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How to achieve a modern-meets-traditional living room style

If you opt for an ultra-modern style in your living room, you may find you have created something that is extremely trendy for several days before it goes plummeting out of fashion, leaving your space looking far more dated than it might have if you’d opted for styles that had been in fashion for decades. Creating a traditional living room on the other hand will allow you to utilise looks that have stayed in style year after year and that will in turn help ensure your living room stays looking great long after the current fashion season has ended.

How to achieve a modern-meets-traditional living room style | UK Lifestyle Blog

That said, if you want something a little bit different to create a unique space that is all you, you may struggle to find it when playing it safe with traditional styles. As such, it may well be that blending modern and traditional looks is the best way to liven things up and give those tried and tested styles their own unique twist.

But how can you create a modern-meets-traditional living room space – and by doing so do you risk being a style victim when modern tastes starts to change?

Adapt your furniture

Utilising new furniture will be one of the easiest ways to inject some modern style into a traditional space. Not only will it allow you maximise scope when working with your space, but sourcing modern furniture will also enable you to more easily update your room if you do find that it one day starts to look outdated. By looking at items that complement your current room whilst thrusting it into modern day, you will be able to set a very modern tone that can be adapted easily as trends change.

Use art

Art is something that can look at home in any surroundings. As such, modern art will not appear incongruous in a traditional setting. By injecting some very current artistic styles into your living room you can quickly shake up the style of the space and create something that treads the line of modern and traditional perfectly.

How to achieve a modern-meets-traditional living room style | UK Lifestyle Blog

Consider a wood burner

Radiators are so last year. Today’s trend is to replace these archaic heating devices with a wood burner, yet whilst such an addition is very much ‘now’, it is also one that will work perfectly in a traditional setting. After all, rustic fires are very much the original source of heating for the home, and whilst modern wood burners may be very different from an inefficient open hearth, and whilst they may look extremely new and attractive, they will very much fit in with any traditional style you have chosen for your living room.

Looking at the choices offered by companies such as Woodburner Warehouse should allow you to find a solution that is perfectly modern yet feels like a time-honoured home addition at the very same time.

Take your time

You don’t have to modernise a traditional living room all in one go. In fact, making small changes over time will help you to ensure that you don’t leave your living space fixed in one particular era. Additions such as bold fabrics, contemporary tables or modern rugs could be made gradually to give your home a more natural feel. The key will be to accent your traditional space with modern touches rather than trying to simply create a room that is half one thing and half another.

2018-01-08T03:34:45+00:00 June 30, 2014|Home Decor|

How to Get (or Fake!) Thicker Eyebrows

Fuller arches are so sexy right now, but not everyone is blessed with a set. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to get the look with a few tricks and the right products. These are some of our favourites—like a great push-up bra for your brows.

How to Get (or Fake!) Thicker Eyebrows | UK Lifestyle Blog

If your eyebrows have become over-tweezed and too thin to softly frame your face, it’s time to find a natural way to grow out that facial hair. According to what I read on, it generally takes about 6 – 8 weeks for a complete regrowth cycle to pass. There are some natural ways to grow eyebrow hair faster. Put away your tweezers; if you want to grow your eyebrow hair, you have to stop plucking and waxing.

Start taking your vitamins. Prenatal vitamins help grow hair faster, but they are high in iron, which can cause acne. A multivitamin will also work, but be sure it particularly includes vitamins C, A, B3 and, most importantly, vitamin E. Assess your daily diet. Make sure you include leafy vegetables and foods rich in vitamin E and amino acids in order to promote hair growth. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day to flush out toxins.

Apply olive oil, castor oil, vitamin E oil or Vaseline to the hair using a Q-tip or cotton ball. They will not only enhance growth, but strengthen the hair. Apply one to two times daily. I’ve been using Grow Baby Grow every morning and I’ve noticed my brows definitely getting fuller.

Use an eyebrow pencil that is a shade darker than your hair to fill in your brows while you wait for them to grow back. Use short, feathery strokes and then brush with an eyebrow brush. If you have wide-set eyes, extend eyebrows closer to your nose. If your brows stop before the outer corner of your eye, extend the eyebrows outward.

2018-01-08T03:34:45+00:00 June 20, 2014|Beauty|

Zapping Yourself The Perfect Beach Body

Now spring has officially sprung, many of us are thinking about getting beach-ready for summer. Months of comfort eating may have left some of us feeling a little out of shape, but there are now two fat removal systems that can help- and you don’t have to step foot in the gym!

Introducing Exilis Elite and Vanquish; the latest non-surgical ways to lose those love-handles or trim your thighs. Using radiofrequency, these pain-free and non-invasive treatments can contour your body and tighten your skin at the same time.

Zapping Yourself The Perfect Beach Body | UK Lifestyle Blog

Widely regarded as one of the best high-performance aesthetic devices, the Exilis Elite has redefined radiofrequency (RF) technology to reduce wrinkles, treat laxity and reshape both the face and body – from head to toe – on women of all ages.

This award winning device advances the non-invasive treatment of face and body wrinkles, collagen loss and stubborn fat with its delivery of precise heating and cooling, plus real-time monitoring of skin temperature. This constant detection and control of RF flow allows the doctor to reach therapeutic temperatures in the shortest amount of time, providing a predictable and beneficial response while ensuring patient safety and comfort.

Vanquish is an advanced non-invasive procedure that zaps fat cells without damaging skin or muscle, being labelled a ‘breakthrough’ by cosmetic experts as it’s the ONLY contactless device on the market.

This revolutionary treatment provides body sculpting without the scalpel, and offers the closest treatment to surgical results. Vanquish’s unique design allows treatment of vast areas at one time, making it the largest treatment area in the industry. BTL’s Vanquish also shows the fastest results in permanent fat reduction, and patients may see results as quickly as after their first treatment.

So if slogging away on a treadmill isn’t for you, then you can zap it away lying flat on your back? Vanquish and Exilis Elite are available from BTL Aesthetics at clinics across UK.

Guest post: Laura Casewell, editor of The Cosmetic Surgery Guide

2018-01-08T03:34:45+00:00 June 16, 2014|Beauty|
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