The Banbayu Blog

How to design and decorate the perfect kitchen

How to design and decorate the perfect kitchen

If you are in the lucky position of designing your own kitchen, the options available can be overwhelming to say the least! We have put together some of our top tips to help you through the key decisions. Even if you just want to update your current kitchen, hopefully, you will find some useful material here.

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Cheryl Ho

The top ten home decor magazines in the UK - the Banbayu list!

The top ten home decor magazines in the UK - the Banbayu list!

 As a home interiors enthusiast, there is little better than sitting down to relax with your favourite home decor magazine and dreaming about all the new ideas you have for decorating your home. Some say that print is dead, but there will always be a space for home decor magazines on our coffee table.  While websites like Pinterest and Houzz (which we love) are amazing for inspiration, sometimes the act of getting lost in a magazine can really get your creative juices flowing. Left sat out on a coffee table with favourite pages folded down, a magazine can provide weeks...

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Cheryl Ho

The top 7 habits of tidy home owners!

The top 7 habits of tidy home owners!

We share the top seven secrets habits of people who have consistently clean and tidy homes. With a little bit of effort, your home can be guest ready and the haven you deserve!

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Laura Belton

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Drum roll please… The Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 has just been announced… Presenting 18-3838 Ultra Violet! Described by Pantone as “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” Now, what does this award really mean? Founded in 1962, Pantone was a small company that began its humble roots by manufacturing colour cards for cosmetics companies. When the company changed directions by developing the first colour matching system in 1963, the Pantone Matching System (PMS) became a standardised colour reproduction system which has since...

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