Best windowsill plants for your house

  Bringing the outside indoors can have many benefits, particularly when it comes to plants. As well as the air-purifying abilities of certain species, plants also have the potential to improve the look and feel of most any living space.  The windowsill is often the best place for them, given the availability of natural light. Here’s a collection of excellent …

The Ultimate 2016 Interior Colour Trends

With regards to interior colour trends in 2016, stimulation seems to be the buzzword. A need for exaggerated senses of sight, sound, smell and touch to counteract the banality of our brave new digital world has resulted in the liberal use of colour, hues and patterns. You could say that it’s a natural reaction to what one designer has dubbed …

How exercise helps us sleep better

It is widely known that exercise has the potential to help us sleep better. Indeed, countless studies have indicated that regular exercisers tend to sleep better and feel less drowsy during the day. However, exercise doesn’t guarantee immediate improvements. In fact it can take a number of months before you experience the full benefits of regular exercise.  Here are a …

Bedroom Feng Shui Guidelines

Looking to turn your bedroom into a serene and calming sanctuary? Then the art of Feng Shui is probably going to a big help in achieving this. By observing some key principles associated with this ancient Chinese philosophy, you’ll be able to transform your place of rest into a metaphysical idyll in no time. The Use of Colour For a …

How to maximise space in your bedroom

There are plenty of ways to maximise space in your bedroom. Many of these practices apply to every room in the house and can prove very effective at freeing up much-needed space. Here are a few of them. Nightstands For spatially challenged living spaces, it’s essential to use furniture which has storage capabilities. For instance, choose a nightstand which has …

How to choose blinds for children’s rooms

Choosing the right window blinds for a child’s room is of paramount importance with safety and well-being, the most important considerations. Preserving your sanity is also rather important so finding a window-dressing product that is actually appealing to the youngster is probably a good idea. That way they’ll want to spend more time playing in their rooms instead of tearing …

How to give your living room a face lift

The latest in our facelift series focuses on the living room, one of the busiest rooms in the house. Here are our tips on how to re-imagine one of the most important domestic spaces. Wall Treatments with a difference ‘Thinking outside the box’ is a phrase which seems to be bandied about quite a bit these days. So try to …

Creative ways to Completely Transform Your Walls

The way a room’s walls are decorated can have a huge impact on its mood and aesthetic. As a result, its often tempting to rely on tried and trusted methods when redecorating such as putting up new wallpaper or making use of unadventurous colour schemes. However, there are a number of, shall we say, unconventional approaches that can help transform …

How plants can purify the air in your room

Did you know that indoor air is often far more polluted than outdoor air? While this rather disquieting fact may have some of you rushing to the shop to buy air purifiers, it’s worth mentioning that nature has already provided us with a far more effective method for neutralising the emissions from our contaminated lifestyles – the plant.  However, some …

How to give your bedroom a facelift

As with any living space, the bedroom needs a facelift now and then. Unfortunately, it often gets overlooked because of the other rooms in the house which require more TLC due to higher traffic. Nevertheless, at some point it’s going to need a bit more than a lick of paint. With this in mind, here are a few tips to …