Wednesday, 23 April 2014

2014 Home Decor Trends

Those of you who regularly read our blog will know that I am a big Coco Republic fan. Therefore it will come as no surprise that I love to spend time reading Field Notes, a virtual interior style journal put together by the Coco Republic team.

A few weeks ago field Notes published an article on the 2014 Home Decor Trends.

Innovative Lighting


Coastal Decor


Creative Patterns

Are you embracing any of these trends at your place this year?


*All images from here

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Hallway seating

I'm quite keen to find a hallway bench seat for my upstairs corridor.

I want to find something that I can do up or reupholster but I don't want it to be precious.  

This area is situated outside my girl's bedrooms and would be a perfect spot for them to dump their bags or take their shoes on and off.                         

These images from Pinterest are giving me lots to think about. 


I want the bench seat to be simple in design,

perhaps a little quirky...       

       but it has to be very practical!



Wish me luck!

Hope you've enjoyed your Easter break G. X

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Seven Steps to Your Dream Bathroom

Seven Steps to Your Dream Bathroom

Planning a bathroom from scratch can be a daunting task, but by following these seven steps you can break the immense labour down into easy-to-manage points.

1. How Much Space?


Look at the available space in your bathroom, before you start planning which bathroom set to install. Your bathroom set should fit perfectly into your bathroom, without being too big (for obvious reasons) or too small, which is a waste of a large and generously proportioned bathroom. Take careful measurements, being sure to take account of any protruding features that will interfere with installation work.

2. How Much?


Once you have an idea of what you can feasibly install in your bathroom, look at the available funds that you have. Always aim to stay within your budget, otherwise you may end up with a half-finished project that you simply cannot afford to complete- and that is never a desirable decor style! My Bathrooms can help you work on your bathrooms while remaining on budget.

3. Draw Up Full Plans


Once you have an idea of the possibilities available and an affordable range of options picked out, spend some time drawing up full plans for the whole décor effect. Include everything that will be in the bathroom, from the tub and toilet to the bath mat and holder for spare toilet rolls. In this way you will be able to see if the accessories will fit comfortably into the planned space. This will also allow you to try out various colour schemes on paper to see if they will work as effectively as you hope.

                                                     4. Make the Best Use of Space


Examine the size and shape of your bathroom, and do not feel that you have to follow the ‘traditional’ bathroom layout. Rather, look to optimize the space available by fitting the furniture into a pleasing arrangement that makes the most of the bathroom’s proportions.

5. Practical yet Attractive

When choosing storage options and accessories, do not feel that you have to only attend to the functional benefits of the product list. Many manufacturers have worked hard to combine practicality with aesthetics and you should, with a little research and patience, be able to find the perfect accessories for your needs and tastes.

6 Light it Right

Good bathroom lighting is a must! Choose a fitting from Online Lighting that will hold one or two high-wattage bulbs and that will diffuse that light evenly throughout the room without dazzling users. Do choose specialised bathroom fittings that seal tightly against humidity and damp.

7 Finish it off!

Complete the bathroom décor with small touches, following your chosen colour scheme and implementing all the features and accessories so that they work together as a complete picture.

*A guest post from My Bathrooms

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