Gold back in fashion for interiors

Interior experts have claimed that gold is once again back in trend for interiors.   Use of the metal has been limited for the last couple of decades, with decorators opting for other metals, such as steel. However, it is now coming back in fashion according to those in the know.…
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DIY and wallpaper are most searched Google terms

'Wallpaper' and 'DIY' were the most searched terms on Google UK during the month of August, within the category of furniture, garden products, decorating products and homewares.   On average 17 million searches of the keywords were made on Google between the months of May and August, according to a report…
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Don't buy matching bedroom decorations, says designer

Buying matching accessories is just one of the mistakes that people could be making when it comes to bedroom design, an article has highlighted. According to huffingtonpost.com, designer Sandra Espinet says that people should find items that complement each other in the bedroom, not match - as she says matching items…
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Owner of Britain's first £1 home speaks

The owner of Britain's first £1 home has spoken of his delight at getting on the property ladder. Jayalal Madde, 48, was one of thousands of Liverpudlians to have applied to the local council for ownership of a disused building in Liverpool for just one pound.    As part of his agreement…
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Decorating small spaces is 'all in the details', expert says

With increasing numbers of people deciding to refurbish their homes rather then move, guidance on how to successfully decorate a smaller space is probably very welcome. Fortunately, ashbournenewstelegraph.co.uk has dispensed several handy tips to help those that don't live in a palatial-sized residence - and it appears the rule of thumb is to…
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Wallpaper coming back into favour

Wallpaper is coming back into favour, according to a design expert. Ivan Meade, principal designer at Canadian company Victoria's Meade Design Group, claimed that wallpaper has gone out of fashion in the last few decades as homeowners turned to simple, plain walls. However, he claimed that it is currently going through…
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Don't make your home interiors too "matchy"

An interiors expert has claimed that home decorators shouldn't make their interiors too "matchy". Cheryl Smith, a representative of US company Decorating Den Interiors, was writing an article for nj.com this week. She claimed that home decorators should take inspiration from the latest fashion designers when it comes to their home…
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Nigel Slater supplants Delia as UK's favourite TV chef

A food magazine survey has revealed that not only have British people's cooking habits changed, but so has their preference for TV chefs, mirror.co.uk reports. The survey, launched to mark Olive magazine's tenth anniversary, named Nigel Slater as the country's favourite celebrity cook, while previous winner Delia Smith languished at the…
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Kitchen utensils to be made in the home

Kitchen utensils can now be made from the comfort of the home, according to dailymail.co.uk. Using a 3D printer, fans of gadgets can now create their own kitchen utensils, door knobs and toys. The Cube is just ten inches high and costs £1,195. It has been designed to make a…
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Home improvements can cut mortgage interest rates, journalist writes

A fresh coat of paint, a new kitchen worktop or landscaping the garden can all help homeowners reap the benefits of the housing boom, without needing to move, according to a finance journalist.  Writing for thisismoney.co.uk, Neil Simpson asserts that carrying out some simple home improvements can affect a property's loan-to-value…
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Clever cupboard configuration creates convenience, says expert

An efficient kitchen workspace is one with considered and convenient kitchen cupboards, according to one interior designer writing for houzz.com. When most people think about creating or renovating their kitchen, many make improvements to the existing design, replacing worn counters with granite worktops, for example. While this may seem like the logical…
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Don't get stuck in a rut with colour in the home

A new guide published this week has urged homeowners not to get stuck in a rut when it comes to colour schemes in the home. The article, posted on huffingtonpost.com, said that many people who decorate their home tend to stick with safe options, however it urges people to "go…
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Autumn is the perfect season for renovations

Research reveals that over half of all home-owners will undertake some sort of home improvement in autumn, propertywire.com reports. With temperatures that are somewhat more bearable than those experienced in the summer, though not yet freezing, autumn is the ideal time to carry out a little home improvement. According to real estate firm Zillow,…
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Neutral colours increasingly popular choice for kitchen and bathrooms

Neutral colours have become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners decorating their kitchens and bathrooms, a kitchen and bath design expert has said. Writing for huffingtonpost.com, Andy Wells says that his research into design trends has revealed that more and more homeowners are deciding to have their kitchen and bathroom cabinets…
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It's all about bright colours for interiors, says expert

An interiors expert has claimed that bold bright colours are the way forward for interiors right now.    Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors told pnj.com: "I am seeing more colour used in home design. More vivid shots of strong colour used as accents in pillows, ottomans, big and…
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Small changes can update a bathroom, says guide

A new guide published this week claims that there are a few small changes that can instantly update a bathroom. The article, published on thesouthernreporter.co.uk claimed that many homeowners think renovating their bathroom will be hugely expensive, however it said this is not the case. Small changes that would instantly freshen…
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Angel wings to be big interior trend

Angel wings are set to be a big trend for interior design, according to homesandproperty.co.uk. Coming in different formats, the wings are expected to fly out of the shops and into peoples' houses across the country. If you're thinking about doing up one of your bedrooms, you may find that…
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