Lifestyle

Updating your home for the autumn and winter months

With the summer months behind us, we make way for the darker colours of autumn and winter. To mirror the changing seasons in our homes, it’s time to make the transition from bright summer shades to earthy autumnal tones. Anglian Home Improvements has come up with three ways homeowners can update their home

Home Solutions from John Lewis now available in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent

John Lewis & Partners home improvement service, Home Solutions, has expanded across the South East. Home Solutions allows customers to source and book trusted tradespeople both online and via an app for a range of home improvement services. It has been steadily rolling out across the country since 2017 and has now expanded

How to style a Stranger Things themed living room

With the highly anticipated season 3 premiere of Stranger Things now on Netflix, ’80s inspired décor is back in the spotlight. Neon flashes, sci-fi movie posters and bold retro-styled furniture take centre stage in this cult classic themed room to amp up the nostalgic feel. Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, shares tips

Three ways to get the beach look at home

With summer in full swing, sunny beaches and blue skies are a fixture of our days – so it’s a perfect time to start thinking about how to bring that happy, calming energy into the home year-round. Coastal décor has come a long way from seashell frames and lamps. Instead, a modern coastal interior is

Minimalism voted top trend for summer 2019

Minimalism has emerged as this summer’s favourite interior trend, beating out other decorating styles like maximalism, jungle and tropical. Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor at Furniture Choice which conducted the survey, shares three tips to achieve the minimalist trend at home.   Keep surfaces clean and clutter-free Based on the philosophy that less is more, minimalism is an

Stylish ways to create a Superhero-inspired space

Superhero season is now officially at fever pitch with the release of Avengers: Endgame. In the lead up to this much-anticipated movie, it’s an ideal time for fans to get creative with home décor ideas to pay homage to their favourite superheroes. Whether it’s by incorporating a bold superhero-inspired interior or introducing fun yet
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The benefits of an energy-efficient home

Choosing an energy-efficient home is not only better for the environment – it’s better for your wallet too. Five star householder David Wilson Homes has some expert advice for when you’re viewing potential properties. Here are some things you should be looking out for.   Good to know  All new-build properties have to comply with energy-efficiency regulations.

Step into spring with yellow hues

Brighten up your home for spring with these bright and bold beds from Living It Up. Yellow symbolises optimism, making this colour perfect to freshen up any home. A strong yellow bed can lift a neutral black, white or grey scheme, breaking up a monochrome pattern. The Arlo bed would act as
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Creating year-round colour in the garden

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to set up their garden by planning ahead for the changing of the seasons and choosing a combination of plants to ensure year-round interest. Alasdair Urquhart, in-house plant expert at Haskins, recommends the following top five plants for year-round interest:   Choisya ‘Aztec Gold’ With its gold architectural leaves, this is

Budding trends for this year’s gardens

The promise of lighter, longer days is on the horizon and as we welcome the new year and look forward to the blossoming season ahead, head of garden at Dobbies, Louise Golden, shares her expert trend insights and planting advice for 2019. After months of careful planning, keeping a watchful eye on