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The Lingo Every Novice Gardener Needs to Know

Make sense of garden jargon with this absolute beginner’s guide to horticultural terms Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Would you like to know the difference between pinching back and pricking out? Or perhaps you’re wondering what on earth a Chelsea chop could refer to? Check out our rundown of essential ...

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Traditional Bathroom Ideas To Try

When it comes to traditional bathroom designs, it usually takes inspiration from historical eras, regarding trending designs, decors or materials. Usually, styles that one think of when a traditional design is the case are Victorian and colonial styles. However, it doesn’t have to be specifically connected to an era. »crosslinked«

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Ideas for Painted Stairs

Thinking of giving your stairs a lick of paint? Let these lovelies help shape your décor decision Houzz UK editorial staff. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for… More A painted staircase will often be the first thing that catches your eye as you enter a house. Whether you want a contemporary look, an injection of colour or something ...

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Modern Rustic Style in a Country Cottage Kitchen

Smart, uncluttered design and industrial-style detailing mean this is no ordinary Shaker kitchen Houzz Contributor. I’ve been writing for interiors magazines for over 10 years and… More With its beamed ceiling, cream Aga and scrubbed breakfast table, this kitchen has many of the ingredients you’d find in a very traditional space. But thanks to a bold colour palette and modern ...

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Clever Tricks To Make Your Kitchen Look More Expensive

Try these ideas for a kitchen that punches above its weight Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More We can’t all afford to spend thousands of pounds on a brand-new designer kitchen, but there are ways to improve what you have, or, if you’re planning a makeover, to make things look expensive without breaking the ...

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Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Yellow

It is interesting that with color in design, as with most things in life, two people can have decidedly different interpretations of and feelings about the color they see. Yellow can be one of these polarizing colors; for many, it’s associated with joy and sunshine, whereas for others it aligns more closely with deceit and cowardice. Regardless, yellow is the ...

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Garden Tour: An Edible Garden that Champions Home-grown Produce

Be inspired to add some flavour to your outdoor space by the tasty plants in this lovely-looking edible garden Fresh food growing right outside your back door is a tantalising prospect, and at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May The Chris Evans Taste Garden was designed to showcase the plants with the tastiest produce available. It was one ...

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8 Bathroom Choices Guaranteed to Divide Opinion

Don’t fret about domestic discord over key design details in your new bathroom. Here’s how to find a third way Are you in and out of the bathroom in five minutes or is an hour-long soak in the bath your idea of a relaxing evening? Do you want somewhere that livens you up before you leave for work, or a ...

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15 Super Simple Back Porch Ideas

Sometimes all you need is a no-nonsense plan to make things happen. And if you’ve been struggling on what to do with your outdoor space, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 super simple back porch ideas that will have the area cleaned up and styled without any fuss or frustration. If you check out this YouTube video, you’ll be ...

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8 Trellis Ideas to Give You Garden Envy

Your climbers will love hanging out on these smart structures – and they’ll bring beauty to your outside space Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Many of us have a trellis or two in the garden, usually brown, rectangular and fixed to a garden wall or fence. But it could ...

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12 Romantic Courtyards and Walled Gardens

Lush plantings, weathered materials and privacy rule in these want-to-be-there outdoor rooms Lush plantings, weathered finishes and intimate seating are just some of the elements that bring drama and romance to the following 12 courtyards and walled gardens. While each dream space adds its own flavour, from a secluded courtyard in Spain to a tropical patio in Florida, all do ...

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