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7 of the Best Living Space Ideas From Last Week’s Stories

Steal some of these decorating tips, from adding warmth and maximising space to dressing bay windows Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Our stories section has so many great ideas for your home every week that it’s easy to miss some, so to give you a chance to recap, we’ve put ...

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Here’s How to Fill the Space Above Your Kitchen Wall Units

Wondering what to do with that dead space between the ceiling and cabinet tops? Check out these ideas for inspiration Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More When you’re planning a kitchen, it makes sense to maximise every millimetre of space, so if there’s a blank area above the wall units, you ...

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Are These the Best Kitchen Island Seating Ideas?

Find the perfect island perch with these inspiring solutions An island can fulfil many kitchen needs, from extra storage to more workspace – and it’s easy to incorporate seating into the mix, too, as this selection shows. Bring in patternThere’s no rule that says kitchen stools have to be plain metal or wood. These super-comfy, high-backed, upholstered stools are nestled ...

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Secret Storage Tricks to Make Your Living Room Look Bigger

Living room feeling cluttered, chaotic and cramped? Invest in clever storage ideas to neaten and stretch your space Houzz Contributor. I am an editor, journalist, web and copywriter. I was Editor of… More The living room can be one of the home’s busiest spaces, coping with everything from messy lounging to family admin. So how to keep yours tidy and ...

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Blue bedroom design ideas to try in your home

Picking a perfect blue for your bedroom is difficult considering the vast shades that exist. From a cool, calm and peaceful to a strong, dark and rich navy, there are thousands of variations to choose from. To make your decision easier, here are ten various shades to make your ideal blue bedroom, whether it’s a light, dark or in between ...

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Love Throwing Dinner Parties? This Item Will Elevate Your Space

Pull up a chair that feels comfortable for multiple courses and coffee. Check out these smart choices and showstoppers Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More Good company and great food go a very long way, but seat guests on chairs that see them wriggling long before the meal’s over and a get-together won’t ...

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10 Fabulous Timber-clad Extensions

Adding more living space? Consider horizontal or vertical planks to dress your new section’s exterior Houzz Contributor. I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines… More Timber cladding has been a favourite covering for houses over centuries. Choose it for the outside of an extension to a home already clad this way, and it can make the new ...

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Are These the Best Kitchen Island Storage Ideas?

Islands can incorporate all kinds of storage, so make yours work harder with solutions that offer a place for everything From deep drawers to narrow ledges, display shelves to sleek cupboards, there are lots of ways to pack your kitchen island full of innovative storage solutions. To decide what to include, think about how you’d like your island to function: ...

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11 Clever Ways to Tackle Toy Storage

Clear the decks in time for Christmas with these neat ideas for keeping toys tidy “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, now’s a great time to clear out all the tat.” OK, maybe that’s not quite how the rhyme goes, but for those who share their house with children, the arrival of new toys on Christmas Day is ...

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Here’s How a Rug Can Make or Break Your Room

Don’t dismiss a rug as a last-minute purchase – find the right one and your room can go from drab to fab Houzz Contributor. I am an editor, journalist, web and copywriter. I was Editor of… More The floor is one of the biggest surfaces in any room, so surely leaving yours unadorned is a missed opportunity? Placed on top ...

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