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21 February 2013
Have you ever stepped into a well-decorated bedroom and felt like the whole room was giving you one big hug?
That cosy feeling is the result of well-chosen fabrics and colour.
When it comes to bedrooms, cosy is the word. Achieving the subtle balance of comfort and class can be a challenge for anyone tackling the job of designing a room. Luckily, there is a vast array of fabric styles and patterns that make the… Read More ›
23 January 2013
Painting a room is one of the easiest and most effective ways to brighten up your home on a budget. The best part is that paint is even cheaper than wallpaper in most cases! There are some important tips you should know if you are going to paint your room. These tips can save you time when painting and they can help to create a professional looking room.
Preparing a room to be painted… Read More ›
28 March 2013
Premier Man Discounts & Offers:
THE PREMIER MAN MID SEASON SALE IS NOW ON!! The sale is live for 2 WEEKS ONLY so don’t miss out on these great savings of up to 40%! Shop now at…
27 March 2013
You’re hungry. Your crops aren’t growing at this time of year, your chickens have run away to live out their destiny elsewhere, and you have no food at hand. This calls for a trip down to your trusty ice-cellar, where huge frozen blocks keep your foodstuffs preserved (until they eventually thaw out and need to be replaced.)
Sound familiar? No, of course it doesn’t –… Read More ›
10 October 2012
As we all know, a toaster works by applying radiant heat to a slice of bread. When the temperature reaches approximately 310 degrees Fahrenheit (154 degrees Celsius) starches and sugars turn brown (caramelise) and acquire the flavour we associate with toast through a process known as the Maillard reaction.
It is perhaps not widely known that the practice of toasting bread has been used for thousands of years. It was… Read More ›
23 October 2012
One of the most archetypal of home appliances. The dishwasher must surely be a feature in – if not every home in the land, certainly at least the majority, must it not? In fact, as has been recounted on this blog before, the Office for National Statistics reports that as of 2012 only 40% of UK homes contain a dishwasher, despite the fact that a dishwasher is estimated to save around 4 hours in any… Read More ›
07 March 2013
Romance. Love. Chivalry.
These are all elements in how the washing machine – one of our most loved and cherished of devices – came into existence. Feeling confused? Skeptical perhaps? Then clearly it's time for us to tell you of the Heartwarming Origins of the Washing Machine.
Firstly, let's establish some context. In all the excitement we tend to experience in our… Read More ›
14 March 2013
Greetings, loyal patrons of Home Decorating Shop UK! Today we come to you with an update which you will no doubt be overjoyed to receive. In this post you will find all of the best current discount deals and offers from our first class selection of retailers. So without further ado:
B&Q Offers and Discounts:
10% Off Home Delivered Greenhouses
Offer Date: 08.03.2013 - 03.04.2013 Up to 30% off All Black & Decker
19 January 2013
The first thing that tends to draw anyone's attention to a building is the colour scheme chosen for the exterior. This is true whether you are the inhabitant of a home returning from a busy day at work, a neighbour or a passerby. This is a large part of the first impression that your home will make, and first impressions count. Of course, however, the interior of the home is the real "heart" of the… Read More ›
21 January 2013
On 20 January 2012 The Telegraph reported that BA and Heathrow airport (formerly known as BAA) were locked in a 'blame game' about the disruption caused by the recent snow.
Without wading into this particular debate (I want to use this issue to illustrate a wider point rather than to… Read More ›
16 January 2013
Since the dawn of mankind our ancestors have constructed marvels and wonders, and made homes and settlements the like of which we can and should still find awe-inspiring today. And so I present to you Home Decorating Shop UK's list of Top 5 Settlements From Ancient Times.
Number 5: Atlantis
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11 January 2013
In his 2011 book The Darwin Economy Robert H. Frank explores the ways in which individual and group interests are often sharply different: individuals frequently compete in ways which are detrimental to the common good. This is not unique to human society, but is found in the behaviour of many species.
For instance, bull elk with larger antlers are likely to beat their… Read More ›