Living room articles, tips & information

The homify guide to choosing hallway wallpaper

What is the first thing you notice when walking into a home? The floors? The furniture? For the majority of us, it’s the walls that immediately jump out, and considering that the first space we usually see when entering a home is the entryway / hallw…

20 November, 2018

Choosing materials for patio surfaces

Styling up your outdoor space involves significantly more than deciding on garden benches. When it comes to patios the materials are vital, and not just for appearance’s sake. Obviously your patio surfaces need to be practical in addition to aestheti…

21 September, 2018

​How to design a home office in 7 easy steps

It happens way too often that a functionally designed work space at home ends up at the bottom of that to-do list. Most of us prefer to spend attention and money on our kitchens, living rooms and gardens, and even though those spaces deserve TLC as w…

01 September, 2018

​How to pick hallway colours

It happens far too often that a home’s hallway gets overlooked, which is quite surprising, considering the important role it plays. After all, isn’t a hallway the perfect opportunity to add to a house’s style in terms of colour, pattern, texture, fur…

​Beautiful patio ideas: What to consider

Who doesn’t love it when a beautifully designed patio flows from the main house into the garden? So much style; so much space; so much potential! And let’s not forget that the right patio can definitely influence your home’s value for the better.

​Need a work space? See our best study room ideas

No matter if you’re designing a living room or decorating an extra bedroom, two things need to be considered: style and function. But this rings even truer when it comes to a study or home office – a crucial space these days, as modern times are seei…

​First impressions: homify’s best hallway storage ideas

What is the first space your guests see when entering your home? Granted, a neat front garden and clean front porch are vital, but it’s only upon entering the house that one really gets a taste of their personal style and character.

09 June, 2018

​7 fresh patio landscaping ideas to try

If you’re lucky enough to have a patio, balcony, terrace, porch or any other outdoor space, chances are you’ll want to make the most of it. And fortunately there exists a myriad of tips: which patio floors to pick, how to choose the best outdoor furn…

27 May, 2018

​What you need to know to create a home library

The Roman scholar Marcus Tullius Cicero said, If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Here on homify, we wholeheartedly agree! And even though we have focused on stunning gardens before (and will do so again), today we ded…

11 April, 2018

Entryway ideas to add extra oomph to a home

It's no secret that an entrance hallway is where a home's first impression is either made or broken, but so many people seem to undervalue entryway design. Throughout the UK, there's a plethora of foyers simply wallowing in unexciting finishes and bo…

09 April, 2018