There’s a lot of buzz around wellbeing these days as our 24/7, tech-heavy, time-poor world threatens to taint our mental and physical health. We’re encouraged to indulge in yoga and meditation to soothe the mind and calm our stressed-out souls, we’re urged to pack-in sufficient beauty sleep, to exercise regularly, and eat a healthy, wholesome diet.
Characterized by sleek surfaces, geometric shapes, and a neutral palette with just a splash of colour, modern interior designs have fast become a go-to for new home builds and renovations. Since it’s tricky to know where to begin when faced with the barrage of different images from a cursory magazine-flick, we’ve put together five modern interior design ideas to get you on your way.
Do you break a sweat even thinking about the trail of destruction that can be wrecked by you inebriated Christmas guests? Sit down, take a deep breath and read our 5 easy guest-proofing tip. They may sound obvious, but do each of these things and you’ll sleep more soundly. You can thank us later.
We are now officially in the month of Christmas, but if you’re like me and still running around like a loon trying to appease your boss, get your shopping done and sort out all the admin, don’t fear. Here are five things you can do right now to keep your hair from going grey.
Here you’ll find exclusive insights into the mega-deals our retailers are offering over Black Friday weekend, as well as any current deals they’ve already started!
Imagine a world where every person had the power to change their local community? Where every resident could have a say in making the roads, streets, parks and places around them happier, kinder and safer places to live. The world would get better, village by village, town by town, country by country.
It’s that time of the year again… Cafés enticing us with delightful pumpkin spice flavoured cakes and lattes, creepy ghouls decorated in shop interiors. That’s right, it’s almost Halloween!
Last month we saw ‘It’ girl and our number one girl crush Gigi Hadid become the face of Tommy Hilfiger’s brilliant fashion campaign. Hadid rightfully opened the catwalk for Hilfiger’s new season collection for the Fall Fashion Week show – and what a treat this was!
Vintage homes embrace the past to create spaces that are full of character and history. They weave in flea market finds, antiques and collectibles and lots of rustic, distressed furniture items. They’re inviting and homey, whilst brimming with up-cycled treasures and homeware and furniture that tells a story.
Now that the kids are all back to school, it is now the perfect time to reclaim your home and inject a little organisation and decluttering into your life! You could even turn it into a task for the whole family which can be both satisfying and a great way to teach kids the importance of being organised and tidy.
Anything goes with Boho! This look is a carefree mis-match of old and new, weaving an elaborate array of intricate patterns and designs. It’s disorderly and relaxed, often featuring lots of drapes and layers, lanterns and lights, and colourful fabrics.
Due to its’ simplicity, functionality and beauty, I will hands-down admit that Scandinavian is my favourite of the interior design styles. It is an aesthetically pure minimalistic style, that lifestyle bloggers, Instagrammers and fashionistas alike have been obsessing over (think @wonenaandemadelief and @tarmarz).
Shabby chic interior design style oozes character and charm, merging pretty pastel shades with delicate floral designs, lovely laces and rustic, worn vintage finds. The base is often white, with colour pops of dusty pinks and blues, duck-eggs and faded greens. Delightfully feminine, bright and breezy. Imperfect elegance.
Flowers instantly breathe life into spaces and really add the finishing touch to your rooms. Artificial flowers are the way forward – a one-off investment, they require no watering and can transform a space. Here’s a guide on how to match flowers to interior design styles, so you can quickly see the best arrangements for your rooms.
Here are 8 little extras that will make your wedding day that bit more special.
Wedding season is well and truly here which means there are also lots of anniversaries around the corner! Giving gifts on anniversaries is thought to have originated in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and traditionally specific materials are tied to specific anniversaries. The material increases in value and is meant to represent key stages of a couple’s life together.
So far we’ve covered Shabby Chic and Modern Retro interior design styles in this mini series. Now we’re going to delve further back into history, to the 1920’s and 30’s and into the era of flappers, jazz and glamour. That’s right, hold onto your pearls, it’s the Art Deco movement!
It’s time to say hello to our neighbours. After all, who knows when we might fancy a natter, some friendly advice, a little helping hand or just a cup of sugar. Currently only about a third (32%) of us have a very strong sense of belonging to our neighbourhood. Let’s change this.
What is life without dreams and memories? Together they form the storybook of you. They shape us, guide us, nurture and comfort us. They give us hope and a healthy dose of escapism. Happy memories and rosy dreams are the comfort blankets we snuggle into when the going gets tough.
Scientific research consistently shows the huge benefits that green spaces have on our mental and physical wellbeing. Access to good quality green space is associated with lower rates of obesity, improved mental health and longer life. What’s more, trees make our air cleaner by removing pollutants and toxins.
