Style + Design

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…

Mood Enhancing Decor To Love Where You Live

Mood Enhancing Decor To Love Where You Live

Mood enhancing decor can take your home from bland to grand with a few simple tips. Even if you are renting, these five expert ideas will give you inspiration and motivation. Your home really is your castle. Mood enhancing decor that’s personal to YOUR lifestyle is essential to making a house a home. However, sometimes it’s not easy to decide what you need to do. You may ask yourself “How do I style my home the right way? To match both your tastes and your lifestyle it can be difficult to make decisions. Because trying to pull together comfortable living…

Top Design Ideas To Modernise and Beautify Your Home

Top Design Ideas To Modernise and Beautify Your Home

Top design ideas differ from trends in that top design ideas have longevity as well as style. There are ways to modernise and beautify your home without great expense and without fearing a short-lived trend. Perhaps you love your home – the location, the neighbours, the amenities – but you need some tweaking to make it more of a dream home. The top design ideas below will help you to create the home you desire by simply tweaking what you have. Top Design Ideas for Your Kitchen Your kitchen is a place where everyone comes together so it must be…

Home Makeover Tour: Ranch with Open Floor Plan

Home Makeover Tour: Ranch with Open Floor Plan

Let’s go on a home makeover tour with Diana Smith who will share beautiful tips for arranging and decorating an open floor plan ranch-style home. Truly one of our most popular lifestyles, open plan is here to stay. This home makeover tour isn’t a single home; it’s showing great concepts from different homes. This way, you can pick and choose the ideas that suit your floor plan and lifestyle. So… have you always wanted a home with an airy, stripped-down appeal that invokes minimalism and communal living? If the answer is yes, then an open floor plan is just the…

Delightful Decor? Here’s How To Keep It That Way

Delightful Decor? Here’s How To Keep It That Way

Your delightful decor has been in situ for five minutes and now you’re petrified it will get ruined. It may not be kids and pets that ruin your delightful decor… it could be something far worse. Decorating and furnishing a home is expensive- and so once your delightful decor is looking beautiful, it makes sense that you’d want to keep it that way. Looked after well, you should be able to get away with only making minor maintenance for a number of years, and you can protect the decor in which you’ve invested. But what exactly can you do at…