Choosing a new dining room table

When it comes to choosing a new table for your dining room you need to think about who it looks but also how practical it it. It is important to measure the dimensions and check that it will actually fit in the space you have available without over cluttering the room. If you sometimes have people over for dinner then you may want to get a table that can be easily extended. Sometimes people push their table up against a wall and then pull it out if they need more seating. You may only have 4 or 6 chairs with your table, but you will need to keep spare should you have guests round. You can get some really lovely... Read More »

How lighting can totally transform a room

Lighting is so very important to the ambience of a room yet very often it is a bit of an afterthought. Lighting can totally transform a room and should be considered in the designs as it may be that you want wall lights installing that may need to be done prior to wallpapering or painting. If you have a kitchen diner then you need to easily be able to change the lighting. You may want it bright for when you are cooking or cleaning but then a little more subtle for when you are entertaining or eating. Many people install under cupboard lighting in the kitchen so they can have a subtle light on all the time. This is usually... Read More »

Ways to bring the wow factor into your home

Many householders want to update their home furnishings but do not know the items and areas to concentrate on which will have the biggest impact. There are a few key points that are worth considering when you want to bring the wow factor into your home. Mirrors are a great way to give the illusion of more space in the rooms of the house, especially in hallways. They can be used to reflect natural light back into the room lighting up dark areas effectively. The bigger the better if you want to use a mirror to create an impact is the key. The trend for growing houseplants has declined in recent years but the luscious greenery of a large feature... Read More »

Does your dining room furniture need a makeover?

If you enjoy entertaining family and friends and regularly use the dining room for large family meals, you will need the right dining room furniture that will enable you to do this successfully. This may mean buying a table that can extend to cater for more diners but one that in normal circumstances can be folded away and so will not take up too much space. Seating can be problematic as dining chairs can be quite bulky to store so consider folding chairs in addition to a few dining chairs that are used regularly. These folding chairs can be stored in a bedroom or garage and brought out to use when there are lots of visitors. It is a good... Read More »