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Friday 29 May, 2020

'Raid the house for cushions and throws': How to get your garden summer-ready in under 24 hours
# Hello Summer
# Hello Summer

'Raid the house for cushions and throws': How to get your garden summer-ready in under 24 hours

May 29th 2020, 9:11 AM 20,407 Views 3 Comments

Caroline Foran shares some speedy tips for transforming your patch of green.

Monday 11 May, 2020

'Everyone forgets about plug sockets': 6 common bedroom layout mistakes - and how to fix them
# Sweet Dreams
# Sweet Dreams

'Everyone forgets about plug sockets': 6 common bedroom layout mistakes - and how to fix them

May 11th 2020, 4:57 PM 24,518 Views 9 Comments

Do you really need two bedside tables? Caroline Foran shares some common errors and solutions.

Thursday 9 April, 2020

'Add hanging space under the stairs': 6 important home storage zones and how to tackle them
# In The Zone
# In The Zone

'Add hanging space under the stairs': 6 important home storage zones and how to tackle them

Apr 9th 2020, 4:06 PM 14,591 Views 5 Comments

From your kitchen cupboards to below your bed, it’s time to get zoning.

Monday 23 March, 2020

How to get your home properly clean in 20 minutes or less
# Task Master
# Task Master

How to get your home properly clean in 20 minutes or less

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:11 PM 9,048 Views 2 Comments

A step-by-step germ-blitzing guide to add to your daily routine, courtesy of Caroline Foran.

Switch off: 6 living room layout suggestions that don't focus on the TV
# Home Highlights
# Home Highlights

Switch off: 6 living room layout suggestions that don't focus on the TV

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:11 PM 1,458 Views 0 Comments

Turn away from the box and toward the fireplace, the view outside or an eye-catching piece of art.

Monday 16 March, 2020

'Add a shelf above the bathroom door': 6 storage tricks to instantly create space in your home
# Storage Wars
# Storage Wars

'Add a shelf above the bathroom door': 6 storage tricks to instantly create space in your home

Mar 16th 2020, 2:08 PM 46,957 Views 0 Comments

Maybe it’s not a bigger home you need, but a smarter approach to storage, writes Caroline Foran.

Monday 9 March, 2020

6 new spring trends that already have staying power - from rattan furniture to sage green walls
# Spring In Your Step
# Spring In Your Step

6 new spring trends that already have staying power - from rattan furniture to sage green walls

Mar 9th 2020, 5:24 PM 10,769 Views 0 Comments

Caroline Foran has bookmarked the 2020 design trends that’ll last – for spring and beyond.

Monday 24 February, 2020

Better than a spring clean: 6 easy design projects that'll transform your home
# Spring When You're Winning
# Spring When You're Winning

Better than a spring clean: 6 easy design projects that'll transform your home

Feb 24th 2020, 3:35 PM 10,871 Views 1 Comment

Caroline Foran shares some low-effort, high-impact ways to transform your space in the coming weeks.

Friday 7 February, 2020

Bored of your bedroom? 6 high street buys to transform your sleeping space for under €30
# Bedroom Beauties
# Bedroom Beauties

Bored of your bedroom? 6 high street buys to transform your sleeping space for under €30

Feb 7th 2020, 5:53 PM 17,863 Views 3 Comments

How to bring new life to your bedroom this year – and leave yourself plenty of change from a fifty.

Friday 20 December, 2019

6 interior design trends that'll last into the new decade - and a few that definitely won't
# Decade's Trends
# Decade's Trends

6 interior design trends that'll last into the new decade - and a few that definitely won't

Dec 20th 2019, 9:23 AM 15,378 Views 0 Comments

Houseplants, velvet, feature walls… Caroline Foran looks into her décor crystal ball.

Monday 30 September, 2019

How to make a brand new living room feel like yours - without blowing your furniture budget
# My New Place
# My New Place

How to make a brand new living room feel like yours - without blowing your furniture budget

Sep 30th 2019, 5:21 PM 2,509 Views 0 Comments

From textiles to candles, here’s how to make your living room comfortable on a budget.

