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Light and shade – exposing the beauty of your Interiors

Light And Shade - Exposing The Beauty Of Your Interiors

Light and shade – exposing the beauty of your Interiors

When you work hard to create a stylish interior, you want to show it off. You’ve selected elegant fabrics, vibrant colours, and a design layout that works perfectly. But there is just one more detail that requires your attention. The right lighting will bring your design to life, and create the right ambience to enjoy it. So what are the best choices for lighting your rooms at home?

Natural light will always create a beautiful effect across the room. To maximise this quality of light, choose window dressings that can be fully and partly opened. Venetian blinds are ideal for changing the quality of natural light as it deflects the sun’s rays. This can create shade and shadows across the walls, the furniture, and the floor. This will bring out all the different colour properties of the fabrics and wall paint in the room.

Light And Shade - Exposing The Beauty Of Your Interiors

As the sun starts to go down, it’s time to put some lights on. When it’s hot out there, you might be tempted to leave many of the lights off, but led bulbs don’t heat up as some energy saver bulbs can. They also tend to have a more natural quality about the light. Of course, you can always buy warmer temperature bulbs for that cosy, homely feel. As LEDs draw less power than other types of bulb, you might be tempted to use more of them.

Use lamps and wall lights to highlight your wall art and furniture. Either position the furniture to catch the light, or position the lamps to illuminate those areas. You can also highlight any accent wall in the same way. And if colour is important to you, choose led bulbs that are colour changing to create just the right effect you’re looking for.

Did you know that you can buy fire effect panels, complete with LED colour border lights? These are ideal for homes that don’t have a real fireplace. And if you are feeling chilly, they can also provide the warmth you’re looking for. Warm lights on a cooler evening can be comforting. Fairy lights can be perfect along a mantle, tucked in a glass container, or framing pictures on the wall. You can even find battery-powered candles that appear to flicker. All of these lighting ideas can contribute to creating the right ambience for your room.

Light And Shade - Exposing The Beauty Of Your Interiors

Hidden led lights can create a stylish glow around or behind your furniture. Some people add a false wall to create a large panel that can then be lit by a strip of lights from behind. Pick any colour you like. They can be used under each stair, along your kick-boards or skirting boards, and even around the back of the TV. Each can create a difficult effect. It might look futuristic, or simply help illuminate those darker areas of the home.

Working with lighting in your home can create wonderful effects that enhance your style and design. Don’t forget that shading can also help alter the quality and tone of your colours. Love your home with light day and night.

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Interior Design, Lifestyle

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

When you love your home, playing around with your decor can be a lot of fun. Not only do you want to create your dream home, but you can often want to make your home right for your family and their needs. So, not only do you want to make it feel cozy and homely, you want it to be functional too. Although many interior themes can be harsh and unwelcoming, there is one that is always perfect for family life – traditional. And when you want to create a traditional decor that will make your family’s life better, you’re going to want to focus on a few key interior features to make it happen.

Wood

The first feature that can always be found in traditional decor is wood. Wood is the main material often used for most things, like flooring, wall cladding and, of course, furniture. If you really want to give a traditional, warm and cozy feel to the decor, you’re going to want to make sure you go for wood when it comes to the majority of your material choices.

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

A Library

Next up, let’s look at a room choice. A library, regardless of how big or small it may be, is always a key feature to a classic house. It’s always a great room to have in your home if you want to be able to relax somewhere serene, or have a cozy corner of the house to read in! You can even make a library style feature wall in your hallway or living space instead of dedicating it to an entire room. Either way, using old books to fill the space is a very traditional decor feature.

Period Furniture

The next thing to think about for your decor is the type of furniture that you buy. If you’re going with anything modern, it may make your decor look a little disjointed. Instead, you’re going to want to go with period furniture. Things like antiques, handcrafted furniture, and a Chesterfield sofa are the exact kind of pieces to consider. Color wise, you’re going to want to coordinate with warm, slightly dark shades that add a cozy vibe to your home.

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

Entertaining Space

In terms of your layout, you’re going to want to make sure that you have an entertainment space to utilize. Traditional homes are all about family and friends. Social occasions and celebrations should always fill your home, so you need a space to host them in. And when you’re looking to entertain, what could be better than a home bar? Whether it’s the in the corner of your kitchen, outside, or even given its own room, a bar area can often be a very classic feature to add to your decor.

Artwork

When it comes to the finishing touches, be sure to add a lot of artwork into each room. Whether this is paintings or family pictures, you’ll find that wall hangings not only add a personal feel to each room, but they make your home feel much more traditional.

