If there is one area of the home that acts as the focus point, it’s the living room. As much as possible, you want your living space to be as inviting as possible. Your living room is where you relax, where you wind down at the end of a long day and where you spend time watching TV. It’s a place for family gatherings and parties where you entertain your friends. It’s essential that this is a place that invites people in – including you!
Some people concentrate on keeping their living room tidy where others will extend their living space into glass rooms so that they can extend it and add more light. The room enhancements that you can make, from better lighting to upgrade furnishings, will all make a big difference to the way in which your home looks. You want to make this room the one that people gravitate to, and we’ve got all the hints you need to improve the quality of your lounge.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of any household, and although you might not spend time there to relax – it’s where you’re going to be preparing all of your meals. A lot of time and effort goes into cooking each day, and that’s something that should be pleasant. If your kitchen is lacking space and you feel cramped, or you don’t have access to everything you need – cooking can be frustrating instead of fun; that’s why it’s so important to make sure your home has a nice kitchen.
Decluttering is a popular and self-imposed hobby that many homeowners have to face (often reluctantly) every now and then. Post-Christmas is a great time for decluttering the house, for instance, as your decor is likely to be hidden from sight by piles of wrapping papers, discarded chocolate boxes, and unwanted gifts. Decluttering like a pro needs some preparation. You want to keep your time involvement to approximately 5-minute slots so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Being ruthless with the stuff that lies around is another important lesson. If there’s no room or purpose for it, just bag it up, and off it goes (to donation, on eBay, or directly into the bin). Read more
The world sure can be a pretty chaotic and tiring place. It can be fun and exciting too, of course, but also a bit much from time to time. As such, it’s important that we have a relaxing space to return to. Your house should be a place where you’re really able to sink into a deep state of relaxation. And while this is a theme that should run throughout your property, there are some rooms in the house where it’s even more important. Take the bedroom, for example. This should be calm, relaxing, and conducive to a good night’s sleep.
In this blog, we’ll look at some effective ways to ensure that your home is just that.
Ideally, interiors should reflect your unique personality, circumstances and living situation. But, unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Many of us live in generic homes that could belong to anyone.
The problem here is that too many of us take cues from interior design marketing materials. We see a major retailer selling a specific type of interior and we believe that’s how ours should look as well.
It’s worth remembering, though, that these commercially-designed interiors are for the average person. They’re designed to appeal to families sitting right in the middle of the bell curve. They have virtually nothing to do with your style and what you want. Read more