Working from home can go one of two ways: it can be the gift of freedom and flexibility, or it can be a claustrophobic distraction-fest. In order to get the most out of of your home office, you need to create an interior which gets your creative juices flowing, whilst helping you to relax. We’re always looking for contemporary interior ideas that make the home more relaxing, so this is right up our street. We’ve scoured the interwebs for inspiration, and these are our favourite 3 home office style: Colourful and Personalised This home office style really gives you the chance to express some of your own personality, making the space much easier to relax in whilst at work. The pop art prints are a [&hellip

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Every season has its own characteristics, which can create some unexpected challenges. We’ve made a little list of frequently asked questions to help with some common autumn interior problems! -Wet shoes and mulchy leaves are making a lot of mess, is there any way to protect my floor -Ah, autumn leaves. Honestly, there’s little to no point in trying to protect your floor. Even if you can stop your floor getting damaged, you won’t be able to stop it getting dirty. Get a good, solid door-mat and buy some mega-comfy slippers to wear inside! -I’m redesigning my interior at the moment, and I’m a little worried it won’t be finished by Christmas. What should my plan of action be? -Christmas? This year has gone quickly! [&hellip

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Our beautiful white lacquer oriental furniture is often overshadowed by the immense popularity of it’s black lacquer counterpart, so it’s nice to finally give it some time in the limelight. Our beautiful white lacquer oriental furniture is often overshadowed by the immense popularity of it’s black lacquer counterpart, so it’s nice to finally give it some time in the limelight. This white bedroom set is a great example of the versatility and generally unique nature of our white lacquer oriental collection. Although it’s coated with a Chinese lacquer, as well as being partially based on traditional Chinese designs, this bedroom set is far from an imitation Chinese bedroom.  Once again, the keyword with this range is ‘versatility’; the smooth surfaces and soft distressed edging allows [&hellip

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Listening to your own voice is awful, especially if you’re in full voice over mode. Anyway, enough about me! How about that table? The solid oak ‘Double’ dining table from Ethnicraft is one of the most striking contemporary statement pieces in our solid oak collection. The two chunky inset ‘plinth’ legs give the impression that the table is almost floating in mid-air. Although a only a simple design, the size and placement of the legs form an unconventional and instantly eye-catching design. Oak is a very light, almost soft looking wood, which makes it perfect for such visually dominant, majestic designs. Even so, the sheer size of the design can of feel a little imposing, which is why we chose cream leather chairs to add [&hellip

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  Campbell’s tomato soup – About as iconic as pop-art can possibly get, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup is the epitome of aesthetic subtlety. The largely white print is perfect for a light and relaxing space, with the touch of red and seemingly unusual subject providing colour and talking points respectively. Pulp Fiction Poster –  Pre-overdose Mia Wallace can be your guardian angel, watching over you as go about your day. Okay, maybe that’s a little creepy but this poster is definitely a timeless classic. Like the film itself, the poster is made to look older than it actually is, which is a plus because movie posters looked nicer in the past. Lichtenstein ‘Whaam!’ – Wham, bam, thank you Roy… Another all time classic piece of [&hellip

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  1.Overcrowding The world of interiors offers so much choice that it can often be difficult to decide exactly what you want. With the growth of online furniture and interiors stores, there is even more choice available, at the click of a mouse. The key to shopping for your home is deciding what you want/need, and sticking to it. Trying to cram too many different things a room is almost always the product of not making your mind up; overcrowding will only ever make your interior cluttered and claustrophobic. 2.Lacking Focus Just as with overcrowding, lacking focus is often the product of not sticking to a plan. Lacking focus doesn’t mean you need all your seating pointed at the TV, it simply means creating a [&hellip

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If you’re looking for any home addition made from wood, the chances are you’ll come across oak numerous times. Even veneers, attempting to look like solid wood, imitate oak more than any other wood. Oak is one of the most popular materials for furniture, doors, floors and just about anything which needs to look good whilst standing the test of time. Due to its solid nature and natural abundance, oak has historically been one of the most commonly used woods for making furniture, beams, door, floors, window frames and nearly anything else you can think. When something is so commonly used, there is always the risk that it will go ‘out of fashion’; that has never been the case with oak as it soft tone [&hellip

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September can be one of the less exciting months of the year, even if approached with the utmost positivity! The sun has suddenly gone into hibernation and the wind will be your host for the next few months. As the days get shorter and colder, we naturally spend much more time inside. Summer is about spending as much time out and about as possible and, as a result, your interior can become a little neglected. I’m not talking serious mayhem, but there’s a chance that you’ve accumulated a little more clutter than you would like to. It’s time for a clear-out. Clearing out clutter will help to create extra storage space, and lead to a more relaxing atmosphere within the home! Where to start? There [&hellip

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Modern design is so often based upon, or inspired by, minimalistic ideas that we are restricted to a consistent ‘less is more’ approach. Minimalism is responsible for a huge number of things which make contemporary design the exciting world that it is, but it certainly isn’t the be all and end all. These walls are the perfect example of how to have fun, express yourself and get creative. Feature walls have become a fixture over the past few years, but I have always felt that their is a certain identity and character missing from wallpaper, slapped upon an accent wall. What you can see in the interior above is a space where you can really express your own taste and, as  a result, create your [&hellip

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We make no secret of the fact that flat=pack furniture isn’t our cup of tea. 4 Living are all about study, hard wearing designs made from solid wood and other natural materials. However, we do like meatballs and free mini pencils. All jokes aside, IKEA is a great way of achieving a contemporary style on a budget. Also, meatballs. IKEA may not be for us, but they sure do have some neat ideas. This new app for Android and iOS enables you to re-enact the famous parody from Fight Club by virtually projecting furniture on to your phone screen, enabling you to view the furniture ‘in the room’. It’s pretty darn cool. Online shopping relies on giving the best impression of the product as possible. [&hellip

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