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Interior Design, Kitchen

Rethink your kitchen for a smoother family life

Rethink your kitchen for a smoother family life

Rethink your kitchen for a smoother family life

One of the key areas of the home is your kitchen; it’s where you cook for the family and often where you all sit down together and learn about what’s been happening in everybody’s day. Therefore, it’s an important room to consider when it comes to how it functions for you and a growing family. The interior space of your cooking environment should have some quality time and thought put into it, so that it can be a pleasurable area to enter, cook and eat your meals. The following are some ideas to consider if you feel that your kitchen is letting you down.

Is It Comfortable?

If your kitchen provides both an area for cooking and to eat your meals; you’ll want to ensure that the space is a comfortable one to sit down have enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in. Consider changing the size of the table, so that it can accommodate the whole family, or, if it’s too big for the space and people feel claustrophobic, then think about investing in a smaller surface. The seating around your dinner table should be a joy to sit on; so think about adding chair cushions and backrests, and people will be more inclined to remain and chat after mealtimes (as you’re cleaning up any dishes).

The lighting in your kitchen is also crucial. You’ll want all preparation areas to be well-lit so that you can see what you’re chopping (which hopefully won’t be your finger), or cooking on the hob. However, the lighting over the dining area doesn’t necessarily have to be as bright, as people enjoy a relaxed atmosphere when it comes to eating. Consider investing in a dimmer, so that light levels can be adjusted accordingly, and the kitchen table can be a multi-functional area, for eating, playing games, and finishing homework (that should have been done the night before).

Is It Functional?

If your kitchen is tired and is just not working for you as you want it to; it might be time for a little renovation project or an update to some key areas. Big investments, like ovens and fridges will be worth it in the long run, and there are always the January sales to grab yourself a bargain; it’s worth researching into what is the best on the market for your family life before you head to the shops.

A dripping tap will drive anyone mad, and an old, tired looking sink is a depressing place to wash the veg. Therefore, it’s worth checking out what’s available online and investing in a new one; get some inspiration and have a look here: https://www.tapwarehouse.com/category/undermount-kitchen-sinks if you’re considering an update.

The Little Things

Adding your family’s style and personality to your kitchen is another way to create a warm environment, where everyone will want to hang out. Display your kid’s artwork, put family photos up on the wall, and add any sentimental ornaments to shelves and surfaces. This will ensure that your kitchen is packed with personality. For more ideas on what to display in your kitchen space, take a look here: https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=kitchen%20display%20ideas&rs=typed&term_meta[]=kitchen%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=display%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=ideas%7Ctyped.

Lastly, don’t forget that keeping it clean and tidy is the best route to an attractive environment; this is where you get to put a rota on the fridge and make sure the kids are doing their share of the housework (hooray).

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Interior Design, Kitchen

3 top tips to help you reduce stress In the kitchen

3 top tips to help you reduce stress In the kitchen

3 top tips to help you reduce stress In the kitchen

Normally, we like to stay as relaxed as possible in our home. However, there are obviously going to be moments where stress levels can get high. More often than not, this happens in the kitchen. You’re trying to make food for your family, but little things can disrupt you and prevent this from happening. So, you get stressed, which is never a nice thing.

Luckily, I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks that can help you transform your kitchen into a safe haven that doesn’t stress you out. Check them out down below:

3 top tips to help you reduce stress In the kitchen

Use An Electric Oven

Gas ovens are a huge cause of stress for everyone. With a gas oven/cooker, you have to go through the ordeal of trying to switch the heat on all the time. In theory, it’s as simple as just switching the gas on and pressing a button to set it alight. However, with some gas appliances, it can take a good few tries before there’s a flame. As well as this, gas ovens take longer to heat up, which leave you waiting for longer while you’re cooking. Again, this can be a big source of stress. So, what you should do is switch to an electric oven and wave goodbye to these problems. Electric ones turn on easily and heat up a lot quicker. Not to mention they look better and are more modern too.

3 top tips to help you reduce stress In the kitchen

Create More Space On The Counter top

The number one reason we get stressed in the kitchen is due to a lack of space. If you have no room to work, it can lead to you piling things up and creating loads of mess. So, you want to try and clear your counter tops to leave as much space as possible. To do this, you should organise everything in your kitchen and put things in cabinets to ensure nothing is left lying about. But, you can also play around with the design of your kitchen too. Create more space on the counter top by changing to a compact kitchen sink. It may not seem like a big difference, but you will reduce the sink size, which makes room for more work space on the counter tops.

