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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


Decorating Ideas For a Child’s Bedroom

The transition period from a young child’s bedroom to a more mature room can be tricky to get right, so at Black By Design we’ve put together a guide that includes decorating ideas for a child’s bedroom to inspire this new chapter. Whether you’re just looking for ways to update a child’s room or want to transform a young looking area into a bedroom suitable for a teenager, we’ll have some homeware and furniture that will be the perfect additions. Decorating inspiration – bedroom colour palettes This may be the... Read More


Stylish Pet Accessories

At Black By Design we understand that our much loved pets become part of the family. They provide plenty of enjoyment, comfort and unconditional love over their lifetime – not to mention their fair share of minor frustrations! Being a pet owner can be one of the greatest, most rewarding roles we choose to take on, and we have the power to treat our special friends and improve their quality of life. With this in mind, we stock some wonderful pet accessories that we think you will love. From feeding... Read More


Home Interior Trends 2017 | How Popular Are Your Home Decor Spending Habits?

In our previous home interior trends post we explored the results of our in depth survey with a view to finding out more about our customer’s home decor choices. The second part of the Black By Design home interiors trends series is uncovering the spending habits behind the home decor and homeware choices. There’s so many homeware and furniture retailers on the market, from well known major brands to independent labels with homemade accessories. All of these options cater to different budgets and offer various price points, but which way... Read More


Home Interior Trends 2017 | How Popular Are Your Home Decor Choices?

The way you choose to style your home can be such a personal decision with many reasons behind each colour scheme, room use or light positioning. Equally, following the latest home interior design trends can be an artform learnt from external sources, such as the internet, magazines or even friend’s homes. At Black By Design we were curious to discover more about our interior design loving customers, and so we created a simple survey to unearth their home interiors habits and preferences to learn more about them, and in turn,... 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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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