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Dressing your home for summer

Dressing your home for summer

While there's sometimes a risk of rain, there's no doubt British summers can be magnificent. Rich greens and florals, swaying textures and rich sunshine are right around the corner, if they haven't arrived already.

Modern furnishings for your victorian home

Modern furnishings for your victorian home

The average Victorian home has a lot going for it: high ceilings, lots of natural light and – if you're lucky – some original period features. One issue owners of Victorian homes have is updating the look without losing their charm.

How to style an interesting bookshelf

How to style an interesting bookshelf

Do you like a tidy bookshelf – or would a casual look suit you more? If an organised A-Z of authors and titles turns you cold, here are some tips on how to create an artistic ambiance in your living room.

Which type of wardrobe is your perfect fit?

Which type of wardrobe is your perfect fit?

Buying a new wardrobe is the beginning of a beautiful working relationship. In fact, aside from your bed, it's the most important piece of oak bedroom furniture you'll own.

Choosing furniture that complements the design of your home

Choosing furniture that complements the design of your home

While there are no rules when it comes to putting your personal stamp on your living space, it's understandable if you want to stay true to the period style of the building.

How to decorate your living room on a budget

How to decorate your living room on a budget

We know how hard it can be to want to redecorate with limited budget. We have a few tips to make sure you can get the look you want with a few simple yet effective ideas.

How to oil an oak dining table

How to oil an oak dining table

Oiling oak furniture brings out the depth and warmth in the natural grain of the wood. The oil seeps deep into the wood which keeps the protection on the inside of the furniture as well as the outside.

Styling your sideboard

Styling your sideboard

Sideboards are often extremely underrated pieces of furniture. They are a beautiful addition to any home which offers extensive storage options, why would you not want one?

Small living room ideas

Small living room ideas

Having a small living room can be frustrating when it comes to placing furniture and decorating. We have some great tips to make your living room feel and look more spacious.

Storage ideas for your home

Storage ideas for your home

Having a cluttered home can make it hard to relax and unwind after a hard day at work. We have a few storage saving ideas for you to keep your home clutter free and organised.

How to make the most of a small bedroom

How to make the most of a small bedroom

Small bedrooms can be transformed into cosy little havens with a few simple changes. It’s difficult to fit all the basics such as a bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a desk into such a small space

5 ways to transform your hallway

5 ways to transform your hallway

Hallways are the first thing we see when coming into a house, so it’s important to keep it looking fresh, homely and welcoming, here are a few tips to transform your hallway.

How to style your coffee table

How to style your coffee table

Coffee tables can complete the design of a living room. We will give you all our tips on how to design your coffee table with flair, style and function.

Oak buying guide

Oak buying guide

Oak furniture is bought as an investment for many individuals which will last a lifetime if it is properly maintained and cared for.

7 things to consider before painting oak furniture

7 things to consider before painting oak furniture

Painting oak furniture is a great way of making your piece of furniture loved again! Many of us get bored of the look or style of a particular piece of furniture and painting it can give it a new lease of life!

How to style an open plan living/dining area

How to style an open plan Living/Dining area

Styling an open plan living and dining space can create a beautifully bright, light yet cosy space which will can be linked seamlessly to the rest of the home.

Oak Storage Solutions

Oak Storage Solutions

Storage space and solutions are in high demand with many families growing without being able to move home for more space due to financial situations.

Indian furniture Characteristics

Furniture Characteristics

Wooden furniture is usually created from either Oak, Pine, Sheesham or Acacia wood.

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How To Ensure Your Living Space Is Guest Ready

If your living space isn’t set up for a varied amount of guests, your get-together could potentially go from fabulous to slightly awkward as soon as the party moves to the living room. Since there are plenty of summer events happening this year, get all your friends together and have that perfect summer party! Here are a few of our top tips to ensure your living room is guest-ready.

5 Decorating Mistakes You're Probably Making

5 Decorating Mistakes You're Probably Making

Although interior design and decorating tastes are subjective there are a few general rules and simple tips that can help make a space not only look better but also flow and work better, too.

4 Interior Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

4 Interior Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

There are countless interior design trends that seem to come and go quicker than you can say “coat of paint” and whilst most of them are quick trends that will disappear within just a short space of time some of them are here to stay.

How to Decorate Around a TV

How to Decorate Around a TV

Magazine shoots, interior design books, lots of design-focussed websites always seem to have one thing in common: they refuse to admit that anyone actually watches television.

How To Keep Your Home Safe In The Holidays

How To Keep Your Home Safe In The Holidays

With summer and the holiday season finally upon us most of us are busy planning our lazy days in the summer sunshine and are dreaming of travelling to new and exciting destinations.

Kids Summer Holiday Challenge

Summer Holiday Challenge

Wimbledon on the telly and a note from school reminding you about sports day next week can only mean one thing – it's not long until the school summer holidays.

Totally Tropical Interior Look

Totally Tropical Interior Look

If you’re not jetting off to exotic climes this summer holiday (or you’re just yearning to go back), don’t worry.

