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Why Every Room Needs A Dose Of Pattern

Pick pattern when you want to be bold. Image Via: Incorporated Like most trend-driven industries, popularity in interior design tends to go in cycles. Over the past few years, modern interiors favored sleek silhouettes with solid fabrics, monochromatic shades, and clean lines. During this time,…

Best Home Heating Systems for Your Home

Depending on where you live, there are most likely at least a few months in each year that using a heat source in your home is necessary. There are several different types of home heating systems to choose from and equally as many important factors to consider when…

What Does Your Home Say About You?

What does this room tell you about the owner? Your walls can talk without saying a word. Image Source: Susan Hoffman Are you adventurous? Well-travelled? Creative? These are personality traits that, in a sense, can be written on your walls. So, what does…

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Get the elegant home of your dreams on a budget. Image Source: LMK Interiors Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have a tight decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways – even on a budget – that you can…

10 Things You Should Know Before Painting A Room

Painting can actually be fun when you know how to do it properly. We share the many steps to make your painting project turn out perfectly! Image Source: Gace K Design Are you living with boring white walls, but hate the thought of…

10 Easy Ways to Add a Mid-Century Modern Style to Your Home

This is an amazing modern home. Image Source: Home-Designing It may be the year 2014, but the nostalgic pull of the ingenious architectural designs of the 1950’s is taking modern-day homes back in time. Homeowners are flooding the real estate market, hunting…

Five Steps to Making Your Home More Beautiful

image sources 1, 2, 3, 4 Most of us have watched those cruel home make-over shows at one time or another. You know the type, where a hyperactive bunch of designers and tradesman bombard their way into an ‘unsuspecting’ civilian’s home, with only an hour to complete a WOW transformation. The magic designer snatches up a few old cushions, whips up the rug, and hey presto, the whole house is a wonderful palace. Don’t we all wish that our tired houses could be awoken with such hasty and invigorating fervour? I’m not promising to make your home your dream mansion, but by following the simple steps below you can bring beauty into your house. De-Clutter This step sounds so exhausting, but believe me, it's worth it. Pick a room to start on, and attack it with a pair of rubber gloves and a bin bag. Poke into hidey holes you’d forgotten about, delve into cupboards you’ve been putting off forever, jump right in to the depths of all your clutter and let it go. Don’t be afraid to chuck out that gaudy yellow vase because you made it when you were six, if it’s sentimentally valuable, box it, be strict with yourself about what really is sentimental. Use ‘time since last used’ as your rule of thumb, if it’s been three years since you last used it, chances are its rubbish. Remember, start as you mean to go on- don't sort piles into piles, if its rubbish throw it, if it’s not, put it away. Consider recycling any items you don't need, charities are always looking for items they can sell on. You could also try to make a few pennies out of your old stuff, pop it onto eBay and see what happens!

Importance of Plants in Your Home

Plants bring natural beauty to our living spaces. By creating texture and balance, a room or patio can be transformed into an environment that comforts and welcomes. But, just like Miss Universe, plants can do more than look pretty. They’ve been proven to reduce stress so…