A New Trend in Home Decoration

The Rise of Maximalism – Decoration Trend

For years the fashion in home interior decoration has been for minimalism. No clutter and neutral colours with only the occasional splash of bright colour introduced in soft furnishings.
This trend was partly influenced by the advice of


Are Our Attitudes to Possessions Changing?

Are our attitudes to possessions changing?

It this time of year, the pressure to buy things is at its most intense, not only because of the annual event that is Black Friday, but also because of Christmas.
In fact, in the consumer economy that characterises most of the developed world, most businesses and the economy, depend on


Keeping Christmas Traditions Alive

Keeping Christmas traditions alive

A survey of 1000 mums carried out by the website made for mums, found that as many as half of all children (52%) still believed in Father Christmas at the age of


Downsizing Can Be a Liberation

Downsizing can be liberating

Any change can be daunting and none more so than making the decision to move from a larger family home. However, downsizing could also be a liberation.

The children have grown up and have left to start their own adult lives, but alongside the lives lived within those walls, has come an accumulation of stuff. Sometimes, despite the sentimental value, it accumulates to the point where the


US and UK Homes – A different Language

The Language of US and UK Homes

In our last blog we compared the amount of possessions in the average US and UK homes. We found that in spite of being roughly twice the size, in the US the use of self-storage facilities by homeowners had increased at a rapid rate.
So, this time we thought we’d look at other differences, and it’s all about the language.


Are We Still A Throwaway Society? Return to Recycling

Possessions

In a recent blog we looked at the history of furniture through the ages and one of the most striking things was the minimal amount of possessions with which ordinary people survived right up until the early part of the 20th Century.
A table, wooden bench, stool or


Homes Through the Ages

The stuff we think we need – it wasn’t always so

While most of us wouldn’t want to go back to the way people lived centuries ago, it is interesting to look at the development of possessions through the ages.
It is only in the last hundred years or so that what we consider the essentials in our homes has become such a long list.


Adult Children Living at Home

How Do You Cope When Your Adult Children Need to Move Back Home?

Eight years since the start of the Global financial crisis, seven years of austerity and now Brexit-induced inflation have done little