Murals provide instant appeal. Their bold artistic presence in a room, dominating an entire wall or area of a room, should not be underestimated when you're choosing a way to make a statement.
Beautiful curtain flower dolls
Handmade flower dolls hang perfectly on curtains as a pretty accessory for every little girl's room.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - upcycling with ease
Heralded as the best paint for upcyclers because of its remarkable versatility and impressive colour range, the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint range has revolutionised decorative painting over the past 25 years.
The joy of handmade
Buying handmade products from local artisans satisfies the need to be ethical in this ever growing age of globalisation, but it also enables us to own something unique and a little bit special...
New possibilities with leather
Leather is being taken beyond the frontiers of design and has evolved away from its association as the nation's favourite sofa covering. What is emerging now are new ways to craft leather so it can be more versatile and unique in our homes. Studioart is leading the way forward with it stunning collection of leather wall coverings and leather rugs. Their Ricamo collection is revolutionary in how it combines the refined art of embroidery with leather, and explores new textures and designs ranging from delicate flowing motifs to geometric patterns, creating stunning effects.
On a recent visit to the Chelsea Design Centre we happened upon a unique collection of thermo-formed wallcoverings from the Intrigue range by Arte International. The distinctive three -dimensional designs are irresistible to touch and fascinating to look at, and heads the way forward in cutting edge wallcovering design.
Denim features strongly in the newest fashion trends this season, showing itself once again across the catwalks of Paris and Milan. Generally where fashion leads, interiors follow. But denim had never really gone away; it is woven into the fabric of our lives and is so entrenched in our history that itís like an enduring love affair. This time, as always, we have simply brought it back out of the box and re-invented it.
Show Stopping Spring Style
Spring 2016 sees the launch of new fabric and wall covering collections from all the top design houses, and this year doesn't fail to impress. From Jane Churchill to Osborne and Little, the array of inspiring and fresh designs have us deliberating just which to choose. The design possibilities are endless, with themes firmly fixed on floral and animal prints, a design staple of Springtime, and the countryside bursting into life once again.
After spending time, effort and money on creating a beautiful home it is important that the furniture we buy for our pets should tie in seamlessly to the design scheme too. A tatty cat bed nestled alongside a designer 3 piece suite isnít particularly appealing, so update your petís bed with some of these catchy new designs.
Tricks of the trade
The beauty of interior design is that there are no hard and fast rules. The key to design success lies in your own instinct, personal creative flair and imagination first and foremost. But there are a few designer hacks which are useful to know and donít require years at Design College to master.
A grand headboard instantly uplifts a bedroom and is a simple but very effective technique used by top rated hotels to create an air of opulence, luxury and style. You too can inject a bit of boutique hotel chic into your bedroom quite easily and cheaply...
Out of this world interiors
Space travel is not something we are likely to experience first hand, but if the beauty of the cosmos inspires and excites you then bring the cosmos into your home instead...
10 of the best design and interior shops in London
If you want something a bit different, not so high street, then we have compiled 10 of the best go to places in London to find that special piece you have always been looking for...
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Add bling to your bedroom
Give your bedroom some star quality with the Kylie Minogue bedding and curtain range. What could be better after a long day than to retreat to a sparkly and glitzy bedroom to help you to unwind...
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Sisters and artists Lola SŠnchez & Ana SŠnchez Gal from the Oliver Gal company have put a quirky and humorous slant on some of the old masterpieces, reworking the originals with bold colours and Lego inspired characters.
Tech ready furniture for 2016
There are always innovative steps being made towards a more user friendly home, and the age of tech ready furniture is already upon us....
Wall art to inspire
Wall art stickers are a fabulous idea for livening up a plain wall. Impress with a famous Banksy sticker, or inspire with a famous quotation. They can be removable, allowing for a room scheme to be changed by simply switching to a different wall art sticker.