Work it: how to keep your desk neat and tidy

Work it: how to keep your desk neat and tidy

Your desk, your rules. Set up the perfect workspace at home – one that you won’t want to swap for the office. For maximum productivity, the number one rule is to create an environment that works for you – day in, day out. Having an orderly workstation is vital to staying on track and achieving your goals. A well-designed desk, chair and lamp will certainly get you off to a.

Green is the new black: create your own indoor garden

Green is the new black: create your own indoor garden

Green fingers at the ready as May celebrates all things green! We start the month with National Gardening Week (2 – 8 May), an annual celebration that highlights the benefits of gardening while inspiring novice gardeners “to experience the joy of growing”. Throughout the week, key events will take place at the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Gardens up and down the country. And of course, May wouldn’t be complete without.

Crafty ideas: three places to visit this Spring

Crafty ideas: three places to visit this Spring

The sun is shining (just about), the flowers are blooming – and we all look forward to being out and about to make the most of the sunny, warm weather. If that’s not enough to lift your spirits, there are plenty of brilliant places to check out this Spring, not just for culture vultures but also for families and day-trippers alike. You heard it here first: this season is all.

Refresh your home for Spring in 4 easy steps

Refresh your home for Spring in 4 easy steps

Spring has finally sprung, and we’re kicking off April with a fresh new approach to home decor. Now is a good time to reassess how we live and find ways to revitalise our living space. It’s not necessarily a case of out with the old and in with the new; rather, it’s all about reorganising and bringing freshness to the home. We’re talking muted shades, light fabrics and natural materials.

Spring ahead, bring on the colour

Spring ahead, bring on the colour

The key to a soothing home that offers freshness and tranquility? Natural materials, soft textures – and calming hues. Highly emotive, colour can have a significant impact on our emotions and wellbeing. Getting the colour scheme right plays an important role in creating a joyful and uplifting home. After all, we want our homes – whether they be big or small – to be a place of sanctuary where we.

Do not disturb… It’s National Bed Month

Do not disturb… It’s National Bed Month

Digital technology has become so embedded into our daily lives that there isn’t much left outside of it. While it’s so easy to work on a laptop or scroll social media from the comfort of our bed, it’s not so ideal for our health and wellbeing – and both mentally and physically. The bedroom should be a place of sanctuary with minimal distraction. And if we feel calm and relaxed,.

Beat the winter blues with 5 easy pick-me-ups

Beat the winter blues with 5 easy pick-me-ups

This time of the year can be challenging for many, with dark and dreary winter nights. The seasonal festivities are long gone, and we’re still about a month away from the arrival of spring. A recent survey of 2,000 adults – commissioned by Lottoland – found “42% feel they rely on pick-me-ups most during the winter, as almost 60% feel more down in the dumps and glum at this time.

Small but perfectly formed – How to create a spacious bathroom

Small but perfectly formed – How to create a spacious bathroom

The bathroom can be an awkward space to work with at the best of times – not least because the UK has the smallest bathrooms in Europe. Our modern lifestyle has also made the bathroom more than just a space where we clean. We want it to be a place of sanctuary where we can also refresh and relax – whether it be first thing in the morning when jumping.

Press refresh: Three books to read for new home inspiration

Press refresh: Three books to read for new home inspiration

New year, new start! And what better way to kickstart 2022 than by having a light-bulb moment when discovering new ideas for your home? By now most of us are pretty comfortable with spending time indoors, and our nation’s new-found love for design and interiors is showing no signs of slowing down. First we had the BBC 2’s Interior Design Masters – which, by the way, is coming back for.

We mean business – Set yourself up for WFH success for 2022

We mean business – Set yourself up for WFH success for 2022

In the last couple of years, working from home (WFH) – or hybrid working for some – has been a part of everyday life. No matter what lies ahead in 2022, WFH is arguably one phenomenon that is here to stay. Although by now most of us are pretty familiar with flexible working (and Zooming), some have yet fully settled into their new(ish) “home offices”, especially for those who live.

Feeling inspired? New lifestyle trends to look out for in 2022

Feeling inspired? New lifestyle trends to look out for in 2022

It’s that time of the year again – with top industry experts looking into their crystal balls and giving us their verdict on what’s hot in the next 12 months. So what’s on the horizon? Is “Japandi” still trending? And are we expecting a new take on “maximalism”? No spoiler alert – we promise. Last week, Pantone announced its “Colour of the Year” for 2022 and the news couldn’t have.

Perfect hosting – 4 easy steps to give your guests a warm welcome

Perfect hosting – 4 easy steps to give your guests a warm welcome

‘Tis the season of hosting and big nights in. And that means dressing (your home) to impress. Don’t leave it till the last minute – start early and tackle it room by room so you’re not left with a whole place to clean and tidy the night before Christmas. And if you have guests staying over, make sure your spare bedroom or – for some, your lounge – is spick-and-span.