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Simple Ways To Make Your Home Seem Bigger
Aug 30 2012

There is nothing worse than walking into a room and feeling like you’ve got nowhere to turn. Literally…

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How To Decorate Your Home With Handmade Accessories
Aug 28 2012

Home accessories are often what makes the difference between a bland, boring interior or something that completely blows you away. Many of the best examples of home accessories are also handmade, giving a natural, authentic feel to any home. The great thing about interior design aspects such as these is that they can fit into any style of home. Whether you are going for a modern look or something with more of a vintage twist, there are numerous ways in which you can use these to boost the interior of your home. We looked at our favorite ideas, and where they can be best used around the home.

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How Using A Simple Light Bulb Can Improve Your Productivity
Aug 24 2012

How to Choose Your Home Spa for an Ultimate Rejuvenating Experience
Aug 24 2012

hot tubBuying a spa for your home is amongst the most rewarding investments you can ever make. But to get the most out of your spa it is vital that you know how to choose the right spa for your home that fits best to your desires and needs.

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Tips On Maximizing The Space In Your Child's Bedroom
Aug 20 2012

Childs room bed

Ironically it is the smallest member of the household that normally requires the maximum amount of space. However creating space for toys, activities, homework and sleeping may pose a challenge when you don’t have the luxury of a lot of space. Yet if sufficient room is created for space, your child will be less likely to move their toys from room to room making it easier for you to keep on top of things.

A child’s room however small can be cleverly designed to create a creative space as well as a relaxing haven. Children need an organised space where they can feel secure and relaxed whilst being able to express their creativity. In order to create this balance it’s a good idea to look at the layout. By simply changing the position of the bed away from toys it will help a child associate one part for playing and one for relaxing.

Firstly throw away any broken toys or old clothing. Donate or sell items that no longer fit or toys that aren’t played with anymore. This will allow you to free up some space right away. A clutter free space will instantly make a room look more spacious and will help a child relax. In addition ensure you child has a laundry hamper so they have somewhere to put dirty clothes rather than strewn along the floor.

A sofa bed is a good way to create space as it doesn’t sacrifice an open area and makes the room look bigger. The extra space can then be used for activities. There are also high raised beds known as “cabin beds” or “loft beds” which can include a desk, wardrobe and drawers underneath to create compact storage and be multifunctional. If there is more than one child, bunk beds are a great space saving solution when children are young.

Childs bed set pink bunk bed with desk

As a child’s prerogative is to play you may need ample storage to tidy away games and toys. A child’s bedroom has multiple purposes so it is vital to ensure that no corner goes unused as this can count as extra space. Mount the television to the wall and hang small toy hammocks in the corner of the room to keep cuddly toys in one place. Use corner stacking bins for arts and crafts and storage boxes for toys under the bed. Create a ledge or shelves in the room to display trophies, trinkets or dolls. The back of the door can also be used to hang coats or dressing gowns.

A great way of giving the illusion of a larger expanse of space is to use stripes on the walls. Vertical stripes will make the room look taller while horizontal stripes make the room appear wider. Painting the room in lighter colours will make the room more light and airy and generally bigger.

Whether the bedroom is large or you are limited on space, fitted wardrobes are a good option to maximise storage space. As well as toy storage, clothing storage is just as important. Children may need multiple combinations of clothes for school, sports, dancing and the weekend so fitted wardrobes will be ideal to encompass all of that. Built in wardrobes can be created in spaces that would not normally be been used such as alcoves or angular walls where free standing wardrobes wouldn’t normally fit. Fitted wardrobes can have drawers at the bottom and additional shelves inside that cleverly cover everything up.

With a smaller room the key is careful planning as well as utilising all space in creative ways. With a few minor changes you can maximise the space in your child’s room without having to compromise.

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Seating Options For Your Living Room
Aug 17 2012

silver velvet chairA living room can be considered as a communal room in the house as it is in this room that family and friends get together to relax and socialize. Moreover since the living room is the first place where your visitors step in, one need to provide the best impression as far as living room is concerned.

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Why Using Acrylic Prints Will Inspire Your Home
Aug 2 2012

When you decide your home needs a fresh lick of paint and some new design accessories you may look towards a couple of art prints to liven up the walls. Traditionally many homeowners bought framed prints, paintings or even canvas art. Now there is a new and contemporary print media called acrylic art that will help create a modern theme to your home decor.

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Five Tips For Building A Spacious Home Office With Examples
Aug 2 2012

What To Look For When Choosing A New Carpet For Your Home
Aug 1 2012

Carpet samplesIf you are choosing a carpet for your home, then what you will find is a broad range of carpets and piles to choose from. Choosing a new carpet for any room in your home can be a daunting process because of the huge amount of options available. Here we will outline the most important things to consider when you are choosing a carpet for your home.

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