Use Color to Affect the Mood in Your Home

Full article with thanks to https://theartofsimple.net/color-me-happy-using-color-to-impact-your-mood/#:~:text=physically%20and%20emotionally.-,Being%20in%20a%20red%20room%20will%20increase%20our%20heart%20rate,good%20chemical)%20in%20our%20brains. Modern research shows that when our eyes connect with a color, our brains release different chemicals that impact us physically and emotionally. Being in a red room will increase our heart rate and stimulate chemicals associated with aggression and high energy, while the color yellow stimulates serotonin (the feel-good chemical) in our brains. Color …

These are the UK’s most popular paint colours for every room

Full article with thanks to https://www.homesandgardens.com/news/most-popular-paint-colours-farrow-and-ball-dulux-218033 Choosing a paint colour for a room is exciting, but it can undoubtedly sometimes be a stressful and lengthy process. So knowing the nation’s most popular paint colours is a great start for some interiors inspiration. It’s an important decision to make, with certain colours not only impacting your mood but also creating the …

Guide to Paint Finishes

Full article with thanks to https://www.houselogic.com/remodel/painting-lighting/paint-sheen-guide/ Choosing the wrong type of paint finish could mean a do-over that costs twice as much. There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be. Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss …

Everything to Know About Scale and Proportion in Design

Full article with thanks to https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/celebrity-homes/a33753888/design-scale-proportion-alexa-hampton/ Alexa Hampton weighs in on the elements that make a room “just look right.” You know when you see something that just looks right, but you can’t put your finger on why? Chances are it has to do with its scale—and more often than not proportions influenced by classical architecture, says Alexa Hampton, who built a foundational knowledge …

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids’ Rooms

Full article with thanks to https://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/colors/g1852/kids-room-paint-colors/ They’ll outgrow you long before they outgrow these colors. Painting is a serious pain in the a**. You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and then endure that god-awful smell for days, so before you decide to paint your kiddos room, you want to make sure they won’t outgrow it, …

Living room wallpaper ideas – to completely transform your space

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/living-room/living-room-ideas/living-room-wallpaper-ideas-204996 Want to give your living room an instant update? A new wallpaper is a great way to add colour, pattern and texture Looking for living room wallpaper ideas? Over the last few years, we have been led to believe that painted walls are the only way to go. A plain and neutral base can indeed be a …

Selling up? Dulux reveals the paint job that could add 25 per cent to the value of your home

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/diy-and-decorating/dulux-exterior-paint-job-adds-value-253559 When you think of what could add value to your home, some usual suspects will probably come to mind – perhaps an extension, garage conversion, or new kitchen or bathroom. But Dulux has some good news if your budget won’t stretch to those costly transformations. A straightforward paint job might be all you need …

How to give your home street appeal – try our ideas for a stylish first impression

Full article with thanks to https://www.idealhome.co.uk/diy-and-decorating/how-to-give-your-home-street-appeal-67150 When it comes to kerb appeal, a good front entrance can make or break the visage of your house. Narrow openings are being replaced by generously proportioned doors on weighty pivot hinges. On period exteriors, demure door furniture is ceding to over scaled ironmongery fashioned from rich bronze or brass in to shapes worthy of a modern sculpture gallery. …

Types of Carpet: Which is Right For Your Home?

Full article with thanks to https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/types-of-carpet-which-is-right-for-your-home The right type of carpet offers a luxurious sense of warmth and comfort underfoot. Choose the right one for your home with our guide When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, don’t overlook the types of carpet that are available. A high-quality product can last for up to 20 years, in addition …

12 Staircase Design Ideas for Every Home

Full article with thanks to https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/ideas/staircases-gallery These beautiful staircase design ideas will help create carefully-curated transitions in any home If you’re searching for staircase design ideas, look no further. This list is full of inspiration and ideas to kick-start your creativity. From compact stairs for small spaces and clever staircase storage to lighting up stairs and landings, find it all …