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Why Your Room Needs an Oversized Rug

Not only are they statement pieces, but they can also bring a room together, zone it or simply add the cosy factor Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance sub-editor with more than 15 years’ experience… More Most of us would probably agree that a room without a rug can feel unfinished, and most of us probably veer to the ...

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10 Ideas for Divine Dining Room Lighting

Illuminate your home’s eating area with one of these atmospheric additions Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a… More Lighting often falls by the wayside when putting together a room, when, in fact, it should be front and centre. Practical yet ambient illumination is most effective when combining several sources – such as lamps, uplights, pendants and ...

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14 Butler Sinks You’re Going to Love

This country kitchen classic has become hugely popular on Houzz. Here are some ways to style yours Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More The butler or Belfast sink – they’re almost the same, except that the latter has an overflow as part of the design – has become a ubiquitous feature in ...

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Room Tour: A Dull, Beige Bedroom is Totally Transformed

A large-scale wallpaper inspired a gorgeous guest bedroom scheme that celebrates period features, too I’m a freelance journalist and editor writing for nationals, magazines and websites…. More When it comes to decorating, a large room can be as much a challenge as a blessing, especially when it isn’t going to contain many items of furniture. With a spacious, high-ceilinged guest ...

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Renovation Diary: How do we Create an Entrance With Impact?

Catch up with Clare Zerny in part three of her diary about renovating a dated Victorian semi in Suffolk Houzz UK Contributor. Model and journalist turned pastry chef. On a baking hiatus… More Slowly but surely things are moving forward; the plans have been finalised and submitted to the local council and all fingers are now firmly crossed. We’ve passed ...

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How to Store Kitchen Knives

Wondering where to keep this essential piece of cooking kit? Check out these ideas for inspiration Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More If there’s one thing you need in the kitchen, it’s a collection of good quality knives, but where can you put it? Take a look at these ideas for ...

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Wood Countertops: Solid, Rustic, Natural Kitchen Counters

Wood countertops, regardless of whether they’re solid wood countertops, reclaimed wood countertops, natural wood countertops, or even custom wood countertops, are a great way to add a bit of character and warmth to your kitchen counters. There are a few considerations, such as proper sealing, and choosing the right type of wood.

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10 Ways to Arrange the Furniture in Your Living Room

There’s more than one way to layout your living room, so which permutation will work best for you? Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More How you arrange the furniture in your living room will depend on the shape and size of your room, the items you need to arrange, the number of people in ...

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Grey Bedroom Furniture to Finesse Your Sleep Space Finish

Use this suits-all shade to update an ailing interior or tone down a busy bedroom Houzz UK Contributor. Freelance journalist and interiors obsessive, renovating a… More Grey interiors have been doing the rounds for years, but this sleek, contemporary neutral isn’t going anywhere. Equal parts modern and classic, it’s a doddle to work with. Introduce a piece of grey furniture ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Pruning

By understanding how a plant responds to pruning, you’ll achieve your desired result Houzz UK contributor and award-winning landscape and garden designer. Claudia de… More Many people shudder at the thought of putting any sort of blade to a plant, but pruning will not only prevent a plant from growing too large and improve its overall look, it will also ...

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