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Choosing a paint colour for your walls is a big decision. This is the colour you are going to be looking at hour after hour as you spend time in your living room, bedroom or kitchen. But who said that paint colours were just for walls? Received wisdom is that walls get a colour, woodwork and ceilings either remain white or get a light and neutral tone like magnolia. Rules are there to be broken, however. So, if you’re considering a new lick of paint in your home, why not think about painting your walls, ceiling and woodwork all the same colour?

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If you’re lacking space in your living room, then you need to do whatever you can to make it appear larger. Luckily, there are lots of tricks you can use to create the sense of space, even in small rooms. Use big mirrors to reflect light, avoid clutter with clever storage ideas and choose your furniture well (more on which later) - these are all great ways of making any space seem bigger. But one of the most important considerations is the colour of the walls and woodwork.

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The UK has so much to offer: from the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands to Cornwall’s rustic sandy beaches; the quaint, charming hamlets in the Cotswold to the dramatic Jurassic Coast in Dorset. 

For those who are used to holidaying abroad it might be difficult to know where to begin when looking to stay in good ol Blighty. So, we’ve come up with a list of some of the best locations to have a UK staycation.

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Many of us lack space in the rooms we sleep in. And even if your main bedroom isn’t too small, kid’s and teenager’s rooms are often a little pokey – and most people have a ‘box’ room, which doesn’t feel big enough for much aside from storage. But you can use some creative interior design tricks to make these rooms appear far more spacious and stylish. And one of the easiest ideas is the clever positioning of mirrors.

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Moving house famously requires a lot of planning, organisation and preparation. In fact, the more thought you put into your move before the big day, the smoother your relocation is likely to go. To help you get it just right, we’ve put together a comprehensive checklist for your next move.

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With a history stretching back to the 9th century BC, it’s safe to say that Feng Shui is one of the oldest interior design guides around. Stemming from the Taoist belief in Chi, the life force that is said to inhabit everything, Feng Shui has been used to help balance and design Chinese homes for millennia.

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There’s no doubt that throw and scatter cushions can really improve the look and feel of your bedroom. Not only do they offer increased comfort in your sleeping area but they can also help to add texture, colour and pattern, as well as softening the space.

However, with scatter and throw cushions it is generally about quality and not quantity. Too many cushions can look busy and even messy. Plus, it can then take several minutes each night to take them off and more time to put them back on again in the morning. So, the key is to choose cushions with impact rather than just littering your bed area. Here are some top tips on how to get it right.

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