3 top tips to help you reduce stress In the kitchen

Colour Code Your Knives & Chopping Boards

Another source of kitchen stress revolves around your chopping boards and food hygiene. We all know you should cut meat on one board and use another one for vegetables, etc. Likewise, we should try and use a separate knife for meat, thanks to cross-contamination and food hygiene worries. So, if you’re in the kitchen making dinner, and you have the same type of chopping board for everything, it’s difficult to remember which one you used for meat and which one you used for bread, etc. To get around this problem and add some extra colour to your kitchen, you can colour code your knives and chopping boards. Have a red chopping board for meat, a green one for veg, and then stick colours on the corresponding knives. Now, you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination, and can cook in peace.

Use these tips to banish stress from the kitchen and they’ll also help improve the look and feel of the place too!

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Interior Design

Renovating your bathroom in style

Renovating Your Bathroom In Style

Renovating your bathroom in style

When you are in the mood for a change around the home, a renovation is often one of the first things to think of. But knowing what room to do can be tricky. A popular one, however, is the bathroom, no least because it can be one of the least expensive rooms to renovate, and yet it is one which will affect everyone pretty positively. If you are thinking of renovating your bathroom, then you will want to ensure that you get every stage of the process right. With that in mind, we have put together this short post on ensuring you renovate your bathroom fast, in style and on budget. Let’s have a look.

Renovating Your Bathroom In Style

Timing

First of all, you need to be absolutely confident that now is a good time to actually renovate your bathroom. If it is not, then you might actually cause everyone in your home a lot of hassle and worry. Ideally, you will want a decent stretch of time in which you are not likely to experience either any major disruptions or any particular other projects which could get in the way. You will also want to know that you can devote the necessary time and energy to getting the project done in good time, especially if you are doing it yourself, or doing parts of it yourself. Provided that you find a good stretch of time, it is much more likely that you will see the results you really want to see.

Cost

It goes without saying that a renovation will cost you, but that doesn’t mean that the cost has to be particularly high. Especially if you know how to keep costs down, you might be surprised at just how cheaply you can actually carry out any renovation. Figuring out your new bathroom cost can be tricky, but you will be glad in the long run that you worked it out. When you do sit down to work it out, you should try to be as detailed as possible, otherwise there is little point in doing it at all. Try to take into account everything that you will need to source, as well as any labour you will need to pay for and you will be able to plan it out much more effectively. Saving money here will be much appreciated when you come to the end of the project.

Renovating Your Bathroom In Style

Design

The actual design of the new bathroom is probably the most important part of all for you. If you are keen on having a completely new design, then you will probably find that you need to look around at many different places for some inspiration. Otherwise, you might know exactly what you want – in which case you have it lucky. If that is so, you can just get started with exactly what you want to happen. But even then, it is worth noting that you should do everything you can to get the plans down on paper as well as possible.

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Bedroom design, Interior Design

Bedroom inspiration

Bedroom inspiration

Bedroom inspiration

We are now getting closer to finally being able to give our bedroom the much-needed makeover that it is desperately needing. We are currently looking for bedroom inspiration. Since moving in our house back in November every other room has taken priority over our bedroom. We haven’t done much to our bedroom as yet apart from take off the horrid wallpaper, leaving ourselves with bare walls – walls that are an awful dark blue.

We have been searching the internet for inspiration. Our bedroom we have now is much smaller to what we previously had. We previously had fitted wardrobes and sadly no longer have space for this.

Planning ahead

Wardrobes

Playing about with our bedroom plans and having those all important discussions, we have been hunting about for over bed storage with a corner wardrobe – this will give us added storage by using the space above our bed and also by making full use of the bedside table space too!

something like this..

Bedroom inspiration

Photo credit – Choice furniture superstore

Lighting

We will be wanting lighting fitted in the underneath of the overbed storage. We will want these working via a switch or pull-cord that can be easily reached from bed. We will also be adding down lights to the ceiling that can work via a dimmer switch for mood lighting.

Drawer space

We hope to be able to fit a draw unit inside our wardrobes. By doing this we will save ourselves some floor space and this will also help to make our room feel that bit bigger. We also have draw space under our bed.

