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Common Bedroom Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Revamping your bedroom? Keep an eye on these 10 common pitfalls to make sure your space is perfectly planned When you’re designing a new bedroom, it’s important to look at how the space, storage and design can help to create a calm, tranquil retreat. Before you start your planning, check out these common design clangers and find out how to ...

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10 Ways to Add Kitchen Storage Without Completely Renovating

Check out these simple ideas for retrofitting handy storage into your cookspace Alice Humphrys 12 October 2017 Struggling for kitchen storage, but don’t want to redo your whole cookspace? It’s possible to add useful storage without planning a full renovation – just take a look at these nifty ideas that can be easily fitted into your existing kitchen. Go up ...

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How to Warm Up a Bedroom With Wood

Snuggle up in a space made cosy by this most versatile and beautiful of materials I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines and websites…. More The warmest finish for interiors? It’s wood that beats others hands down. Raw finishes, original beams and solid furniture are the images that spring to mind – and for good reason. But ...

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Garden Tour: A City Garden is Transformed By Trellis

Trellis was all that was needed to give this outdoor space year-round charm and privacy Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Many of us have a bit of trellis in our garden. You might have a section nailed to the top of a fence to add height, or arranged horizontally across a wall for ...

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10 Ideas For Tiling Your Bathroom Floor

With endless tile styles around, we’ve edited down some of the best suited to bathroom floors Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Deciding on the right tile for your bathroom floor can be a big decision. The design, material and shape you choose will make a big difference to the look and feel of ...

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9 Times Velvet Transformed a Bed

Not only will it upgrade your bed – it will also bring a welcome touch of luxury to your sleep space Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Upholstered beds and headboards are finding their way into many of our bedrooms right now, and the most luxurious of them all are the ...

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10 Clever Ways to Fit a Wardrobe into a Small Bedroom

Follow these tips on how to find extra storage space in and around your bijou boudoir Houzz Contributors, interior designers and founders of Owl Design, which works primarily… More In a compact bedroom, it’s essential to make the most of the space available, even when it seems challenging. From building cupboards up high to utilising eaves down low, here are ...

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Stylish External Windows That Aren’t Painted White

Newsflash! Window frames really don’t have to be painted white all of the time Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Yes, white is the standard for window frames, but another colour may be more practical, more stylish, more fun or simply fit in more with the period of your home. Darker tones also show ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Contemporary Shaker Kitchen for a Family Home

Take a tour of this light and airy family kitchen complete with a large central island and hidden TV I am an editor, journalist, web and copywriter. I was Editor of the hugely successful… More Opening up the original dark and old-fashioned kitchen to create a bright, family-sized kitchen-diner that looks over the beautiful walled garden was the top priority ...

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11 Times Windowless Bathrooms Have Worked

With clever planning and creative styling you can shine a light on washrooms without a window Houzz Contributor with over 15 years as an interiors writer, stylist and content… More When conjuring up thoughts of a windowless bathroom – especially common in new-build flats – what springs to mind? Dark, dingy, unwelcoming…? Banish those images! There’s a whole host of ...

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12 Design and Space Hacks for Your Hallway

Let your small hall reach its full style potential with these clever ideas that will also help it feel spacious Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance sub-editor with more than 15 years’ experience… More It’s the space everyone sees first so you want to make a good impression, but it’s also usually tight and titchy. So how do you ...

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