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Springtime florals for your home

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It’s nearly spring – hurray! That means that we’ll soon be seeing lovely flowers blooming everywhere, the weather will get warmer, and winter will finally be over. Flowers go hand in hand with spring, which is why we’ve chosen to focus on them for today’s blog post. Let’s take a look at how you can introduce springtime florals into your home.

Pick flowers from your garden
It’s no problem if you can’t afford to keep buying fresh flowers – head out to your garden and pick some instead. Simply arrange them in old jam jars, like in this image from housetohome.co.uk, to make the perfect springtime table centrepiece. You can even coordinate your tableware to match, using shades of yellow and green.

 

Floral cushions
These pretty petal patterned cushions, seen on marthastewart.com, add a touch of femininity to any living room. We love the cornflower blue and olive green combination – it works really well against a neutral backdrop. The only issue we can see with these cushion is that they’re far too pretty to sit against – but we can live with that.

 

Floral headboard
Add some extra cheer to your bedroom with a ditsy floral printed headboard. We found this pretty bed on countryliving.com. Keep the rest of your bed linen neutral – we love the soft pastel shades in this image – they really complement the colours of the headboard. And to add some intrigue, mix and match your prints, like with the striped chair cushion and polka dot wallpaper. It makes for an eclectic, whimsical room.

 

Hang flowers on the wall
Of course, you can always incorporate floral designs into your wall hangings too, like in this picture we found on bhg.com. You can make this decoupage artwork yourself at home – simply print out some outlines of flowers or cut out images from magazines and arrange them onto a sheet of ivory coloured card. All you have to do then is frame your work and proudly display it for all to see.

What’s your favourite flower? How do you plan to introduce it into your home this spring?

Here at Econoloft, we have over 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry. But we’re not all construction work – we love to make a real difference to your home, and enjoy transforming it into the home of your dreams.

Just ask our previous clients – they’ll tell you exactly why we’re the best firm for the job. And if you’re in need of some more design inspiration, check out our gallery.

For more information or to book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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20.02.2014 No Comments

It’s all in the details, part 2

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On Monday we brought you some clever lighting ideas to add a homely touch to your interior. Following on from that, today we’ll be looking at the various accessories that you can use to furnish your home. After all, it’s all in the details. A well-chosen accessory can often make all the difference to the look and ambiance of the room. So read on to find our pick of the best home accessories to add a bit of sparkle to your interior.

 

Floral cushion
Fancy cushions are a great way to add some pizazz to your living room. Keep your walls neutral and focus on adding texture, pattern and colour with your accessories instead. That way, when the time comes for a room refresh, it won’t cost you a lot to simply change the cushion covers. We saw this chocolate brown cushion with pink and purple floral prints on housetohome.co.uk.

 

Wall clock
We found this shabby chic wall clock on livelaughlove.co.uk and instantly fell in love. Parisian cafes instantly evoke thoughts of aromatic coffee and sweet pastries – as such, this wall clock would work perfectly in your kitchen to create a homely, welcoming atmosphere.

 

Wall mirror
This intricately designed butterfly wall mirror comes from melodymaison.co.uk. It’s an ideal accessory for vintage-inspired bedrooms, plus, if you hang it in the right position, you’ll make your room look bigger than it actually is. We love the detailing on this mirror – it’s a real girly accessory.

 

Room fragrance
Everyone wants their house to smell divine, and with the help of this room fragrance from debenhams.com, you’ll get a pleasant fragrance and a pretty bottle design – the best of both worlds. Display your room fragrance proudly along with your other room knick-knacks. Just remember to take care not to spill the oil on any acrylic surfaces as it will mark them.

 

Coasters
Coasters may be a necessity but that doesn’t mean they have to be plain and boring. Invest in some slogan coasters and use them as a table accessory – they’ll put a smile on your guests’ faces when they come round for a cuppa. We found these wooden coasters on littlewhitedaisy.co.uk. There’s even a Time for Coffee design if you favour that over tea.

What’s your favourite home accessory?

Here at Econoloft, we’re not just here to help with decoration inspiration – we can also transform entire rooms. We’ve been in the loft conversion industry for more than 40 years now, which makes us ideally qualified to complete the job for you.

We tailor all of our designs to match your specifications. If you’re in need of further inspiration, check out our gallery. Our client testimonials offer evidence for why we’re perfect for the job.

For more information or to book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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21.11.2013 No Comments

It’s all in the details, part 1

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The last couple of weeks have been centred on preparing your home for the arrival of winter. This week however, we’re taking a closer look at interior accessories that can make all the difference to a room. No detail is too small – every item you choose to furnish your room with, contributes to the atmosphere in some way or another. So here’s part one of “It’s all in the details”.

 

Statement shade
This floral lampshade seen on housetohome.co.uk is a standout feature in this living room. The golden and burgundy tones add warmth to the room, which is picked out by the red leaf-patterned cushions and red vases. Continuing with the nature theme, the olive green sofa contrasts wonderfully with the dark mahogany shade on the wall.

