Category Archives: Decorating

Decorating tips, tricks and trends | The Chesterfield Company

What makes a sofa a Chesterfield Sofa?

Origin of the Chesterfield Sofa Chesterfield sofas apparently originated in the 1700s when Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, commissioned a leather sofa to be made that had a distinctively low seat base and deep buttoning. Since then, a variety of Chesterfield sofa designs have been created, but all have the same distinguishing […]

How to: style Art Deco décor

Geometric shapes, metallic surfaces, glass or mirrored finishes and intricate details – these are the generic traits of the Art Deco interior design movement that is often replicated today. The design era started in the 30’s and now has strong influences from each decade – especially the 50’s and 70’s. The whole purpose of this […]

Using colour in your bedroom

A bedroom should be a relaxing haven where any worries of the day can drift away, just as you drift away into a comfortable night’s sleep. But getting the balance just right can be a challenge – particularly when it comes to your choice of colour. A neutral colour scheme might seem like the best […]

Simple Ways To Change Your Homes With The Seasons

Many of us spring clean our homes each year, clearing out the dust and cobwebs from having it all shut up during the winter months, but can you go further? Even with a fixed design scheme in place, it can be possible to reflect the changing seasons outside in the way you use your interiors. […]

5 Tips For Decorating Your Conservatory

Conservatories have only relatively recently become something that a large number of households have access to – before that they were the preserve of the relatively wealthy, and while that is still true to a certain extent, more and more of us are able to afford to have one built, or to buy a home […]