A Briton's ideal house is a small four-bed new develop in the region... but it must have an household pool

A non-urban getaway with close use of a place go shopping, two and pub is the country's idea of the best home, according to a new research.
The results surfaced in a research of 2,000 people, and reveals the person would be pleased with a separate new develop ornamented by half an acre of area.
The home can be up to ten distance away from work, but less than two distance away from important facilities such as the university, store, newsagents and physician's surgery treatment.

Not much to ask for: Most of us would love to have an indoor swimming pool in our home (File photo)

Having a excellent marriage with the neighbors is also essential - as individuals would like to be on first name conditions with at least five individuals existing nearby and be able to telephone on three neighbors for help in an crisis.
And three in five Britons would really like to stay in a home where they do not have to shut the shades to obtain a bit of comfort.
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Metal Lighting of Indian

Metal lights is durable, stylish, class features that have a position in any landscape application, be it residential and commercial, as these properly focus on the inside in addition to patio. A wide range of brass attractive lights contain a considerable array of garden lights, lamp hues, attractive lights, lights, associate, home chandeliers, candlestick stands and many others in beautiful comes to an end.
Brass is an expensive manufacturing material to create lights for the reason that of its firmness and workability. The different kinds of brass comes to an end contain the birdwatcher / traditional / lacquer / aging complete. Metal attractive lights completed of Copper completing looks very prosperous in appearance, while the traditional complete provides a rustic look, which imparts an national touch to the lightings. Lacquer comes to an end possess a unexciting develop and the old tough look, which is achieved as an effect of the Patina complete gives a very unique appearance to the brass lightings.
No other materials offer such variety, efficiency of production like brass as it has the ability to custom every light-weight fitting to meet individual style interests and design requirements. These are obtainable in an ample wide range of style styles that ranges from established, traditional to contemporary. Whether an designer, interior designer, landowner or construction professional these amazing lights has overcome one and all.
Moradabad is the most excellent place to obtain attractive lightings completed of Metal as this town can include of extremely skilled merchants who shine in this art.
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Sprino Variety of Little Restroom Style by TOTO

TOTO has introduced Sprino variety of little restroom style with an strategy of generating the whole restroom floorboards to be able to offer streaming water. This would make the restroom remain fresh and relaxation. With no rinse container and furnishings in it, the room you have to offer would be just very little, will depend on your need. The choice of walls’ and bathtub’s coloring, the use of reflection and little seats, and the location of the bath provides a awesome perception of these Sprino little bathrooms‘ variety. It just wants a small little thing such as everything. The technological innovation it uses is also generating it different from the common little restroom. The price itself would be differed according to the measurements room and the functions you select. Find more at Sprino site.

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Choosing great end tables

It requires a lot of patience to find the perfect end tables for a room. These tables are  part of your overall room design and you should follow some general guidelines to make sure they don't distract from your focal point or create too much conflict with everything else that is going on in the room. It's a delicate balance between your personal preferences and basic standards of design.

 Do end tables have to match the coffee table?

NO!  Having three tables in a space all matching sounds like a recipe for boredom in my opinion.  I know it's easy when you buy a set and  I know many homeowners opt for this solution, but I like a more curated look where each piece has obviously been given careful consideration and chosen for the space.  It is important that the pieces harmonize in the space or provide an impact whichever you are going for.

 Glenwood Residence contemporary living room

In this room the end tables match each other and are light and airy which is in  opposition to the coffee table which is upholstered and dark. While they don't match the whole room is harmonized.

Glenwood Residence eclectic living room

This is another living room design by Tobi Fairley which has matching end tables with a very different coffee table. I would argue that the end tables, while very interesting  in the overall design scheme, are too high.  I could see more than one elbow smacked on these! That leads to the second consideration.

What's the perfect height for end tables?

 By function an end table is usually placed by a chair or sofa and you have to lift your arm over the arm of the furniture to lay something on the table.  Remember function first.  They also need to be tall enough to provide a base for a lamp which should be a reasonable height to shed light.  24 - 26" is the usual  the  height of an  end table (some are as tall as 30in.), but the chosen table should work with the proportions of your other furniture.  A simpler way to say this is have your tables just  below the height of the arm of the sofa/chair. But these are guidelines. The round table in the room below is taller than the chair but doesn't look out of proportion with the other furniture.

