Home Decor

My Favourite Looks For: Living Rooms

Nikki Wright | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

We have just finished decorating our living room, so we are left with a shell to fill with personality, which in my opinion is by far the best bit.

Simplifying Your Home for Summer

Fritha Strickland | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

Pre motherhood I was a total hoarder of things, I was a clutter mouse and very happy to be so. Since having my son the sheer amount of 'things' in our house has started to make me feel a tad anxious. So at a few predictable times of the year I declutter.

The Unofficial Guide to a Downton Abbey-like Home Décor

Patricia Evans | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Being British isn't enough without having proper tea. Fans of Downton Abbey have dreamt (and dreaded) of a scene wherein they're with the Dowager Countess of Grantham, listening rather awkwardly as she spoke the wittiest of lines while calmly sipping her tea.

Five Bank Holiday Mini-Upcycling Projects

Sian Astley | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any tips for the Bank Holiday, HuffPost UK & Homesense have asked me? Sit in the garden on a roasting hot May Day, with marinated deliciousness grilling on coals and sipping a glass of something cold? Ha! Chances are in the UK, the sky will cloud and the heavens will open.

Side Street Style's Top Picks From Cardiff

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

Last week was very exciting indeed as I was invited to take part in an Inspiration Day at Cardiff HomeSense. A lovely table with all sorts of yummy ...

10 Key Pieces No Stylish Home Should Be Without

Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're in your first rental home or the family house you've shared with a partner and kids for 20 years, there are certain homewares products ...

Check Out Our Favourite #FabulousFinds From Readers And Enter Our Competition To Win Big From HomeSense

Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Our exciting #FabulousFinds competition, where five lucky winners can each score £100 gift cards to HomeSense, is now underway, and we've been enjoyi...

It's More Than Gorgeous - Top Picks From Manchester

Sian Astley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

I had a great afternoon down at my local HomeSense, choosing my Top Picks and helping shoppers solve their interior design & home buy dilemmas, finding myself rummaging through treasures to find 'on trend' bargains and helping design savvy clients select the perfect partnering items for challenging rooms.

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

How To Introduce Bold And Beautiful Designs Into Your Home

Jennifer Barton | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Look at a white wall for long enough and you start to entertain thoughts of punching it up with a splash of colour: a cheery yellow or calming blue, p...

These Amazing Designs Will Change The Way You Think About Curtains

Jennifer Barton | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're looking for an easy way to lift a room or want to inject some colour into your space, curtains are a stylish and straightforward way of...

How To Make Your Kid's Room Stylish

Jennifer Barton | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Congratulations, you’re finally an adult. You have a “grown-up home,” you own a set of wine glasses and your bed frame has a headboard. This is ...

Colourphobe

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

I'm a self-confessed colourphobe when it comes to interior design. If it's not in the taupe, grey, white, or from the 'neutral' family, I'm usually not listening! Now, as we begin to embrace the new season here at Butterfly Lane, I am determined to also embrace the subject of colour - and injecting it in to interior design.

Making Your Kitchen Work for You

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

For some, their kitchen might feel too small or they're not making the most of the space they do have. Being part of Zanussi's Easy Team initiative, I thought I would share some of my best interior design tips for making your kitchen work for you.

Debate: Modern Luxury or Classic Country Chic?

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

in the last few months I've hit an unexpected cross roads in my design life, where I am beginning to be divided between classic country chic styling and modern simplicity. Now, I live in a listed property but this doesn't mean I can't delve in to my inner modernista does it?

Interior Trends 2013 and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Home

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Your home is a great chance to express your personal style, but like fashions we see on the runway, each season there are key themes that retailers and interiors magazines will be focusing on. The big change this year is that colour is back.

Christmas Interiors - Make Your Home Festive

Laura Pearson-Smith | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Pearson-Smith

It's that time of year again; time to decorate your home for the holiday season.

Scented Candles For Winter, 10 of the Best

Lisa Stokes | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Stokes

Snuggle down through the long dark winter nights, lift your spirits and indulge yourselves. Relax in the comforting glow of one of my '10 of the best' scented winter candles.

Why I'm Proud to be Called the Queen of Taupe

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Far from being derisive I see being linked with neutrals a signature to be proud of. Because I take my inspiration from organic shapes, texture and the interplay between materials, is it subtlety and ease that are the hallmarks of my style rather than brash, 'in your face' elements.

The Devil Is In The Details

Abigail Ahern | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Style
Abigail Ahern

Turning your pad into a fabulously stylish abode is what decorating is all about. Whether you've got a McMansion or a one bed apartment, be it your own or borrowed, whether you're decorating the loo or library it's the details (mementos, personal treasures, books, lighting, plus that hammered tin bowl you picked up from a far flung joint in India) that bind a space together and add the wow factor. It's called giving a home a heart and soul and it's the trend of the moment.

The Devil Is In The Details

Abigail Ahern | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Ahern

Congrats, you've got the pad but it's a style disaster a little bit more crash than flash. Before panicking consider accessorising as it's these finishing touches that can turn effortlessly bland and boring rooms into snazzy and super cool. Its cheap, its easy and its highly addictive!