 

Experiment with size
Check out this striking contrast of white against black in this kitchen from Houzz.com. Monochrome is a great look for any room, and one of the best things about it is that it makes it really easy to draw people’s attention to your focal feature. Here, our eye is instantly drawn to the varying sizes and shapes of the light bulbs. Recreate this style yourself, hanging the lights at different heights to create further variance.

 

Garden deck lighting
If you like to entertain guests outdoors, why not consider investing in some lighting for your wooden decking? We saw these spotlights on lovehome.co.uk. They’re ideal for showing off what a great job you’ve made of your garden, and will allow your party to carry on long after the night sky has turned dark.

 

Track lighting
Track lighting is ideal for your basement or loft room, according to bhg.com. It takes up zero floor space which is handy for those with minimal space, and it’s really easy to install. What’s more, if the purpose of your room changes then you can easily alter the lighting style without having to remove any fixtures or fittings.

We hope that these lighting ideas have helped to give you inspiration for your own home.

As you can see, there are many different styles of lighting which can be used for different purposes. If you’re considering transforming your loft from storage room to home office for example, you’ll need to seriously think about changing the style of the room.

 

Here at Econoloft, our 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry makes us ideally qualified to transform your loft into the room of your dreams. Take a look at some of the previous projects we’ve completed in our gallery – you’ll find plenty of design inspiration for your own home.

For more information or to book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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18.11.2013 No Comments

3 Summery Living Room Designs

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As it’s almost July (where has the sun gone?) we thought it fitting to let you in on the interior trends for summer 2013. If you’re still sitting cooped up at home, huddled under a blanket every evening then we’re positive that you’ll gladly welcome any hint of summer into your life.

Here are three summery living room designs to help you make the most of the Great British summer this year.

 

1. Retro Floral
The presence of flowers, whether the real deal or incorporated into your living room design, instantly brightens up any room, having the same effect on your mood too. So if you’ve been a bit down lately due to the (lack of) summer weather, introduce some florals into your living room.

This year sees the return of all things retro – while this floral carpet may look very similar to the one your Nan has in her living room, the bright blooms are guaranteed to perk you up and keep your mood cheery all summer long. You could even display some fresh flowers to match, like in this design from channel4.com – blooming marvellous!

 

2. I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
It doesn’t matter how overcast and miserable the weather outside is when the inside is painted in a lovely sunshine yellow. This hue is also known to provide a calming, peaceful effect too, so you can stay cool this summer.

Check out this summery living room from bhg.com. We love the combination of natural green and blue shades to combat the brightness of the yellow walls. If this were our living room, we’d never feel glum again. The polished wooden floor and furniture adds a touch of sophistication to the sunny simplicity of the room.

 

3. By the coast
You don’t have to live next to the seaside to bring the beach to your home this summer. By introducing coastal elements into your living room design, you will get all of the benefits of being by the sea, without having to suffer the sand.

By painting this living room a crisp cool white, and including mainly white furniture and accessories, this room looks bright and fresh. The large window lets in plenty of natural light while nautical themed blue and red accent the white perfectly to give the impression of calm and serenity. As always, housetohome.co.uk has done a great job.

If you’re planning to make the most of your unused loft, why not consider transforming it into a living room for the summer?

With 40 years’ experience in the loft conversion industry, Econoloft is the firm to choose if you’re considering converting your loft. Don’t just take our word for it though – our client testimonials prove it.

For design inspiration, check out our gallery of previous client work.

To book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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27.06.2013 No Comments

Introducing florals…

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The last few remnants of winter have disappeared and it’s now finally Spring which means it’s time to start thinking about injecting some life into tired-looking rooms.

This is our favourite season as it invokes a sense of happiness thanks to longer, lighter days and optimism for new life and growth – what better time to revitalise your home?

Florals make a great home décor choice and can really help to brighten up a room.

 

1. Floral pick ‘n’ mix
The great thing about florals is that you don’t just have to satisfy yourself with one print – mix and match several ditsy floral prints to add colour to your room.

Patchworkharmony.blogspot.co.uk showcases florals as a great way to inject colour to a room. Neutral walls can be accentuated with floral cushions, bed linen and wall prints. Artificial flowers are a low-cost way to ensure your flowers stay in bloom all year long.

 

2. The perks of being a wallflower
Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from adorning your walls with floral wallpaper to add a touch of understated glamour.

We love this floral wallpapered bathroom from homeklondike.com. The freestanding bath works perfectly with the simple pattern to create a sense of chic tranquillity, ideal for any bathroom.

 

3. Bring nature into your home
Indoor trees can be used as a colourful focal point in a living room to invoke a sense of calm and to add a natural sweet scent to the room.

We love these citrus trees, seen on Pinterest.com. The bright orange adds a splash of welcome colour to the whitewashed walls and contrasts beautifully with the dark, bold planter pots. What’s more, they add a lovely citrusy scent to any room.

Introduce florals to your loft this spring – consider converting your loft to add extra value to your house.

Let Econoloft do the hard work for you so you can have fun expressing your personality through the interior décor.

Check out some previous examples of the work we’ve done for our clients.

If you’re looking for further information or want to book your FREE estimate, contact us on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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11.03.2013 No Comments