Bees make so much more than honey. They’re also responsible for the growth of fruit and vegetables. As much as a third of the food we eat depends on these pollinators, yet bee populations are in swift decline from habitat loss, pesticides and climate change.
The Spotdeco Charity Begins at Home initiative is a great way to raise money for your local community, free of charge, at the same time as building a beautiful home.
The Spotdeco Charity Begins at Home initiative is a free program designed to empower you to give back to your community while shopping for your home, at no extra cost.
Charity Begins at Home is designed to empower you to drive positive change in your community at the same time as creating a beautiful home, and without costing you an extra penny. This means we need you!
Here are our top ten picks for taking vintage home decor into the kitchen. With just a few small additions, you can turn your kitchen into a gorgeous vintage paradise.
Father’s Day is just over a week away (Sunday 19th June), so here are some top gift ideas and inspiration from us. Order now to make sure they arrive in time!
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To make the most of the Dreams Summer sale we thought we’d pick our top 10 best pocket sprung mattresses and gel mattresses to help you in choosing a mattress. You can save up to half price on some of them, and on others you’ll get a big discount on TV beds – get one now before the prices go up ahead of Winter (when, let’s face it, we’ll be spending a lot more time snuggling in bed with a good movie).
There’s no place like home, and certainly no place like home in the long, warm days of Summer! With a few magic touches, we can add a relaxed, carefree holiday vibe to our spaces and enjoy ‘weekends away’ in our own homes. Here are a few ideas that will have you dreaming of a staycation.
Last weekend I decided to get out into the sun and try my hand at growing some herbs and vegetables. After all, what can possibly be more satisfying than digging up your own veg? However, every gardener needs great tools so I’ve been on the hunt for some great value top notch items. Turns out the John Lewis croft collection outdoor range is rather fabulous and it has a gorgeous, rustic and slightly vintage home decor feel. Here are 8 handy products for the happy gardener.
On this week’s Instahome Daisy Lowe whisks us to her magical fairyland in Somerset. Now that’s the way to decorate your garden shabby chic style. The look on Taylor Swift’s cat says it all – is it Friday yet?*
This Spring I’m introducing a mini series that will explore four decorative modern interior design styles for your bedroom. Today we’re kicking off with Shabby Chic.
If you’re a lover of vintage home decor, here are some great ways to take the look into your garden or patio area to create an inviting, rustic and warming feel.
On this week’s celebrity homes we think we’ve found the combo of dreams. Take Diane’s fridge, Fearne’s feast, Eva’s view, Bar’s TV and Heidi’s fluffy bunny and you’re laughing. If we HAD to work, then Lara’s office would do just fine.
..show him Heidi Klum’s closet. In other news, we’re in love with Reese Witherspoon’s cute new family member and the view from Cindy’s home is making us, as always, go green.
Planning a home makeover? Follow these key rules used by interior designers to ensure you create balanced and beautiful spaces. This will help you to figure out what your interior design style is and how to work it into your rooms. Click on the infographic to see it in full over on Pinterest.
Whatever your interior design style, there are a few basic tips we can all follow to make the most out of our spaces. I spoke to my great friend and brilliant interior designer, Lisette Voûte, to ask those common questions we all have. You can read the full interview below or watch the video here.
A splash of white can lift a home, refreshing and rejuvenating spaces after the cold Winter months. Here are 10 ways you can work white into any interior design styles.
Patchwork is a key feature of any vintage home decor scheme. Guest blogger and master quilter Lucie Wakefield gives us some innovative ideas on how to add a splash of pretty patchwork to our homes. Over to Lucie.
Let’s face it, we all secretly love the comfy cosiness of a onsie and Georgia’s is pretty spesh. In other news, Chrissy’s hungry mutts made us chuckle and we’re lovin’ Jules Hough’s innovative approach to dog walking. Read more »
Spring is here and there’s no better time for a revamp. One room that can often be neglected is the home office or study, yet it’s the place where many of us spend a lot of our time. Here we will look at how we can update our existing home offices and then how we can use these ideas to transform unused spaces in ours homes into gorgeous working environments.
The shabby chic interior design style is a classic vintage home decor scheme that celebrates the beauty of imperfection. It merges distressed, worn furniture with a romantic mish-mash of whites, florals and pretty pastels, to create a warm, cottage feel. If you adore shabby chic, but want to tone down the frills, here are some ideas on how to sleek the shabby.
Shabby chic is one of the timeless and classic interior design styles, fusing vintage home decor with a smattering of Boho mix-and-match and English country prettiness. Lift your bedrooms for Spring with a few gorgeous shabby chic home accessories. Here’s our selection of 50 finds for under £50.