25 October 2011

Unusual Holiday Homes for your next holiday

Spending your holiday in a beautiful property with a great landscape and view is always an amazing idea. Comfort and easy access to popular tourist attractions are only some of the advantages tourists can enjoy in their holiday homes. A beautiful holiday home could easily translate to a remarkable and unforgettable holiday.

While the common notion of a holiday home is a beautiful house in the countryside, there are holiday properties that push the envelope when it comes to comfortable setting in amazing natural surroundings. The following are unique and highly popular holiday vacation homes highly recommended for everyone.

Yurt Cottages

A yurt is basically a large modern hut that looks like a tent from the outside. It is a very popular type of holiday property in Devon because it’s very easy to set-up but sturdy against different types of weather conditions. Inside, the yurt comes with practically everything you need for the holiday. This is a highly recommended holiday property for those who wanted to be closer to nature.


There are hundreds of castles in Europe available for rent anytime of the year. But the best places to consider a castle for the holidays is in Scotland. They have the best properties with amazing views as these castles were specifically built for royalty.


Another impressive holiday home to consider for your next vacation is a lighthouse. The best part about a lighthouse is they offer an amazing view of the ocean. A lighthouse in Somerset is a perfect example of a great lighthouse holiday home because it’s serene and it comes with amazing amenities for tourists to enjoy.

13 October 2011

Top Tips for Decorating a Living Room

Properly decorating the living room in your holiday home is a very important task. A well decorated living room provides a soothing welcome atmosphere for the guests. If you’re planning to rent your property during the holidays, a good looking living room will give a good first impression. Although renting out your property is not necessarily on first impressions, a good start will improve your chances of attracting more tenants.

The Chairs and Television

Your chair and the television are the most important and dominant objects in your living room. Don’t just scatter the chairs or place them in a lined up order since the place will end up looking like a classroom instead of a living room. Place the chairs around the television so that everyone will have a view of the entertainment appliance. Chairs surrounding the television will also look nice in the living room because of the smooth (not stiff when lined up) order of things at home.

Tables with Storage Options

If you’re adding tables in your living room (which you should), always consider tables with additional compartments. Food can be placed on top of the table while magazines and books can be placed inside the compartment. This will maintain the beauty of the living room because it will limit clutter.

The Right Color Combination

Color combination in your living room can be a little bit tricky. But here’s the safest trick that will make your living room look amazing: use neutral colors (grey, white, black, ivory) as your wall and focus on colorful ornaments. The ornaments will provide the needed hue in the living room and guests will feel spacious and relaxed.