How to create a minimalist look in your home

How to create a minimalist look in your home

Many people strive to create a modern and minimalistic feel in their homes. The clean look and tidy surroundings have made a 21st century impression on many people who despise clutter and visual distractions. The modern design has become a popular trend, especially on those whose main focus is the function of their home. It can be tough to create such surroundings, so we have put together a quick guide to what you may need to create this minimalistic feel.

The first thing you will need to consider is what kind of flooring you want in your home. For a minimalist look try not to use complex designs or patterns, a good quality wooden floor, such as the ones available at All Floors Express. Of course, you can use ceramic tiles, laminated flooring, Vinyl and create a simple and stunning look.

When it comes to colours, white is definitely the obvious choice, its clean and pristine looking. However, don’t think that white is the only colour you can use when creating a minimalistic look. A splash of vibrant colour will add warmth and a homey feel to every room. Bright colours, including white will also give the room a lighter appearance.

The biggest thing in any room is the furniture, so it is always best to simplify a room by looking at the furniture. The fewer pieces of furniture you have in a room the better. Think of which furniture can be eliminated without sacrificing comfort and liveability. Go for a few pieces of plain, simple furniture with solid, subdued colours.

The key to creating a minimal home is to use only items that are important and essential to you. Things and furniture that you need are the only ones that you should keep. If you think you lack some essential stuff, then you may also add some. But essentially, you need to do away with those you don’t really need.

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Top Snap Back Caps on a Budget

Top Snap Back Caps on a Budget

Snapback caps are the new trend, and anyone who’s anyone is wearing one. There are so many choices, colours, designs, styles it’s a mind field when you are going to choose your first one. They can get very expensive too, but you don’t need to pay over the odds for a fantastic snapback cap which screams streetwear style!

Here are the top 5 choices of snapback caps on a budget;1. Durkl Backroad Cord Snapback hat

The Durkl Back Road hat is a snapback style cap set in a red corduroy material. It features a nice leather patch on the front with the Durkl logo on it. The bright colour is a great focus point for a snapback hat. We love it!

2. And Still x For All To Envy Vintage Anaheim Mighty Ducks

 

Back in the day Mighty Ducks was every kid’s favourite film, so this snap back could be one of the coolest caps around.

3. HUF Clothing Classic H Wool Starter Snapback

HUF Clothing is the brainchild of pro skater Keith Hufnagel. You know you are getting the best when buying from HUF. HUF is a strong skateboarding influenced brand with some nice streetwear touches, such as the simple but effective H embossed at the front. Fine a selection of HUF Snapback caps at iConsume.

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The perfect summer picnic locations

The perfect summer picnic locations

When it comes to picnics people tend to talk about them to put them off as it can seem more hassle than its worth. All the preparations, deciding where to go, driving there can all seen daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be an exciting and fun activity for the whole family, and one which every member can participate in, the perfect summer get together.

With miles of beautiful countryside to choose from around the UK, we have dwindled them down to the top 3 places to visit for your family picnic. For those whose picnic preparation isn’t quite up to scratch, there are also plenty of ways to make it extra-special with the delicious seasonal food on offer at the many cafés and shops which surrounds some of these beautiful areas.

Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall.

Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. Our film 'Reflections on Tin' traces its 400-year history, from 1584, including a visit by the famous artist JMW Turner. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient in environmentally friendly energy. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe. Lifts enable you to access the cinema and the upper levels for excellent views of the falls.

High Force Waterfall.

Discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, located at Forest-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham. Raby Castle is situated 20 miles further east at Staindrop. High Force will be operating Summer opening hours daily from 25th March onwards. The walk to the waterfall, the car park, and all visitor facilities such as the shop and toilets will be open. Car parking charges and admissions to the waterfall walk will apply, see below for details.

Mottisfont Abbey.

Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery and the latest installations by our artists in residence. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round.

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Transform your bedroom into a summer oasis

Transform your bedroom into a summer oasis

Why not celebrate everything the summer has to offer with redecorating your bedroom to give you the same feel you would get on a tropical holiday abroad? Even a few little pieces can transform the feel of your bedroom. Follow these easy steps for a bright summer change.

 

Little and simple accessories such as freshly cut flowers in a plain white or glass vase can add just the summer feel you are looking for, and with the fresh smell it gives off it will be a pleasure to wake up to on a sunny morning. A fringes throw in a soft pastel colour is a great accessory to make your bed give off a summer feel, and paired with oversized euro-pillows it will make your bed look more finished and comfortable. These pillows are great to prop you up whilst reading you favourite summer book too!

2. If you are thinking about adding new furniture to your bedroom, or even a lick of paint make sure you go for light materials in natural colours. These will look the best for the summer. Lightweight textured materials, like rattan, wicker and bamboo, work great for summer furniture.

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Top floors

Top floors

Every now and again we see something which captures our imagination and leaves us wanting more. Optical illusions have a knack for grasping my attention, and these fantastic street portraits are the reason why. If only we could take these imaginative designs and bring them into our homes. Carpets are fantastic for our home life, such as the ones offered from All Floors Express, but these designs are truly fantastic works of art.

You may not want this anywhere near your home, it is truly scary, but the detail and effort gone into creating this piece of art if amazing. A Painting which looks far more than just a painting.

This is slightly less terrifying than the previous; its fun concept boggles the mind with its amazing 3D effects.

This image makes it very hard to believe that there isn’t actually any water flowing into the drain, everything is painted!

This is an example of an anamorphic illusion created by Julian Beever. This sidewalk drawing was drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.

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