The Buyers Guide To Roman Blinds

Made to measure Luxaflex® Roman Blinds are the ideal choice for a window treatment that feels both decorative and uncluttered. The elegant, linear form of Roman Blinds allows the fabric to be the focus, be that an earthy, textured neutral fabric or a floral print on a shimmering silk. And...…

Making the Grade: How To Decorate With Ombre

It’s been a big style story for recent years and due to its pretty, yet simple look and feel, ombre is a look with a long future still ahead. Ombre, which means ‘shaded’ in French, is the gentle blending of one shade to another, usually through a dark to...…

Purple Reigns; How To Use Purple To Create A Regal Bedroom

Purple bedrooms have a very particular mood, whether in the washed out tones of Jerusalem artichokes or the richness of deep purple velvet cushions. More playful than black yet more serious than pink, purple bedrooms convey a sense of luxurious decadence but also sleek sensuality. From the addition of...…

How To Keep Your House Cool In The Heat

Sunshine is a wonderful thing. It improves the mood, the view and opens up a whole world of fun outdoors from long rambles to surfing that the faint hearted amongst us wouldn’t consider when the chilly months arrive. But after a long day of activities (or sun lounging) the...…

Go Bold; Statement Blinds For Showstopping Rooms

Windows naturally draw the eye, so they’re the obvious place to make a bold design statement. New fabrics and technology allow them to change the mood and use of a room, from shimmering fabrics that soften light to digital printing patterns that can bring a whole scheme together.  We’ve...…

Forget Flowers: How to Decorate With Vases

Vases, pots and jars, once heirlooms, wedding presents or junk store finds. These vessels can be found in most homes and from the most practical to most precious, they can be repurposed to create show-stopping everyday displays. So even if no one recently brought you home blooms, your best...…

Vintage Decorating Ideas For A Modern Home

Love the quirk and character but also the lack of maintenance that comes with a modern build home? Not to worry, we’ve got five ways to put the personality into your home whatever the period of property. So you can have the best of both style worlds: vintage interior...…

Protecting Art And Furniture From The Sun

We all love the warm kiss of the sun on our skin. But perhaps enjoy less the ravaging effects it can have on our lovely design scheme, treasured family heirlooms and favourite photographs. How can nice sunlight cause such chaos? The light from the sun includes UV rays, damaging...…

Outdoor Kitchens To Love All Year

The summer living dream for many homeowners is the ultimate alfresco upgrade, and dedicated outdoor kitchen – the perfect place to while away sunny days and long, lazy evenings. More than an outdoor dining space, outdoor kitchen designs allow the keen cook to still enjoy the weather (and company)...…

How To Decorate With Green For A Fresh Start To Spring

As the long rule of winter draws to a close, Spring greens are all around us. Emerging as buds in the garden or returning slowly to the bare trees, green is both inspiring and soothing and offers a huge spectrum of style inspiration.…

How to Decorate An Empty Room

For anyone who loves home design, the chance to run free with interior decorating ideas is a home décor dream come true. But despite having a treasured file crammed with interior design ideas, it can feel a little overwhelming when it comes to a completely empty space. This is...…

Kids Storage For Every Room

Storage ideas for kids that work for every room The secret to a happy family home is not, as any parent will tell you, a glowing hearth and homemade jam. It’s well-planned (and used) toy storage. The best kids storage ideas are rooted in the reality, easy to use...…

Luxaflex Crafty Christmas – Make Your Christmas Decorating Your Own

The festive season is at once both full of shared experiences and references such snow, twinkling lights and crooners playing on the stereo, and deeply personal, annual traditions with families and friends.  But for many of us nothing evokes the happy ghosts of Christmas past like a well-loved Christmas fairy missing a wing or tree topper crafted from gold painted pasta.  Homemade Christmas decorations and design ideas will always...…

They’re Coming! Best Guest Room Ideas For The Incoming Festive Season

If Christmas planning normally starts for you with a slow realisation time is ticking down and there are no ticks against your unwritten Christmas planning lists, don’t panic. And if one of those unwritten tasks is the conversion of your soulless box room/part time gym/junk storage space to a...…

Wet Rooms, Walk-In Showers And Shower Room Ideas To Delight

Most homes could benefit from an extra bathroom, whether the queue on a busy morning is too lengthy or you’d just like to upgrade an existing room into a show-stopping feature. Adding in a wet room or even a dedicated shower room will not only help your home run...…