Monthly Archives: August 2015

Latest trends in master ensuite bathroom decor

One of the joys of moving into a master bedroom is that it usually comes with a big, luxurious ensuite bathroom. Because it is connected to the bedroom, it can be a good design plan to have an overarching theme or 'flow' to both spaces so they are seamlessly joined. 

Here, we will look at the latest design trends for master bathrooms. You'll be blown away by the relaxing styles that are being embraced by interior designers, making the ensuite an indulgent and calming space. 

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Something borrowed, something new: How to mix and match vintage and modern

One of the latest interior design trends is to mix and match the old with the new in a tasteful way. For example, vintage oak tables are being used in dining rooms, but rather than using the matching carved oak chairs, designers are replacing them with contemporary white leather chairs with stainless steel legs and arms.

Here, we take a look at what makes this trending style so special, and how you can master mixing and matching for your own home's decor. 

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Va va vroom: How to do up your garage

If your garage is connected to your home, it's the first and last thing you will see every time you leave or enter your house. Why not make it a sight for sore eyes with some functional, yet attractive design and decoration? Feel welcomed into your home, sweet home from the second you park your car. 

The garage is also an ideal place for storage, helping declutter the rest of your home. Taking the time to set up useful storage spaces in the garage can make the rest of the home feel like an oasis. Here are our top tips for doing up your garage. 

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Prepare for spring with these 7 floral wallpapers

We are almost in spring! The flowers will be blooming, the birds will be chirping, and our parks and gardens will be alive with a kaleidoscopic range of colours as the different petals shine. 

Don't just enjoy spring outdoors – you can let the season blossom indoors with these seven floral wallpapers. 

1) Gerbera

Bring this botanical beauty to your home with the Flower Poetry 2015 497458 wallpaper. Showcasing gerbera tendrils in warm red tones set against a creamy background, this will put a smile on your dial. 

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Colour me silly: Decorating ideas for your kids playroom

Playtime is fun, but it also has a much deeper importance for a child's development. A collaborative research project between a group of scholarly organisations, including Columbia University, Cornell University Medical College and Yale University, found that how ready children feel for school largely depends on the parent-child relationships forged within home-learning environments. 

"Increases in a parent's understanding of play and ability to facilitate a child's learning predicted several positive behavioural outcomes in the classroom including increased independence and creativity/curiosity," wrote the scholars involved in the study. 

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