While at CHil Design Group contemporary family room
 There are  also four different types of tables in this room and it doesn't look disjointed  because they are all in the same wood tones. When you have this many tables, a mix of shapes is imperative.  Some should be round  to play against all the rectangles.

Domicile id contemporary living room
Domicile Interior Design

 While this is a lovely room, I personally find the end table too low for the high arm on the sofa.  You would have to reach way up and then down to place a drink on the table.  The lamp is also overpowering the table.   Tables and lamps have to work together, but that's a topic for another post. 

 Strictly speaking this is a side table, but the same principles apply to its selection. These nesting tables work beautifully with the lines of the chair.  I like the use of the floor lamp with this vignette rather than having an overpowering lamp on these delicate tables.Threes always make interesting pairings.

How do you choose a style/shape/colour?

Your end tables can match the style of your other furniture or they can make a statement by having a dissimilar style. There are many ways to go when choosing shape. A square shape is a good connecting piece when you have sofas or sofa and chair at right angles to each other.  It fits into the shape well and creates continuous flow.    Some may find it too continuous and seek out a round shape to soften the look.  

If you have soft furniture with rounded lines, a table with clean, straight lines adds variety to the look. The colour should be different enough so that it stands out from the floor colour.   If you don't plan to invest in an area rug on hardwood floors, choose tables that are lighter or darker than your wood floors. This is one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when choosing  tables of any kind. I call it the disappearing furniture syndrome.
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Where do I put my bed?

 Some  bedrooms are so small that you have no option other than placing the bed in front of a window. Even in large rooms sometimes putting the bed in front of the window is just the right placement for it.  So much for "design rules".  It's all in how you do it!  

In some rooms that are narrow you can dress the window across the wall ending up with wall to wall drapes providing a soft backdrop for the bed.  When the headboard is upholstered you have the option to layer various fabrics for a totally soft look.  This solution can also rectify a window that is off centre.

Venice 4  bedroom
bed with custom hamper/bench eclectic bedroom

 But sometimes a room is so small and the window is so off center you have to just accept it and line the bed up with  the window and bring balance in other ways.

Elements of Style

An attic room is often a challenge to decorate because of the slanted ceiling and often lack of usable wall space. There's nothing like a pelmet and drapes to provide a picture like canopy for a bed. This room works  well because everything is so symmetrical and the window draperies frame the bed perfectly.

Elements of Style

 If you need  proof that  you don't need expensive draperies to make this look  work - here it is.  The Roman shades do the trick and the strong verticals point at the bed and support the perfect symmetry of the placement .  This is not a place were two different night tables and lamps would work. 

The gentle curve of this headboard softens the look of the bed against all the horizontal and vertical lines.  The vegetation outside serves as a gigantic landscape painting. If I were designing this room I would have played up the green angle  to make the inside an extension of the outside.   

Draped Bed contemporary bedroom
Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc

Sometimes a window can act as part of a canopy.  This flawless design does everything right. Notice the bedside tables don't match and they don't need to.  This layout is more about strong verticals than symmetry.
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Thursday tip #8- small rooms

Stamford Bedroom Detail traditional bedroom
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

There are many options when one has to decorate a small room.  These ideas are built on the principle of keeping all aspects of the decor as minimal and connected as possible. Since this is the look I prefer in any room, small rooms are never a challenge and I even prefer them. 
  • choose a monochromatic colour scheme (as above), or a neutral one with pops of colour
  • keep accessories in one colour range (in this room it's brass)
  • use multipurpose furniture ( stacking tables)
  • consider adding a shelf for storage/display to move things  off the floor
  • use multipurpose accessories (lamp that looks like a sculpture; interesting mirror instead of art work; beautiful boxes that can be used for storage
  • use many textures instead of bold patterns (in pillows, window treatments)
  • use furniture that is in proportion to the room
  • keep the lines of larger pieces simple
  • when choosing artwork focus on one striking piece and have anything else play a supporting role.  
  • use strong verticals to move your eye up (long drapes, vertical art work, tall slim lamps)
  • use your window as a backdrop for the placement of a prominent piece of furniture (bed i or chair)
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5 ways to use a screen

I'm surprised I don't see more screens used in decorating because they are very versatile and there are so many styles to choose. Have you thought about using a screen in a recent home decorating re do?People have been using them for centuries in their homes beginning in 4th century BC in China.

