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.
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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an ex-Biologist, I’m passionate about science and I love knowing how things work. Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to how science can be applied to home decor. I’ll be telling you more about this over the coming weeks, but for now, I decided to try and unpick my own psychology to explain what it is about my latest Anthropologie bedding set that I love so much.
Long associated with all things girly, pink is having a grown up and sophisticated comeback, no longer reserved for toddlers and teenagers, blush pink is having a moment in both fashion and interiors.
Two of my nearest and dearest have recently gotten engaged and it’s got me thinking about unique wedding ideas for them! Wedding favours can often be left until last, but they are a great opportunity to add a truly personal touch to your special day. If you start planning and making them now, you’ll easily have them done in time for a Summer (or Winter!) wedding. Here are 4 homemade favours your guests will love.
Beautiful aromas can awaken our senses and send our minds wandering to rich memories. The scents of Spring and Summer can refresh, invigorate and revive our homes and fill us with the excitement of the glorious long days ahead. Here are 10 gorgeous fragrances to energise your homes for Spring.
Easter is the time to brighten and lighten our homes to celebrate the joy of life and new beginnings. Let’s freshen our spaces, rejuvenate worn rooms and in so doing invigorate ourselves and boost our energy.
Today we’re venturing to snow-kissed Vienna, truly one of the most exquisite places I’ve ever visited. The city is dripping in striking Baroque and classic architecture, dotted with sculptures, beautiful parks and cobbled streets. I could chat endlessly about this incredible place, but today I’m going to take you on another hotel interiors nosey, this time in Vienna’s Hotel Bristol. Read more »
With Mothers Day fast approaching here are 10 top Mothers Day gift ideas. We love the lavender bushes and the sunny Anthropologie mug, which you can personalise with homemade chocolates (click here to see our video on making chocolate drops). For more ideas, check-out our 4 homemade Mothers Day gifts here.
There are no better gifts than those which show thought, care and love. Here are four of my ideas for some homemade Mothers Day gifts:
Why is it that small bedrooms always seem to leave a poor impression? I’m not saying we all ideally want a Harry Potter Cupboard Under the Stairs type bedroom, but there are fun and creative ways to maximise small bedroom spaces. Here are my top 10 small bedroom ideas.
There are many beautiful places around the world that we all dream of escaping to, but there’s very few where you can truly hide from ‘real-life’ and immerse yourself completely in another world. It’s time for a dose of healthy escapism and this week I’m going give you a snapshot of life in Arunachal Pradesh.
While it’s always worth saving up for those little luxuries we truly love, sometimes a bit of savvy shopping can save us our pennies. Here’s a selection of products that look similar to the ‘real-deal’ but cost less. Happy shopping!
Hotels and spas are experts at conjuring tranquil, serene spaces, so let’s learn from the best. Here are 8 ways to work that luxury hotel interiors feel into your home without breaking the bank.
Knowing the differences between mattresses is vital to ensure you buy just the right one. Gel mattresses are currently all the rage, harnessing new technology that enables them to mould to your shape and regulate temperature. However, they can be pricey. The next best thing, and largely just as good for most of us, are pocket spring mattresses. Here’s some top picks that have received consistently shining reviews:
We rifled through some photos of celebrity homes to bring you some lookalike products! Time to weave a hint of star style into your own spaces.
Gel mattresses are all the rage in the bed market. A relatively new technology, gel layers enable a mattress to mould to the contours of your body, ensuring good sleeping posture and comfort. They also regulate body temperature and prevent over-heating (unlike memory foam mattresses). Most gel mattresses combine layers of different materials such as gel with pocket springs.
Kick off 2016 in luxury with the trend for decadence. Of all the interior design styles, Art Deco-inspired opulence will fill your home with unashamed glamour and luxury. This look is all about more, more, more…
The Arabic decor/Middle Eastern interior design style is about wealth and luxury, but also simplicity and comfort. My decorating style blends the traditional Middle Eastern design with contemporary elegance. If you want to add the charm of arabic decor to your home, here are a few top interior design tips.
Following my last blog on hotel interiors which explored public spaces and spas, I’m now going to show you some hotel bedroom designs from The Dolder Grand. Lookout for my upcoming blog that will give you some top tips and products on how to weave hotel decor into your home decoration schemes, to mimic something of that gorgeously indulgent hotel luxury!
Temperatures have plummeted, snow has fallen and we’re all feeling more than a little chilly. A thick duvet, squashy pillows, and snuggly bed linen will help take the chill off and make for an inviting and cosy bedroom. Making the most of the Dunelm sale, here are some of my favourite Dorma products and Dorma duvet covers, which have also received fantastic reviews.