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Did you know that indoor house plants have many health benefits, as well as having the ability to brighten up a room? They increase oxygen levels throughout the day, remove pollutants, and apparently can even increase memory retention by 20%, making them perfect for studying or working at your desk! If you’re lost about where to get started, check out our top 10 indoor house plants below for inspiration. Let us know if we missed your favourite one out – we’d love to hear about it! Top 5 Indoor House Plants 5 – Peace Lily Despite their beauty, these plants are very easy to take care of which is why they are popular office and home plants. All they ask for is medium to low light, and not to be over watered. Check the top of the soil weekly and water when dry. Remember that they are more tolerant of under…

We’re sticking by you in this article! We know that there is nothing more frustrating than wanting to do a quick DIY job at home but not being sure on which glue to use- especially when there are so many types of glue out there. That’s why we’ve done our research and put a clear guide together, so you can get yourself out of that sticky DIY situation quickly! Furniture When repairing a wobbly piece of furniture, always use a PVA adhesive. It is simple to use, doesn’t need mixing, and can be sanded down easily. Also, it dries clear so you don’t have to worry about mess! PVA can be used on almost any surface, including timber, metal and masonry. It is known as the best glue to use on wood, however, make sure that you get rid of any ‘old’ glue between the joints, and put a firm…

Growing up can mean letting go of the things which used to seem mysterious and magical when you’re a child. For some however, they held on to those ideas, Peter Pan style, and put a little bit of magic into their adult house – by putting in an ingenious hidden door! 1. Brick wall disguise This design is clever in the way it uses the indents of the brick to disguise the opening of the door. It probably keeps any envious eyes away from your wine stash too! 2. Mirror Mirror on the wall Where can I hide it all? The owners of this house have created a perfect secret garden hideaway through a framed mirror. 3. The Classic A huge library with a secret room, accessed only by the strategic movement of an obscure book – now that’s a dream house! 4. Let it slide This has to be…

The Pantone colour of the year for 2018 has been announced, and this year it’s ultra-violet. This colour conjures images of the cosmos, ideas of endlessness and new opportunities and discoveries. It’s a symbol of what is possible, and what could be a better mindset to have going into the new year? We’ve put together a few mood boards of inspiration based on ultra-violet! Colour inspiration Space and exploration Get the look: Nebula wallpaper Texture and depth Get the look: 3D effect wallpaper Purple garden stones Glitter wallpaper Purple grass Purple sleek Get the look: Trolley Candles Curtains Chandelier Garden loungers Flower power Get the look: Violet flowers Patterned purple Get the look: Snakeskin wallpaper Stag head https://blog.manomano.co.uk/pantone-colour-2017/ https://blog.manomano.co.uk/incredible-diy-feature-wall-paint-ideas/

Winter has set in, and with shorter days and longer nights comes an unfortunate increase in home burglaries. In fact, there’s normally a 25% spike in the number of home burglaries during autumn and winter. People go on holiday, homes are left empty, and the wet, windy weather can wreck havoc on loose panels and fences, leaving spots open for burglars to take advantage of. Never fear though – steps can certainly be taken to keep your home safe, and we’ve put together our best advice! Secure your french door You can buy fancy tools to do this, but a tension rod also works very well! Just extend the rod to ensure it’s pushing against your french door, keeping it from being forced open. Be alarmed Inexpensive alarms can be added to your doors and windows. Even a small noise could be enough to deter a burglar, and will signal…