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Give Your Conservatory a Makeover for Spring!

After what has felt like a very long winter, there finally seem to be signs showing that spring is on its way – hooray! If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory or sun room in your home, chances are your thoughts are turning towards getting it in shape to enjoy relaxing with your family and/or playing host to guests throughout the warmer months.  If that’s the case, you’re in luck, as we’ve put together a few great ideas to help makeover your sunniest spot in no time – and without spending a fortune! First up, assess the floor situation in your conservatory.  Wood flooring is a popular choice in sun rooms and the like, but whether it’s an authentic [...]

Say Hello To Spring – The Perfect Time for New Laminate Flooring!

Finally, the weather seems to be cheering up a little.  There are daffodils sprouting, sunshine in the sky, and all signs are pointing to spring – Hooray! For many of you, that might also mean that the spring cleaning bug has hit?  It’s a natural time of year to start sprucing up your home.  The post-Christmas lull is over, there are more daylight hours, and you might find yourself cringing as you spot how dusty the TV screen looks in the afternoon sunshine! Similarly, you might find yourself looking at an old, dusty or threadbare carpet in that bright sunshine and feel it’s really bringing down the overall decor of your room.  A heavy carpet can add warmth in the [...]

Flooring Needs for Flats: Master Bedrooms

This is the fourth in our series of articles where we’re offering advice to all the landlords out there.  We’ve been taking a room by room look at the best ways to make your property aesthetically pleasing to new tenants, and today, we’re talking about master bedrooms. If your rental property is a large house with several bedrooms in need of flooring and decor, whether that’s luxury vinyl tile and fresh painted walls or fitted carpets and on trend wallpaper, the master bedroom is usually the biggest one, and the one you’ll want to give most attention to if you’re doing things on a budget.  Many landlords of course opt for investing in a one bedroom property, at least while [...]

On Trend Flooring Solutions – Go Wild for Animal Prints!

It’s no big secret that Animal Prints are a perennial favourite in the fashion world – but incase you didn’t know, they’re also big news with designers of the home decor variety too!  From soft furnishings to floor coverings, statement prints are popping up all over the place.  It’s a bold look, but if you love it, it’s a great way to spruce up your living space and keep your own decor bang on trend.  So, if you’d like to introduce a splash of animal instinct into your home, read on for a few tips and ideas to make the trend work for you. Less is More If your signature style is generally more neutral and understated, when it comes [...]

Sprucing Up Your Rented Space

When you rent a property, it can seem like a tall order to make the space your own.  From flooring to wall coverings, you walk into a property full of decor choices that you didn’t make yourself. Most landlords are quite decor savvy these days, knowing that a neutral palette is the most saleable, and also that people expect a good rental property to be maintained to a high standard decor-wise.  With that in mind, hopefully you’re at least looking at a modern ‘blank canvas’ with freshly painted walls and perhaps even wood floor finishes throughout rather than a mis-mash of retro wallpaper and threadbare carpets!  That said, however high the standard, you’ll probably still want to put your own [...]

Landlords – Cost Effective Flooring Solutions Your Tenants will Love!

Whether you’re new to the world of being a landlord, or you have a healthy portfolio of rental properties under your belt, chances are, you’re still like to keep an eye out for cost effective solutions to make your investment as profitable as possible. Home decor, from flooring to wall coverings is an important concern for landlords across the board – whether it’s to make a new property appealing to potential tenants, or simply to maintain an existing property to a good standard.  With that in mind, we’ve put together some top ideas for budget friendly neutral floors that aim to create stylish, contemporary spaces without spending a fortune. Laminate Wood Flooring: Laminate floors are hard wearing and cost effective.  [...]

Homeowners – Get your home decor on trend from the floor up with Luxury Carpets!

When you first buy a new property, chances are that after solicitors’ fees, estate agent fees and all the other costs associated with becoming a homeowner, you might not have much budget left to beautify your new home.  As a result, most people opt for ‘making do’ to tide themselves over, with a view to doing a more involved decor makeover at a later date. Budget home decor generally means basic, neutral, and dare we say it, a bit boring.  It doesn’t need to though!  It’s entirely possible to deck your home out in on trend style without needing to spend a fortune. Floor coverings are a great place to start – they really can set the whole tone for [...]

Love Your Lounge – From Carpets to Cushion Covers

For most people moving into a new home – whether it’s their first property or an upgrade, the first concern when it comes to decor, is the living room.  It makes sense really, chances are it’s the room you’ll spend most time in, especially if you have a family, it’s probably the room you’ll play host guests to in, and above all else, it’s likely to be your sanctuary away from the outside world – a place to put your feet up and relax after a day at work, so of course you want it looking great sooner rather than later. So where to start?  If you have the option, it’s a great idea to sort out your living room [...]

Kit Out Your Kitchen – From Tiles to Toasters!

When it comes to decorating a new home, most people dream of a sparkling brand new fitted kitchen, with gleaming worktops, loads of space and of course all mod cons and appliances.  Usually though, the reality is that the kitchen is given a quick, often low cost ‘quick fix’ style makeover so that it is at least functional while you’re taking care of all the other jobs that need doing! If you’re not lucky enough to be moving into a house with a ready fitted dream kitchen, don’t panic – there are plenty of ways to update what you have got until you have the time and budget to really do it in style. A new floor can be a [...]

Beautiful Boudoirs – From Beds to Floorboards!

When you move into a new home, there can be a long list of DIY and decor projects you want to get your teeth into, and while it can be a lot of fun turning your new house into a dream home, it can also be exhausting!  With that in mind, it makes good sense to make your own bedroom a decor priority, so that after a long day of painting and decorating, you have somewhere wonderful to retreat to and relax.  We’ve put together a few top tips and ideas to get you on your way to a beautiful boudoir you’ll love to spend time in. Firstly, have a look at what you’ve got to work with in terms [...]