Monday 23 September, 2019

Brand new place? 3 furniture items to save money on - and 3 that are worth the spend
# My New Place
# My New Place

Brand new place? 3 furniture items to save money on - and 3 that are worth the spend

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:30 PM 3,428 Views 0 Comments

Invest in your sofa – but don’t splurge on rugs or cushions.

Monday 16 September, 2019

Moving day and beyond -  3 moving-day tips to make your new place feel lived-in straight away

Moving day and beyond -  3 moving-day tips to make your new place feel lived-in straight away

Sep 16th 2019, 4:33 PM 1,386 Views 0 Comments

Monday 2 September, 2019

'Use soft lighting to add cosiness': 5 design tips to make a dark living room work in your favour
# Dark Arts
# Dark Arts

'Use soft lighting to add cosiness': 5 design tips to make a dark living room work in your favour

Sep 2nd 2019, 5:33 PM 9,498 Views 0 Comments

Before you paint the whole place white, stop and embrace the darkness, says Caroline Foran.

Monday 26 August, 2019

Brand new home? 3 designer-approved tips for picking colours to suit every room
# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes
# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes

Brand new home? 3 designer-approved tips for picking colours to suit every room

Aug 26th 2019, 5:25 PM 2,343 Views 0 Comments

You might want to choose a calming neutral to get started.

Monday 19 August, 2019

To wood or not to wood: 3 useful questions to ask when deciding on flooring for your new place
# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes
# Sponsored By Glenveagh Homes

To wood or not to wood: 3 useful questions to ask when deciding on flooring for your new place

Aug 19th 2019, 3:44 PM 3,173 Views 1 Comment

First, figure out your long term needs, says Caroline Foran.

Monday 12 August, 2019

'Think about the workflow': 3 smart tips to help you choose a new kitchen that works for you
# My New Place
# My New Place

'Think about the workflow': 3 smart tips to help you choose a new kitchen that works for you

Aug 12th 2019, 10:35 AM 2,327 Views 0 Comments

Look at your pain points, think orientation – and don’t forget the island, says Caroline Foran.

Friday 2 August, 2019

'Open the kitchen cupboards to get an idea of storage': How to view a newly-built showhome like a pro
# Sponsored By Glenveagh
# Sponsored By Glenveagh

'Open the kitchen cupboards to get an idea of storage': How to view a newly-built showhome like a pro

Aug 2nd 2019, 5:16 PM 2,341 Views 0 Comments

One quick walk-through won’t be enough, says Caroline Foran.

Statement plants and gallery walls: 5 decor trends that are here to stay (and 3 that didn’t last)
# Bang On Trend
# Bang On Trend

Statement plants and gallery walls: 5 decor trends that are here to stay (and 3 that didn’t last)

Aug 2nd 2019, 5:13 PM 12,813 Views 0 Comments

Bye-bye, botanical prints.

Monday 22 July, 2019

The 5 home essentials you should really splurge on (and 5 to get for as little as possible)

The 5 home essentials you should really splurge on (and 5 to get for as little as possible)

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:26 PM 25,664 Views 6 Comments

We asked designers around Ireland to share the items they’ll always invest in, and the ones they won’t.

Thursday 11 July, 2019

10 of the most confusing bits of mortgage jargon explained - from APRC to equity
# Sponsored By Kbc
# Sponsored By Kbc

10 of the most confusing bits of mortgage jargon explained - from APRC to equity

Jul 11th 2019, 3:31 PM 1,831 Views 0 Comments

And why you should care about them in the first place.

Friday 5 July, 2019

'Not everything cooks at the same speed': 6 BBQ mistakes you're probably making - and how to fix them
# Summer Grilling
# Summer Grilling

'Not everything cooks at the same speed': 6 BBQ mistakes you're probably making - and how to fix them

Jul 5th 2019, 1:08 PM 14,177 Views 7 Comments

Firing up the grill this summer? Here’s how to do it right, according to the pros.

Monday 24 June, 2019

5 practical changes that will transform your bedroom into a space you love to sleep in
# Night Night
# Night Night

5 practical changes that will transform your bedroom into a space you love to sleep in

Jun 24th 2019, 5:30 PM 15,686 Views 0 Comments

From bedlinen basics to smart storage – and what to do about the ‘floordrobe’?

