As I've said time and time again, I do love my interior design. It's a 'hobby' I can't exercise often because of my restrictive purse, but nonetheless is a huge love of mine. Re-arranging colours, hanging art, painting walls. All of it can be terrible tedious, but a real joy when it's done. You can buy the basics are re-do the accent when your bored of it; that's what I do. There's so much you can do with an empty room, just as there is so much you can do with an blank canvas. All you need is a paint brush, imagination, unbreakable patience, and a B&Q nearby.
|1. This was a really tough one. At the end I had to chose this Debenhams rug first because of the lovely geometric design in the classic black and white shades. I think this rug is simply perfect, and I would really love to own it. 2. This John Lewis rug almost won because of, yet again, the geometric design, but with the popping colours. It lost out because it didn't have a 3D effect. Still a gorgeous rug though. 3. Yet again, a lovely rug, but the pattern just didn't stand out to me just as much as the other two. 4. This Homebase rug failed to impress me, but it was the best they had. Still a nice rug, but nothing outstanding.|
|1. One of my many obsessions of the moment, I love this Debenhams Rhino head. Designed by the decor queen Abigail Ahern (visit blog!) this head would look gorgeous on any wall, in any colour, in any room. 2. This John Lewis Picasso print came second because of the floppy competition, and I simply like flamingos. 3. I liked this colourful Ikea print, but would have preferred the background white for a cleaner look. 4. I do love a city scape, but not over art. Homebase yet again didn't have too much to offer.|
|Can't say I'm surprised by the winner, but I definitely didn't see Ikea coming last when I started this post! Perhaps Ikea isn't all it's cracked up to be, or perhaps I didn't involved a flat-packed category? Not sure. But I am sure that John Lewis was a fair winner, and a good one at that! Over all very impressed that the two in the top half of the results are primarily decor stores unlike Mr.Ikea over there. And to answer my 'nice is always expensive question', well, maybe there is some truth in that. Ah well, what do you think?|