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If you are one for keeping with what is in trend and are looking to inspire and excite your friends and family when they visit your new home, bring out the extrovert in you and create a living room which is filled with vibrant colour, texture and beauty.
With the Olympics fast approaching, you may be inspired to get fit and indulge in the extra space that you may have in your new home by creating your own home gym. Before thinking about the equipment, the location of your fitness area is important, to give you space away from other areas and people in the house to focus on getting fit without interruption.
When moving into your new home, the sight of removal boxes will soon become tiresome and I am sure that you will be looking for some more stylish alternatives to store your much-loved belongings. There are storage boxes available on line and in shops to accommodate any item, ranging from books and CDs to toys, shoes, linens and much more. Clever storage is also essential if your home is on the smaller side and there are some great pieces that also double up as seating or foot rests.
It is to be expected that once you have cracked open the bottle of bubbly to celebrate the completion of your new home, there is still much work to be done on the land outside. If your budget allows, monies should be invested on having your garden designed and landscaped to give you a base to work on when accessorising with the final touches.
Never mind Grand Designs, think about a grand entrance into your new home by paying attention to detail to the exterior of your house. As the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover, unless you are like many of the population and in agreement that first impressions count. Especially in an interior design context, the cover needs to entice to impress!
For the little ones moving into their new home, it is imperative to help them settle in with ease and also to maintain all of the hard work that you have done with making it fun at bath time, brushing teeth and simply going to the loo! Give them a place of their own that they will enjoy all of the normalities to us adults but are fun and a big deal to them.
If you are lucky enough to be moving into a new home which accommodates for some extra space and you are not sure what to do with that extra room, my suggestion would be to treat yourself. Give yourself a room to escape from the daily stresses and strains, take a step back to your childhood and create your very own games room.
Vintage roses, Victorian gardens, romanticism - everywhere we seem to look at present has a big theme of the traditional English rose. Although there are many other trends out there, ‘shabby chic' will not be moved and its popularity continues to rise. Personally, I am a great fan of the traditional English rose but for some of you who do like a floral print but are looking for a ‘fleur' with a difference, this article may be of interest as I would like to compare floral prints and trends.
Although your new home is oozing contemporary in style and offers many additions that older properties do not, if you have a passion for older items in respect of furnishing your home, the look can still be achieved in keeping with the contemporary element.
Royal retro is here with a vengeance and for some of you is a little like Marmite; you either love it or hate it. For many ‘true Brits' amongst us, it would be rude not to remain patriotic and to support our Queen and country by sporting a few Union Jacks around the home.
The Union Jack emblem is used in ways to suit most tastes and trends, ranging from a distressed vintage style for the ‘shabby chic' followers among you, to a very Victorian feel offering upholstered wing-back chairs in a beautiful tapestry of reds, whites and blues.