Interior Design

Articles and advice on interior design ideas you can use at home.

Pencil Pleat or Eyelet Curtains?

Pencil Pleat or Eyelet Curtains

As I've mentioned before, my house has a guest apartment which I'm slowly trying to improve, and now it has come time to select new curtains and the decision come down to choosing between pencil pleat and eyelet.

I've tried to illustrate the difference between the two types of curtains in the picture to the left. Pencil pleat curtains have pleats at the top which are tightened or loosened with strings and then hung from the curtain rod, while eyelet curtains simply have holes in the top circled with metal rings which you slide over the curtain rod.

Home Improvement Tips from a Minimalist

Home Improvement Tips from a Minimalist

Last year, April 2014 to be exact, my wife and I decided to go minimalist. Obviously, anyone can decide to be a minimalist in a blink of an eye, but actually living a minimalist lifestyle takes time. Having said that, I can say that we are still on the early stages of being full-pledge minimalists. Nevertheless, the important thing is that we have started, and I am here to share with you some of the things we have learned and applied in our lives, particularly in terms of home improvement.

5 Fabulous Ways To Make Your Staircase Much More Interesting

When you decide to make your home more beautiful the staircase is probably the last place you think of adding a little flair to, but if it's something you might be interested in I have a few ideas you'll definitely love.

5 Ways To Improve Your Interior With Things You Already Own!

Vintage Accessories – You know the kind of stuff which you have no use for, but you are somehow too emotionally attached to sell it? That stuff could be ready for a new lease of life as vintage interior accessories. The main examples are usually classic typewriters, sewing machines and cameras. If you want to make a really bold interior statement, you can even up-cycle and spray your typewriter a luminous pink or green!  As well as the obvious benefit of improving your interior, it's really nice to give these forgotten gems a new purpose.

Kitchen Design Around The World

The truth is no two kitchens are the same. Want to know how different they can be? Then let us take a short journey across the globe and delve into the world of kitchens, looking at both décor and functional design differences…

Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Violating Your Lease

small bathroom

Bathroom renovations can be expensive and time consuming, but well worth the effort when you have the resources. However, not everyone with a picky palate and an eye for design is lucky enough to have the "tear it all down and customize" option homeowners have.

Design Ideas For Galley Kitchens

Example of a Galley Kitchen

The kitchen is the one room in the home where having space is a godsend.

With appliances, gadgets, cooking paraphernalia and utensils all competing for essential space, a kitchen can soon become cluttered and untidy if not kept in check. Having a galley kitchen in your home provides an extra challenge, because of the shape and size, with space being at a premium. But that's not to say you can't create inspirational design ideas for a galley kitchen; it just takes extra consideration. Here are some tips how.

How To Decorate Your Home Office Like A Boss

Home Office

No matter if the home office is simply a place to organise your paperwork, or will be the base of your new company, you can achieve the best layout and style with a little bit of forward planning.  After all, you are the boss.

Budget

Work out how much you can afford.  You will need to buy the basics, a desk, some lighting, stationary, maybe even a new laptop and printer.  You may need some extra specialized equipment for your business.  Make sure you have enough money and do not cut corners on the things you need, in favour of a fancy design.

Traditional Straight Baths Vs Modern Freestanding Baths

sebago straight bath

A great thing about looking for new baths for your bathroom suite these days, is the sheer number of options available.

Here I do a head to head on the traditional straight bath design vs the modern freestanding bath to discuss the perks of both designs.

The Right Way To Use Color Swatches When Picking Paint Colors For Your Home

The Right Way To Use Color Swatches

When it comes to painting your home, finding the right colors can be a bit difficult, especially with the number of selections available.

However, you can actually take the guesswork out of picking paint colors, by using color swatches or paint chip colors. Paint swatches are samples of paint colors printed on pieces of cardboard found at paint stores. They can be in the form of bound fans or loose square and rectangle chips in which colors are arranged in graduated forms.