Green Décor

Since Pantone announced earlier this year that ‘greenery’ is their colour for 2017, we’ve been seeing it everywhere, from the catwalk to our favourite interior design magazines, so it’s no wonder that a couple of gorgeous green pieces have made our showroom.

But although we can appreciate green interiors in glossy magazines and stylish showrooms, there’s no denying that the thought of green in our own homes can be a bit intimidating.

To make incorporating the latest colour trend a little easier, we’ve put together 4 foolproof ways you can make green work, whatever your style.
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Top 4 tips: How to setup a small home office

You feel more productive and able to separate work from home with a dedicated workspace.

But there are some things to consider when wondering how to setup a small home office.

Whether the available space is limited or your home itself is small, finding space for a desk can seem impossible.

But you’re probably getting sick of working from the sofa or your dining table being cluttered with files.

So, it’s probably time to re-think your space and make room for a work station.

Cotswold writing bureau
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Bedrooms

A bedroom should be a calming haven of tranquillity where you feel calm and relaxed, so perhaps it isn’t the best place to experiment with the latest quirky interior design trends.

Keep things simple with timeless pieces you won’t be sick of in a few months, like the Monterey bedroom furniture collection.

Monterey bedroom furniture Monterey bedroom furniture

The whole Monterey bedroom range has simple, timeless and calming down to a tee.

The whole range is crafted from stunning solid oak with brass handles that add beautiful detail.

And the wood gives a room texture and depth which you can enhance further with plenty of sumptuous soft furnishings.
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Black and White

Effortlessly chic and strikingly stylish, black and white interiors will never look outdated.

Black and white can certainly seem daunting but the restricted nature of the trend actually makes decorating simple. You’ll never have to worry about colour combinations working and you can forget about trying to have an ‘accent’ colour.

Black And White couch - Half

But before you do a monochromatic overhaul, consider these few tips

Firstly, be prepared to make a statement.

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Taskers Loves Dining Tables

At Taskers, we think the dining table is the heart of a home, you just can’t beat sitting down together to catch up after a long day. Whether it’s a compact table for the corner of the kitchen or a stately table to seat 12, you really can’t go wrong with investing in a solid, timeless and functional table.
Here’s a round-up of our favourite dining tables, we’ve got something to suit any sized family and any sized home.

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Good food, good wine, good times… until that almost inevitable red wine spillage.

A tablecloth or a hard floor might not cause too much of a disaster but if you are unlucky enough to have red wine sloshed across your fabric sofa or cream carpet, you’re going to need a plan of action.

But don’t panic, once you know these handy tips you’re going to be able to tackle the stain in the most effective way without having a breakdown in the process.

Carpet samples

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We Love Retro Furniture From The 1950’s & 60’s

All these decades later and we still don’t seem to be able to get enough of the clean lines and simple style of the 1950s and 60s furniture. Retro inspired pieces are still filling modern homes today and there’s good reason for it.

Making a statement with retro furniture is easy but the flexible nature of the pieces means you can also introduce the trend without having it dominate your room.

Oslo Feature

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How to make your rental property feel like home

It can be tricky to make a rental property feel like home as most landlords won’t let you make permanent changes.

We’ve put together a few ideas that will help you personalise your space without your landlord kicking up a fuss.

Halo Hudson 3 seater Colour

Rental properties are often decorated with a neutral colour scheme.

So, the first thing you feel like doing is adding some colour to make it more vibrant and less clinical.

Paint seems the obvious solution but it isn’t always possible.

Instead, why not decorate your with brightly coloured wall hangings?

A neutral wall can make a great canvas for a colourful gallery wall, no paint required.

We love these quirky 3D collages that instantly give a room personality.

3D Collage Dog         3D Collage Blue Guitar

Textiles

Textiles are an easy way to add a bold colour or pattern into the mix without it being too overwhelming.

Plus, you can swap things around easily when you get tired of them.

Warm colours, like the oranges of the Halo Hudson 3 Seater Leather Sofa, instantly make a room feel cosier.

and more homely with very little effort or expense needed.

We love how a couple of scatter cushions and a vibrant throw can transform a living room.

Halo Hudson 3 Seater Leather Sofa

Floors are one of the hardest things to change in a rented home because there aren’t many solutions that aren’t permanent but there’s still a lot you can do with a rug, even if it doesn’t totally fix the problem.

A bold rug is another easy way to give a room a splash of colour whilst also making your home feel a lot more pleasant underfoot, even a relatively inexpensive rug can have a huge impact.

Reclaimed pieces

If you don’t mind spending a little bit more, a fantastic way to bring character and life into a rented home is through reclaimed pieces of furniture.

Reclaimed furniture is made from recycled materials that were once things like old boats or doors, so they can give a once bland rented home some real personality.

Nixon Living and Dining Wide Sideboard

In this image: Nixon Living and Dining Wide Sideboard

Whilst reclaimed furniture isn’t the cheapest way to spruce up your rented home, you will be able to take it with you when you move so it’s more of a long term investment, plus things that look and feel more permanent will have a nicer overall effect.

Accessorise

The cheapest, easiest and perhaps most obvious way to make your rented home feel like your own is to simply fill it with things you love.

This means decorating your sideboards and mantel piece with photographs and choosing home décor pieces that really suit your personality. For example, if you’re an animal lover you might choose some of our Animal Sculptures or a history lover might choose something from the Authentic Models collection.

Accessories like these also make great gifts for anyone you know moving into their first rental property.

Authentic Models Globes Vaugondy Classic Stand Globe Libra Sculptures Small Silver Giraffe

In these images: Authentic Models Globes Vaugondy Classic Stand Globe,  Libra Sculptures Small Silver Giraffe

These useful ideas will help you make a rental property feel like home and transform it into somewhere that’s more ‘yours’.

Watch out for more posts with tips and advice on how to get the most out of your home.