The living room is a place to relax, unwind and spend time with the family. It’s where you snuggle up with a good book, host parties, watch a film and open presents on Christmas and birthdays. The room is multi-functional, so your lighting needs to be too. This guide will tell you everything that you need to know about lighting in your living room. You need to have three types of lighting in your living room – ambient, accent and task. Ambient lighting is designed to provide the room with its overall illumination, task lighting is for the different ‘work… View Post

We’ve been back at home about 6 weeks now and life is starting to get back to normal.  There is still a lot left to be done (I’m currently sat in my un-tiled kitchen) but most of this is adding the homely, finishing touches to each room. For so long we had a brown and cream base to our home and I love that very little of that remains but what it does mean is that a lot of our home accessories no longer go.  The main colours are now off-white, grey and navy and I’ve found myself drawn to… View Post

I love my bed, always have done.  When I was at college and university I would often take myself off for an afternoon nap, I still try to now if I ever get the chance.  Is there anything better than curling up in bed on your own for a quick power snooze? As I am now considerably older than I was in my college days I am no longer happy to rest my head in a messy room, I want my bedrrom to be as peaceful and as calm as possible.  I think this becomes even more important when you… View Post

As we are in the final days of our extension build all my thoughts are turning to decoration.  Whilst the focus has been on the new kitchen/living/dining space we have created downstairs one room upstairs has been completely revamped and is unrecognisable from how it was previously.  I have mentioned before how our bedroom has been a little bit of a bugbear for me, a space that I loved but with decoration that I hated. We had brought our furniture from our previous house with us and whilst it had fitted in our old home, and with our 20-something year… View Post