10 great ideas for your home and interiors

Everything you need to give your home a boost

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From high-tech shades to high-end decorations, we round up some of the best ways to give your home and interiors a facelift.

1. Find the perfect luxury furniture to suit your space

LUXSALE furniture

Luxsale is the UK’s largest luxury furniture showroom and outlet store, with discounts of up to 70% on designer homeware and accessories. Luxsale prides itself on its dedication to quality craftsmanship and supreme service from concept through to installation, and showcases its designs across 140 expertly curated room sets in a 100,000sq ft showroom in west London. Brand new, trending stock is added daily, with limited-edition items selling out quickly. All orders, online and in store, are available for immediate delivery and guaranteed in seven or fewer days through the company’s white-glove delivery service, which can be fully aligned to your personal schedule.

Enjoy 10% off by using code LUX10 at checkout. Offer valid until 1 Nov 2021. Visit luxsale.com.

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2. Beautify your home and improve thermal efficiency with traditional timber windows and doors

Sash Window Workshop exterior

Timber windows and doors are not only gorgeous and able to mesh with many architectural styles, they’re also energy efficient and long lasting. The Sash Window Workshop produces top-quality timber windows and doors, manufactured in the UK by expert craftsmen to clients’ bespoke requirements. Established in 1994, the company’s goal is to ensure that its windows and doors enhance the look, feel and value of your property. The team makes extensive use of Accoya wood, a timber that requires minimum maintenance and has a 50-year anti-rot guarantee. Windows and doors are double glazed and draught-proofed, improving thermal efficiency (single glazing options are available on request). Supply is available nationwide, with installation services across London and southern England.

For a free, no-obligation quotation call 01344 868 668 or visit sashwindow.com.

3. Design your own luxury pool, snooker or dual-purpose dining table

Billiards table

Many of us love a game of pool or snooker and would like to have a table of our own. But as our homes become ever more beautifully designed spaces, not just any table will do. The perfect pool table should not only be fun to play on but also be a striking centrepiece of interior design, with its shape, materials and finishes chosen specifically for the space. In a multi-function living space, a pool table that converts into a dining table might be ideal. Sir William Bentley Billiards offers clients the opportunity to specify every detail of a unique snooker, pool or dual-purpose dining table. Whatever choices you make, the skills and experience of the craftsmen ensure it will be a beautiful handcrafted piece of high-quality furniture. Contact the team today quoting code MYTABLE-21 for a 10% discount. Valid until 13 October 2021.

Visit billiards.co.uk.

4. Beautiful interior design from an award-winning sustainable fashion brand

Aqua & Rock

Aqua & Rock, the sustainable fashion brand behind bio-circular leather and a fully recyclable or compostable clothing line, have set their sights on raising the standard for sustainability in the interiors world. Founder Dea Baker and her team have crafted a range of design-led lamps, each one utilising a natural material in an entirely new way. Take the sleek, mid-century inspired Oak & Hay table lamp, which has a lampshade made from hay, pressed flowers, wood and cork alongside a mix of stone and saffron fibres. The range of lamps also uses locally sourced oak, brown marble, jute fibres and sand sourced from beaches in Scotland. Thanks to Aqua & Rock’s innovative uses of natural materials, each of the handmade lamps is unique and sustainably made from shade to switch.

Discover more at aqua-rock.com/collections/interiors.

5. Elegant shades with an innovative edge

Luxaflex Pirouette Shades

Luxaflex Pirouette Shades are a simple but highly effective way of giving your interiors a boost. They’re made from soft fabric vanes attached to a sheer backing which gives complete control over light entering the home. Available with airy sheers or room-darkening fabrics, sophisticated silk effects or luxurious linen, and a choice of timeless neutrals or bright statement tones, there’s bound to be an option perfect for you. What’s more, the brand’s PowerView Automation is an innovative wireless system that enables you to move any Luxaflex PowerView window blinds according to a schedule you set through a handy app. All Luxaflex blinds are made to measure and can be purchased only through a Luxaflex retailer, situated across the UK and made up of local, independent businesses on the high street.

Visit luxaflex.co.uk/products/pirouette-shades.

6. Peace of mind while wirelessly charging your phone


Designed and manufactured in the UK and endorsed by England football captain Harry Kane, SleepHalo is a sleek wireless mobile phone charger that incorporates electromagnetic field shielding and deflects mobile phone radiation away from your bed. Originally developed to help relieve nighttime migraines and now available to the general public, this innovative product works with any mobile phone that has wireless charging capability. In a recent survey, 89% of respondents said they slept better with SleepHalo.

Visit SleepHalo.com.

7. Give your home a facelift with silicone renders

K Rend silicone renders

Silicone renders are a sleek and sophisticated way of beautifying and protecting your home’s outside surfaces. K Rend is at the forefront of producing stunning coloured renders that provide a crisp, clean, low-maintenance finish. Ideal for new build or refurbished properties, these high-quality renders feature innovative silicone technology that offer water- and wind-proofing qualities. K Rend has a selection of products suitable for masonry, insulation board or ICF builds. The range is available in a variety of textured finishes and standard 20 colour ranges enabling you to tailor the style and finish to your unique property.

For more information or for free K Rend samples, visit k-rend.co.uk.

8. Striking traditional radiators for every room

Cast iron radiators

Brighten up your home and add an extra level of comfort this autumn with award-winning British-made traditional cast iron radiators. The brand stocks more than 80 different decorative and traditional castings that can be assembled at its Yorkshire factory according to your exact requirements. It has the UK’s widest range of finishes including Farrow & Ball paints, powder coat and polish, enabling you to find a look that will work for any room. For the best value traditional radiators in the UK, go straight to the manufacturer: Cast Iron Radiators Limited of North Yorkshire, winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Products come with an up-to 25-year guarantee.

Visit castironradiators.ltd.uk for more information.

9. Enjoy your garden year-round with a glass veranda

Crocodile glass veranda

A glass veranda or winter garden from Crocodile brings the outdoors indoors so you can enjoy your garden all year round. Styled as contemporary glass canopies featuring a sleek sliding glass door system, they are a fantastic addition to any property. They’re tastefully designed to suit your requirements and enhance your lifestyle. Enjoy cover and shade while appreciating the outdoor experience, with the glass roof providing a level of warmth and security even in the heart of winter.

Call 08000 112 234 today or visit crocodile.co.uk to find out more about the full range.

10. Make the most of your properties with short letting

Under The Doormat home

If you’re thinking about relocating, are a frequent traveller or have a second home that’s often vacant, short-term rentals could provide a new source of income and possibly help you to take advantage of the increased freedom to work from anywhere. Under The Doormat has welcomed more than 12,000 guests since 2014 and fully manages over 300 homes. The company provides homeowners with the comfort of knowing their home is occupied through short and mid lets of anywhere from three nights to six months. The dedicated homeowner team looks after you and your home through every step, in line with Under The Doormat’s Peace of Mind Pledge. The company offers market-leading insurance, guest vetting and personal check-ins for every stay, as well as a professional cleaning service, which is covered by its 10-Point Hygiene Promise. Sign your home up and receive a complimentary chocolate hamper.

Get in touch today by contacting myhome@underthedoormat.com. Learn more at underthedoormat.com.