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10 Tips for Making the Most of a Small Kitchen

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 08/09/15

Having a small kitchen is neither the end of the world, nor a synonym for having a messy, impractical space. Here are 10 tips for improving the layout and decoration to make the most of the small space and to make your kitchen the heart of the hom...

10 Tips for Making the Most of a Small Kitchen

10 Tips for Making the Most of a Small Kitchen

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 08/09/15

Having a small kitchen is neither the end of the world, nor a synonym for having a messy, impractical space. Here are 10 tips for improving the layout and decoration to make the most of the small space and to make your kitchen the heart of the home. 1. Opt for Built in Appliances To ensure that your small kitchen has the best possible layout, you should start by choosing appliances that fit the space well. You can now buy, for instance, dishwashers that can be built into a kitchen cabinet ...

Christmas DIY on a budget

Christmas DIY : Decorate your Home on a Budget

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 08/12/16

It’s that time of year again! It’s really starting to feel like Christmas outside, but you still haven’t got any ideas on how to decorate your home? We’d all like to avoid spending a fortune on festive decorations, but at the same time, we still want the house to look magical for the festive season! Roomlala has done a bit of research and has found you the best DIY ideas for decorating your home during Christmas on a budget! Recycle old decorations Firstly- re-use!! There must surely be a ...

Balcony design tips

Design tips: decorate your balcony

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 30/06/17

The weather is (sort of) glorious and it’s finally heating up. If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony or terrace, it’s high time to spruce it up and create the perfect place to enjoy the sun while reading or have breakfast. Here are a few tips for organising and decorating your outdoor space for the summer months. Organise your balcony: find some green space in the city There’s nothing quite like being able to have your breakfast on a balcony or terrace in the morning, or just having a ...

Choosing interior design colour scheme

How to choose your interior design colour scheme

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 13/06/17

Playing around with colours can allow you to create different atmospheres in your home. To make the most of your redecoration, think about the significance of colours and which tones are best suited to each room in your house. How colours create atmosphere Primary colours – that is, yellow, red and blue – are the staple colours of interior decoration. With numerous shades and hues, each of them contributes to the creation of particular atmosphere for your home. Yellow is often used to bring...

Optimise your kitchen space

Tips to optimise your kitchen space

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 05/04/17

Getting the balance right in the kitchen between careful interior design and storage space is always tricky. Between cutlery, crockery, tea towels and saucepans, there’s always slightly too much stuff in a kitchen. Roomlala has come up with 6 tips to help you optimise your kitchen space and maximise your storage space. Furniture hooks In order to optimize your storage space in the kitchen, you could attach hooks to your existing furniture. Hooks on the backs of doors or under the shelve...

Ways to store your cutlery

DIY : 5 ways to store your cutlery

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 24/03/17

The DIY trend is getting more and more popular as a way of easily resolving day-to-day problems. As a student, you might not have much time to tidy your place up, so it’s a good idea to think of solutions that will help you keep it in order in the long term. By making your own cutlery storage, you can find a cool, fun way of avoiding cutlery being left all over the kitchen Tip 1: Re-use tin cans Tin cans have great re-usage potential around the home, especially as a way of storing things. T...

Decorating tips for a cosy home

Decorating tips for a cosy home

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 07/03/17

Coming back to a comfy, warm, welcoming home is just the pick-me-up most people need at the end of a busy day. It’s easy enough to transform your home into a cosy nest and it doesn’t require any feng-shui. Roomlala has some decorating tips for making your home a comfier place to be. The importance of colours Colours are a very important element of interior design. To create a warm, cosy feel, we recommend soft colours like pale shades of grey, pink or green. To make your home really feel l...

Upcycle your furniture without breaking the bank

DIY: Upcycle your furniture without breaking the bank

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 14/02/17

Everyone has them: those bits of furniture you don’t really use any more because they’re too old, too damaged or just don’t look right any more. Spruce up your place by turning these forgotten items into masterpieces of DIY interior design. Why upcycle? Whether it’s to sell your apartment or bring some life back into a room, upcycling your furniture is a key way to bring a new elegance to your home without shelling out. Instead of going the whole hog and buying new bits and pieces for your...

