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22/09/2016

Journey to the Past: Vintage Bedroom Makeover

Vintage interior design is all about embracing the past. Whether it’s an ode to old Hollywood glamour, the Victorian era or the classic French countryside, vintage design can bring a touch of nostalgia to a room. Here’s a look at ways to bring the design elements of the past into your future bedroom designs. Throwback Styles When it comes to designing the bedroom, vintage is a popular look as it emulates elegance and classic style. Some may hear the word vintage and automatically think of their grandmother’s china-filled cabinets but “granny-chic” is pummelling... Read More

16/09/2016
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How To Feng Shui Your Bedroom

What is Feng Shui? Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice based on the art of placement. The belief is the way we arrange our physical environment can affect our harmony and well-being. From a room’s decor and furnishing they all have a certain energy (chi) and their arrangements can affect our lives either positively or negatively. The main aspect of Feng Shui is creating a balance between the Ying and Yang energies, and there’s a variety of steps to bring this practice into your bedroom. Colour Palette Focus on... Read More

09/09/2016
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Make Your Halls Home: Decorating Your Student Room

So you’ve got your A-Level results and now it’s time to take the next big step; to move to a new city and start university. One of the major aspects of going to uni (besides the never-ending excuse to party) is moving into halls and most importantly your bedroom. It can be a haven away from hectic student life or a buzzing social hub, either way it’s a blank canvas waiting to be transformed. Bedding The bed is the central part of your room, it also becomes the obligatory sofa for... Read More

01/09/2016

The Best & Worst Foods Before Bed

Having difficulty sleeping at night? We all go through phases of struggling to sleep, but have you ever thought it might be due to the food you’re eating? If you find yourself constantly having the bedtime from hell for no reason, it could be down to your diet. We’ve done some investigating and come up with some of the best and worst foods to eat before you indulge in some shut eye. Before we start with the good stuff, lets first focus on the bad and the ugly. What NOT... Read More

25/08/2016

Mattress Shopping 101

One of the most important pieces of furniture you have in your home is your mattress. Without a decent mattress your opportunity of a good night’s sleep is put in serious jeopardy. But seeing as we spend at least one third of our lives in bed, it can be difficult to realise when it’s time to upgrade your mattress for the better. Signs You Need a New Mattress   If your mattress makes a creaking sound every time you move, then it’s definitely time to start shopping for a new... Read More

18/08/2016

Creating The Perfect Guest Room

Part of being the perfect host is having the perfect guest room. The ideal guest room should be a serene home away from home for your visitors. The main aim is to have your guests feeling welcomed and enjoy their stay in your home. Here’s some top tips to make your guest room a comfy haven. The ideal bed The most important aspect of any guest room is the bed. You want to make sure your guests can be relaxed and have a good night’s sleep, and only an amazing bed can... Read More

11/08/2016

Keeping Cool at Night

  The summer period is always a great time of the year. It’s the season of sunny holidays abroad and garden barbecues. But as the weather gets warmer it can be difficult to get a comfy night’s sleep. Luckily there’s lots of ways to keep your body and bedroom cool to make sure you get that refreshing sleep you need!   Let some air in Once the temperature drops in the evening, crack open a window to get a cool breeze flowing into your room and keep it ventilated. Bedding & PJs... Read More

04/08/2016

From Tween to Teen

They don’t stay little forever, and with all the changes that come with raising a teenager their bedroom becomes key. It will become their main space for studying, relaxing and socialising and as they get older their bedroom is the perfect place to show off their personality. Here’s some things to think about when giving your teen’s bedroom a major revamp.   Unique touches The first thing to do is find out from them what they want their room to look like. As tempting as it is to dive straight... Read More

29/07/2016

A Taste of the Orient

Oriental interior design has the ability to evoke a notion of tranquillity and serenity into a home. Japanese and Thai styles focus on being minimalist and close to nature to create a zen atmosphere. Whilst Chinese style is much more opulent with the use of bright, rich colours. Whether you’re combining the styles or not, Far East decorating is all about balance.   Asian-themed interiors usually have a neutral backdrop. Colours such as white, cream and grey are used to create a soothing, relaxed ambience, but vibrant colours are also a huge part of... Read More

24/06/2016

Interior Inspiration For Men

We’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to the boys! Whether you’re attempting to renovate your bachelor pad or style up your man cave, we’ve got all the info you need to create a contemporary, yet masculine space. Find your colours One of the first things to think about is your colour scheme. A good choice for a colour palette is to go neutral; think whites, greys and blacks. But at times this combination can look quite sharp, so try to balance it out. Add a touch of colour with accessories, but... Read More