Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Natural Stone Tiles: Bringing the Great Outdoors Inside

There’s nothing better than getting back in touch with nature. After a summer packed full with camping holidays and al fresco dining, the thought of closing the door on the great outdoors is certainly less than appealing. With so much outstanding natural beauty around us, surely there must be a way of incorporating the natural world into the home? In today’s post, we’ll be bringing you the five need-to-knows on how to bring the outside in. From sourcing the natural stone found in Italian hot springs to upcycling old garden... Read More

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Light and Airy: Why White Metro Tiles Work

Retro, rustic or really modern – whatever style you’re seeking, metro tiles are sure to crop up time and time again on interior design blogs and moodboards. Unlike traditional tiles, the metro brick style of tile doesn’t follow any rules or fit to any one style. They’re completely versatile – and we can’t get enough of them. This week, we’re celebrating the simplicity of white metro brick tiles in the home. From beautiful bathrooms to captivating kitchens, we’ve put together a compilation of the very best metro interior designs to... Read More

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How To: Revitalise Leftover Wall Tiles

Whether you’re tiling a bathroom splashback or cladding the kitchen walls in tiles, there always seems to be several surplus tiles left over. While these spares will be ideal should you need to replace a damaged tile, too many unused tiles can end up gathering dust and wasting valuable storage space. In today’s post, we’re taking a look at how you can inject a creative touch into your home by revitalising leftover wall tiles – so decluttering doesn’t have to be such a challenge after all. Embellish old furniture with... Read More

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DIY Guide: Drilling Through Bathroom Tiles

You’ve spent hours deciding on the shade and style of tile to perfectly suit your new bathroom, and carefully cladded the walls with exacting precision. Now all that’s left to do is the simple task of adding the finishing touches and fixing the towel rail to the bathroom wall tiles. But that’s easier said than done! After all of the effort that’s gone into tiling your bathroom floor and walls, it’s no surprise that the thought of drilling holes into your DIY masterpiece fills you with feelings of dread. Slight... Read More

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DIY SOS: Replacing Cracked Floor Tiles

Whether you’re a dab hand at DIY or a novice in the field, there are plenty of quick and easy household fixes that are perfectly doable at home. Why pay for a professional when you can do it yourself? The function of a busy kitchen or bathroom means practicality has to be high on the priority list, which is why opting for a low-maintenance tiled floors and walls is such an excellent idea. But it’s important to remember that accidents do happen in any home, even if a blemished or... Read More

Get the Look: Rustic and Rural Kitchens

Country living is a way of life – and it’s certainly not exclusive to those out in the sticks. So whether you live in a converted barn or you’re based in suburbia, a rustic and rural theme is sure to suit any interior. Traditionally, the classic countryside aesthetic features an open, expansive kitchen – and maybe that’s why this design is so appealing. Whatever size or shape you’ve got to work with, creating that rustic charm is easy. Today, we’re taking a look at how you can inject some rustic... Read More

Heating Your Home Efficiently This Autumn

The week of summer sun is becoming a distant memory, and as the nights draw in and the temperature begins to drop, it’s time to start thinking about turning on the dreaded central heating once again. Your refusal to turn on the heating from your student days may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save money on the gas and electric bills this winter. It only takes a few small steps to dramatically improve your property’s energy efficiency – so you could be well on your way... Read More

Al Fresco Tiling: Outdoor Floor Tiles

With the sun making an appearance at long last, the nation is grabbing their barbecue tongs and heading outside. There’s something magical about dining al fresco – what could be better than tucking into delectable delights in the summer heat, sipping an ice-cold glass of Pimms and lazing by the chimenea as dusk falls! The great outdoors has never been so good, but is your patio prepared for these summer scenes? Wooden decking may have been all the rage in past years, but with timber requiring high-levels of maintenance, tiled... Read More

Decorative Tiles: The Psychology of Colour

When choosing the perfect interior design style for your home, colour choices aren’t something to be taken lightly. While bold black may make a serious impact, it can often create the illusion of a smaller space. In contrast, bright white wall or floor tiles are a fantastic choice if you want to reflect light and let the furniture to do the talking, but are often accused of being too clinical for everyday living spaces. So which colour should you choose for your decor? It’s a popular belief amongst psychologists that... Read More