Zen Living

DIY Tips: Zen Living

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 07/02/17

Light, warm colours, fresh scents… It doesn’t take much to immediately make you feel good in a place. Zen interior design inspires relaxation and tranquility. By following a few simple design suggestions, you too can create a calm, relaxing space that gives you energy. The importance of light There is nothing less welcoming than a gloomy room. In order for us to feel good in a room, we need to have as much light as possible in a room. This can be through windows, wall lights, lamps or cand...

Redesigning Your Bathroom

Redesigning Your Bathroom

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 01/02/17

You likely spend about 45 minutes per day in the bathroom. That’s a lot of time, and it’s also probably where you spend the beginning of your day. So if your bathroom doesn’t make you feel welcome, how are you supposed to have an good day? Here are some tips to revamp your bathroom, giving it a facelift, but at a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional. Relook the floor and walls of your bathroom The easiest solution is to paint! It might only take an hour or two to completely repain...

Optimise Your Desk Space

How to Optimise Your Desk Space

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 24/01/17

Working at home and no choice but to set up your work desk in a tiny room? We have some handy hints to optimise your space and make it easier to set up a desk in a smaller space. Optimise space by creating two distinct zones To work or study efficiently in your room, it is important to create a dedicated space. The first step is to separate the night zone from the work zone. For example, if you want to organise a small, rectangular room with a window on one of the shorter walls, we have t...

Make Your Own Shelves

DIY:Make Y our Own Shelves

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 26/12/16

Do you need some kind of storage unit to suit your space or your current needs? Save money and make your own shelves. Not only will they be unique, they’ll fit your space perfectly. Here are some tips for making your own shelves without breaking the bank. Make My Own Shelves? With What? Shelves are an indispensable storage solution and can easily find a home in any room: the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom or even the living room for instance. In terms of interior design, the advantage ...

DIY Bedside Table Ideas

Decorating Your Accommodation: DIY Bedside Table Ideas

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 28/10/16

If you're into interior decorating and like being creative when it comes to making furniture or household objects, take a look at the following list that we've compiled. We all have a bedside table. These practical objects are perfect for storing objects or holding bedside lamps and the like. Why not get creative and transform the boring, old bedside table in your room into something fun? A breezeblock bedside table Source: houzz.fr The idea of having cement blocks lying around y...

Use Your Walls as Storage

Decor Tips: Use Your Walls as Storage

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 22/09/16

The way in which you decorate your walls plays a critical role in the overall decor of your home. Between hanging a nice painting, some tapestry or some flashy trinkets, there are a vast amount of choices when it comes to decorating your walls. However, have you ever thought about both decorating and optimising the usage of your walls, at the same time? Roomlala is here to advise you on how you can turn your walls into storage, with a few simple DIY tricks. A wall storage compartment W...

Decorating Your Corridor

Decorating Your Corridor

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 23/09/15

Whether it’s in a flat or a house, the corridor, or hallway, is often a wasted space, through lack of use, no matter what size it is. However, with a bit of clever decorating, you’ll be able to benefit from a stylish corridor, as well as extra storage space. Check out our tips for decorating this often neglected space. The Right Furniture for the Perfectly Decorated Corridor If you have quite a wide corridor, why not put a comfy chaise longue or daybed in it, to add a touch of elegance a...

 Making the Most of  Your Little Living Room

Decorating Tips: Making the Most of Your Little Living Room

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 26/08/15

Have you got a small lounge that you want to make more comfortable? Here are a few tips and some good advice on how best to arrange your small living room to make the most of the space, based on the way your furniture is positioned. What kind of furniture do I need in a small living room? A sofa is an indispensable piece of furniture in a living room, but it’s also one of the most space-consuming. For a small room, you shouldn’t necessarily choose a small sofa; you could instead go for ...

Renting Out An Attic

To Rent Out An Attic

Decorating Your Accommodation | Decorating Tips | 17/06/15

Everyone wants to have more space in their home. It opens up new areas to spend time and increases the value of your home. One space that often goes unused is the attic. This unused space offers many advantages, and we’ll teach you how to make the renovation as easy as possible. Rules For Converting Your Attic? You may need the help of a contractor in order to do some parts of the renovation, but before you give them a call, check to see what laws are applicable to your area. For instance, i...