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10 tips to elevate your interiors and spruce up your home

With autumn rolling in, there’s never been a better time to give your home a little TLC

Monday 12 September 2022 09:57 BST
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Whether you’re looking to make some budget-friendly changes to your home to make it cosy for winter or want to finish that renovation before the cold sets in, there’s an expert that can help with your every need.

From colour schemes to skirting boards and cleaner energy, our round-up of homes and interior experts will help you reach domestic heaven in no time.

Find the perfect bed

(Emma Sleep)

If you’re worried about forking out on a new mattress or bed frame only to be left disappointed by a sagging centre or a creaking structure, Emma Sleep offers a free 200-night trial with every purchase, so you can be sure you’ve made the right choice. And if it’s the latter you’re after, the Emma Divan Bed is a good place to start. Handmade in Lancashire, UK, the bed has been designed by sleeping experts and comes in two sizes and two stylish colours. Two integrated drawers allow you to make the most of your bedroom space without spending more on additional furniture, and due to the platform tops and sturdy wooden structure, it ensures stability and comfort, which in turn helps your mattress provide a straighter shape for your back.

Order online for free delivery and free returns at

Find your perfect colour scheme


Keen to up your DIY game? With over 180 stores across the country and thousands of products available online, is the ultimate companion for decorators and DIY-ers alike, stocking the finest in paint, wallpaper, woodcare and fabrics. Brewers Decorator Centres’ bespoke colour match service allows you to create the ideal hue to match your next scheme, which you can take away the very same day. And as well as stocking the likes of Dulux, Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and Crown, its exclusive paint brand Albany offers a rich palette of colours to choose from, made from high-quality ingredients for superior colour depth and retention.

Open a Brewers Card to save 20 per cent on your first and second purchase, and enjoy free delivery, ongoing discounts and more.

Inject some NYC chic into your home


From the ceramic vase on your living room table to the coffee cups in your kitchen cupboards, our homes are places of expression and comfort, and with the right inspiration, you can transform an empty house into a space you love returning to again and again. Noho Home’s handcrafted signature furniture is designed to do just that, offering a stylish selection of sectional sofas, uniquely designed coffee tables and characterful seating, as well as an array of kitchenware and decorative ornaments. Taking cues from the stylish enclave of The Noho District in Lower Manhattan, the brand has garnered the attention of a wealth of interior designers and celebrity clients alike.

Visit now and get 10 per cent off your first order with code ‘NOHO10’. - offer valid until 31 December 2022

Scoot down to the home of skirting boards

(Skirting World)

No room is finished without a skirting board, and Skirting World is a one-stop shop for all your skirting board and architrave needs. Based in Birmingham and with nationwide delivery available, Skirting World offers 100 unique designs to choose from. The company’s MDF skirting boards are moisture-resistant and come with a lifetime guarantee as standard. They’re also a great and easy way to modernise the interior of your place, with primed and undercoated finishes and grooved designs ensuring they feel at home within clean and contemporary interior spaces. And while you’re there, make sure to check out Skirting World’s new range of internal doors and handles, which come in a variety of colours and styles.

Shop online now at and enjoy 10 per cent off all orders with code DIS10.

Order houseplants to your door

(The Little Botanical)

Refresh your home this autumn with an array of fabulous seasonal indoor plants and gorgeous greenery from The Little Botanical. The online store delivers quality houseplants and bundles, styled in bespoke ceramic pots, straight to your door, making it even easier to turn your home into a beautiful botanical space. Each bundle includes a range of indoor plants that have been handpicked by an expert team, ranging from the Succulent Plant Gang, an easy-care option for beginners, to the Air-purifying Bundle, Pet-friendly Bundle and the Desk Buddy Plant Gang. You can also find care guides online to help you nurture your plants and to learn more about the health benefits they can offer.

Order now at

Switch to cleaner energy


If you’re eager to cut your home’s carbon emissions, then replacing your oil boiler with a modern LPG system could help. Calor has more than 85 years’ experience, helping thousands of homeowners transition from oil to LPG, from siting your tank and handling installation to connecting your gas. Once you’ve made the switch, Calor’s team monitor your usage and automatically arrange a top-up whenever your tank is running low. They also carry out safety checks at every visit.

To switch to Calor Home Energy today, visit

Build a brand-new eco home


Having been a pioneer of timber-framed houses in Germany for more than a century, Baufritz is now making a name for itself in the UK, building high-quality eco homes that combine comfort and luxury with natural materials. Based near Cambridge, Baufritz offers homes that minimise adverse effects on the environment, while aiming to enhance the wellbeing of the people who occupy them, whether it’s through better air quality or intelligent insulation to deal with cold winters and hot summers. No two Baufritz homes are the same, and with a turnkey service available to all buyers, the company can take care of all elements of your build under a single fixed-price contact.

Learn more at

Insulate your period property with double glazing

(The Sash Window Workshop)

Did you know that double-glazed windows and doors are not only great at keeping heat in the house during the colder months, but they can also capture the warmth of the winter sun to help reduce heating costs? The Sash Window Workshop, based in Berkshire, specialises in energy efficient timber windows and doors for period properties. The award-winning company uses a timber called Accoya, which requires minimal maintenance and comes with a 50-year anti-rot guarantee. What’s more, if you’re located in London and Southern England, all window and door installations include a draught-proofing service to block up any gaps where warm air can escape and cold air can flow in.

For a free, no obligation quotation, contact The Sash Window Workshop on 01344 868 668 or visit

Shift your property


Looking for a quick sale so you can move into your dream pad? Check out Shyft. With more than 300 years’ combined experience in buying homes, the team has an intimate knowledge of the property sector and can accommodate complex sales from anywhere in the country, claiming it can get you a cash offer in minutes, with funds in your bank account in seven days. Shyft is a market leader in the sector and abides by strict guidelines. It’s a founding member of the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) and also a member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO), a government approved scheme to help with any resolution.

Learn more at

Showcase your next investment

(Pictorum Capitis)

Rediscover your interest in investments by looking at art as the new asset class. Pictorum Capitis is an emerging art investment group enabling collectors to elevate their portfolio. Pictorum’s scope of services has been specifically created to help budding investors support the next generation of artists while contributing to their patrimonial diversification and asset preservation, with a view to potentially achieving attractive returns in the process. The company’s vision is to create a group of complementary art companies that seamlessly intertwine, allowing for clearer processes and further autonomy within its key target market sectors.

To enquire further about Pictorum Capitis, contact

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