Thursday, 21 January 2010

Looking back on a decade of interior design

The Interior Design blog takes a look back across the past decade of style and trends.

The 90's featured a lot of beige, white, and well lets face it a lot more beige.

This became the palette of choice for the many buy-to-letters who were making the most of the rising house prices.

As we entered the noughties the trend continued but as the prices slowly began to fall the market saw a slump in house sales.

Towards the end of the decade the prices began to fall and lending became a lot more difficult people started to invest in their current home instead of moving house.

As the prices changed so did the interior design styles because people were starting to make homes their own and not just decorated for sale.

Here saw the return of colour with feature walls and large designer prints and florals.

With the recession towards the end of the decade a feature wall provided a cheap way to spruce up your home and allowed stronger colours to return because of a feature wall not overpowering a room.

The end of the noughties following the start of the recession led to people reusing and revamping old furniture and materials.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Interior design offers currently on the web

Interior Design Sales currently available on the web. We have been searching all across the internet to bring to you some of the best offers currently available on the web. They have been sectioned into different areas of interior design.

If you find any offers you think are worth a mention please add them in the comment box below.



Homebase are offering Dulux 2.5L standard coloured Emulsion at half price and buy one get one half price on Crown Emulsions.

To see the offer click here


Doormats Delivered

Currently have up to 30% off in their January Sale across a number of their products.

The Rainbow Blue Coir Mat is a real bargain!

UK Flooring

UK Flooring have taken off the cost of VAT across the whole of their website.

Check out the Slate Rubber Floor Tiles.


15% off ALL flooring!

Click here to see the sale prices.



The Debenhams sale has some great bargains on good quality bed linen bed linen

Betty Jackson Black Yellow geo bed linen King Size Duvet £15 @ Debenhams was £40



Up to 70% off all kitchen units

Save 50% on the Vermont range plus an extra 10% off currently. A standard 7 Unit kitchen is priced at £288.90!



Bristan 3 Piece Bathroom Suite White only £179.31 and you get Nectar points!


Half Price on Cooke and Lewis bathroom collections and many good deals on other bathroom suites too!

The Seattle Bath Suite is a web exclusive offer and the whole suite is available for £249!!

Living Room

Elsa Large Sofa in Chocolate

The Elsa offers superb value for money with its combination of clean modern lines and great comfort levels. Supportive foam-filled seat cushions combine with the soft fibre-filled armpads and back cushions and Upholstered in leather/PVC combination.

See more information on the sofa here

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Layers are the way forward for interior design

Wallpapered ceilings and layered rugs are set to make an appearance this season.

If you have high vaulted ceilings, beams or ceiling roses in your house original or mock, the wallpaper can bring emphasis to these features.

Make sure that if you wallpaper the walls as well as the ceiling you use a different paper for the ceiling otherwise it will make your room feel boxed in and claustrophobic.

Remember to use a plain paper on the ceiling if the walls have a pattern or vice versa.

If you are going to go for the layering look then you need to make sure that the colours and patterns on the rug are similar in style. This way the rugs will then work as a theme together rather than looking odd and out of place.

In the cold winter a room will be made to feel snug and a lot warmer with the introduction of layered rugs.

These trends can work in both modern and more traditional dwellings provided that you use patterns and colours to suit the style of the house. Use persian rugs for a traditional look and bright bold colours for a modern take on the trend.

For a nice range of rugs visit

Monday, 4 January 2010

New Year New Trends

A New Year means out with the old and in with the new. That also includes the interior design trends that we are set to see this year.

With the world becoming more environmentally friendly, the colours looking to make an appearance this year are of earthy tones. Expect to see a lot of natural dyes being favoured over chemicals, such as the use of berries.

Along with the more natural earthy tones the interior design world will also see the introduction of more vibrant global tones especially in the way of sofa's and soft furnishings.

Green and yellow will play a huge art in the colour schemes of any modern dwelling and expect there to be a hint of purple and orange to add to the rich vibrant colours of the season.

Environmentally friendly textiles will play an important role in the design of any interior and concrete greys will become the new black in the neutral colour chart.
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