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Good Interior Design Can Make You Happy At Home


The COVID pandemic has forced most of us to spend more time at home, and this has had a direct and noticeable impact on our good health and wellbeing. We now understand just how important it is that our interior spaces are designed to positively affect our physical and mental health. When designing our own personal spaces we must consider a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to achieve a happy and healthy home environment.

Of course, style plays a very important role in designing a space that’s not only beautiful, but functional too, but that’s not all that goes into an interior that makes us feel happy and healthy. Masters of Feng Shui have been telling us this for centuries, and today more than ever we’re seeing just why our home must be a place of positivity, happiness, and calm. The importance of interiors on our health and wellbeing simply cannot be overstated.

Making your Side Tables and Coffee Table Work Together

Your side tables and coffee tables are an integral yet often overlooked aspect of any living room. A matching set of tables will inevitably introduce uniformity into the room, but keep in mind that side tables and coffee tables can still create a cohesive appearance even if they are not identical. Read on as we explain the various elements of mixing and matching these two living room elements to create a space that is both unique and workable.

Interior Design Colour Trends For 2022

The last couple of years have been incredibly stressful for many people, so the professionals at Abide Interiors believe it’s time to create a new beginning. It’s time to be inspired by the 2022 interior design colour trends.

Interior design experts believe that, more than ever before, our homes in 2022 should be infused with colour, helping us feel serene, healthy, optimistic, and centered. We need to break away from the nostalgic tones of the past year and move towards colours that are exciting, yet familiar.

Our homes today are supporting us so much more than ever before, evolving to include a workspace, a school, and even a gym. The colour trends for 2022 include calming shades and energizing colours, adding comfort and positivity to our homes.

Chair Style Guide: What’s Your Style?

When decorating your home, one of the initial questions you may have asked yourself is: ‘What’s my style?’ There’s a lot of inspiration out there, but many still need help identifying their own personal design style. It’s not always easy choosing the perfect pieces for your home, so we’re here to help you make the right choices for your space. We want you to achieve an aesthetic that’s designed specifically for you.

In this post, we’ll look at three popular chair designs, namely Modern Rustic, Bohemian, and Metro Muse, and we hope you’ll be inspired to choose the right chair for your lifestyle.

Tips For Getting a Restful Night’s Sleep

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A restful night’s sleep of at least 8-hours is vitally important for maintaining good health and wellbeing. It’s equally important as a healthy diet and regular exercise and it’s the foundation for achieving a happy frame of mind. Importantly, good sleep can reduce your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.

Getting a good night’s sleep must become your top priority because recent research has revealed that insufficient sleep leads to an increased risk of obesity by 55% in adults and 89% in children.

If you struggle to achieve a good night’s rest, this will immediately affect your brain function, hormones, and exercise performance. On the other hand, restful sleep helps you achieve good health, exercise better, and eat less. It directly affects both your physical and mental health. A poor night’s sleep will take a dramatic toll on your productivity, your daytime energy, your weight, and your emotional balance.

Simple and Nice Dining Room Updates

The dining room can sometimes be forgotten when it comes to refreshing our home, but we spend a lot of time in this room so why not show it some love and give it a refresh? Old paintwork, poor lighting, and worn-out upholstery are the usual culprits, but the good news is that they’re also the easiest to update.

You don’t need to spend a fortune; there are many little tricks of the interior design trade that can make your dining room shine again. Things like wallpapering the ceiling, placing a beautiful bowl of fruit as a centrepiece, or adding a table runner, that’s all you need to make your dining room look different and exciting.

It’s not easy to look at a room in your home and know exactly how to redecorate it, so we hope you gain some useful information from this post that will help you take on this fun challenge. If your dining room is starting to look old and tired, here are our top tips for transforming your dining room without blowing the budget. If you get one great idea from this post then our work here is done!

Choosing the Right Bedhead For Your Bedroom

There are four things to consider when choosing a bedhead for your bedroom – style, size, colour, and fabric. If you can get this combination right, you’re well on the way to achieving a stylish, smart, and elegant bedroom.

A bedhead, sometimes referred to as a headboard, is an optional part of a bed, and while it’s not a necessity, it is a decorative furniture item that can instantly make your bedroom look very stylish. Attaching a smart, pretty, decorative, and/or stylish bedhead to your existing base is a very simple way of upping the style stakes in your bedroom.

Choosing The Right Dining Chair Is Important

It’s only when you start shopping for dining chairs that you understand just how important it is to make the right decision. There’s a lot to consider!

There’s an endless range of styles; prices range from affordable to mind-boggling, and with today’s design styles your dining table and chairs don’t even need to match. In fact, interior designers today say that mix-and-match dining sets are very on-trend. And while a mix-and-match set is certainly more interesting, it does make it more challenging putting it together.

Then, of course, there are the practicalities you need to consider, like, will the chairs you purchase work with the room, the table, and even the size of your guests? In the past, it was normal to have a matching dining table and chair set, so most of the guesswork was done for us. However, the results were very predictable, which some people today might call ‘boring.’

So, you already have a gorgeous table and it’s time to start looking for chairs. We’ve created this guide to help you choose the right chairs for your table. We understand that choosing the right dining chairs can be far from easy so we really hope this information will make your decision a whole lot easier.

Abide Interior’s Outdoor Living Buying Guide

While your backyard can truly be a welcoming oasis, it simply won’t have the right effect unless you select the right furniture in the right fabrics. Our aim with this buying guide is to help point you in the right direction when it comes to measuring up, choosing the right material, and the right furniture pieces for your little piece of paradise. We’d love to help you create an outdoor area with all your comforts; a little space of outdoor heaven you’ll be proud to share with family and friends for years to come. Regardless of whether you plan on hosting fabulous outdoor parties or you’re just planning your own private space for some quiet time-out, we want to help you make the very best investment.