7 Conservatory Decor Ideas To Keep Room Warm And Cosy In Winter

Conservatories, garden rooms and orangeries are often beautiful, light-filled living spaces but they can feel pretty cold and unenjoyable as soon as the temperature plummets.

In order to continue using these rooms during autumn and winter, we’ve compiled some practical conservatory decor ideas full of smart tweaks (which can also be applied to an orangery and garden room) to help create a warm and cosy space.

‘Cold weather needn’t mean these rooms should be abandoned. Instead, we update them to make them extra cosy and comfortable to relax in whatever the weather,’ says Catharina Björkman, Scandi lifestyle expert at Contura.

‘Garden rooms and conservatories are a connection between our indoor living space and the outdoors, which is so beneficial for our wellbeing, but these rooms can get chilly, dark and damp as the weather cools down.’

From using a wood burner to styling your room with decorative rugs, there are

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5 living room decor ideas to inspire a new style

On the lookout for living room decor ideas to kickstart your own makeover? Well good, you are in the right place because we have been looking at all the gorgeous A/W  living room trends and thought we should bring together our favourite looks to help you get you off the decorating starting blocks. 

Whether you are into bold bright colours or minimalist designs, traditional styles or contemporary vibes, you will find some inspiration here. So just keep reading for five looks that you can recreate in your space, and head to our living room ideas feature for more. 

1. Go bold with all the bright colours 

This wonderful bright and cheerful living room is most definitely for those who adore colour and a smidgen of pattern. The sofas steal the show and the bonus of modular designs, is that you can create your own ideal sofa using different combinations and

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Stretch your imagination: High Country architects bring clients’ ideas and inspirations to life

The ‘Fly Barn’ is an intimate structure adjacent to the main house, wherein the fly-fishing contingent store their fly rods, vests and drift boat, as well as sit at the bench tying flies and regale each other with fish stories.
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Everyone has their own ideas about what makes a home truly stand apart from the rest, but sometimes, it takes a little inspiration from others to get those creative juices really flowing. Homeowners curate ideas from all kinds of sources — from magazines to favorite vacation memories — and experienced architects bring those visions to life. Here are several examples of cool home elements to get your motor running.

Lighting it up

Doug DeChant and his associates at Shepherd Resources Inc. believe that light is central to any good design, be it light of the sun, moon or fire.

Whether it’s an indoor fireplace or

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7 genius bathroom shelving ideas you can do this weekend

The best bathroom shelving ideas add both style and function to your space Whether you’re working with a tiny powder room or an expansive master bath, shelving is a great way to add storage, corral beauty products, and display décor. 



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Sure, a plain old shelf above the toilet is a great start, but we’re loving these ultra-stylish, yet still oh-so-handy, bathroom shelf ideas. Time to get organized.

Looking for more bathroom ideas? Check out our dedicated page for more tips and inspiration. 

Utilize vertical space

For even the tiniest bathrooms, hang high shelving for a smart storage solution. Since it may be out of everyday reach, we love how this design uses the extra wall space to display décor (how cool is the antique train sign?), plants, and extra toiletries. Even a few rolled up towels add to the spa-atmosphere.

Meanwhile, Little Savage

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38 Macro Photography Ideas To Shoot at Home

Macro photography brings its own kind of magic to the table. Macro photography ideas can be a great way to show ordinary objects in a new light, providing a challenge for new and seasoned photographers alike. If you’re considering adding new photography projects to your online portfolio, macro photography might be a great place to start.

What Is Macro Photography

Macro photography is one that takes close-up shots of small objects, such as seeds, bath bubbles, and flowers. Strictly speaking, for photos to be considered macro images, the subject has to be magnified to larger than its life-sized equivalent. Macro photos can be captured in an indoor studio or in an outdoor environment.

How To Take Macro Pictures

True macro is accomplished with the help of a dedicated macro lens (if using a Canon camera) or a micro lens (if using a Nikon), which can be used to accomplish a

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Bedroom Ideas For A Relaxing And Tranquil Space – Bedroom Decor Ideas

Photographed by Maria del Rio.

