l-shaped living room

8 tips for laying out an L-shaped living room

The L-shaped living room is one of the most common shapes especially in flats and newer properties. Our guide helps you make the most of this versatile space. The L-shaped living room is a common layout but it is so easy to get it wrong with poor arrangements of furniture in the space and mismatched colour schemes and styles. Our online interior design tool is the perfect place to create a beautiful L-shaped living room layout before getting the paint, …

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7 tips for laying out a narrow living room

In our latest layout guide we look at the narrow living room and run through our 7 top tips to make the most of this awkward space.   A narrow living room is very common in Victorian terraced houses, town houses and in some modern flats. Choosing a layout for a long narrow room can be tricky. It’s not easy to create an inviting, stylish space rather than something that resembles a claustrophobic hallway. But don’t worry, we’ve got you …

Style your home for productive remote working

Style your home for productive remote working

Style tips for productive remote working, with the emphasis on productive! The flexibility of remote working is something that more and more of us are embracing. A huge reason for launching Decology in the first place – the UK’s first completely online interior design service – was to offer customers and designers the flexibility and tools to design amazing interiors wherever and whenever they wanted. We talk to three remote workers, who also happen to be designers and interior experts, …

Maximise your interior design budget

How to: Maximise your interior design budget

Setting your budget is the first thing that you should tick of your to-do-list. But when it comes to interiors, budget is a matter of ‘how long is a piece of string’. Here at Decology we look at interior design a little differently and we want to ensure you maximise your interior design budget on every project. We were the first company in the UK with a FREE online interior design package that sits alongside our paid design services but this model …

Holiday houses: how to get that vacation vibe at home

We’ve all got those favourite holiday houses we’ve either stayed in or admired from afar; domestic or far flung, they’re the special places we’d love to pick up and bring back home with us to keep us going for the rest of the year.  This month, to get into the holiday vibe, we visit a few of our favourite holiday house looks and provide the tips on how to achieve them in your own home.

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Man Cave: How to style the modern man’s living room

Creating the perfect masculine living space or ‘man cave’ is simply about creating a chilling, gaming or TV-watching space that’s got a great balance between style and masculinity. ‘Man Caves’ don’t need to be dark and dingy or tacky spaces no one else in the family would dare to tread; they can be cool, sophisticated and stylish retreats that simply have a more masculine vibe. Here are our styling tips to create the perfect modern man’s living room, you can …

Sunny side up: how to bring yellow into your home

Bold statement colours like bright yellow are great to bring in some fun, bright, contrasting colour and can instantly lift your mood. The trick is to bring in colour in an easily changeable, subtle way (if you can be subtle with bright yellow!). That way, when you want to move on, you can update your colour quickly and without major expense. This summer is all about bright yellow, so here are Decology’s top tips to bring in the sunshine…

How to brighten your space with florals

As the Chelsea Flower Show rolls into town and bursts forth with floral wonder (23-27 May 2017), we dig deep to show how you can brighten your space with inspiration from nature’s beautiful bounty throughout the year. 1 Dark arts There’s no denying the power of flowers but creating a look that’s cool and chic takes skill, so how do you avoid channelling the chintz? Decologist Lizzie Lester offers her advice. ‘Floral prints on dark backgrounds upholstered onto modern linear …

5 Tips to Transform Your Home Office

With increasing numbers of people now working from home, it makes sense that we start to give more attention to our own, personal home office space. Often very much of an afterthought, squashed into a dark corner at the back of the house, it’s about time the humble home office got shown the same sort of love and consideration that we give to planning out our living rooms or bedrooms. Source: Cameralink We’ve drawn up a list of 5 quick …