 Through the centuries Chinese folding screens were ornately decorated with traditional symbols of health, prosperity, and joy and some were  painted with up to 30 layers of lacquer making them appear illuminated from within. In contrast, when screens migrated to Japan they took on a much different look  with their thin wood frames and paper panels. Eventually, the folding screen was imported into the West via European traders. Throughout history, the folding screen has had both decorative and functional uses.  Today the folding screen is still a multi-purpose decorating tool.

Create an accent wall

Large screens can be used as a backdrop along a plain, uninspired wall.  If you use one for this purpose it's important to choose one that fits the scale of the room.

Marcelo Brito - Sao Paulo - Brazil contemporary living room
Marcelo Brito

Often you will see an application that will prompt other ideas.  If I had this beautiful screen to work with I would put a  plain light coloured sofa in front of it.  The clean lines would show up well against the intricate design. Did you notice how the pot lights shine down on the wall behind the screen adding a layer of light? 

 Alessandra Branca

 Chinoiserie Screen are design classics. They add an exotic, dramatic  note to any room.  Since they are often multipanelled and quite striking they work beautifully as a major accent.  They will not be overlooked! Imagine this room without the floor lamps.  Would you like or dislike the effect?


I love the layered look of this room . The screen has been placed on top of a  patterned wall.. Pattern and textures have been employed so well.  The pop of yellow is a masterful finishing touch and it makes the black screen so much more dramatic.. 

This treatment is simple and very effective. I like the way the screen  extends and includes the night tables drawing everything into the largest element.  Keeping all objects close in colour/value makes this small room expand. This  screen would be so easy to construct from plywood or MDF and then cover with wallpaper or metallic fabric.
Use as wall art
Ral99 eclectic entry

Using a bench as a table and then backing it  with this fantastic carved screen is an interesting idea.  This screen would look equally good hung on a wall as a sculpture.

dining room modern dining room
twenty7 design

This  screen is quite stunning and sculptural.  It works so well with the contemporary furnishings. But what is that doll sculpture doing in the corner?

Laight Loft modern bedroom

Everything about this room hangs together.

Pueblo St Master Bedroom mediterranean bedroom
Lori Smyth

I'm not a lover of salmon and blue but it is very effective in this room. This room works because  large amounts of white was used to let the painting shine.

Fill an empty corner 

Breakers Project
 Phoebe Howard

This  screen does more than fill an empty corner.  It adds visual height to the space and draws your eye across the room while providing an additional texture.

Hollywood Residence eclectic living room

You can also use screens effectively to emphasize a symmetrical layout. The vertical flow draws your eye through the room.

 Make a headboard

This is quite an amazing colour! You could also remove one section and hang the two parts horizontally.

Sacha & Johans High Risk / High Reward Home House Call | Apartment Therapy New eclectic bedroom
Apartment Therapy

Who would not like this room?  I love the colour combination in addition to the fantastic headboard.  With the degree of intricacy  in the screen you need to keep everything else simple.


To think I was planning to send my louvered doors to  RESTORE!  This changes my mind totally.  This room works so well because all the elements are similar in colour. Nothing stands out; everything plays a subtle role in creating the whole.

Divide a room

 Downtown penthouse contemporary bedroom
 Amelie de Gaulle Interiors

Do you have a favourite use for folding screens ? Feel free to share.

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Inspiration snaps

When I travel my camera is always with me because I don't want to miss any inspirational moments for art or design.  I thought my readers might enjoy seeing some of the "snaps" that I found interesting.

