COVID Homebodies Set the Tone for Future Home Design

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SAN FRANCISCO—For better and for worse, home is the center of life/work/shelter during COVID. But during quarantine life, homeowners have come up with definite ideas about home design.

Several million new households are projected as a direct result of COVID-19, with an additional 7.6 million switching from renters to homeowners. Not only that but the definition of home itself is in the midst of a historic paradigm shift, as are the specific home features people want and are willing to pay for, which provides a competitive advantage for builders and developers going forward.

The America at Home Study surveyed thousands of consumers and the insights show that homebuying is not only top-of-mind but more in demand than the industry had anticipated. The survey was developed by three leaders in the homebuilding industry, Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, principal of tst ink; Belinda Sward, founder and chief strategist at Strategic Solutions Alliance; and Nancy

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Best Bedside Lamps

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Good lighting may just be the most underrated but crucial factor in home decor. The best bedside lamps complement your room and emit soft, warm white light for a restful night. There’s a lamp for any bedroom — big or small — and the best lamps may also have convenient features like multiple brightness settings for resting or reading.

The first thing to consider is how much room you have for a bedside lamp. A sconce frees up your nightstand by attaching directly to the wall; just keep in mind you’ll need to install it. Table lamps come in a variety of sizes and shapes and, in addition to adding flair to your bedroom can be serious multitaskers with USB ports for charging your phone overnight. A floor lamp will have the largest footprint in a bedroom and can make a statement in your room’s decor.

The best bedside lamps

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5 DIY bath panel ideas to update your bathroom this Bank Holiday weekend

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On the hunt for some stylish bath panel ideas? We know that we would love to have a freestanding roll top bath to be the focus in our bathrooms but a standard bath enclosed with a bath panel is the reality for most of us. But bath panels can be pretty too! They don’t have to be ugly acrylic things that bring down the whole vibe of your space, you can DIY some really stylish looking bath panels – just check out the looks below.

For more bathroom ideas make sure you don’t miss our feature. 

1. Upgrade your bath panel with a traditional tongue and groove

A really quick way to update your bath panel and give your space an entirely new look is to get a tongue and groove bath panel. You can pick them up really cheaply from places like Wickes,

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Modern wardrobe designs that will elevate your bedroom decor | Most Searched Products

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While the primary function of a wardrobe is storage, they also add to the decor setting of the room. Be it sliding door or the ones with hinges, these functional details can add interest to your surroundings with elan. Though the shape the wardrobe remains more or less the same, the colour, texture and material choice can definitely transform its presence in your room. Other features like the mirror placements, hinged or sliding doors, ergonomic hardware can also make a huge impact on the decor. Check out our recommendations below:


This modern and elegant furniture piece will furnish your bedroom with class and sophistication. This engineered wood wardrobe is designed with a chest of drawers that look distinct and modern. The smooth texture and walnut finish of this wardrobe make it a stylish piece that will complete your essential storage need. The wardrobe has a knock-down construction that can be

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