30 Aug 2017

Is it worth paying for an interior designer?

Hiring an interior decorator is a smart decision if you’ve invested a good bit of money into your house and want to be able to showcase it at its best. Decorators truly serve a purpose for everyone, whether you have no idea where or how to begin to decorate your home, or whether you have an idea but need help tying pieces together, designers will be there to show you the way. Most decorators like Churchill fabrics create there own interior design products which means that you could potentially get a cheaper deal, as you won’t have to pay for products and a designer separately. Below are some reasons why you should consider and interior designer.

  • Hiring a designer can help you to avoid costly mistakes that will not only help you save money but can increase the value of your home.
  • A designer can keep you on budget and save you time and effort. They know where to go for resources for everything related to your home. This will save you endless amounts of time and money.
  • A designer can give you a professional assessment of the situation. This will then lead to a solid plan of action, the order of things in a design plan is key in determining what should be changed, this will not only effect the budget but it helps you to spend it more efficiently.
  • There are things available to designers that are not available to the general public in terms of connections, resources and merchandise, therefore designers can help make your space look more unique.
  • A designer is a trained professional that can automatically tell you if there is something wrong or right with a space, having that immediate consult is a major advantage when making aesthetic decisions.
  • Interior design is a skill and an art that will enhance the space and the quality of your space. Hiring a professional raises the level of that experience and makes your house a home.
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04 May 2017

Home Interior Trends you’ll be Loving this Year

Terracotta Tiles


Dark green


Quote artworks

Subway tiles


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16 Mar 2017

Home Trends for your House this 2017

Shade of Bright Green Home Decor

Navy is now substitute of black

Furniture’s and appliances that can be folded…

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09 Feb 2017

Quick DIY improvements for your home

Adding some tiny improvements to your home can go a long way
to making it a cozier and
more welcoming environment for your family and guests. Sometime
s all a home needs in order to
shine to its full potential are just some small projects th
at can be done over a weekend. What’s more,
our suggestions are incredibly easy to pull off, and don’t re
quire advanced skills, just a little
imagination. Without further ado, here are some changes you c
an make around the house with a tiny
amount of effort:

Beautify your entrance

The first contact people will have with your home is the
entrance door, of course. It can
speak loads about what type of home you have, and improving it c
an make a huge difference.
Consider repainting your front door with a warm colour, such
as red. Welcome mats and potted
plants near your entrance are also a good idea. You can
even consider adding a small furniture item,
such as a bench or an outdoor chair.

Indoor lighting

Making full use of natural (and artificial) light can do
wonders for your home. Identify what
rooms can become brighter (or dimmer, if there is too much
artificial light) and how. Sometimes
moving even a piece of furniture out of the way can make a h
uge difference. Switching out old light
fixtures with new ones can also have a good effect. Try
to find light bulbs that aren’t tiring for the
eyes, while also complementing the design style. Also, lo
ok out for thick window curtains and don’t
use them unless you absolutely have to. The more natural
light, the better!

Give small spaces some love

A small room is an amazing opportunity for you to let loose
on your interior design ideas.
Chair rail or picture molding can do amazing things to a small
er space. You can even go crazy with
colours and experiment with more unusual choices (turqoise
, for example). If you don’t want to
commit to painting, a wallpaper will do just fine, even if
you don’t cover the entire wall. The idea
here is to observe what elements in the small spaces c
an be made more obvious without too much
try to use complementary colour or objects which bring out
points of interest.

Add storage to your hallway

Organizing items can be a huge pain for homeowners, especially
if you’re the type of person
who likes to keep objects as memories. Consider adding a sto
rage space to your entry hallway, such
as a small closet or some wicker baskets. This can be a s
pace which you use to drop your frequent
items, the ones you need only when you step outside
keys, umbrellas, shopping bags, and so on.
Wall-mounts are also a great addition here, and even a sma
ll mirror can be something that can liven
up your hallway.


Finally, when it comes to improving your already lovely home
, another thing to consider is
updating the overall look. You don’t have to have a makeover
and throw away everything that’s old
or outdated. If you want to make an impactful change to the l
ook of your home, but don’t want to
invest a lot of time into doing so, there are many small
things you can change. Move the furniture
around a bit, see if you can’t make up some more space. Cha
nge the curtains with different coloured
ones. Add some molding that complements the architecture.
Organize your rooms in slightly
different, but noticeable ways. There are a lot more oth
er small changes you can make if you look
around your living space. They won’t do much on their own, but
making many small changes can
have a huge overall impact on how your home looks.…
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03 Feb 2017

Interior Lighting at your House

Many interior designers are of the opinion that lighting is one of the key aspects to their trade. Designing a space is also about taking into consideration how the lighting will affect it and more importantly, how you can use light to control the feel of a space. Something everyone notices right away when entering a room is the light. More specifically, how the mood of a room is strongly tied to how it is lit. Furthermore, being able to control how dim or how bright the lighting in a room is can give you an instant way of changing these aspects.

When it comes to lighting interiors, we’re not just talking about the electrical sources of light. Figuring out how to control natural light and using it to its maximum potential is also essential. The best designers will always know that natural light is a much more potent way to bring out subtle aspects in architecture and the look of a room than artificial sources. Using certain elements of your room, you can do this if you follow some simple guidelines.

  • Orientation. If the room is facing either west or south the devices that will benefit you most are: blinds or screens which can diffuse the light when placed in front of the window; fabrics and matt walls can help absorb some of the light. North and east facing windows can benefit from: mirrors placed around the room, to help distribute and reflect the light more evenly; avoid putting heavy treatments on the window frames (or window glass) to make sure that the room is sufficiently lit.
  • When considering installing extensive lighting systems around your home, it should be planned around certain features of design and architecture. Balancing between three different types of light creates a cosy environment. These types are as follows: general (background illumination), accent (used to draw the eye to certain elements) and task lighting (temporary illumination for particular activities). Finding the perfect amount of each type of light to use will bring out a texture that can complement the character of your space.
  • How does the natural light in your room change throughout the day? It’s important to observe how natural light can influence the feel of a room in different moments. Is specific lighting required (artificial) to make the room more usable? To what extent do you need to implement such changes, and how strong does this lighting have to be?
  • Artificial lighting. It tends to have various colour accents, all different from natural light. Consider that during winter, not getting enough daylight can make you more lethargic and lazy. During seasons when there isn’t enough natural light, use all the time you have to maximize the amount of it fills your home throughout the day.

When considering interior lighting choices for your comfort, it comes down to a fine balance between natural and artificial. We need as much natural light as possible. Larger rooms tend to have larger windows and therefore more of it. But even in smaller spaces, if you take a closer look at how your room is built, you can figure out ways through which you can capitalize on all of it. As for artificial lighting, when buying light bulbs, have a discussion with your local specialist – you can even show them the interior of your home, and try to figure out what works best for your space. How the lighting of a home is distributed is essential to interior design, as well as your own comfort. Just remember, as a rule of thumb – the more natural light, the better!…

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