How to use photographs to Feng Shui your home. At a time of year when the nation’s focussing on fresh starts and reveling in spending time at home, new research by Jessops has unveiled there’s one very simple step we’re missing when it comes to refreshing our interiors and curating the perfect home environment.
When we welcome guests into our home, we hope they walk away talking about how lovely it is. But when it comes to spending our hard-earned cash on home improvements, are we focusing on the right things?
New research from Hitachi Personal Finance reveals the areas that people first notice when visiting someone's home compared to our top property priorities, plus the experts have given their tips on the best changes to make to improve those all-important first impressions.
Children's bedroom decor - They want Disney – You Want Longevity… Here’s what the experts say!
Life’s often a compromise – and most parents agree that parenthood involves a LOT of negotiation (some would say bribery!)
This is frequently the case when it comes to decorating a child’s bedroom. They see the latest Emojis or Disney characters emblazoned on a duvet and mum or dad’s heart sinks.
Adults want a clean, organised and coordinated bedroom that aids restful sleep.
Kids are all about the fun with a kaleidoscope of clashing colours and all their favourite characters thrown in for good measure.
So how do you solve the children’s bedroom interior design dilemma?
Julia Kendell, BBC’s ‘DIY SOS’ show guest designer and spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March, NEC, Birmingham), looks into the 2018 trends for all areas of your home.
Interior design trends 2018 from Julia Kendell
“The focus for the year ahead will be on functionality in the bedroom. For those who want to create more open space, it’s best to consider taking your clothing and storage out of this room to ensure a calm and relaxing place to relax and sleep. Consider converting an underused spare bedroom into a walk-in wardrobe.”
Putting your house on the market is a big step, and to ensure the best possible outcome, homeowners need to consider every room in the house and take the time to make each one special and unique. The bedroom can often be overlooked, but it is in fact, one of the most important locations in the home. Potential buyers like to visualise their new surroundings, and get an idea of what their future home might look like. Making the bedroom memorable will contribute to a quick, hassle-free sale of the house.
Jonathan Warren, director at online bed specialist, Time 4 Sleep, has shared his top tips on the importance of the bedroom, and how to improve the look and feel of the room, to impress guests.