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Planning The Perfect Summer Entertaining Area

Now that nights are growing shorter and the days are growing longer, it’s the time of year when we all get excited about spending more time enjoying the outdoors.

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Make a statement in your home with pine wood furniture

The undeniable natural beauty of wood makes a statement in both traditional and contemporary homes.

How to Create a Beautiful Bedroom in 6 Steps

How to Create a Beautiful Bedroom in 6 Steps

Our bedroom is normally our sanctuary – a place we start and end our days, the last thing we see as we close our eyes, the first thing we see when waking to a new day.

Design A Kitchen To Suit Your Lifestyle

Design A Kitchen To Suit Your Lifestyle

It doesn't matter if you're a keen cook who spends their weekends trying new recipes, if regularly feed a hungry family or if you can barely find time to heat yourself something to eat in the microwave. The best kitchens are the ones that work around you and your lifestyle.

9 Easy Ways To Refresh Your Bedroom

9 Easy Ways To Refresh Your Bedroom

One of the rooms in our home that we all spend a lot of our time in is our bedroom yet it’s often one of the most neglected rooms in the house.

Bohemian style interiors

How To Incorporate Pastels In Your Deco

So the sun is shining, the flowers are beginning to bloom and the buds are finally making their appearance in the trees. With temperatures rising, it may be easy to shove those winter boots and coats to the back of the closet but what about our homes?

Bohemian style interiors

7 Ways To Refresh Your Home For Spring

With the days growing longer and the fresh scent of spring in the air, it’s the season when we’re all starting to look forward to enjoying some warmer weather and sunshine.

Bohemian style interiors

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

While we may be familiar with swapping our winter wardrobes at this time of year, it's not just our closets that need a bit of a refresh.

Bohemian style interiors

How to Create Global Style in Your Home

One of the most exciting trends for 2016 is the well-travelled home.

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The Mighty Oak - Natures Greatest Survivor

The mighty oak tree is the national tree of numerous countries, including England and Wales. The standard bearer for strength, endurance and durability.

10 Tips to Throwing the Perfect Christmas Dinner Party

10 Tips to Throwing the Perfect Christmas Dinner Party

In the run up to the holidays, gathering together with friends and family in the comfort of your own home is one of life’s little pleasures.

Tips To Make The Most Of Your Hallway

Tips To Make The Most Of Your Hallway

Your hallway is arguably the most important room in your home. It’s the first room that people will see and it's your chance to make a good first impression!

Top 5 Home Products for Winter

Top 5 Home Products for Winter

Take a look at our top five inspirational home products that will help to add warmth and cosiness over the colder months to come.

How to Make a Small Room Appear Larger

How to Make a Small Room Appear Larger

While we may wistfully look at some grand rooms with soaring ceilings and enough space to have a party for 70 in our favourite interior design magazines, the truth is, most of us live in much more modest spaces.

Baking days are here again

Baking days are here again

Make your way to the cookery section in any high street bookshop (if you can still find one) and you'll discover a huge range of titles devoted to baking.

7 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Winter

7 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Winter

With a cold chill in the air and October just around the corner it’s that time of year when we should all be thinking about getting our homes ready for autumn and winter.

Dine In Style This Christmas

Dine In Style This Christmas

Christmas is a time for families and for entertaining friends. Dinner parties and festive meals are a delightful way to relax and enjoy the season.

7 Steps to Creating a Country Cottage Style Living Room

7 Steps to Creating a Country Cottage Style Living Room

Elegant, timeless and comfortable. Considering these are the hallmarks to country cottage style, there's little wonder why its popularity continues.

Summer living room decorating ideas

Summer living room decorating ideas

Sunshine, blue skies and dishes of luscious strawberries and cream herald the leisurely days of summer.

Types Of Wood Finishes

Types of wood finishes Lacquer, Wax lacquer etc..

Smooth, gleaming surfaces on wood furniture immediately indicate quality and stature.

Acacia Wood

All you need to know about ACACIA wood

Acacia wood is one of the prettiest exotic woods used to make veneered or solid wood furniture.

Why Buy Solid Wood Furniture

Why Buy Solid Wood Furniture

High quality, strong and long lasting – solid wood furniture is an investment. It will age well achieving a patina of age that will appeal to everyone.

Veneer with Solid Wood Sustainability

Why Using Veneer With Solid Wood Is More Sustainable?

Sustainability is extremely important in the modern world. Trees are vital the continuation of life on earth..

Veneered Furniture

Facts About Veneered Furniture

With its pretty grain patterns and wood like appearance, veneered furniture is often mistaken for solid wood.

Why solid wood is better than engineered wood

Why Solid Wood is Better Than Engineered Wood

Choosing wooden furniture can be difficult. Not only do you have to think about the different styles, finishes and colours..

Furniture Buying Mistakes

Top 10 Furniture Buying Mistakes

Buying furniture is a big decision and it is important to get it right. Making mistakes can be costly.

Sheesham Wood Furniture Overview

All you wanted to know about Sheesham Wood Furniture!

The gentle, warm aroma that surrounds Sheesham wood partly explains why it also has the name of Indian Rosewood.

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