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A Guide To Outdoor Accessories

We’ve been enjoying the sunshine lately, but we’ve also had the realisation that our gardens need a little prep to get them more habitable during the warmer days. By using outdoor lighting and garden accessories, we can transform our outdoor spaces. Invest in some garden furniture and garden accessories to create a welcoming environment that offers practicality and style in abundance. Read on for the Black By Design guide on how to get your garden ready for summer, with some takeaway exterior design inspiration that you can recreate in your... Read More

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Decorating Inspiration: Summer Fresh

With every new season comes new homeware trends, and there are plenty of fresh ways to mix up the look of your home and outdoor spaces as we enjoy the warmer season of summer. From introducing new furniture to adding some home accessories, there’s ways of bringing the influence of the summer season indoors. If you’re looking for summer decorating ideas, then look no further at this guide we’ve put together to help you get the most out of the sunnier season. Brighten up the colour palette An easy way... Read More


Daddy Cool: Father’s Day Gift Guide

Get ready to celebrate your dad on the 18th June with the Father’s Day gift guide from Black By Design. Whatever the personality and style, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for dad with our superb collections of homeware, accessories and various other items available on our site. Catering for all budgets, there’s certainly plenty of options to choose from! We understand that the most important man in our life can often be difficult to buy for; what do you get the man who has everything? Such a common... Read More

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How To Makeover: A Small Apartment

(Image credit: Kari Shea) It’s often difficult to feel inspired by a small living space if all you can see are the restrictions that it could bring. If knocking down walls to combine rooms into an open plan layout (ergo, creating a sense of a larger space) isn’t an option due to renting, we’ve taken a look at how to makeover a small apartment to give you some ideas. At Black By Design we like to offer practical advice for our customers and to provide some home design inspiration –... Read More

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Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home

It’s that time of year again where every home requires a little refresh and a spring clean. Not only is this a great time to give your home a deep clean, it’s the perfect opportunity to change up your current home design. By altering your furniture layouts, giving walls a fresh lick of paint or simply re-organising your possessions, you can reveal a brand new home interior style, without much commitment or effort! Here at Black By Design we love offering our customers advice with their home, hoping to inspire... Read More


How To Create The Perfect Guest Room

Opening your home to friends and loved ones enables you to spend more quality time with them, and often it’s a necessity for special occasions such as Christmas. If you’re faced with a spare room that lacks a clear design, or a guest room which needs some freshening up, here at Black By Design we have just the right additions and suggestions to help you create the perfect guest room in no time. Room theme & design To create a consistent feel to the room with the rest of your... Read More

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British Homeware Brands We Love

In this post we’re celebrating a handful of the British designer homeware brands that we love here at Black By Design, and we hope to encourage you to take a look at their wonderful homeware accessories and furniture collections. Tweedmill The Tweedmill textiles company combines quintessentially British designs with modern fabrics to create their beautiful ranges of clothing and home accessories. Based in North Wales, this manufacturer has been established for over 40 years and has a firm belief in providing customers with value and quality. Tweedmill produce home accessories... Read More


How To Create A Hotel Style Bedroom

Whether you’re staying in a boutique hotel or a 5 star suite, you can’t compare that first feeling of unlocking the door and walking into the clean and calming environment of a hotel room for the night. Here at Black By Design we’re taking a look at affordable ways to make your master bedroom look like a luxury hotel room. We may not be able to provide the city views or exotic temperatures of travelling, but we can inspire you to look closer to home when transforming your master bedroom... Read More


Inspiration: A Guide To Monochrome Living

Black and white is such a timeless combination of shades which can work impeccably in every room of the house. It’s a calming decor style without distractions, that offers a sophisticated feel to any room it possesses. Here at Black By Design, we’re taking a look at the popular monochrome home interiors trend and suggesting some ways you can embrace it. Why monochrome? It’s tied in with the minimalist trend which is a stripped back look with statement pieces, excellent organisation, sleek finishes of polished chrome and, of course, plenty... Read More


Simply Stylish Storage Solutions

  Every home should utilise stylish storage solutions as a means to keeping everything neat and tidy. If you prefer to have things on show, there’s no need to hide away your trinkets when you can display them in a discreet, chic way. Store your beauty products in your bathroom, food in your kitchen and other personal possessions in your bedroom or living area with our range of fantastic designer storage solutions. Creative storage solutions Boxes with lids are great for storing chargers, cables and other tech accessories to keep... Read More