Sisters With Opposite Tastes In Home Styles

However we like to present our homes to visitors and family, there is no doubt that the plainer the finish, the bigger and more orderly it looks.  I know two sisters who are so the opposite each other when it comes to their decorating and furnishing tastes, it’s amazing there’s any family likeness at all!  One of them likes a seriously minimalist appearance, no ornaments, photographs,  pets and definitely no clutter about.  She’s absolutely fanatical about cleaning the house, especially the areas that are to be seen and touched by…

Getting Help For Mrs Mop & The Decorating Team

At this time of year the magazines are full of decorating ideas.  In fact, they start around the last week of January.  The spring cleaning is supposed to take place before the good weather really begins, to the house is literally stripped down, all surfaces thoroughly cleaned and any spare furnishings can be sent to the dry cleaners and the rest stored in another room whilst the clean and decoration work occurs.  In the old days before both mum and dad had full time jobs, the lady of the house…

Design Tips for Choosing the Right Colour Palette

Choosing paint colours can seem like a daunting task when you flick through the reams of different paint charts and companies available through your local DIY shop! There are hundreds of colours, formulas and paint styles to choose from. How on Earth do you narrow down the choices to the right fit for your home? Follow our advice to get the best colour palette for your entire home… When you are decorating a whole house using one colour palette, make a mental note of which rooms are directly next to…

Don’t Make these Kitchen Layout Mistakes!

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in our homes – where we cook our meals, entertain guests, relax and get ready for our busy days. It is so important that your new kitchen is not only a lovely room to spend time in, but is functional as well. No matter what styles or designs you like, the layout of your kitchen will make a big difference to the use of the room and help you to achieve a practical yet beautiful room. Think of your kitchen as…