House & Garden Archive

When you invest in upholstered lounge chairs, you want them to last and look their best for as long as possible. Pets, children and living in general, can take their toll on the look of any upholstered piece, so it’s important to take care of them properly. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t be a daunting chore. As a matter of fact, caring for these pieces of furniture can be really fast and simple, provided that you stay on top of your cleaning habits. When looking for lounge chairs for sale, do not compromise on quality as, in most cases, cheaper models also come with a shorter lifespan and are harder to clean. The seat should feel soft to sit on but at the same time, it should

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Okay, it’s not that we don’t exactly pay attention to the style of the dining room, it’s just that it often comes as second thought, either because of the living room or the bedroom. Over the years, with the shift of lifestyles and the bigger role electronics have been getting, most of us have come to prefer meals in front of the TV, grabbing a bite while enjoying our favourite shows or films; this is how binge-watching leads to binge-eating

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When it comes to sustainable living, we’re great fans of small housing. Not only do small homes look cute, they also cost less to maintain overtime, and you get a lower carbon footprint. One issue, though, comes out when we clutter our rooms, and that can have a negative impact on our living, especially when it’s the bedroom. If you find yourself lacking sleep lately, or productivity for that matter, blame it on clutter. Luckily, we have some tips for you on how to handle this and make the most of your small bedroom

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As people increasingly turn their homes into retreats from everyday stress, it is no surprise that Scandinavian design is taking over all other design options. This design is timeless because it is simple, beautiful, finely crafted, and made with natural materials. The rooms furnished with Scandinavian design furniture are seen as multi-use spaces that come off as inviting, elegant and accessible. In order to achieve this, these interiors include natural elements (wood and natural fibres) and lots of texture. Moreover, this design uses light to bring interiors to life. There are several features which Scandinavian design follows and appreciates, so let’s look through some of them. Wooden floors -Since one of the ultimate goals of Scandinavian design is to achieve light, breezy spaces, it relies

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Some of us find it difficult to cope with certain seasons of the year, or rather every other season that’s not summer, because we would love if it could be hot and sunny the whole year. Going on holidays has proven to be a successful strategy to avoid the winter blues, but when you can’t exactly afford to travel as often, there’s another strategy that works just as fine: introducing French provincial style at home

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Family dinners and gatherings are all about having fun while enjoying tasty food in great company. And for that very reason, the number one thing that every host should have is a nice dining table that can accommodate the entire family. This furniture element is the focal point in the dining room – it is the spot that radiates love and good vibes as you and your loved ones gather and share a meal. For that very reason, in today’s blog post we will talk about all the things you will need to bear in mind when choosing your dining table. Let’s talk details, shall we

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When you have a 9-to-5 office job, you probably spend more time in your office chair than in your bed at home. Especially if you have a managerial position which often requires you to work overtime in order to stay on top of things. So, if you’re going to be spending so much time seated, the least you can do is choose a great executive desk chair. The right chair can help prevent health problems, keep you comfortable, and also strengthen your position of authority in the company. With that being said, before you buy your next one, consider these important factors

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When decorating their patio, most people want to bring all the comfort and style from their indoor to their outdoor space. If that’s the case with you as well, you should definitely invest in durable pieces of furniture that can withstand the elements. My suggestion? Teak. It is certainly one of the most strong and eye-appealing materials used for outdoor furniture, able to withstand extremes of cold and heat without losing any of its quality. Its grain and colour make it one of the most attractive materials for the making of chairs, tables, benches, and sun loungers that can easily complement any design scheme. Once you invest in teak, you need to make sure that it stays clean and well-kept to make the most out

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With its delicate white blossoms that give off an intoxicating citrus-like smell, the Murraya paniculata plant, or also called orange jasmine, is a great way to infuse any garden with zest. It is especially suited for Australian gardens as it copes well with our hot and dry summers and humidity. This lovely and hardy plant is actually an evergreen shrub which can grow up to 3 meters tall, making it the perfect choice for a privacy hedge. Whether you plan to grow it as a hedge or a small ornamental tree, taking care of your orange jasmine is surprisingly easy

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Don’t we all just love succulents? They seem to be designed to be the perfect indoor plants – they are extremely resilient and said to thrive on a little neglect. While it’s true that they don’t need a lot of attention, with just a little TLC succulents can transform into the most gorgeous plants in the world. They are perfect to lighten up that neglected corner of your living room and bring a burst of life to your home. If you’re wondering just how much (or how little) care do these fleshy beauties really need, here’s a quick guide

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