Bed

We recently purchased a new bed before moving house so our bed will just need to be looked after and treated to some new bedding to blend with our newly chosen colour scheme. One thing we didn’t do with our old bed and that was protect it with a mattress protector. We have been looking at mattress protectors from Yorkshire Linen

Bedroom inspirationPhoto credit – Yorkshire Linen

Whilst browsing their site this stunning Kylie Minogue set caught my eye, how stunning is this set. You can’t beat the feeling of sinking into bed that has soft and comfortable linen. 

bedroom inspirationPhoto credit – Yorkshire Linen

Added extras

Our TV will be mounted on the wall, we have chosen a blackout blind and curtains from Dunelm. As Ian works shifts he finds it hard to sleep during the daytime following a night shift due to the daylight. We went on the hunt for a blackout blind and found this Laura Natural blackout roller blind…..

Photo credit – Dunelm

There is nothing worse than broken sleep, especially if you have work the next day so getting your bedroom right to your ideal comfort is important. We plan to decorate our room a neutral colour and then add splashes of colour within our soft furnishings, such as a rug, cushions, bed spreads etc.

Our carpet will be a nice neutral colour that will work well with any colour that we plan to use in our bedroom.

Our plans are slowly coming together and we are so looking forward to finally having our style put into our bedroom.

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Interior Design

Why you should change the decor style of your study or dining room

Why You Should Change The Decor Style Of Your Study Or Dining Room

Why you should change the decor style of your study or dining room

A dining room is perhaps the only true multi-functional space in the home. It’s where your family eats, entertains guests, where the kids do their homework and where you do your taxes. When designing your dining room or kitchen you’ve got to carefully think about the space you have available in the room and space you’re willing to take up with the decor. Sometimes you may have to compromise on the style of your furnishings in order to make the room more practical.

The study is a refuge in the home. Away from the kids, your partner, all the outside distractions; it’s a place where you can have peace of mind, and it’s specifically designed as a place of work. Whether you have dedicated space for working at home, or it’s an area where you do your hobby, the room is seen as an extra bonus by default; it’s not something that comes with most homes and it’s generally quite uncommon.

Why You Should Change The Decor Style Of Your Study Or Dining Room

Credit – James DeMers

Practical family, or bourgeois sophistication?

The theme of the room is dependent on your budget, e.g. you’re most likely going to be unable to afford luxury decor. If you want the timeless family eating area kind of room, the decor is going to be subtle and neutral. Wood is never out of style and remains charming throughout all seasons. New England Oak Furniture has that kind of classic feel, they’re finely designed in an upright manner to support proper posture. The dining table should be sturdy as kids lean, sit and stand on it. A beautiful non-stick varnish sheen prevents stains and spills from forming.

If you’re going for a more contemporary look, metal framed chairs with either leather, wicker or fabric seats and back supports would be your best style option. These kinds of chairs are something you would have if you plan on entertaining guests at a dinner party. Wood is clunky, heavy and built more to last, than express an artistic choice. For a voguish table style, a round glass table would undoubtedly play the part of the centerpiece in the dining room. A glass table is like a whirlpool in the middle of a room, and it draws the life of the party in toward it.

Why You Should Change The Decor Style Of Your Study Or Dining Room

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A symbolic study office

There’s pretty much only one sensible way to choose the decor of a, go professional and grandiose. A large, mahogany office desk is not only practical but a symbol of class and power. It’s a reddish-brown timber, a tropical tree in America; it’s a very sought after material for its strength and sheen; due to the abundant natural oils in the wood.

A high-quality bold-colored brocket office chair is usually made out of a very tough but flexible expensive leather. It’s comfortable enough to sleep in, but the design of the arch is straight, so its helps to fend off drowsiness. The Chesterfield dates back to just after the Georgian Era in England, when the Victorian Era of grandness and an imposing nature of decor was coming into fashion.

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Bedroom design, Interior Design

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

Think back to when you first moved into your home and that priority list you made. At the top were the grand ideas you had for the kitchen, and how you were going to create the perfect living room to entertain guests and make your kids bedrooms exactly the way they wanted them. Then, right at the bottom of that list, was your bedroom.

Why this always seems to be the case is anyone’s guess. It’s probably to do with funds, time and the fact it isn’t a common space; that’s why most decorating jobs tend to get put off and put off. However, we have summer rolling in thick and fast and, well, a new season has a way of uplifting us and filling us with energy; so why not focus all that on finally getting the bedroom of your dreams.

Come on, it’s your bedroom. It’s the place you go to get a good night’s sleep and the first thing you see when your eyes first crack open. Basically, it all starts and ends here, so give it that uplift you deserve.

