modern interior design

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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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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.

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laura ashley shabby chic kitchen

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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.

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best pocket sprung mattresses

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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).

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john lewis croft collection

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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.

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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.

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vintage home decor

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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.

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laura ashley vintage home decor bedroom 2

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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.

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For all vintage home decor lovers now is the time to make the most of the warmer, lighter days by heading to one of the many vintage and antique markets across the UK. Aside from being a great opportunity to bag some vintage buys for your home and garden, they also make wonderful days out, with many being hosted in some of the countries prettiest places.

Top tip: Get there early and be ready to haggle and move quickly!

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