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How to Make an Impact with Colourful Bathroom Furniture

Many of us choose neutral bathrooms, but these scheme show how colour can work wonders to boost your bathing experience As well as being a Houzz UK and Ireland contributor, I have been involved in creating… More Bathrooms are often white with perhaps an element or two in a neutral tone, but many of us never consider incorporating colour into ...

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How to Make a Feature of Your Bathroom Windowsill

Windowsills are often small yet heaving with products, bath toys and bits and pieces. Here’s how to turn yours into a focal point instead As well as being a Houzz UK and Ireland contributor, I have been involved in creating… More Bathroom windowsills are a nice little space sitting below a big natural light source. They’re often a magnet for ...

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10 Clever and Creative Alternatives to Wardrobes

Don’t like the idea of a bulky, freestanding wardrobe? Be inspired by these solutions Having the space to accommodate a large wardrobe can actually be a mixed blessing. All that room to store clothes, but no incentive to get rid of those ill-advised purchases you just never wear. When this happens, it can feel like having to venture into Narnia ...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Planning a Small Bedroom

Dreaming your bijou bedroom had space for more than just a bed? Or your small guest room was more than a dumping ground? Then read on… Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Small bedrooms can be tricky to decorate, often ending up as unloved spaces with little personality, because we’re worried too much stuff ...

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How to Make Sense of Kitchen Design Jargon

Confused by certain kitchen design buzzwords? Make sense of it all with this handy breakdown of what the key terms actually mean Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More While we’re all wowed by beautifully painted cabinetry and hi-tech cooking gadgets, if you’re after your dream kitchen, you need to get to grips with the ...

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Modern Storage Cabinet Designs That Put A Spin On Classical Beauty

Storage cabinets are well…for storing things in. But why limit their function to that? There’s no reason why buffets and sideboards and any storage cabinet couldn’t be both functional and good-looking. As the following designs will prove, this is entirely possible and desirable. A modern cabinet will usually have a design that’s a balanced combination between the two attributes mentioned ...

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15 Rustic Home Decor Ideas for Your Living Room

Rustic can mean many things in the world of decorating and most of them are not perceived as good. A rustic decorated home can be a cabin filled with bear pillows, moose heads and heavy dark hunter plaids. A rustic decorated home can be furnished with uncomfortable wooden furniture and plain walls. A rustic decorated home might be the last ...

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Make the Most of a Kitchen-diner With Smart Seating

Cover all bases with hardworking seating options Everyone likes to gather in the kitchen, but what’s the best way to provide a perch for all-comers? Plus, kitchen-diners fulfil many roles – from eating and entertaining to homework or just chilling out. So how do you cater for these varied functions? Check out these clever ideas. Find a way roundThink you ...

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20 Unique Bookends For Yourself Or Your Bestie

Whether you’ve got your own library at home or you want to jazz up your mantle in an offbeat way, some stylish bookends should be warmly welcomed. And thankfully, it’s easier than ever to find a set with some personality and original appeal. Below you’ll find 20 unique bookends for yourself or good enough to gift to your best friend! ...

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What Colour Should I Paint My Hallway?

Set the scene for the rest of your home with a perfectly pitched hallway As the first thing on show when the front door is opened, and the place you pass through to get to other areas of the house, the hall is an important path on your home’s decorating journey. But light or dark, which way to go? Ultra-dark ...

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10 Ways to Use Colourful Tiles in Your Bathroom

Elevate your bathroom from clinical white or bland beige into something altogether more eye-catching As well as being a Houzz UK and Ireland contributor, I have been involved in creating… More Colourful tiles have a luscious intensity and, topped with a glaze that makes them reflect the light beautifully, can really add something special to a bathroom. They create an ...

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Kitchen of the Week: A Calm, Light, Shaker-style Family Room

A new extension provided the perfect opportunity to create this light and airy family kitchen that has classic good looks Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More It can be daunting to take the plunge with a kitchen renovation, but the owners of this detached 1940s house in Cardiff had always wanted a Shaker-style kitchen ...

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