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Scandi-chic: how to achieve a minimal Scandinavian-style bedroom

September 25, 2018

We have all heard the phrase “Scandinavian design”, but we might not all be sure what, exactly, it is. Scandinavian design is a form of minimalist interior decor that embraces the idea of “hygge”, a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment as cosy, charming or special. Scandinavian design uses a blend of textures, contrasts and soft hues to make sleek, modern furniture feel cosy and inviting. Think of contrasting cement table lamps with cushions with soft pastel…

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Cohabiting tips: how to decorate after moving in with your partner

September 7, 2018

So the time has come for you to move in together. You have spoken about it and considered carefully where you will be living, and the excitement is building. But, you are concerned about how you will decorate your new home or apartment. This can be a tricky subject to broach with your partner, especially if you both have very different styles. You should set aside time to speak about how you both want your home to look and spend…

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Tips for getting your lounge show-ready

September 3, 2018

Showing your home can be a stressful time. You have to ensure that it looks perfect in order to entice buyers, which can be difficult. One of the main rooms that a buyer will look at when viewing your home is the lounge. So, you will need to ensure that it is spotless, stylish and uncluttered on the day of the viewing. Most importantly, you will need to ensure that your furniture is clean and not damaged. An effective way…

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Moving house? Here are some great packing tips

August 30, 2018

People move for hundreds of different reasons. They move to be closer to work, to live with their partner, for a change of scenery or for financial reasons. It doesn’t matter why they’re moving, it only matters that “moving house” requires a great deal of packing and preparation. In that regard, every move is the same. There’s no need to make the move more stressful than it already is. So, to make it easier for yourself and to simplify the…

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How to make a studio apartment cosy

August 29, 2018

Living in a studio apartment usually means that you have a small space to work with when it comes to decorating. Too much stuff, and it can appear cluttered. Too little, and it can look bare and barren. In colder months, you will also want your apartment to be warm and inviting. If you have children, some cosy kids comforter sets in the right places can help to add an element of warmth. You can also invest in some autumnal-toned…

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Affordable ways to decorate your bathroom

August 8, 2018

Bathrooms don’t always have the best associations due to their function being both a hygienic solution and issue. But it can still be a beautiful room in your home if you spend a little time, effort and money on the interior décor aspect of it. You don’t need to remodel your entire bathroom to make it modern or give it a new look and feel. There are many affordable ways to decorate your bathroom and make it refreshing room in…

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Renting with your bestie: top tips to decorate your new apartment together

August 7, 2018

Renting an apartment with your best friend can be one of life’s greatest adventures. You are both on the same page when it comes to music, food, fashion, what is funny and what is last season (although you are still trying to make ‘Fetch’ happen). However, when it comes to home decor styles, you can often have very different tastes and ideas.   If you are planning on renting an apartment with your bestie, it is important to compromise on…

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Recipes every student should know

June 13, 2018

Leaving home and going off to live in a university residence or in a flat of your own while studying can be exciting and a little scary at the same time. You will need to learn to fend for yourself, which can often mean cooking for yourself (or ordering your own takeaway food for the first time).   If you want to cook like a pro on your Elba gas stove in your shared kitchen and wow your friends, there…

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What to look out for when renting an apartment

May 17, 2018

What to look out for when renting an apartment So, you are finally out on your own, looking for your very first apartment… but you have no idea what, exactly, to look for. Should you consider the tiny studio apartment with the great view (but brown water in the bathroom) or should you rather opt for the large two-bedroom townhouse with enclosed garden (but with noisy neighbours)? It can be difficult to choose a new apartment that is ‘just right’…

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How to throw the perfect dinner party

May 15, 2018

Throwing a dinner party for your friends can be both exciting and daunting, especially for those of us who are not Bree Van Der Kamp from Desperate Housewives. To throw a dinner party that everyone remembers takes more than simply serving delicious food, it is also about the atmosphere and the enjoyment of the evening as a whole. If you are planning on asking your friends over to share a meal with you, read on for helpful advice on how…

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