This was the table decoration in the lobby of a boutique hotel in London.  Carnations last forever and made an interesting colour shape statement when pulled apart and floated on water in a very large stainless steel bowl.  We were there 3 days and the arrangement still looked fresh when we left.


I spied this chair poking out of an opened patio door in a restaurant in a small town in Devon.  It was instant love.  I wanted to put it in my suitcase and run. Purple gray and chartreuse circles on soft white-totally perfect.

Beautiful pottery in Beer, Devon.  I loved the orange and turquoise combination.


Leave it to Swedish design.  These candlesticks can be moved from a central base and reformed into various arrangements.Natural wood on the inside with dark chocolate stain  on the outside edges.

How functional and attractive can you get?   Just pick up the metal tray and go.Love the red one best of all and I have absolutely no red in my house.

In Prague we stayed at a wonderful hotel called Hotel Maximilian.  The service was excellent and the decor was modern. I was very attracted to the orange and gray combinations and the chairs were super comfortable. The vases were by local artists.  There's a strong history of glass production in the city. 

Loved my black and white modern bathroom in a Holiday Inn Express in Dresden.  I'm getting ready to redo my own bathroom and I love there long rectangular tiles stacked in this way.

So sculptural and perfectly purple in the same hotel.  How lucky to find such great accommodations at a good price when travelling.

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Thursday Tip #7 - make it white

Coastal Living

There is something so soothing about a monochromatic colour scheme.  I have friends who would say boring not soothing. but to each his own.  It might seem easy to have a room is varying tones of one hue but not so.  It's even more difficult to design a white room to look interesting.  The trick is to emphasize shape and texture through repetition above all else. Don't forget that there are hundreds of whites with varying undertones and temperatures.

Why does this room work?
  •  white shows up all the textures and lines in the room;
  • the small mirrors arranged in a grid add a strong repetitive element and each looks like a small painting because of the reflections from outside (I'm assuming); that adds optical texture;
  • the walls are horizontal boards which play against the square mirrors;
  • apart from the texture of the white boards, the horizontal lines are soothing and are repeated in the cabinet below: 
  • the arrangement has various shapes( cones, spheres, stars) and surfaces (reflective, matt, rough, smooth);
  • shiny surfaces add an unknown quality because you never know what will be reflected;
  • the whites are on the warmer side and a little "dirty" which doesn't look stark.
Here are several other white rooms.  Do you think they are successful? What do they have in common with the room above?

Elle Decor

Marcelo Brito - Sao Paulo - Brazil contemporary dining room
Marcelo Brito

Which do you prefer? 
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The Best Interior Design Ideas For a Living Room

The Best Interior Design Ideas For a Living Room for inspiration

Interior design ideas for living rooms are many but the best amongst them is quite difficult to choose. Basically the best cannot be chosen by one person alone because different people have different choices. However we can take a majority count and get to a solution. Therefore we had done this test which included fifty families and amongst whom more than forty five had selected the interior design which we are going to talk to you about in this article.

Now, this best interior design idea for living room is, the forest design. In this design, the walls, the furniture, even the entire decor of the room is done in such a manner so as to resemble a jungle setting. Now, many of you may think that it is pretty strange to have a forest setting in your living room. However, it is a way of bringing out your creativity. You can now, draw, use your imagination as well as get yourself a living room completely after your own choice.

In this interior design idea for living room it is not necessary that you use a lot of flower motif or leaves pictures etc. What you need to do is use more of the natural colors. Instead of using lilac or any such color, you can use a green or a chrome etc so that your living room gets a forest setting. Using of colors that are mixed and matched so as to meet the colors of the various fruits of a forest can also work fine.

The Best Interior Design Ideas For a Living Room

You can actually make your room look like a palette with a variety of forest colors in it, each merged gradually into the other. One other thing that can be done but will be a little heavy on money is that you could create the illusion of a lake in the midst of a forest, by not actually drawing the entire thing, but by shading and coloring the walls in this manner.

To get this interior design idea living room to work you also need to get furniture which will accentuate the feel and then only the true feel of the forest emerge.
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