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

The Bed

This is it, the pièce de résistance. It is going to be the most prominent feature to look at and the one piece of furniture to ensure tomorrow is even more amazing than today was. It’s where you go for sweet dreams and sweeter starts. So start with what’s important to your taste and build from there. It could be a snazzy headboard, nice soft Egyptian linens, a duvet you could get lost in, or hidden space under the bed to put your odds and ends.

The Drapes

When we imagine a bedroom of our dreams, we tend to imagine miles and miles of fabric adding to the whole dimension, and rightly so. Yes, we’re talking about having gorgeous curtains that dance between pretty and practical, in which you can save a bob by getting online curtain fabrics (the Internet is amazing sometimes!). But don’t stop with the curtains, because curtains alone don’t scream and shout, not like a bed surrounded by drapes. That’s the kind of thing a honeymoon suite is made of. That’s the thing dreams are made of.

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

The Chair

Your bedroom is more than just a room made for sleeping; it is your personal space, your room to escape to, which is why you need to add a cozy chair or sofa to a corner. It could be an ottoman or a Chesterfield or a hanging chair, or anything that takes your fancy. It is your space to curl up and read a book, or sip on your frothy hot chocolate or collect your thoughts. That’s what you want a dream room to be about, enjoying the little things.

The Glamour

Dreams tend to lean toward the unattainable, the luxurious and the glamour; so why not add a little splash of something wow, and a little dash of something special. It could be a chandelier above your bed or a dressing table lined with flower and perfumes. It could be throws and pillows, fairy lights and mirror decorations. Luxury is subjective, so whatever makes you feel a little more special is what you should get. Don’t worry about the expense either, there are always ways to save a bit, it’s just about hunting for a bargain.

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

The Fireplace

A lot of old houses would have had fireplaces in every room. It was just what they did back then when the world was freezing and double-glazing was as mythical as unicorns. However, there is very little that oozes luxury like having an exposed fireplace in your bedroom. It just adds to the dimension. It brings in a focal point that wasn’t there before. Of course, you don’t need to expose an ornate fireplace in order to realize this dream because electric fireplaces are becoming less and less expensive. Oh, and did we mention the remote. Oh yeah, you could lay in bed and turn on the flames with just a flick of a switch. Hello, dream bedroom.

The Little Things

Life is all about the little things and your bedroom should be no different (stop it!). That’s where adding something like a bunch of fresh flowers once a week can really make a bedroom pop. Something bright and wonderfully smelly, that’s what you want. Or why not add a little tea set to your room. Not only will this look beautiful sat on your freshly made bed each day, it will encourage you to use your room to relax in. Cuppa in one hand, book in the other, no noise or distractions around you. Bliss. That is another word for luxury.

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Interior Design

Sweet dreams are made of seams

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Seams

Sweet dreams are made of seams

Do you have trouble getting a good night sleep? This is perhaps more common than most people realise. A lot of individuals go to bed far too stressed through the week. Due to this, rather than quickly closing their eyes, they lie in bed staring at the ceiling, wishing with all their heart that they could sleep. Of course, the hours roll past the clock, and eventually, there’s very little time to sleep anyway.

This can have a tremendous effect on stress in work life, family life and even how much enjoyment you feel in daily activities. Due to a lack of sleep, you will constantly be feeling exhausted. As such, you won’t have the energy to do tasks you need to complete or participate in activities that you enjoy. So a good night sleep is certainly important. But how exactly does one achieve it?

Well, there are plenty of thoughts about how one should tire themselves before bed or relieve stress before they hit the hay. But actually, your best bet would be to make sure you have the perfect bedroom, suitable for a good snooze. There are a few traits to look at here.

Feels Perfect

Sweet dreams are made of seams

The first step is to make sure that you have the right mattress and bed for you. Not everyone feels comfortable on the same type of mattress. For instance, some people need good back support when they’re lying down. If you think this sounds like you, you’ll need a harder mattress than most with only a slight amount of give. Other individuals love to feel like they are being swallowed and cushioned by the mattress. As such, they prefer a memory foam mattress. If you want the best of both worlds, you can opt for half and a half. In this case, the top half of the mattress is memory foam, and the bottom is solid.

Of course, it’s not just the mattress that you need to think about. Every single part of the bed should be chosen to match your desires and needs. You can have a look at different bed designs from producers such as John Ryan by Design. You’ll find plenty of options here, and we’re sure at least one will suit the need for your bedroom.

