So much of our lives are now displayed on social media. With the rise of influencers with impossibly beautiful homes and picture-perfect decor, it's natural to feel like you're never going to keep up with contemporary styling when you have bike racks, dog bowls and muddy wellies cluttering up your interior!
There is little doubt that practicalities are king, and choosing chalky white fabrics or high maintenance decor isn't a realistic prospect for many families or homeowners with pets.
Mirror art is a fantastic way to transform a tired bedroom or dated living space into something fresh, energetic and new!
There are multiple ways to use contemporary art and reflective materials to enhance natural light and create exceptional focal points that draw the eye.
Here we'll talk about the benefits of mirror art and why classic glass continues to evolve as our interior design trends and tastes change.
Bath time should be one of the most peaceful parts of the day. Your opportunity to relax, soak away the stresses, and get in tune with yourself in preparation for a perfect night's sleep.
However, for most of us, the reality doesn't quite fit the dream!
Chaotic family bathrooms are usually strewn with damp towels, squirty bath time toys and toothpaste in seemingly impossible to reach places.
Over the last year, there has been a surge in the amount of time and money we invest in our homes - and with good reason!
Being amid lockdowns, on furlough from work, and unable to travel has meant that millions of us have spent a considerably larger proportion of our time at home than ever.
Here at Andrew Lee, we live and breathe interior decor. Our team curates and creates outstanding furnishing pieces we feel make our homes more comfortable, exciting, and artistically beautiful.
For many of us, the challenge is all about balance; how to create a home you feel proud of and that reflects your personality yet remains on budget.
We love a 'wow factor' piece - a statement in your home that immediately draws attention and looks like it's been selected specifically for your personality and property!
So often, it isn't easy to find the time required to create a unique interior, or we're left stumped by rooms that need something that isn't easy to put your finger on.
Interior design trends ebb and flow like any other, but one style never seems to go out of fashion. Florals, natural prints and botanicals have a timeless feel that fits any home, from a traditional country kitchen to a contemporary penthouse apartment.
If you'd like to bring a little nature to your home and improve the flow of energy in your living spaces, choosing plant prints and decor inspired by the natural world is a great option!
You'll find a mirror, or perhaps two, in every UK home - but by leveraging the unique reflective qualities of glass, these everyday home decor items can shine a light into the darkest corners of every living space!
Let's explore some style ideas, how glass can have a transformative impact, and why mirrors are for more than selfies and bathroom cabinets.
Your home is more than a place where you sleep and store your clothes; it is your sanctuary and a space where you can be truly yourself.
Everybody has their own style, personality and preferences, and it is important to ensure your home reflects that and is a place where you can switch off and relax.
Outdoor entertaining always feels somehow more exciting than a traditional dinner party; the aroma of the grill, enjoying the fresh air and the lack of worry about spills makes an alfresco evening reminiscent of leisurely holiday dinners.
The biggest challenge, of course, is making a garden dining area feel just as comfortable and relaxing as your interior - and knowing which little touches will bring a sense of novelty and fun to your meal.