7 Shortcuts to Boho Chic
So just what is boho chic, we hear you ask? In terms of interior design and accessorising, boho chic is the best of laid back, unstructured living, with global influences and a love of all things handmade.
Is the dining room dead?
Open plan living has pretty much killed off the dining room, but in the last 17 months, the separate dining area has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Now is a great time to re-evaluate your approach to this most formal of spaces.
Window shopping: a quick guide to curtains & blinds
Curtains and blinds can often be an afterthought when furnishing a home but considering they play a role in privacy, retaining heat, blocking out light and keeping rooms cool, what you put up at your window deserves greater consideration.
Sales of halogen light bulbs banned from September 2021
We should be more than three-quarters of the way to being carbon net zero by 2050 and helping us to achieve this milestone is a change to the availability of halogen light bulbs.
The voice: control your home by having a conversation
It’s 2021 and who wants to physically push a button or flick a switch? Today, it’s all about controlling your home with your voice.
Save almost £1,000: 5 lesser-known energy saving measures
Call them hints, hacks, tips or tricks, it’s sometimes the smaller things in life that can save you a surprising amount of money. When it comes to paying out, energy bills are up there with the most expensive and, sadly, they could be about to rise.
Feel the peel: temporary interior design
Expressing our personality is what turns a house into a home but what happens if you can’t decorate or find it hard to decide on a theme? You go the peel-it route, of course!
Pantry perfect: the latest kitchen trend
The widespread use of fridge-freezers, the evolution of fitted kitchen cabinetry and the introduction of integrated appliances conspired to almost kill off the pantry, but this storage nook has made a massive comeback of late.
Go green with houseplants
Whether you’re working from home or just want to enliven your living space, you can’t go wrong with houseplants. Gone are the days when a solitary, unloved spider plant was the extent of indoor greenery as now, the health and aesthetic benefits of houseplants has led to a boom in the types and species available.
Could your kitchen become an office?
Not every home is blessed with a separate study or dedicated home office, which has left the kitchen as a rather unconventional place to set up ‘shop’. But working next to the washing machine – is it really possible?
Desk tidy: tips if you’re working from home
If you’re finding desk clutter prevents creative thinking, clouds your mind or impinges productivity, it’s time to get desk tidy.
Remote control: 5 tips ahead of video viewings & virtual tours
Remote viewings are a good way for buyers and tenants to make a shortlist of properties from the comfort of their sofa, and we urge movers to only request in-person visits for properties they think they’ll make a genuine offer on.
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