Don’t Let The Light Shine

Sweet dreams are made of seams

One of the biggest reasons for people not getting their sleep is light pollution. It’s possible that the reason for your lack of sleep is due to the fact that light is shining in through the window. This is quite common for homes in the city where there is often street lights outside the window, not to mention cars passing by.

The answer is to invest in blackout blinds. If you get the electronic variety, you can even make them come down without getting out of bed. Some are completely automatic and can be set to rise at a certain point in the morning. As such, you can completely control your sleeping pattern, making sure you get the number of hours you need.

Soothing Features

Sweet dreams are made of seams

There are certain features that you can get for your bedroom that might help you get to sleep sooner rather than later. For instance, you can think about getting fairy lights for the ceiling. These can be inserted into a false ceiling and twinkle at a slow rate. Some people do find the movement of the lights serene, and it helps them drift to sleep quickly. Others, on the other hand, find them distracting, so it does depend on your general mindset.

Another possibility would be to think about a speaker system in your room. Using this, you can play soothing music at a low volume. Make sure you use a timed plug so that the music switches off at a certain time. Otherwise, it is likely that at some point through the night it will wake you up.

Extra Comfort

Sweet dreams are made of seams

Just like the mattress, you need to pick the duvet that is right for you too. Some people get far too hot through the night. If that sounds familiar, you might want to try a lighter, thinner duvet. This will give you enough cover without the sweltering temperatures you usually have to endure.

Lastly, make sure you are picking the right pillow. Like the mattress it’s about how hard, firm or soft it is. You should test out a few pillows before choosing the one that is perfect for you.

If you take all of this advice on board, you’ll soon find that perfect bedrooms are what sweet dreams are made of.

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Decorating, Interior Design

Multiple Use Of Living Space

Multiple use of living space

Multiple Use Of Living Space

Organising your space in an efficient way that still makes your home feel like a home can be a really tough challenge. For some we don’t have the luxury of lots of space to have a games room or an office so making multiple use of living space is all that is on offer to us.

We have recently been looking at what space we do have and making it work to our needs the best way we can. We have found that we may only have small rooms to work with but by some planning and measuring we are currently making it work to full potential.

We have been purchasing items that can be easily folded away when not in use and even looking at furniture that has multiple uses to make life easier and be a great space-saver. We may have a small house but that doesn’t mean we can’t have the space we need for the areas that we are wanting does it?

Nothing makes a home feel smaller – and claustrophobic than lots of clutter, so we have been busy building/creating built-in storage space for belongings to reduce this. We have also been creating more space by de-cluttering and having a good sort out of things no longer in use and either passing to family members or handing in to our local charity shop. By doing this we have maximised our available space, giving us much more room to work with.

Now we have de-cluttered our home we have freed up some space to create a home office in our main bedroom, this however overlooks our garden, which at the moment does not look all that pretty but with spring soon upon us we will have to get planning for some garden ideas to help make our view from the office much more nicer. At the moment it is horribly over-grown and has been very much neglected due to not having the time needed to spend out there at the moment.

We have lived in our house for 13 years now and now the kid’s are older and we are in a much better position we are really enjoying putting our stamp within our home, together as a family, making it unique and multifunctional to meet all our needs.

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Interior, Interior Design

Making The Most Of Our Space

making the most of our space

Making The Most Of Our Space

Space in our house is something we have very little of so making the most of our space is very important. Making the most of our space in a useful way is something we are currently working on at the moment throughout the house as we are fed up with everything looking too cramped and over-crowded.

Lee has been busy decorating his room in a more grown-up way. Now that he is 16 he is wanting to create his own personal space into something more unique to his taste and style. He is wanting his bedroom to work whether he is in there studying, relaxing, or somewhere he can have mates to come and play on consoles or watch a movie.

We are currently busy in our bedroom turning it into a bedroom come office. Adding a quiet work place in our home has proven difficult. We have tried all routes possible to avoid setting up office in our bedroom but it seems to be the only place to get the quiet time needed to concentrate. We did try other places within our home such as the living room and conservatory but there was just too many distractions going on with the tv being on, teens friends visiting or I’d sit and see other jobs that need doing and get distracted with those instead of what I’m meant to be doing.

So setting up office in our bedroom has proven to be the best option, it is a private area with no distractions going on. Our bedroom is a good size bedroom and if we plan it right we can make it work very well as a home office come bedroom.

Our bedroom is currently being re-designed to enable us to use the space as we wish to. We have been busy measuring and planning so now it’s time to get our plans put into action.

Are you in need of help with making the most of your space? here is a very short clip starring Phil Spencer giving you some very handy tips!

 

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