Finding a home for the ever growing additions to my household is a constant struggle. I have trawled the internet for ideas that help in arranging, organising and tidying. I have put together a list of some of the most interesting, pretty and practical ideas I have found to make your life a little easier.
These stylish fabric notice boards are a great organisational tool for tidying away all those important pieces of paper we all have lying around. They are a relatively inexpensive way to add instant structure to a room and can be made to match the décor with any fabric.
Let’s get the hard work out-of-the-way first! Nothing is going to make more impact in your kitchen than a really good scrub and clean. It’s amazing what a bucket of hot soapy water and a bit of elbow grease can achieve. It’s a really good time to overhaul often forgotten parts of your kitchen; lightly washing down your paint work and kitchen cupboard doors, for example, instantly freshen up your kitchen.
Over time polished brass knobs and handles in your kitchen can become tarnished with grease and finger prints.
There are many dedicated brass cleaning products on the market, but a great natural way to restore their shine is to firstly wash them with warm soapy water, and then create your own gentle cleaning solution. Mix two tablespoons of salt and white wine vinegar with a pint of hot water and allow to cool slightly . Apply this mixture to your brass wear with a clean damp cloth. This should remove more stubborn stains and marks and reveal the sparking beauty of this stunning metal once more…
Beetles and butterflies run riot on this wonderful cylinder shade in our quirky Entomology fabric. The shade has been created using our Lampshade Builder, where you can use our simple step by step guide choosing from a multitude of shapes, sizes and fabrics to create your perfect shade.
Imagine yourself in a summer meadow as you dry the dishes with this tea towel in Charcoal Octavia. The interwoven leaves and butterflies in this charming 30’s inspired print will bring the outdoors right into your kitchen. Any of our full range of fabrics can be made into a beautiful tea towel, please see our fabrics to choose which one will fit in with your kitchen designs.
With our new lampshade builder you have the ability to create a lampshade from over 20,000 shapes, sizes and colours, so I thought it might be helpful to re-iterate the 5 golden rules to help you choose your perfect lampshade.Before the ‘rules’ it’s important to bear in mind there is no such thing as the wrong shade. If you love it – it’s the right shade. Experimenting with lamp shades in new fabrics, shapes and colours is great way to instantly update your home’s style.
We love to keep you updated on the new additions to the Jim Lawrence range. We have selected a few of our favourites for you to see here. The new Cranfield spot light makes the perfect task lighting. This spot light is designed to go on the ceiling and looks beautiful over a side board or sink in the kitchen. A great little spot light to highlight an area of a room in a hard to reach spot. The spot light is shown here in Nickel but is also available in the more traditional antiqued brass, as well as matt black, polished and plain ivory.
It is beginning to get colder and the darker evenings are setting in. It is the time of year when i look around my home and want to redecorate everything in sight. I never have the funds or the time to take on such a mammoth project so I found a way in which you can cheat and give your room a new look in a simple but effective way…just add a bold splash of colur!
It is a great way to brighten your room and bring out any subtle accents of colour that already exist in your design. You could accomplish this by painting one of the walls of your room, however I prefer to choose a few carefully selected items to give the same feel.
Changing the colour of the light in the room could be one of those items. The Barbican pendants are a great example of bright and bold lights that inject colour into a room.
When decorating a room it is sometimes easy to miss the little extras that can add the design flare your room was missing.
A white plastic switch is a sight I’m sure we are all familiar with. But, switches and sockets don’t have to be boring or unoriginal!
There is an array of variations in style, design and finish out there for you to choose from. From rocker switches to touch dimmers, master telephone sockets to sky and satellite sockets. Take our step by step guide on how to choose the perfect switch for you….
My name is Emily and I’m currently doing two weeks of work experience at Jim Lawrence. I’ve been based in the marketing department with Cassie and Emily. I was really excited to have the opportunity to write a blog for the website on something that interests me, as I couldn’t believe all the lampshades at Jim Lawrence are handmade in the workshop, meaning every one is individual and personal. When you hear the word handmade, it doesn’t mean as much as when you’re able to actually see the product being made, as I was able to.
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