Move over man caves, the she shed is here! Transforming utilitarian garden storage into a cosy garden getaway space, the she shed provides a special place to relax, enjoy your hobbies and be surrounded by your favourite things.
A stand-out piece of adorable décor can immediately help to uplift a space make it more interesting especially when paired with enlivening fragrance to bring a positive atmosphere to the room. If you’re unable to change much of a room’s look due to a lack of time and effort or the constraints of renting, then adding a few pieces of bright décor like candles, reed diffusers, planters, rugs and prints are an easy solution to add your personality to a space and make it feel more like home. Look for items in your favourite colours and motifs that will help bring a bit of you into the room and keep in mind that bold and beautiful styles can have a big impact even when featured on a small object.
At A&B we like our fragrance to look good in your home as well as smelling good - from quirky animal prints to colourful patterns, here are our favourite pieces of cute home fragrance décor to instantly bring life to a space.
What is Art Deco décor?
Art Deco was a design movement that first gained popularity in the 1920s and 30s which epitomised modern, sophisticated elegance over the more traditional, ornate Art Nouveau look of the recent Edwardian and Victorian eras. Common motifs in Art Deco décor are sleek, streamlined shapes, strong lines and geometric patterns, à la Lalique glassware and Clarice Cliff ceramics.
Art Deco décor has remained popular in interior design today as a way to infuse the home with vintage style and a sense of luxury. The visual design of Art Deco is frequently associated with the exuberant rebellion of the Roaring Twenties, the glamour of Great Gatsby-esque parties and the elegance of early Hollywood stars.
During lockdown a lot of us have entertained ourselves by turning our hands to some DIY home decorating while staying indoors. From rearranging a room, a fresh lick of paint on the walls or even trying our hands at upcycling old furniture, many of our homes are looking better than ever. But are they smelling better?
Our cherished holidays and getaways seem far from our reach at present. We all look forward to time away; our chance to escape our everyday lives, time to relax, taking in new surroundings and making new memories. Now more than ever, most of us are longing to get out of the house and to getaway. To cheer you up, Ashleigh & Burwood has a few ideas (some of them a little humorous) to bring the holiday to your home.
Spring Equinox at the start of this week means spring has officially begun and the days lengthen, the sun begins peeking out from behind the clouds and the first flower buds poke their heads out of the earth. This transition of the seasons also brings about a change in our homes as we seek to refresh them after the hibernation of the cosy winter season.
According to Pantones Colour of the Year, green is the shade that will define 2017. Explaining their choice of colour, Pantone suggested that green reflects our growing desire for revitalisation in the face of a tumultuous 2016 and an effort to reconnect with the natural world as we become more dissatisfied with modern life.
At long, long last, winter has come to an end and spring is finally here! With the Easter bank holiday approaching, nows the perfect time to get creative and begin opening up your home to let spring in.
There are lots of lovely ways to add a touch of spring to your home (dont worry, were not going to suggest spring cleaning though if you do feel like having a spruce, check out our tips here), from fresh flowers to bright colours and light pastels, you can add instant-Spring to your home using just a few home accessories!