Whether it’s your very first pad, a new home with a new partner or a move to a bigger, brighter family residence, you will want to celebrate the occasion with your nearest and dearest. Unpack that bottle-opener, track down the corkscrew, it’s time to throw a house-warming party.
Whether you are looking for ways to brighten up your home for spring or simply for the hell of it, it is actually very simple to transform a dull-looking place into a brighter and happier one. If you yearn for a bright space in your home, then you will love these tips for creating a fresh, inspiring look that is sure to impress your family and friends.
There’s nothing quite like the feel of a brand-new towel that feels soft and fresh against your skin. But as time passes and you wash it repeatedly, you may realise that the fluffy towel you once adored now looks stiff and feels rough. The good news is that you can keep the soft feel of your towels for longer by paying attention to the way you wash and dry them.
Spring is not just about longer and warmer days, but also about giving your home a well-deserved deep clean after you have ignored quite a few places during the winter months. While there are lots of tasks that make their way onto your spring-cleaning list, some of them are essential, so try to focus on furnishings, carpeting, appliances, and your bathroom to give your home a top-to-bottom polishing in no time.
The house has been dusted, the tree has almost been put up, and the Christmas wreaths have been placed. It’s about that season and the house is shaping up nicely. During the holidays, we tend to focus on areas of the house that will see the most activity. The living room and kitchen tend to receive the most attention while the bathroom tends to be neglected. This time around, make sure that your bathroom is just as festive and prepared for its duty as the rest of the house.
So you’ve invited auntie Faye, uncle Don, first cousin Ron, half-sister Tina, your second nephew thrice removed who’s name you can’t remember. This year is going to be your biggest Christmas party yet, and even though it’s still only November, you’re going to have to start shopping in order to crate the magical night you have in mind.
Personalised gifts are usually reserved for your closest circle, but this year you want to give a gift that’s special, even if you can’t remember your nephew’s name it’s on a list somewhere. To help you find that special something, here are some gift ideas to make this Christmas an unforgettable celebration for everyone in the family.
It’s October and your neighbour already has Christmas lights hanging over the front door. A rogue Father Christmas is promoting a charity event, and the all-year Christmas shop has people queuing to get their hands on the latest Star Wars Christmas tree decorations.
Your wife’s parents are celebrating their Golden Anniversary. There’s going to be a big party and some relatives are even flying in from abroad to celebrate. Now, of course you love your wife, but you haven’t always seen eye-to-eye with your in-laws. You’re tired of the bickering, and besides, it makes your wife upset. It’s time to turn over a new leaf, and this anniversary is the perfect opportunity to show them you mean it.
You put a little cream on your face and reach for a towel. You finish your evening cleansing ritual and reach for a towel. Come the weekend, you’re sorting the laundry and, in a fit of this-load-is-too-small, you gather the towels up with the household rags and throw them all in the wash together. Thus did those beautiful green-coloured towels end up with grey splotches.
Designing luxurious living spaces isn’t about the big, brash and ornate. Creating an environment that oozes sophistication is about attention to detail. It’s the elegant little French country style table in the entrance way, or the red vase resting on your coffee table, placed strategically to give your pine green sofa a little extra flare. It’s those special Egyptian cotton hand towels you’ve placed in the guest bathroom to offer your dinner guests that extra level of comfort and refinement. If you are trying to create tasteful living spaces, think about themes, comfort and convenience. Here are a few design tips to help make your living spaces simple and elegant.