Make yourself at home...

Wednesday 25 March 2020, Written by Laura Tompkins

It's times like these that we realise there is no place that can provide more care, security and joy than our homes. With all of the current uncertainties, it’s important that we all have and are able to create spaces that provide comfort for us and our families. And while our homes can already do all of this as it is, you may currently be thinking ahead into the future and planning improvements to the spaces that surround you.

Whilst it’s unclear what the next few weeks and months will bring, one certainty is that we will be here sharing interior inspiration, escapism and positive support to help you look forward and make the most of your home.

This week, we’re looking at some of our favourite spaces in the home, from relaxing bathrooms to busy kitchens – all the places that make a house feel like a home. We’ve got some tips, ideas and plenty of beautiful images to help get you started with your project, so sit back and let us inspire you.

 

Kitchens

Kitchens are where family meals are cooked, conversations are had, coffee is enjoyed and memories are made, which is why it’s considered one of the most important rooms in the house. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen so it’s no wonder why we spend a similar amount of time perusing cabinet doors, worktop finishes, appliances (and, of course, tiles!) when we update these spaces.

Typically, homeowners look at the characteristics of their property to determine a design style and you simply can’t go too far wrong with this approach. Some may seek to inject their personalities into their décor choices and this is wonderful too! Kitchens are sociable spaces and whatever design style you choose should bring you and your close ones happiness and comfort.

A firm favourite of course is the neutrals. If you’re looking for a calming and timeless scheme, try using earthy shades such as browns, creams, whites and greys. These tones also pair well with yellows and greens if you did want to add a splash of colour, without committing to anything too bold. Here are some ideas:

If you’re torn between both a modern and traditional design, why not try a ‘New Heritage’ themed space? This style is all about tradition but with a modern twist. From using a classic brick tile in a herringbone formation or pairing a statement patterned floor with country-style cabinetry – tiles are a great way to capitalize on this trend.

If you need more kitchen inspiration, then head to our Pinterest pages or have a scroll through our Instagram account – there’s a huge variety of beautiful kitchens to help get you started.

Bathrooms

There are many factors to consider when thinking about your bathroom renovation, from fixtures and fittings to deciding on a colour scheme – and not forgetting our favourite part of choosing your tiles! As we spend less time in the bathroom than other rooms in the house, it’s a great space to do something a little different or make a bit of a statement. Here are a few of our most loved bathroom settings:

We appreciate these may be a bit daring for some, so, if you are looking to create more of a spa style oasis, here’s some ideas for you.

Whatever it is you’re dreaming of, house improvement plans take time and require just the right amount of inspiration. We hope that despite the challenging circumstances we are all facing right now, you will still be able to sit back, relax, dream your perfect interior dream, and – most of all – make yourself at home.

Watch this space for more inspiration and design ideas which we will be sharing over the next weeks to lift your spirits and make you fall in love with your home again.

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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