Decor Archive

How to make patterns work in your home

When used wisely, patterns can bring added depth, interest and vibrancy to rooms. In the wrong hands though, they can lead to interior design disaster. If you’re keen to introduce different colors and shapes to the spaces in your home, but you don’t want to end up on the wrong side of this dividing line, keep reading. Find a fabric you love and use it …

5 ways to enhance your home with fabric

If you’re after quick and simple ways to enhance your home, it’s time to start thinking about fabrics. Soft furnishings are too often seen as an interior design afterthought, but with a little imagination, it’s possible to transform properties with the help of a few carefully chosen fabrics. Here are five savvy design suggestions that could help you to improve the look and feel of …

The Ecocenter guide: the perfect living room

What does your living room say about you? Well, usually nothing – it’s an inanimate space. But if it could talk, would it praise you for your interior design pizzazz or damn you for your slobbish antics? If you’ve got a settee that’s as comfortable as a device for Chinese water torture, sodden beer cans strewn across the floor, and a telly that went out …

Placing and Mounting Your Wall Mounted Fire

 We’re always on the lookout for new and innovative designs to help us transform our homes from tired and outdated places to somewhere vibrant and the kind of place we can’t wait to return to after a long day at work. When you walk into a room, you want to be wowed by the design and contents, and wall mounted gas fires are one of …

Storage Solutions: Television Lift Systems

Believe it or not, having the right storage solutions for your space can make or break your design scheme. For example, if you are going for a more rustic look in your kitchen, you might have a lot of open shelving that exposes your appliances and dishes. On the other hand, that sort of storage would not fit in a more modern, utilitarian design scheme. Finding …

Interior Design Trends For 2013

With the rush of Christmas and the New Year over, there’s never been a better time to give your home a new lease of life with a lick of paint a few home accessories. Read below for some of the hottest interior trends set to make an appearance in 2013. Interior Design Trend #1: Botanical Paradise With brightly coloured, plant inspired patterns being a big …

How To Choose The Right TV Unit

These days, the vast majority of households include TVs, ranging from relatively small and basic low-end models to more expensive models which include, for example, 3D technology. However, many households with TVs can lack attractive and functional TV units which enable people in these households to use the TVs as effectively as they could. If you are one of these people and are interested in …