Category Archives: Top tips

Tips and ideas at Christmas for stylish decorations

Tips on decorating the home at Christmas – Key guidelines for a foolproof, professional interior design finish to your seasonal, festive decorating.Be creative in transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. An element of surprise and humour is always important in styling…

Top tips on decluttering and Spring cleaning

Our homes and work space can affect our sense of well-being. They are a place where we need to feel in control, safe, and supported. Often, some small changes, such as reorganising and editing our possessions, can have a huge effect on how we work and feel. Here are my simple steps and tips on decluttering and Spring cleaning.

Breaking interior design myths

Breaking interior design myths sounds pretty radical but I hope to demonstrate that actually, some of what many of us assume to be true is often not the case. Now don’t get me wrong: A strong foundation and understanding of the interior design principles and elements should be learnt… the fun then comes from knowing when and how to break them! Here are some examples…

Tips to improve storage and space in the home

Tips to Improve storage and space in the home. This includes creative storage and spacial solutions to help achieve a happier and more effective environment in which to live and work. Our busy lives and ever-evolving homes mean that we often feel overwhelmed by all our possessions and limited space…

Interior design tips on a Small Budget by Catriona Archer

How to get big style on a small budget

Wouldn’t it be lovely if our homes functioned in a way that made our everyday life feel easier, with effective layout and storage that created a more relaxing and enjoyable space for everyone in it? Getting big style on a small budget is, for me, always exciting to achieve…

Top tips for property viewings when selling your home

Our home is usually the biggest investment we make in our lives. No doubt you are looking to maximise it’s selling potential! Once you have prepared and styled your house for sale, the photographs have been taken and the estate agent has set up appointments, what next? What can be done before each viewing to ensure all your hard work has paid off? Here are my top tips for property viewings to help secure the best possible deal…

Tips for a great Airbnb experience – Part 1

These top tips on creating a great Airbnb experience was initially developed for several of my clients in the holiday rental business. In this first of 3-part Posts, we discuss your business USP, how to create a welcoming and memorable guest experience, as well as suggest items to consider in the Welcome Pack and House Manual.

Airbnb inventory tips – Part 2

In this second part of my top tips for airbnb and holiday rentals, I would like to share with you my room-by-room checklist of amenities that can help make a warm and lasting impression for your guests and ensure those rave reviews that are key to the business’ success…

Airbnb Interior Styling top tips – Part 3

In this final part of my airbnb and holiday rental tips, let’s look at how to make the most of your holiday rental through professional marketing photographs, dealing with unfavourable reviews and ensuring a fast service turnaround between check-outs and check-ins.