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Daily Grind – October: Staircases & Shabby Chic Style

Posted on July 24, 2023

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Hello DIYers, interior designers and decorators! A warm & cosy welcome back to this autumn edition of the Daily Grind from the Mr Sander®. Every month we help our clients refresh and update their wooden floors with fast and immaculate sanding services. We also like to take a little time to keep up with the latest in flooring and interior design from our favourite sources on the web.

From how tos and helpful tips, to design inspiration, we collect the very best of the month’s online flooring goodness to share with you in our regular round up.

This month: Find out how to make your staircase really “pop”, get expert insights into how to choose the best hard flooring option for you and your home, PLUS discover why shabby chic is such an enduringly popular interior design trend.

How to Make Your Staircase “Pop”


Why settle for a bland staircase when this hub of your home could make a brilliant design statement? Often situated in entrance halls, staircases present the perfect opportunity to unleash a little interior design creativity and to create a striking centrepiece. This blog from the Discount Flooring Depot is crammed with bright ideas which could transform your staircase into something seriously special. From lighting and carpeting, to unique twists, get inspired and make your staircase spectacular here.

How to Choose the Right Hard Flooring


We love the glamorously presented Glasswells blog, home to beautifully designed posts and guides all about our specialist subject, flooring. In this guide, the company share their insights into how to choose the right hard flooring option for your family, lifestyle and home. From engineered options, to laminates and real wood, this guide is packed with helpful pointers provided by real experts which will help you pick your perfect solution. Handy stuff!

The Rise & Rise of Shabby Chic


Tarnished brass candlesticks, distressed furniture, rustic floors, bohemian throws – shabby chic interior design is as desirable and beloved today as it was when it first came on the scene in the early 2000s. But what makes this romantic look such an enduring favourite with interior design lovers? And what goes into the perfect shabby chic room? This excellent post from Xylo Flooring answers all of these questions and more.

Do you love shabby chic style? What makes it a winner for you? Have your say below and share your shabby chic style secrets with other readers.

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