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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


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The usual flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day are lovely yet can be predictable and often seen as impersonal, especially if you’ve been with your partner a number of years! A thoughtful homeware gift for your shared home is a great idea as you can tailor your gift to suit their personality and passions. At Black By Design we’ve put together a convenient Valentine’s Day gift guide to suit all tastes. Gifts to suit all Our range of gifts for wine lovers includes beautiful wine goblets, champagne flutes and other... Read More


A Guide To Retro Living

If you’re not one to stick to the latest home interior trends and prefer more unique retro qualities in your home, then we have some excellent ideas we hope that you can utilise to create your perfect home. With Black By Design you are able to reflect your personality and passions by expressing them through your choice of homeware and home accessories with our excellent collections available online. Maybe you’re seeking an entire retro feel for your home with bold textures, 1970’s inspired patterns and statement furniture. Take a look... Read More


2017 Home Interiors Trends

With copper and marble homeware definitely having a moment in 2016, next year is about to turn interesting with various new home interior trends being forecast by the experts. Blend your current accessories and home furniture with the new styles coming through, or completely redesign a space – with Black By Design you’re able to make your home decor dreams come true in the new year. Nature’s Influence Continuing with the popularity of the sleek Scandinavian home interior trend of this year, 2017 is set to embrace a ‘down to... Read More

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What Is Hygge?

Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the home interiors industry in 2016. It’s all about enjoyment and creating an intimacy in your life which resonates deep within your soul, taking pleasure from the little things in life. This can be translated to our home lives to include the right ambient lighting in our living rooms for a welcoming evening spent in absolute cosiness, to the art of making the perfect coffee. As a homeware stockist who aims to offer the perfect tools and accessories... Read More

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Black By Design: Christmas Gift Guide 2016

As well as our excellent gift range which is divided into various personality types and passions, we have some wonderful products which will make this Christmas a special one. Browse our homeware collections to find the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones. The Entertainer Treat your friend with the best hosting skills to a LSA International Prosecco Serving Set, which includes four mouth blown glass flutes and an ice bucket with hand-applied decoration. This luxurious set will suit prosecco and champagne lovers down to the ground. Perhaps the man... Read More