Making Your Home Safe for Baby- In Style

Fri 19 Jul 2013

It's that time. That time that seemed so far away six months ago. Your baby is on the move and your house is like an assault course of child-sized dangers. Suddenly your baby is crawling and your list of things to baby-proof is getting ever larger. And all this bulky plastic is putting a bit of a downer on your carefully though-out interior design.  Never fear, as some clever designers more

How to Freshen Up a Room in Under an Hour

Fri 12 Jul 2013

If you've recently given one room a full overhaul, every other room in the house looks drab by comparison. But you can't give every room a total makeover. And you don't have to. Here are some ideas that will freshen up your interiors without breaking the bank. Let your light shine: All rights reserved by stil novo design A floor lamp completely changes the atmosphere of a room. Yo more

Theme your bathroom, and relax!

Fri 28 Jun 2013

Don't let this room go to waste! There are many simple ways to theme a bathroom that can make it a relaxing, fun, and creative space within your home.  Here are some top ways to put your own stylish stamp on your bathroom and make it a haven for relaxation. Modern and vintage romantic A bathroom with a romantic feel becomes a place where you will look forward to spending an extra fi more

What is Smart Home Technology?

Mon 24 Jun 2013

What is smart home technology, exactly? These are the gadgets and gizmos that help you control and secure your home remotely, and cut your energy usage and bills. So you control when you lights and heating come on and off - via smartphone app. That Saturday lie in becomes a touch easier when you can switch the hot water on right from the comfort of your bed.  If you're like me, more

Upgrade your Recycling with Upcycling

Fri 14 Jun 2013

Upcycling is the new buzz word for recycling and repurposing. Instead of shelling out money for a new expensive piece make the most of what you have, or go bargain hunting in charity shops and make yourself a one off wonder. Flickr Creative Commons artists are especially fond of upcycling - here are some examples of just how simple and creative it can be . Storage and drawers Storage unit more

Creating Focal Points for Your Living Room

Mon 10 Jun 2013

Whatever the size of your room, a focal point is an important; there are many ways to create a focal point and create a better flow to the room. The focal point should be the first thing you see when entering a room . An effective way to create this is to  build your furniture arrangement around the focal point. This doesn't necessarily need to cost you anything; first look at what more

How to Get a Bigger Home without Moving

Mon 03 Jun 2013

If your living space is small, it's sometimes hard to de-clutter and see your home's potential. Smart colour choices, storage and clever furniture arrangements are easy ways to create the illusion of space, however small the area. Bringing the outside in If you have a large window or a beautiful view from your living area bring, the colours of the outside landscape into your room, matchi more

Your Own Patch of Paradise: solutions for small gardens

Mon 27 May 2013

If you live in the city you know how hard it is to find houses with substantial garden space. It's important to have a relaxing space to escape the city pressures. However small you can create your own patch of paradise with these ideas. Vertical planters make the most of wall space and create bright accents to a small space. Source: Home Many things can become a planter. An old chair more

Cheap and Simple Storage Solutions

Fri 17 May 2013

There's some weird effect with living space that defies the laws of physics. No matter how many time we move somewhere bigger, the space magically fills up with stuff. Storage can be expensive but if you get creative and think about repurposing existing items you can create some stylish and individual solutions. Old Storage to New How about using the things you would usually throw in the r more

How to Keep Pests Away from Plants - the natural way

Fri 10 May 2013

Spring brings new growth in the garden, but unfortunately, pests emerge with the good weather, too. I've already noticed aphids on my rose plants, along with slugs and snails, that I know will wreak havoc on the plants if I don't start tackling them now. There are lots of highly effective ways of dealing with garden pests that stay on the natural, organic side of things; methods that have simply more