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Musings and scribbles from a creative mind- shared

Top ten interior design tips

From scatter cushions to a lick of paint, drapes to statement objects, textiles to mirrors, interior design can be accomplished but which quick fix solutions give you the grandeur most of us want in our homes. They may be easy to do but are they really that stylish? We want tips that really add the […]

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The popularity of upcycling in contemporary interior design

Upcycling into interior design heaven Super gluing and papier mache are components of the past when it comes to DIY. With the latest trend in furniture renovations, upcycling is taking the interior design industry by storm.  From bottle cap table tops to wooden pallet storage cupboards, waterpipe handles to skateboard deck coffee tables, contemporary interior […]

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Worst interior design trends & how to avoid them

Worst five interior design fails You love to be creative, passionate about interior design but are you clued up about the worst trends and are you avoiding them before falling into the trap of design flops? Check out the top five worst trends put forward by interior design experts and voted by 2000 members of […]

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Shopping for interior design bargains

How to style up on a budget: interior design budget 101 You’ve bought the house, spent the earth on solicitor’s fees, and are now left with a ball of string to decorate! And suddenly that word that no one wants to hear pops up…budget! But don’t despair. Interior design can be done at minimal costs […]

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Autumn colours & interior design knacks

Navy blue is hitting the catwalks this Autumn, dusky pink is on the up and gold is creating a stir among designers but what does this mean for interior design? From gold carpets to oversized floral patterns, monochrome accessories to kitchen cupboard combinations; interior design is being mixed up and creativity masterminds are producing jaw-dropping […]

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The history of William Morris

William Morris was an English textile designer, artist, writer and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.  Known for his prominent wallpaper designs, Morris transformed the way in which people of relatively modest means decorated their houses.   William Morris’ wallpaper designs Morris became one of the first ‘one-stop […]

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Kick start spring with easy DIY

Christmas is behind us; the tinsel has been pulled down and those wretched pine needles have finally been hoovered up!  Now is the perfect time to think about sprucing and rejuvenating your home. Kick start your spring cleaning with these 10 top tips; guaranteed to make your room look as good as new; giving you […]

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How to hang wallpaper in five simple steps

Hanging wallpaper does not have to turn into an absolute nightmare!  In fact, with our five simple steps, it can pave the way to an interior design dream. Don’t let yourself pass the wallpaper aisle too hastily.  Instead, follow these easy steps to wallpapering; opening infinite design possibilities:   The five steps to success Prepare: […]

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How curtains and blinds can save you money and retain heat!

Stepping into the New Year is the perfect time to reassess ways of saving money and insulating your home.  The thermal properties of curtains and blinds can have substantial effect on your overall energy bills.  Curtains can reduce heat loss through single glazed windows by up to 60%, and up to 40% to 50% through […]

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How to achieve the basics of Victorian Living Room design Take the basics of Victorian Living Room design to whole new level

The Victorian era is an astounding period of history.  From the grandeur of Victorian living rooms, to the bustles of lady’s fashion; the Victorians certainly created an ambience in style and presentation.  With high ceilings and wide door frames, Victorians rooms can be extraordinary to decorate and bring to life. But although history of the […]

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