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It’s the start of a new year, and a new decade. So much in the world of interiors and style has changed in the past 10 years. Live, Laugh, Love wall stickers were everywhere in the early 10s (let’s not bring them back). And who would have thought that dark colours and crazy wallpaper would be such a huge trend moving into the new decade?! 2020 is the year of the new, so what should we expect to see this year?  
  1. Blue is the new grey

I think its fair to say that since 2015 every home in Britain would have at least one room painted in grey, and why not?! It’s an easy and versatile colour that is easy to style and with so many different hues there was something for everyone. But the trusty colour has a new competitor: blue! A huge array of different blue hues seeping is slowly but surely way into homes everywhere, and for good reason, too. This could be through paint, wallpaper, furniture, curtains, flooring or artwork, and we love it!        
  1. Shopping responsibly

Fast fashion has been a huge and controversial topic over the past year. It only seems logical that this movement and awareness has moved onto what we buy for our home too. Discount shops offer ‘fast furniture’ meaning that many people can pick up items at the fraction of the price. The real cost however is the sustainability and the fairness in which these products are made. In response to this a growing number of sustainable buyers are looking elsewhere for their home-ware.   A great way to reduce waste is to up-cycle old furniture. Many places like here at Desser offer a re-upholstery service. Take a look at that old chair you thought about chucking out, maybe a bit of TLC and a nice new fabric would make you fall in love with it again.   You can also buy items cheaply online and do a bit of DYI. Sometimes all it needs is sanding down and a lick of paint finished off by some swanky new handles. And the best bit, up-cycling or reupholstering means that you have a one-off item, that none of your friends will have!    
  1. Wicker – but not as you know it

2019 saw a huge spike in people falling back in love with wicker furniture. Get the idea out of your head that wicker is just old style conservatory furniture. With all new style’s wicker is coming back and we love it. Not only does it look amazing, but it’s sustainable too. It’s the perfect addition to any home, as the versatility means you can dress it up how you want, and it will look great in any setting. Just like fashion, style comes back around!  
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If you’ve been flicking through interior design magazines and come across the term ‘rustic’ design, then you’re likely to have seen lots of wooden furniture and burning wood fires. But that’s not all that simple rustic interior design entails. In fact, the term rustic is very broad. So, what is rustic interior design and how can you achieve it in your home with minimal effort?  Continue Reading
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Even if you think you’re not familiar with Scandinavian décor, the chances are that you’ve been in a room that’s covered in its signature style. Soft, cosy furnishings teamed with cool, neutral colours are typical features in a Scandinavian style home. It may seem impossible to recreate such a professional-looking interior in your home, but it’s surprisingly easy once you get the hang of the tips and tricks used. Here are 3 pointers for achieving a Scandinavian style house interior: Continue Reading
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The concept of an outdoor cinema is nothing new, with drive-in cinema’s having been a popular activity for the past few decades. However, on a hot sunny day sometimes you want to stay at home and relax with your friends and family. So, why not bring the outdoor cinema to you? Continue Reading
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Bushes and shrubs provide luscious greenery to your garden all year-round. While some will have beautiful flower displays, others will simply add texture and volume to your outdoor space. What’s more, they’re often extremely low maintenance and practically take care of themselves! Here’s a look at some of the best low maintenance bushes and shrubs you can include in your garden: Continue Reading
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Anyone who has a deck area in their garden will know how much it gets put to use in the summertime. Whether the decking space is what makes up the entirety of your garden or it’s a small element before you reach the rest of the grass, there’s plenty you can do to make it the hub of your home when the sun is shining. Here’s how to decorate a small deck: Continue Reading
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June is the month that truly kickstarts summer. As the weather starts to heat up, it’s important to prep your garden for the long, sunny days ahead. Although the garden is in full swing, there is still lots to be getting on with. And there’s no better time to do this than June! So, here are some essential June gardening tips to be getting on with: Continue Reading
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Summer 2019 is set to be a scorcher, so make way for the sunny days ahead in your garden by perfecting your décor inside first. No doubt you’ll be receiving plenty of guests as the weather starts to heat up and the kids are on holiday, so there’s truly no better time to take a look at interior design trends for 2019 that you can try for summer. Here are some of our favourites: Continue Reading
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Designing your garden in time for summer is an exciting prospect. It seems like there are countless opportunities to express yourself through creativity, and this comes down to even the type of furniture that you choose. For many, having garden furniture is a must. Not only does it provide a comfy place to relax, but it also adds another element to your outdoors space, giving it an alternate purpose.    Continue Reading
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Growing your own produce is extremely fulfilling, not to mention a great step towards sustainability. Busying yourself in the garden tending to your fruit and vegetables is an enjoyable hobby during spring and summer, but it can leave you with little to do over the winter months. Unless you’ve for a greenhouse, of course. A greenhouse gives you a little more freedom when it comes to what you can grow, and even gives your less hardy plants a home when the cold weather hits. Continue Reading
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When you get a new conservatory, you expect to be enjoying your brand new sanctuary in peace and quiet as you gaze across the beautiful views of your garden. However, for some, the reality can be slightly different. In a few instances, conservatories can develop one or two faults that can hamper your experience of having a conservatory. If you’re thinking about installing a conservatory but don’t want the common conservatory problems that come with it, here’s how to avoid them. Continue Reading
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Whether you’re an amateur gardener or knowledgeable expert, it’s never too late to learn about organic gardening. So, what is organic gardening and how does it differ to conventional gardening? Read on to learn more about why you should take up this environmentally friendly gardening method.  Continue Reading
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With so much to offer, it seems a shame that many conservatories can be left feeling dated and tired after a lifetime of use. Though you may do your best to maintain its condition, it’s inevitable that it will start to experience some general wear and tear. Continue Reading
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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you just want to gather your friends around the table for a great night, throwing a dinner party is a wonderful treat for everyone. Friends, drink, delicious food and good conversation are the keys to a successful dinner party.  Continue Reading
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As we head further into the year, it’s time to think about breathing a new lease of life into the area you’re going to be spending a lot of time in – your conservatory! A bohemian theme is bang on trend this year, so why not bring it into your home with your very own boho conservatory design. Continue Reading
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Nowadays, we like to think we’re as eco-friendly as possible when it comes to doing our bit to save the planet. Whether that’s by living sustainably, recycling or participating in beach clean-ups. However, you probably haven’t considered the eco-friendliness of your home décor. Continue Reading
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Decorating your conservatory can be great fun when spring is just around the corner, as there are lots of opportunities to embrace the new trends of the year. So, brighten up the space by covering your contemporary conservatory with fabulous houseplants. If you’re stuck for ideas on how to display them, then take a look at our guide of new ways to decorate your conservatory with plants: Continue Reading
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If you’re one of the thousands of people living in the urban jungle, you’ll know all about the struggle to create a beautiful, luscious garden. You may have lots of ideas, but very little space to execute them. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, fat from it. Small gardens have lots of advantages, including the ability to design an effortlessly cosy, homely space.  Continue Reading
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