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11 Ways to Define Your Open-plan Dining Space (11 photos)

Use natural materialsYou can add warmth to a space by introducing natural materials, such as wood, plants, woven elements and fabrics. This solid wood table and the lovely textures surrounding it have created a cosy spot in the centre of the white room. The dining space looks comfortable and welcoming. Source link

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11 Ways to Cosy Up Your Open-plan Dining Space (11 photos)

Use natural materialsYou can add warmth to a space by introducing natural materials, such as wood, plants, woven elements and fabrics. This solid wood table and the lovely textures surrounding it have created a cosy spot in the centre of the white room. The dining space looks comfortable and welcoming. Source link

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Think You Haven’t Got Space for a… Home Office (12 photos)

Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several books on design and numerous features for glossy homes mags over the years. For Houzz, I cover decorating ideas and trends and interview designers and professionals for their insights to create in-depth features. My favourite pieces to write, though, are Houzz Tours, […]

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12 Copper Piping Taps You’re Going to Love (12 photos)

Play the long gameTo make the most of that warm metal piping – use more of it! Here, the homeowners have not only started their taps high, but also continued them low, and opted to position the handles in the middle of each pipe. Reclaimed baths or basins may have tap holes already present, as […]

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Trending Now: Wonderful Wood (10 photos)

Cherish your table…A well-worn wooden dining table instantly imbues a space with warmth and character: that wood has history, after all. Combine yours with a variety of wooden chairs in different finishes to enhance the effect. Here, the mix of beautifully scuffed old church chairs, complete with Bible holders, a couple of classic bentwoods and […]

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10 Ways to Cosy Up Your Home This Winter (10 photos)

Lean into layersAdd an instant dash of homeliness with lashings of throws, rugs, blankets and more. Experiment with plaid, knit, wool, linen and, of course, sheepskin. As long as you keep the palette neutral, these fabrics mix easily with most styles and add a great textural touch to sofas, ottomans and stools. Source link

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Think You Haven’t Got Space For a… Home Bar? (14 photos)

Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several books on design and numerous features for glossy homes mags over the years. For Houzz, I cover decorating ideas and trends and interview designers and professionals for their insights to create in-depth features. My favourite pieces to write, though, are Houzz Tours, […]

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Kitchen Tour: A 30s Home Gains a U-shaped, Storage-smart Kitchen (11 photos)

The kitchen in this Somerset house was the last room to be tackled by its owners, after they’d renovated the rest of the property. “That was unusual,” says Sam Shaw of Sustainable Kitchens, who designed the new kitchen. “Often we’re called in when the house is basically a building site, because the clients… Source link

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11 Ways to Have a Beautiful Christmas on a Budget (13 photos)

Houzz UK Contributor. I have been an interiors journalist since 1995, writing several books on design and numerous features for glossy homes mags over the years. For Houzz, I cover decorating ideas and trends and interview designers and professionals for their insights to create in-depth features. My favourite pieces to write, though, are Houzz Tours, […]

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What’s the Right Location for Your Bed? (19 photos)

4. Conventional wisdom says you need to position the bed along a certain compass bearing.But actually there’s no compass bearing people can agree on – not even feng shui practitioners or geomagnetic consultants. Japanese tradition says you can sleep pointing in any direction – except with your head facing northwards. “In Japan, kitamakura, which means […]

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