Monday 17 June, 2019

'One overhead light is not enough': 7 bathroom décor mistakes everyone makes - and how to avoid them
# Lovely Loo
# Lovely Loo

'One overhead light is not enough': 7 bathroom décor mistakes everyone makes - and how to avoid them

Jun 17th 2019, 5:02 PM 17,940 Views 4 Comments

Interior stylist Caroline Foran has some tips on making your bathroom brilliant.

Monday 10 June, 2019

'Lights add instant cosiness': 5 simple steps to turn your garden into another room for summer
# Outside In
# Outside In

'Lights add instant cosiness': 5 simple steps to turn your garden into another room for summer

Jun 10th 2019, 5:14 PM 10,526 Views 0 Comments

Make the most of every scrap of good weather by transforming your garden – it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Friday 3 May, 2019

Five-star sleeping: 5 ways to give any bedroom that luxury hotel feel, without the price tag
# Bed And Beyond
# Bed And Beyond

Five-star sleeping: 5 ways to give any bedroom that luxury hotel feel, without the price tag

May 3rd 2019, 12:21 PM 19,939 Views 2 Comments

Who doesn’t want to sleep in style? Here’s how achieve it on a budget.

Monday 29 April, 2019

Floor envy: How what’s underfoot can make or break every room - and the trends that work best
# Floor It
# Floor It

Floor envy: How what’s underfoot can make or break every room - and the trends that work best

Apr 29th 2019, 5:19 PM 14,440 Views 5 Comments

Interior stylist Caroline Foran shares the flooring trends that work best, room by room.

Thursday 18 April, 2019

Love your loo again: 6 design tips to make a small bathroom feel spacious
# Bath And Beyond
# Bath And Beyond

Love your loo again: 6 design tips to make a small bathroom feel spacious

Apr 18th 2019, 4:25 PM 23,387 Views 2 Comments

From ditching the patterns to clearing the floor, these simple steps will open up your bathroom.

Monday 8 April, 2019

Switch it up: How to choose lighting that'll make any room look more expensive
# See The Light
# See The Light

Switch it up: How to choose lighting that'll make any room look more expensive

Apr 8th 2019, 3:18 PM 6,171 Views 1 Comment

The right lighting can transform the look and feel of your place, says interior stylist Caroline Foran.

Monday 1 April, 2019

'No dark colours in a small room'... and 4 other paint mistakes you're probably making
# Colour Me Happy
# Colour Me Happy

'No dark colours in a small room'... and 4 other paint mistakes you're probably making

Apr 1st 2019, 4:56 PM 19,391 Views 1 Comment

Drop the grey neutrals, and think about pink: Interior designer Caroline Foran shares some expert insights.

Monday 4 March, 2019

8 design tips for a hallway that makes you happy (plus the mistakes you're probably making)
# Home Magazine
# Home Magazine

8 design tips for a hallway that makes you happy (plus the mistakes you're probably making)

Mar 4th 2019, 3:07 PM 26,792 Views 2 Comments

Interior stylist Caroline Foran shares her dos and don’ts for creating an exquisite entryway.

Thursday 6 December, 2018

'The quietest time is 11am to 1pm': How to tackle the city's Christmas shopping trails like a pro
# Blitz The List
# Blitz The List

'The quietest time is 11am to 1pm': How to tackle the city's Christmas shopping trails like a pro

Dec 6th 2018, 5:51 PM 6,476 Views 2 Comments

Some tactical tips from self-proclaimed ‘smart shopper’ Caroline Foran.

Sunday 29 July, 2018

Caroline Foran: 6 ways to challenge perfectionist thinking
# Column
# Column

Caroline Foran: 6 ways to challenge perfectionist thinking

Jul 29th 2018, 7:30 PM 17,839 Views 5 Comments

For a healthy perfectionist, failure won’t necessarily be celebrated – let’s not expect miracles – but it won’t pin them down like a gigantic paperweight, writes Caroline Foran.

Saturday 13 May, 2017

Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it'
# Column
# Column

Anxiety cure? 'I decided instead to stop trying to run away from my anxiety and accept it'

May 13th 2017, 7:30 PM 13,890 Views 35 Comments

Instead of attacking your anxiety like the enemy, you have to work with it, dealing with both the physical and the emotional symptoms, writes Caroline Foran.