No matter what you do in between, your bedroom is where you begin and end every single day. It’s your sanctuary — or it should be, anyway — and that’s why it’s so important to make it yours. Luckily, there are countless stylish bedroom design ideas that’ll help you do just that. Before you start tossing out furniture and knocking down walls, however, you might want to figure out which design plans are realistic for your particular space, budget, and abilities. 

Ultimately, when you’re redoing a room, you can break down your design plans into three categories: decorative, aesthetic, and structural. All of them have the potential to transform a room, but some are more dramatic (and more expensive) than others. 

We’ll start with decorative, since it’s typically the most accessible category. These are the changes that you can tackle in a single day, since

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Alicia Keys’ Keys Soulcare Website Finally Launched & It’s Filled With Ideas For Self-Love

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, after much hype, Alicia Keys’ Keys Soulcare website finally launched, and rest assured, it’s probably not what you expected — and I mean that in the best way. With the launch of Keys Soulcare, a lifestyle beauty brand, Keys drew upon the principles of community and honoring your inner light to unlock what makes you feel beautiful. Though Keys Soulcare plans to release skincare products at a later date, the initial release of the website features short articles on a variety of topics, like how to nourish your “inner creative,” a look at what beauty means to Keys, or resources for “self-love and growth.”

“It’s not just the products that I use, it’s also the space I give myself. To slow down. To meditate. To light my favorite candle, put on a face mask, run a bath,” Keys wrote in a welcome article about soulcare. It’s

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Halloween decorating ideas from Instagram’s biggest influencers



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Fall is officially here, which means it’s time to start gathering your best Halloween decorating ideas. But before you head to the party store, draw some inspiration from Instagram’s biggest influencers. These fashionistas don’t just throw a jack-o-lantern on the front porch and call it festive, either.

Instead, these trend-setters’ Halloween decor creates a whole mood throughout their homes. And the result is surprisingly chic. We’ve rounded up our favorites for you to recreate own spooky-stylish space. 

Looking for more decor inspiration?  Check out our favorite living room ideas.

Steffy’s pumpkin-filled living room

Style blogger Steffy is known for her year-round love for orange, but the hue hits its peak this time of year. She starts with leaf garland over the windows, then layers cozy textiles like throw pillows and fleece blankets. 

Finally, she filled in the blanks with, you guessed it, pumpkins!

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7 Zoom Prank Ideas Based On TikTok Videos

The music starts playing, and an entire class breaks out in unison to a choreographed dance. In the middle of a meeting, an un-muted mic reveals a cartoonish sound of flatulence. A pencil is passed across a checkerboard of video screens — the host is confused, but smiling.

While there’s nothing funny about the pandemic’s effect on education and the workforce, Gen Zers have found a way to amuse themselves by pranking their classes on Zoom, and the results are one of 2020’s only redeeming qualities. You’ll want to brush up on the best Zoom pranks if you have a particularly patient teacher or boss — who also happens to have a great sense of humor. TikTok’s most successful Zoom pranks feature teachers laughing along with their class or a boss who is at least politely amused. Yet to surface are the Zoom prank fails — though they’re likely aplenty.

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8 beige room ideas that prove it’s beautiful, not boring



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Beige room ideas might not seem like the most exciting of schemes but, take it from us, they’re worth a look. Beige is a comforting, inviting colour to use in your home – whether it’s on the wall or in furnishings and accessories – and it’s super easy to add accent colours to, both neutral, natural ones and bright bolds.

Now, beige is having a moment. Dulux announced this week that this year’s Colour of the Year 2021 is Brave Ground – colour they say is grounding and one that will provide a firm foundation for change and creativity in our homes. And yes, of course, its choice is inspired by the pandemic and our need for comfort at home. 

We love it… and so we’ve put together a gallery of room ideas so that you can see how easy it is to use

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