5 affordable Christmas candles that smell expensive The smoky aromas of a crackling log fire, a tang of sweet orange spiced with cinnamon and cloves… If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing quite like a warming fragrance to get you feeling festive. But if you’re shopping for scented Christmas candles on a budget, it’s easy to end up with one that smells artificial and sickly sweet, like the fragrance aisle in a knock-off homeware store.
If you’re looking to add extra warmth to a room without wasting energy heating the rest of the house, a gas fire offers the most cost effective way to do so. But with so many different options to choose from, it’s important to do your research before buying a gas fireplace so that you can get the greatest possible value (and warmth) for your money.
Create the perfect vintage-style dining room with these top tips The dining room is undergoing something of an overhaul, with imposing, highly polished interiors giving way to fun and funky schemes that blend different time periods and styles, and which refuse to take themselves too seriously. Whether you’re going chic and retro or cosy and rustic, these vintage dining room ideas will help you get it right first time.
Find out how to create the perfect home bar so you can kick back in style, impress your mates and throw the best parties in the neighbourhood. From setting up the furniture to stocking the booze cupboard, this step-by-step guide covers all the basics.
As the days get colder and the nights grow longer, it’s time to start preparing for the months ahead. Whether you need to replace an existing fireplace or are looking to top up the warmth provided by your central heating system, with the right choice you can minimise your energy spend without compromising on warmth. This post will help you decide between a gas or electric fire based on your heating requirements and the space for which it is intended.
There’s nothing quite like sinking into a comfy chair at the end of a long day. But unless you know what to look for in a recliner, even this can be easier said than done. Comfort doesn’t necessarily come cheap, and the industry is plagued by slimy sales tactics and sneaky gimmicks.
Unless implemented with the utmost of care, modern building measures designed to maximise space and increase airtightness can leave homes feeling hot and stuffy in the summer and damp in the winter. These top tips will help you improve ventilation in your home whilst preventing heat from escaping.