How To Update Your Home For Spring

When spring comes rolling around, it often gets us thinking about changing things up with our home decor and accessories. As the spring cleaning tradition goes, mixing up the actual components of a room can also have a big impact on a space, and the changing season is the perfect time to go for it. Today we’re sharing with you our favourite ways to update your home for spring, featuring some brand new homeware products that are new to Black By Design. Refresh your home this spring with some simple... Read More


How To Use Lighting To Create Ambience In Your Home

Did you know that the way you choose to light your home can have an impact on the overall feel of the atmosphere? From calming lights in the bedroom to encourage a good nights sleep, to bright lighting in the bathroom to evoke thoughts of cleanliness; we associate different kinds of light with various situations and emotions. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the ideal opportunity to discover new ways to add ambience to your home for a calming, romantic environment, suitable for a cosy night in with your significant... Read More


5 Tips For Hosting A Christmas Party At Home

The festive season is well and truly upon us, so it’s only natural that our thoughts are turning to upcoming gatherings with family and friends. If it’s your turn to host a Christmas party at home it can be hard to know where to start as there are so many elements to consider; from food preparation and guest numbers to which Christmas decorations to choose. Today at Black By Design we’re taking a look at how to host a Christmas party at home, minus the stress! First things first, there... Read More

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A Guide To The Perfect Autumn Night In

Where there was once warm, light evenings that meant after-work drinks, al fresco dinner in the back garden and no knitwear in sight, there is now an imposing chill in the air and we’re considering our plans for winter hibernation. At Black By Design we have some stylish homeware pieces that will add to your relaxed evenings at home and bring a sense of ‘hygge’ that will last from autumn through to winter time. So, shut the door, kick your shoes off and join us with our guide to the... Read More

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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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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