Bringing up children is exciting and somewhat terrifying. There are a lot of things to think about, more especially once your child starts to become mobile.
Trying to childproof your home may seem like a chore, but when it comes to the safety of your child it is imperative that you reduce the risk of accidents and incidents that can potentially harm or injure them.
You may think tat you’re being overprotective and overly cautious, but when you look at the number of accidents which occur every year in the home, it is good parenting to take precautions whenever possible.
In the infographic below we offer tips on how to childproof your home room by room.
You might think that childproofing every room is going to be expensive, and while there are some pieces of equipment necessary, other things are simply down to a little forward thinking and planning on your part. Read the rest of this entry
Embrace the Hygee trend and make your home a warm and welcoming place for you, your family and friends.
The Danish concept of Hygge is becoming increasingly popular, with the idea of appreciating the small things in life that matter. Whether it’s having a quiet reading nook or sharing a wholesome meal with friends Hygge is about the décor and lifestyle choices you make to promote a sense of happiness and well-being.
Like all interior design styles and healthy living styles Hygge there are definite dos and don’ts if want to create the look in your home.
Banishing the clutter, along with fitted carpets, are considered top priorities. With carpets out, rugs are prevalent in every room to give warmth and comfort underfoot while with adding textural elements to the room. Plain neutral colored rugs with a thick, deep pile are best, as well as sheepskin. Read the rest of this entry
Beginning a home improvement project is definitely exciting but there’s no doubting the fact that it can be daunting too.
There is so much to think about even before you get started: the budget, your goals, your timeframe expectation and so on.
No matter what size the project is going to be, it needs to be well planned and researched. Obviously, some projects differ in that people want to carry out the home improvements for different reasons. Perhaps you plan to sell on your home and so you wish to do some work that will result in improving its sale value or perhaps your goals are more short term than that and for example, you want to create a beautiful home office using an unutilized part of the home.
Technology can definitely help you and the below infographic will cover that.
There are also other ways to make your home improvement project a success. You should discuss the matter with trusted family and friends and get their opinion. Be sure to outline your goals (for example “you need more study space”) and you might learn from past experience from them. Crucially, unless you plan on carrying out all the work yourself, you can get vital recommendations from friends and family about reliable plumbers, carpenters, builders. Read the rest of this entry
Buying a new house is considered one of the most expensive and stressful things you can do in your life.
The joys of owning your home are many, but to get to the point of sale there are an awful lot of considerations, decision making, and careful planning to do.
Not only do you have to view houses to find the right one, you then have surveys, solicitor’s fees, arranging a mortgage and lot more! It is very easy to be under prepared for the whole process of buying a house, and while it’s an exciting time it can put you under a lot of pressure and stress. Read the rest of this entry
Now that winter is over us and spring has sprung, those of us with timber decking in our garden will gradually begin to make use of it once again, if the warm, sunny weather for which we’re hoping materializes.
There aren’t many more pleasurable experiences than sitting out the back on our decking and supping a cold drink or reading a book while the sun beams down on you. However, this experience becomes harder to enjoy if you don’t look after your timber decking properly, as failure to do so will lead to rot and decay. Read the rest of this entry
When trying to make a child-friendly room every aspect has to be taken into consideration, with the floor being the highest priority as this is where children and babies will spend most of their time playing and learning.
Early year’s development starts with tummy time, then crawling and moving until they learn to walk. Once walking children still require a child-friendly floor space to move around and sit on. This infographic takes a look at some of the ways you can make floor space a safe environment for children of all ages, more especially babies and toddlers.
You’ll find that whatever type of flooring in the home, whether it be carpet, wood or laminate, a well-chosen rug is a fabulous way to make the floor more child-friendly. Soft to the touch, robust and durable a rug can help a child discover their world in safety and comfort. Read the rest of this entry
Student rooms don’t have to be dull, bland and boring. It is easy to transform them into a home-from-home using inspirational ideas you will find in this infographic.
Instant makeovers don’t have to cost a fortune; simply by moving furniture around you can change the look of a room.
Put some color and energy onto walls without painting or wallpapering by displaying personal photographs, posters or wall decals. Have fun with the display, make it heart shaped or randomly placed to cover unsightly marks.
Brighten up a student room by using inexpensive fairy lights, which are much kinder to your eyes than a central ceiling light. Alternatively add table lamps to highlight dark, gloomy corners. Read the rest of this entry
Every room in a home has a ceiling of some sort, and yet they are often neglected in terms of color and design.
This infographic showcases some inspirational ideas for giving the humble ceiling a touch more visual appeal.
Rather than plain white giving a ceiling, some color can really make it stand out. Interior designers will use a dark color on high ceilings to give the illusion that it is lower, alternatively, they will use light colors to make a low ceiling appear higher.
Ceilings are typically plain, use the ceiling as a place to add artwork, color, and pattern to make it a focal point in the room. Artwork on ceilings has been around for centuries, think along the lines of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel or William Morris, and give a room a design, picture, old style map or artwork that highlights the theme of the room.
In today’s world of interior design, you don’t have to dedicate years of work to get the look, use the latest digital imagery instead. Read the rest of this entry