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Ten Tips For Decorating Your First Home

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

red-front-doorTop 10 Tips For Decorating & Furnishing Your First Home

Choosing a first home is arguably one of the most important decisions that you will ever have to make in your life.

It’s not just a case of finding something that you like and going for it; there are many other factors that must be considered first.

You have to find a suitable area, something that is relatively central to your work and family commitments, and of course your home needs to be big enough for your family to grow into as the years go by.

This can be an incredibly stressful process, if you focus on the big picture as opposed to breaking the task down into bitesize chunks and approach it with a holistic and thorough approach.

The main thing of course though, is that you try to enjoy yourself and have fun in the process.

All you need is a little bit of planning! Check out our top 10 tips for decorating and furnishing your first home for a little insight into how you can take much of the stress out of the equation.

wood-flooring-optionsStart Neutral

Neutrality is important when furnishing your home, given that is allows much more flexibility when it comes to decoration. Opting for colours like black, white and timber tones is helpful as they are easily dressed up with a splash of colour which can be drawn from things such as rugs, furniture, cushions and paintings.

Write Everything Down

There are many things in life which you can get away with ‘winging’; decorating and furnishing your home is not one of them. It is important that you are careful to budget and list things down so that you can gain a clearer scope of how much work you have to achieve, and how much money you have to do so.

mattresses_DSC5447A Good Bed is not Good Enough

We spend the large majority of our lives in bed, though not nearly enough is you ask me. You will have many things to buy over the coming months, none so important as your beds and bedding.

Investing a little extra on something as important as this will not only make your life easier, but it can improve your overall health and well-being.

The different between a good ‘standard’ bed and an excellent one is staggering – bridge the gap and treat yourself, as there are other ways for you to save money during a renovation.

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5 Interior Design Tips for the Winter Season

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

interior-decorating-winter-season5 Interior Design Tips to Turn a Summer Living Room Into a Winter One

While it may be nice to have a pretty, summery look in your living room during the hotter months and even into fall, there comes a point when you simply can’t deny that winter has set in.

The bright florals and light colors of summer need to go and it’s time to bring in the cozy feeling of a winter look. If you aren’t sure just how to do that, here are a few interior design tips for you.

1. Pay attention to color. We use color everywhere in our lives and it affects nearly everything we do. For the cooler months, darker, richer hues are ideal for creating a cozy, winter look in your living room. Rich browns, burgundies, dark greens and ochres are perfect for making it feel warmer inside, but you don’t have to run out and buy new furniture. Slip covers make it very simple to change the palette of a room, as do curtains.

rustic-furniture-design-lexinton-home-brands2. Use plenty of texture. Clean and smooth is the way to go for hot weather, but once the snow starts to fall, it’s time to get nice and warm and fuzzy. Texture adds a lot of personality to a room and you can use as little or as much as you like, depending on your taste. This can mean anything from throwing a couple of warm fleece blankets over the back of the sofa or adding some fuzzy pillows to bringing out extra throw rugs and hanging up heavy oil paintings. Thicker curtains can also help warm a room.

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