swags, tails and swept back curtains!
Swags and tails have been used as a window [...]
This month we’re going to share some interior design ideas with you which can help beat the Winter blues by using blue curtains in your home. From the palest duck-egg to deep navy, electric and oceanic to sky and floral blues, there’s a shade of blue to suit all of your rooms in both traditional [...]
With the spell of warm weather many parts of the country have experienced this last week it really has begun to feel like Spring has sprung! The time of the year the almost historical ritual of Spring cleaning has seen windows thrown open as people bring fresh air into their homes after, what seems like [...]
One of the biggest interior design trends this year is to have a combination of old and new sitting comfortably next to one another. This can be interpreted for example with an old period home having contemporary furnishings or a modern home having antique furnishings and furniture, with the flexibility of having both.
When old meets [...]
When we see contemporary interiors online or in glossy magazines they’re typically full of the latest design innovations and high-tech gadgetry, and while many of us would love to live in this style of home few of us do. We live in ‘normal’ homes with average sized rooms rather than extensive open plan living with [...]