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Elegant Solutions for When Your Home is Losing the Battle For Space

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You love your home… but it would be great if there were just a little more of it. Of course, you understand that space comes at a premium, and if you want to be able to live in a highly desirable location like yours, every inch of available space is worth paying for. Still, making the most of your space is tricky when you only have so much to go around. Even a relatively simple decision like buying a new sofa can lead to repeat trips to the shop, measuring, trial, error and rethinking the entire topography of your living room to accommodate your new chaise. 

 

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Nonetheless, the importance of empty space in the home cannot be overestimated. It is your most powerful weapon in the battle against clutter and all the negative psychological effects that come with it. If you feel as though your home is losing the battle for space here are some elegant solutions to help you find more…

Get in touch with an architect

While we’ll mostly be looking at making the most of your available space, an architect can literally help you to create more usable space, with elegant solutions like a Side Return Extension. Not only can this add more space, it can also help to increase the amount of natural light coming into your home. This in turn can help your living space look brighter and more spacious.

 

Invest in smarter storage

If your kitchen countertops are piled high with ingredients, groceries and cooking utensils, it can make something as simple as making a plate of beans on toast feel like a chore. Invest in storage solutions that allow you to store more in your available space while also providing quicker and easier access. Whether for your kitchen or your wardrobes, it’s a great way of keeping essential belongings from impinging on your living space. 

 

Make better use of available vertical space

We tend to neglect the space that’s either above or below eye level, but this can also help to improve the availability of walking and living space without contributing to the problem of clutter or diminishing the flow of a room. 

Whether you’re investing in taller bookshelves, displaying more wall art vertically or using more ottomans and footlockers to take advantage of storage space below eye level, there are lots of ways in which you can maximise your vertical space to give you more room in which to live, relax and play. 

 

Rethink the layout of your furniture

And finally… Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to gut your home and clear out all its furniture to make it look and feel more spacious. In fact, furniture can even help it to look more spacious. It’s simply a matter of where and how you display it. Try to hug the walls with furniture, but don’t be afraid to let are wall shine through here and then. Make sure that there is walking space around large items to ensure that they help the room to retain its sense of flow.

What do you think of these elegant solutions for when your home is losing the battle for space?

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5 ways to make your home smell amazing

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I love it when a house smells nice, which is why I always make sure mine smells great. The scent of a house is one of the first things that hits you when you step into it, and that is why everyone should ensure their home smells amazing. The smell of a house is one of the first and most important impressions and it usually lingers on, so it is smart to take it seriously.

Here are 5 ways to make your home smells amazing every time –

 

Get rid of any nasty odour

The first thing to do is to get rid of any nasty odour in your home. This is where a proper deep cleaning comes in. You may need to hire a professional cleaner to ensure every room is thoroughly cleaned. If you can’t be bothered to hire a cleaner you could try cleaning the house yourself. Make use of Google and get the best cleaning products the search engine brings your way. Ensure you clean your house from top to bottom. Don’t forget to clean up any rubbish bin as they tend to be the main culprits when it comes to nasty odour spots.

 

Burn Scented Candles

Burning quality scented candles is one of the fastest ways to get your house smelling great. It usually takes about an hour for the fragrance to spread round a room. I love burning candles and I do so every couple of days. There’s currently a candle giveaway you could enter if you are interested in winning some luxury scented candles. Candles definitely help the home smell amazing

 

Use Reed Diffusers

My home is filled up with reed diffusers. I would be lost without them. They are dead easy to use and one bottle can keep a room smelling great for weeks. I am currently using some Norfolk Natural Living Reed Diffusers and I really like them. They have a long lasting scent and last up to 12 weeks. My current favourites are the English Lavender Diffuser Oil Set and the Rose Garden Diffuser Oil Set.

 

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Open the windows

Now this sounds obvious but it would surprise you the amount of people who hardly ever open their windows epecially in the winter season. You should endeavour to open your windows everyday even if it is just for a couple of minutes. That will get rid of nasty odours and let in some fresh air. It also changes the mood of the house, it does for me anyways. I feel a lot better when the window is open for some minutes everyday. It feels great to bring a bit of the outside indoors.

 

Get a dehumidifier

Having. dehumidifier helps you get rid of the excess moisture in the air, which in turn will help you get eliminate bad odours. You can get an accurate reading of the humidity in each room using a hygrometer. If you find a room with a humidity above 60%, then a dehumidifier will come in handy. We got one quite recently mainly for my hay fever, and it is super handy to have around. I love the efficient smart gadget so much.

 

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How do you make your home smell amazing?

 

 

 

The ultimate colour guide for your home decor

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 Is your home looking a bit drab and dreary? If so, you might want to consider changing up the colour scheme to brighten up and bring some life back into your living space. Choosing colours for your interior can be a difficult job, as you need to make sure you pick the right shades to maximise and enhance the look of your home.

 

 

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To enable you to select the right colour palettes, you should take a look at this guide which will make the decorating process much easier.

 

Neutral shades

One of the most popular interior palettes is definitely neutral shades like white, beige, ivory, nude, grey and more, which are popularly used in plenty of modern spaces. These colours can be used to decorate the whole room, or as base layers to compliment brighter shades. You can use variations of these colours in any room of your home, although the living room and dining room are more synonymous with these shades, as these areas of the house are seen as neutral ground.

Property companies like RW Invest have embraced the all-natural look in their offerings by using light-coloured neutrals like white and ivory to create contemporary style apartments. These attract a wide range of tenants, although they are especially popular with young professionals who prefer modern and airy city-centre apartments.

 

 

 

Pastel palettes

If you want to lighten up your space, especially now the summer months are in play, you should take a look at soft some pastel colours. This could include hues of baby blue, light pink, peach, lime and more. You could start small by introducing pastel-coloured cushions or ornaments, which will add character to any room in your home.

Pastel shades work well in rooms like the kitchen or bathroom, where you can update your neutral-style cabinets with blue and green hues. This is not only a great way to enhance your property but is also a much more eco-friendly solution, as you can avoid throwing out a good piece of furniture. By using the colours, you can also make even the smallest kitchen look spacious, which is every homeowner’s dream. This is also a great way to update a more traditional style kitchen, as the lighter palettes will create a more modern feel.

 

 

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Bold hues

 If you really want to brighten up your home, you should go bold with shades of purple, yellow, or even red. These colours are perfect for rented apartments which tend to look like show homes, as adding a brighter shade will make your home more personalised. Some landlords do not allow walls to be painted, so if this is the case, you can purchase furnishings and ornaments that will enhance even the most drab-looking room.

Using a bright colour like yellow may seem daring and should not be used in just any room, as it can appear overpowering.Yellow works well in a breakfast room, where you can start your day on a high with striking decor. Try to avoid using this colour in the bedroom, as this an energising colour which may work well in the morning but not so good at night when you need a good night’s rest.

 

How do you decide on the colour guide for your home decor?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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