Top Design Trends In 2016

Just like fashion, design also changes over the years. Here is a look at some of the top design trends of 2016. Metallics Metallic has the ability to change a space and give it a more sophisticated and glamorous look. You are able to add some silver or chrome for a sleek feel or warm a room with rose gold, gold or copper. Even though metallic is not a new trend, the way that it is being applied is. There is now [...]

The Benefits of Oak Furniture

There are so many choices when it comes to furniture and it can feel overwhelming. There are so many styles to choose from and also different materials. Oak furniture should be considered for furniture because it lasts a long time and looks beautiful in any home. The Benefits of Oak Furniture Minimal Maintenance People don’t want to have to spend a lot of time or money looking after their furniture, especially if they have just bought it. Oak furniture requires minimal maintenance, as [...]

Decorating With Oak Furniture

Oak furniture has the ability to create a relaxed atmosphere in a home with its light golden and amber tones. Furniture that is made from oak is durable and sturdy. Oak furniture is used in traditional style, but there are now many modern pieces made from this wood. Also, oak furniture can have different finishes so that is able to compliment a modern style. Compliment Oak Furniture With Colour Oak wood has natural tones, which include gold, light yellow, honey and [...]

Brighten Up Your Home For Autumn

Brighten Up Your Home For Autumn

Autumn is here and with that you may consider changing your décor to create a brighter feel for the season ahead. Here is how you can brighten your home for the autumn. Use the Autumn Light The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are making the most of the natural light in your home. Making small changes can intensify the light. You can change heavy curtains for light ones for instance. However, autumn does get darker as [...]

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2016 trends: Artisan chic

Artisan - a piece of furniture, an accessory or fabric that has been individually handcrafted by an artisan, rather than mass produced by a factory chain. Artisan goods have been a huge trend this year so far as people have sought out beautifully crafted, timeless pieces for their home. While run-of-the-mill cheap Ikea furniture works fine as a budget friendly way to furnish your living space, the move towards artisan means a move away from big suppliers and towards local shops. Artisan Worker's [...]

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2016 trends: Magnificent marble

Magnificent marble has been one of the biggest and most beautiful trends this year in home decor. The stores are brimming with everything from marble floor tiles to marble kitchen counters, table tops and accessories, and designers are combining this classic stone with cool white or matt black. Marble is synonymous with wealth and luxury, typically associated with traditional homes. Lately however, it has been used extensively in more modern spaces, particularly with industrial interiors - earning it a new, trendier reputation. [...]

2016 trends: Why matt black is hot

We've seen a lot of vibrant colours surface in interior design through 2015 and 2016 - so 2016's most daring trend, matt black, is perhaps a welcome departure. In the stores, we're seeing a lot of black-themed accessories, fabrics, furniture and wall coverings, with a huge focus on the matt rather than the high gloss finishes we've become so accustomed to. But surely black just makes a room seem small? Yes, kind of - but if you've got a small [...]

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2016 trend update: Copper and warm metallics

Forget cold, sterile silver and chrome - warm metals became the must-have for interior design back in 2015 - and mid-way through 2016, the trend sees no signs of stopping. Copper is really affordable and both the high street shops and designers are continuing to innovate with this striking metal, finding new ways to inject stylish details into your home. A wider variety of materials and textures offers a slight twist on the original trend, with copper joined by rose gold and antiqued [...]

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The return of granny florals

Minimalists beware - this year, granny florals have made a comeback in the home, but they're a far cry from your Nan's sage green velour couch. The big blowsy blossoms and manic meadow prints that we replaced with whitewash walls and drab neutrals are once again filling our homes with wit and whimsy, according to the interior design experts at Elle Decor. We think this look works best if you choose just a few statement pieces against a simpler backdrop but [...]

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Nautical decor – bringing beach house to the home

With Summer well and truly set in, it's the perfect time to overhaul your living space and give it a fresh, seasonal feel. The nautical look is all about capturing that summer's-day-by-the-seaside feel, and it's easy to achieve with just a few simple changes. Colour palette Think sea blues, sandy beaches and whitewashed wooden huts with brightly coloured roofs. You don't actually want to create a seaside scene in your room - more give yourself a subtle reminder of long lazy afternoons [...]