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Updating your home decor

If you’re tired of your interiors and in need of some inspiration, follow our 10 top tips for how to update your home décor in 2023

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Decorating with green: how best to use this timeless shade

We reveal why every home should be embracing this versatile colour

7 ways to stay warm this winter season without raising your heating bills
From rearranging your rooms to keeping out draughts, explore how to stay warm when temperatures plummet
Living room curtain ideas for an instant style update

Discover the transformative power of curtains with our up-to-the-minute tips for your window treatments

Winter colour schemes: 8 combinations you’ll love
Discover how to style your home for the season… it’s easy when you know how
Striped upholstery fabric: how to style it for 2023
From elegant to casual, the choice is yours…
A complete guide for using the right interior design colours in your home
By interior designer, Lisa Helmanis, who has transformed many restaurants using Linwood’s colourful fabrics
The on-trend fabrics for 2023
Your complete guide to what's new… can you guess the colour of the season?
Wool upholstery fabrics: what’s in for 2023

Discover the untold beauty of this versatile fabric

How to make your home cosy with our easy-to-follow guide
Believe us, it’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make – who doesn’t want to feel good in their homes?
10 modern home decor ideas to spruce up your space
Be inspired by this collection of modern decorating schemes from Linwood's marketing department
Pink living room ideas: how to make pink work for your living space
One of the  big  colours of the year. Read on for a fresh take on using pink in your home.
Expert advice: the power of using colour psychology in your interior design schemes
Here at Linwood, we love colour. It can transform a room. Read on to discover how to use it…
Red home decor: what's trending and how to incorporate it in your home

Interior designer, Lisa Helmanis, shares her expert knowledge

Patterned velvet upholstery fabric: how and when to use it

John Smigielski provides one or two pointers to help you embrace this prestigious textile

Luxury home decoration, 10 ideas to make your home feel more expensive
Discover elegant ways to make your space feel super luxe. Choose No7 if you like an easy win…
Velvet home décor – 8 simple ideas for any scheme

This most luxurious fabric just keeps on giving… Linwood reveals everything you need to know 

Late summer decorating - ideas to refresh your home

Linwood's marketing director, John Smigielski, chats to our experts…

Natural home décor: how to bring the dreaminess of the natural world inside
Stylist, artist and florist, Rowan Blossom, shares her passion for all things floral
Wallpaper guide – all the advice you need…

Interiors writer, Rachel Leedham, picks her favourite wallpapers and offers simple styling ideas

Sofa trends – the ultimate guide

Our tips for the latest in sofa styles. By Rachel Leedham

Bedroom decorating ideas – the ultimate guide
Our tips for creating inspirational, restful bedroom schemes. Words by Rachel Leedham
Sustainable fabrics: everything you need to know

From textiles that use recycled yarns to inherently eco-friendly fabrics, we look at the options that are kinder to the planet

Statement armchairs: how to get the best seat in the house & 5 statement decorating rules
Interior designer, Lisa Helmanis, provides an easy-to-follow masterclass
Living room interior design ideas – the ultimate guide
We bring you the tips to help you transform your living space. Words by Rachel Leedham
The ultimate guide to choosing the right curtains for your home

Both decorative and practical, the perfect curtains can transform a room. Linwood’s marketing team shares its expert advice…

The return of shabby chic – why it's right for your home
Words by Rachel Leedham, whose interior musings have appeared in Homes and Gardens, Livingetc and The Telegraph
How to style cushions – it's easy when you know how
Sometimes it’s good to throw out the rule book, but in the case of cushions there are a few to follow… 
Meet the makers…Sadie Dorchester
From her studio in Hastings, Sadie produces exclusive storage solutions. Words by John Smigielski, Linwood's Marketing Director
How to clean a fabric sofa

From blotting to vacuuming, it’s all in this one-stop guide compiled by Linwood's marketing team

Meet the makers: Bella Marshall of Bella’s Gone Home
Linwood’s Marketing Director, John Smigielski, discovers the secrets of relaxed decorating
The new modern country – discover how to style your interior, country style
The editor of Country Homes & Interiors, Andréa Childs, explores the changing face of country style interior design
Meet the makers: Angliou, specialists in genuine French style furnishings
Linwood’s Marketing Team, spoke to Matthew, Hannah, and their team of specialist upholsterers
Choosing the perfect wallpaper – all the advice you need…
Interiors writer, Rachel Leedham, picks her favourite wallpapers and offers simple styling ideas
Trends for 2022. We explore the looks that take us into the new year – and beyond
Words by interiors guru Rachel Leedham
Continuing our series of meet the makers: Tor Saer of Westcot House

Linwood’s marketing director, John Smigielski, visits the stylish Beaconsfield showroom   


How to design a healthy home for you and your family
Charlene Gonzales from Superdraft explores how nature inspired designs can help make your home a stress-free environment
The footstool – discover why every home should have one
Join the Linwood marketing team as they explore the many styles and uses of this favoured piece
6 rules for statement decorating – It just takes one thing

Linwood's marketing director, John Smigielski, explores this growing trend in the world of interiors

The new colours – and how to use them
Join interior designer, Lisa Helmanis, as she explores pattern and colour 
Meet the makers… Simion Hawtin-Smith from Reloved Upholstery
John Smigielski, Linwood's marketing director, catches up with the industrious upholsterer and designer from his Greater Manchester studio
Statement armchairs – how to get the best seat in the house

Lisa Helmanis, the founder of design agency, Day Studio, reveals her inside knowledge

5 crucial do's and don’ts of decorating – to help transform your home

Author, producer and Linwood’s stylist, Katrin Cargill, shares her interior design tips

Expert advice: how to use patterned fabric

Designer, Peter Grech, who specialises in creating spaces with oodles of layers and texture, reveals all

Expert advice: 6 easy home decor ideas

With a little effort, you’ll achieve remarkable results, promises Linwood's marketing director, John Smigielski


Wallpaper style tips

We’ve spoken to the experts; this is everything you need to know

Expert advice: choosing velvet curtains
Discover why more and more people are opting for this wonderful fabric at their windows
How to decorate with… florals

These much-loved prints can be modern or traditional, the choice is yours says Linwood's marketing director, John Smigielski

Buyer's guide: wallpaper. It's time to take a fresh look
Discover how to use wallpaper in every room, the Linwood way…
Buyer's guide: choosing the right velvet for your sofa

Linwood's marketing team explore what to consider when taking the 'velvet' plunge…