Style + Design

High-End Apartment Design Guide: 8 Essentials that Embody Pure Elegance

High-End Apartment Design Guide: 8 Essentials that Embody Pure Elegance

Whether you live in a high-end apartment or not, there is something timeless and gorgeous about elegant spaces. The fact that they look smooth and expensive without looking flashy is the secret to elegance. Although, it’s much harder to pull off than you might think. Luckily, you can always rely on the Internet to help you with your design and end up with an elegant apartment that will always look high-class. Statement lighting Lighting makes all the difference in a space. No matter how many experts worked on your decoration, the place will always look subpar if it’s not illuminated…

Putting Down Roots: Making a New Property Feel Like ‘Yours’

Putting Down Roots: Making a New Property Feel Like ‘Yours’

Putting down roots can be difficult. Many of us move around a fair bit during our early adult years. We move away to college or university, followed by student houses and apartment shares shortly after. Later on, you might move out alone or with a partner until eventually scouring sites like Bloomdale and deciding on a place that we want to stay in for the foreseeable future. It’s this property that you want to make ‘home’, you want to be putting down roots and transforming it into a place where you genuinely love spending time. But what exactly can you…

Your Home Can Be A Stress-Free Beautiful Sanctuary With 7 Easy Ideas

Your Home Can Be A Stress-Free Beautiful Sanctuary With 7 Easy Ideas

Your home is much more than just bricks and mortar; it can be a stress-free beautiful sanctuary. It’s a space where you should feel safe and calm, even when the rest of the world is chaotic. After a long and difficult day at work, your home should be a serene and beautiful sanctuary, sheltering you from your worries. So how do you achieve it? If you don’t enjoy being in the house, or, worse still, do everything you can not to spend time there, then changes must be made. You would be surprised at how just one small difference in…

Increasing Natural Elements to Beautify Your Home

Increasing Natural Elements to Beautify Your Home

The presence of natural elements can have a very calming effect on us and helps to relieve stress. If you can increase the influence of nature in your home, you can create a far more welcoming and relaxing space for yourself. These are some of the best ways to bring the natural world into your home and increase the natural elements to beautify your home. The Best Natural Elements Are Plants Some good house plants give your home a very natural feel and they’re a great way to decorate the house without spending much money at all. They’re also good…

Creating a Stylish Home: Simple Changes for a Big Impact

Creating a Stylish Home: Simple Changes for a Big Impact

All of us crave a comfy and stylish home. But, when you think about all the renovations and expenses that come with sprucing up your house, you start to think about whether it’s worth it. Luckily, there are small changes that will create a big impact without splurging. Here comes your stylish home without a big budget. Create an accent wall If you want to create a big change for very little money and time, you should give your space an accent wall. This is a great way to bring your stylish home to life in one day and for…

7 Upscale Additions to Create a Unique and Chic Abode

7 Upscale Additions to Create a Unique and Chic Abode

Think you can’t afford some upscale additions to your home? Maybe you’re right. But what if you’re wrong? What if some upscale additions ARE in your budget? In your spare time, you like to flick through home design magazines envisioning what your beloved home would look like with upscale additions and innovative design techniques. For as long as you can remember, you have always striven to make your home a chic and unique place to live. You pride yourself on updating your themes and schemes on a regular basis. However, there are a few more projects you have up your…

Unique Touches To Your Home That Are Simple And Effective

Unique Touches To Your Home That Are Simple And Effective

Unique touches in your home show the world who truly inhabits the space. Your personalities should shine through from the way your bedrooms are created to how it feels the moment you step through the door. Try these easy ideas to add unique touches this weekend. Unique touches are a great way to add a sense of personality to your decor, and often the DIY touches can be the best. So here are some simple and effective ways to add a unique touch to your home. Upcycled furniture A great way to add a bit of unique touches to your…

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Flex Your Home Design Eco Credentials

Do you want to add home design eco credentials to your renovation and home improvement skills? Even first-timers will benefit from knowing how to be more ‘green’ when it comes to their homes. Yes, the buzzwords of the moment are eco-friendly, green and sustainable. These environmentally aware concepts are seemingly permeating every aspect of our lives including our home decor and renovation choices. While you may not have considered ‘going green’ when purchasing a new dishwasher a decade ago, nowadays the focus is on energy efficiency rather than ergonomic design. Home Design Eco Credentials : Star Rating Purchase new appliances…

The Psychology Of Open Plan  Interior Design

The Psychology Of Open Plan Interior Design

Open plan interior design is more popular than ever. Traditionally, the concept of a room was known and agreed upon. Everyone knew what a room constituted and no one disagreed. The premise what that whatever was inside four walls was considered a room. The space inside was given its own freedom and privacy. However, contemporary home design has turned this concept literally on it’s head. Now you will find that the modern home has the bottom floor completely open. Open floor designs are being sprung up all over the world. Not only does it save on building and construction, but…

Your Elegant Penthouse Can Be Beautifully Cosy Too

Your Elegant Penthouse Can Be Beautifully Cosy Too

An elegant penthouse is the perfect place to enjoy living in the city or at the beach. Views for miles, open plan living, party balconies and rarefied air. So can you have elegance AND cosiness in your penthouse? Here’s how. The plush nature of elegant penthouse living can add a lot of pressure when it comes to décor and style. Such spacious homes demand a little sophistication. However, does it have to come at the expense of that cosy comforting feeling we all love so much? Here, we’re going to take a look at a few key tips that can…

Buying Designer Furniture for Your Home…The RIGHT Way

Buying Designer Furniture for Your Home…The RIGHT Way

When purchasing designer furniture for your home there are several decisions you need to make. From style to budget, no-one wants to make a mistake. Here’s how not to. Designer furniture must be well-considered. The four main areas on which to make a decision are; the budget. How much can you afford for the right piece? the style. Will it be classic or more edgy? the colour. Neutral? Bold? Patterned? the fabric. Leather? Linen? Velvet? Stain-Resistant? Pet proof? However, before you begin to consider these attributes, first decide whether you want luxury designer furniture or high street furniture with a…

Five New Year Cosy Home Ideas

Five New Year Cosy Home Ideas

New Year cosy home ideas will get you over Christmas and into a new way of thinking about how you like to decorate your home. Once the ‘chrissie decs’ come down, you may be looking for more cosy home ideas. Here they are. As we approach the festive season, many people are focusing their attention beyond Christmas and into the New Year. If you’re looking to make your home more cosy in the new year, there are some simple, easy and cheap things you can do to achieve this.   In this article we’re going to take a look at…

Viva La Minimalism! A Minimalist Interior That’s Right.

Viva La Minimalism! A Minimalist Interior That’s Right.

A minimalist interior is probably different from what you think. It’s not white rooms and only a chair for furniture. In fact, a minimalist interior is likely the decor for which you are striving, you just know it yet. All things eclectic and vintage have been decor directions for some time, bamboozling us with their randomness, disorder, and colour. However, there is a stalwart of fans that aren’t willing to let go the joys of a minimalist interior. These perfectionist folk with their eye on sleek lines, blocks of monochrome colour and clutter-free living adore the concept of minimalism. Show…

Think Like A Decorator With Expert Tricks

Think Like A Decorator With Expert Tricks

Would you like to think like a decorator? We all want our homes to reflect our personalities and suit our lifestyle. Those important elements don’t need to be sacrificed in order to create a home you love with the style you crave. Yes, you can easily think like a decorator with a few key tips and a mindset change. One of my key tips is to try and view the room to be redecorated as belonging to someone else. Sometimes taking a step back and not being so emotionally involved WILL help you to make better interior design decisions. So…