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 …

Advances in Solar Energies for Your Home

We pay so much attention and put a huge amount of time into planning every single interior design detail, carefully selecting fabric, furnishings and color schemes to create the perfect home. Yet unless a fuse blows or there’s an imminent problem, we rarely pay attention to the inner workings. This mistake can lead to spiralling energy bills and ultimately impact upon climate change. It makes …

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 …

Five Essentials for An Outdoor Living Space

Does your garden currently consist of a couple of $10 plastic chairs and a makeshift cardboard box table? Well… It may not be to that extreme, but it certainly has an outdated feel? An outdoor living space is essentially an extension of your interior, so if the idea of venturing into the wilderness (your garden) makes you cringe, perhaps it’s time for a makeover! Whatever …

5 Easy Steps To Modernise Your Garden in One Weekend

As a nation, we do love our gardens. Our grandparents loved gardening too, so it is hardly a new pastime. The invention of other forms of entertainment,  television, for example, gives us a little less time to indulge in our horticultural hobby. Over the last decade, however, gardens have appeared in makeover shows. This has led to many people redoubling their efforts in creating a …

5 Questions to Ask Your Construction Company Before You Hire

Say the word “construction” and most people cringe. Whether it is new construction or home upgrades, most people will avoid it for years, letting needed repairs grow worse and worse. Being prepared beforehand, however, can alleviate some of the stress associated with hiring a reliable construction company. Here are 5 questions you can ask potential construction companies prior to making your decision. 1. Are they …