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Inside the Home Blog

When you buy a new property, there is so much to do and part of creating a home is buying new furniture, carpets, flooring, kitchen and garden equipment… the list is endless! So if you're looking for a bargain or want a super-stylish look, then check out our Inside the Home Blog.


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Everything's connected nowadays – your phone, the cloud and your house are becoming more and more integrated. Whether you want to switch on the vacuum from work or keep an eye on who's coming up the garden path, we've got some innovative smart home tech which you'll be rushing out to buy to get onboard with the smart revolution.






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Affordable homewares and gifts from Neon Sheep

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If you’re looking to brighten up your kitchen or need some affordable Christmas gifts that are sure to impress, then check out Neon Sheep.

Rammed full of wonder from wall to wall, UK stationery and lifestyle brand Neon Sheep stocks fun, fashionable and unique pieces for trend-led millennials and those who remain young at heart. 

Designed to capture a playful spirit by the brand’s London-based in-house team, hero pieces from their homeware collection include a Gold Portrait Mirror, Herringbone Blankets, Floral Scented Candles and Iridescent Wine Glasses. 

2020 Colour of the Year - interiors experts on how to get the look 

2020 Colour of the Year - interiors experts on how to get the look - bedroom shot

If you’re anything like to Homefocus team, you’ll want to stay ahead of the interior trends when planning decorating projects. Here, interiors experts provide their opinion on the 2020 Dulux Colour of the Year – Tranquil Dawn – as well as how to work with this hue in the home.

Tranquil Dawn is a hazy, fresh sea green that signifies new beginnings for interior design – it encourages human connection and is a nod to the new decade we’re about to enter. It’s also a great neutral, calming colour yet can be complemented by dark, dramatic tones or brightened up with whites and yellows.

Wallpaper that works with Tranquil Dawn 

By Alex Whitecroft, head of design at 

When moving into a new home a new carpet is often high on the agenda

New carpet

When moving into a new home, we tend to make a mental checklist of things we are going to address straight away, such as changing the kitchen and painting the walls. A new carpet is often high on this list.
A recent survey by United Carpets and Beds, however, has revealed that over 86% of the public keep the previous owner’s carpet when moving into a new home. Despite the initial desire to fit new carpets, the job often gets pushed down the list as the assumption is that this will be an expensive purchase. As we can generally ‘make do’ with a less than ideal carpet, other jobs get prioritised which are bigger or need completing as soon as possible. 

‘Holistic Design' with Daval Bathroom Furniture

‘Holistic Design' with Daval Bathroom Furniture

Rich warm coloured woods are creating a coup in the bathroom this season, with timber-clad wall panelling, featured furniture and the use of hardwoods and tropical timbers like Walnut being used to elevate the bathroom and transform it from ordinary to extraordinary. 

Daval, leaders in the British design and manufacture of quality fitted furniture embrace the markets need for holistic design with a collection of furniture that allows you to synchronise a bathroom scheme with your living room, kitchen and bedrooms in terms of quality, design and style. 

‘‘Join the holistic design revolution, your heart and home will thank you for it!’’

Velvet: Four top tips for introducing one of 2019’s biggest trends into your home

Velvet sofa

From accessories to big statement pieces, the key velvet additions for 2019. With a distinctive mix of glamour and charm, velvet is an interiors favourite right now, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

While the versatile texture and look is sure to bring a rich finish to any setting, how exactly do you incorporate such a bold trend into the home?

Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice discusses this elegant and unique fabric, from introducing small accessories to big statement pieces.


Accessorising with velvet

Bewley Velvet Button Back Dining Chair – from £59.99 –