Summer sleepovers: our guide to guest beds on the go

Summer sleepovers: our guide to guest beds on the go

School’s out for the summer! Whether you’re hosting grandkids over the holidays, heading to one of this year’s hottest festivals or the big kids are back from uni, we’ve got your sleeping arrangements sorted for a restful slumber. Compact, easy to use and store, all options are perfect for an impromptu sleep or slouch space in any situation. Bag a bed to goIf you’re planning a camping trip or attending.

Beautify your balcony: 6 ways to transform small outdoor spaces

Beautify your balcony: 6 ways to transform small outdoor spaces

With outdoor space at a premium in today’s housing and rental markets, small areas such as balconies or front patios can often go overlooked. You don’t need a garden to create the perfect outdoor retreat or area for entertaining. Make the most of the space you have available by using smart, compact and timeless pieces. Now summer is in full flow, here are our top tips for sprucing up your.

Cabin fever: get the hideaway look

Cabin fever: get the hideaway look

Log cabins have never been so chic. There are books about them, Instagram accounts dedicated to them – and even a dating show named after them. While we all look forward to a summer getaway, holiday cabins certainly come high on many travellers’ lists. In 2020, glamping specialist Canopy and Stars found that 40% of its bookings were for cabins. Fast forward to 2022 and those cosy glamping pods are.

Spring to summer: top tips for a wardrobe refresh

Spring to summer: top tips for a wardrobe refresh

Summer has officially arrived. The nation has been basking in the sunshine in the last few weeks, and topping it all off, we have had the hottest day of the year so far. Refresh and reset – now is the time to update our closet for the warm season ahead. Say goodbye to coats and jumpers, and say hello to a light and airy wardrobe. Many of us are more.

The hallway: how to make a good entrance

The hallway: how to make a good entrance

The hallway is often overlooked, despite being the first room you enter when arriving home. You may not spend a lot of time there, but nevertheless, it’s still one that deserves some proper TLC. “Just because you’re moving through a space regularly to get to another room where you might spend longer, that doesn’t make it less important – if anything, it makes it more important,” says interior design magazine,.

The feeling’s neutral: go beige or go home

The feeling’s neutral: go beige or go home

Beige was once considered a safe option – but not anymore. After a decade of grey dominating our homes, beige has become the go-to colour for interior designers, decorators and novices alike. According to design writer and blogger Cate St Hill, “Beige is elegant and timeless, providing the perfect neutral backdrop that will work with almost any other tone in the colour spectrum.” True – beige is no longer the.

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,.