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Decorating in a warm climate

IF you are decorating a property in Tenerife with the lovely warm climate, there are different things to consider than if you were doing so in the UK. If you think of a colonial decorating scheme, it brings to mind big, open spaces, a lot of bamboo furniture with tropical prints, light airy curtains, tiled […]

Home staging

TENERIFE is bursting at the seams at the moment, becoming more and more popular by the day, and the property market is raking in the benefits with property prices at their peak. So if you are selling, or even wanting to rent out your place, and wish to achieve the best-possible price, it has to […]

Let someone else lend you a hand!

SOMETIMES, buying an apartment at a cheaper price, because it needs work doing, can be a great investment. The problems arise if you don’t live in Tenerife, and are not on-hand to oversee the work, and aren’t familiar with the language and where to source the items you need. However, there is a solution. Interior […]

Time for a make-over

THE word make-over was initially meant to describe a radical change in a person’s appearance. However, it’s not just one’s own physique that can get a makeover, your interior can, too! The famous phrase “five-minute make-over” might be slightly too optimistic to expect for your interior, although, with the right help and preparations,  massive changes […]

Filling wall space…

THIS part of decorating can be tricky, but there are plenty of options available. Whatever you choose, whether it’s something very personal, telling your life story, or selected because it looks good and goes with the décor, it has to be something you love looking at, day in, day out. With so many available types […]

Decorating for Christmas

COLOUR is one of the main components of interior design, and the same could be said about decorating your house for Christmas. The colours traditionally associated with this time of year are vibrant reds and greens, and golds and bronzes, to create a warm and homely effect. Colours have a subliminal effect on us, with […]

Getting ready for Christmas

GETTING ready for Christmas…just writing it gets me excited! I mean, who doesn’t love the festive season, right? Of course, it doesn’t come without a little dose of stress and panic. Like many of us, I have the family over. You would think I had the royal family coming, with the amount of cleaning and […]

Voiles are back in fashion!

WINDOW dressing is a vital part of any interior-decoration scheme.  Curtains clearly have a practical use:to control the entry of light and heat, to give privacy and to create an intimate environment. Net curtains used to be a bit of a cliché in decorating terms, but new manufacturing methods and a wider range of materials, […]

Decorative items

  USING decorative items in your property is what makes it personal to you.  They reflect your tastes and ideas, and express your personality through the choices you have made. If you live full-time in your property, you may have family photos or items of sentimental value to decorate your living space. However, sometimes it’s […]

Keep it up

WHEN letting out apartments, holiday ones in particular, it is really important to keep them up to a high standard. There is a lot of competition on the island, and offering a good-looking, clean and well-maintained apartment can make all the difference to your guests. It is also more likely that they will take better […]

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