• How did people wake up for work before alarm clocks?

    Bedside clocks have allowed us to keep our lives organised and punctual, making sure we wake up bright and early for work or events. Having an alarm clock on a bedside cabinet makes sure you wake up in plenty of time, avoiding the panic of rushing everywhere. But have you ever wondered how people woke up for work before alarm clocks were invented?

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  • How different scented candles can help boost your mood

    Smell is one of the most powerful senses we have as human beings. Our sense of smell can provoke heart-warming memories and improve our emotional well-being.This is because of the way the brain is wired. The olfactory nerve, which logs smells, is closely connected to the areas in the brain that processes memories and emotions. This is why certain smells can trigger specific memories or emotions in us. But what scented candle tins should you be buying for certain moods?

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  • Home decorating: Starting afresh!

    Just moved in? Welcome to your new home! Maybe it’s the first time you’ve had a place of your own. The budget for home decorating and accessories may be tight, but this is your chance to finally put your own mark on your own environment. For some, it might be a relocation for the whole family. Schools and workplaces may have been uprooted. You’re dealing with practical questions and everyday needs, like where to do the weekly shop. For others, starting anew may be due to a difficult change in personal circumstances. It can feel like a lot on your mind already, before it even comes to the decor.

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  • Launching our latest Instagram competition!

    You could be in with a chance of winning our beautiful, popular sleeping Thai Buddha ornament with out latest competition!

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  • Home decoration tips to help you sleep better

    If you find that you have trouble sleeping at night, we may have a solution for you that you may not have expected. By changing the layout, colour scheme, or bedding in your bedroom, you may see a positive change in your sleeping habits.

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  • Tips on making your home one for all the family!

    For some people, living the dream means having a home that is always clean and tidy, with brand new home accessories and decorations, everything spotless and beautiful. But in the real world, your home needs to be a place for real life. It’s the place where your children will want to play and explore. It’s somewhere you’ll want to entertain and have fun. It’s somewhere you all need to feel relaxed. In short, you need to make your living space work for the whole family.

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  • Celebrity interior designers reveal their most interesting requests

    You’ve likely heard many stories about diva celebrities, requesting many odd things for their plane journey or dressing room or flash cars, but how much have you heard about their home decoration needs? We’re here with five confessions from celebrity designers of some of the most eccentric requests and conflicts from over the years.

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  • How to get your home ready for autumn

    With the summer holidays now coming to an end, autumn is just around the corner, meaning it’ll soon be time to watch the falling leaves and wrap up warm and cosy. Why not embrace the changing seasons and bring autumn into your home? You won’t need to give your home a complete makeover to add an autumnal touch; just a few select items and decorations should help do the trick. Here’s just a few suggestions of items you can add to your home ready for when the autumn months draw in.


    Wind chimes

    Autumn home interior design ideas – metal and bamboo indoor and outdoor wind chimes


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  • Research shows the possible future of home decoration

    New research conducted by Matalan has revealed the possible future for home decoration, where we have robot chefs and self-decorating rooms, allowing us more free time to enjoy leisure activities. But is this really what we want for the future?

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  • Bring the Mediterranean into your home!

    Have you been away in the sun this year? Just imagine if you could bring your holiday back home with you. Well, your house is your living space, so why not let your imagination run free in your home decorating choices, and capture the heart and soul of your holiday within your own four walls. After all, home decor is about making your environment fit with your personality and your life. So, how about using your home accessories to conjure up a Mediterranean theme.

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