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Making a house a home this summer!

When it comes to interior design, everyone has different tastes. Whether it’s bold and modern, shabby chic or minimalistic, it’s hard for two people to settle on the exact same style because everyone wants to bring their own personality into their home. You want your home to be inviting, especially now it’s summer because it’s the perfect time to have friends round!
Luckily, we’re here to help you make your house feel a little more like a home and give you all the best tips and tricks on where to get the perfect accessories to reflect you!

We know that when it comes to redecorating the first thing that comes to mind isn’t necessarily the lighting and light fixtures, but they can change the room entirely
The light sets the overall vibe for the room. It can make it seem cosier, warmer and even bigger, which is why we think it’s important for you to get the right fixtures in your home!
Here at the Fort, there is a vast array of home stores including Next which has an amazing collection of different ceiling light fixtures and lamps that can transform your home into the perfect haven just for you. They have everything from modern crystal to rustic antler styled chandeliers or even clustered pendants.

They also have a great selection of lamps and feature lighting that will be perfect to turn on for a cosy night in. Whether it’s fairy lights to dress the fireplace in, floor lamps or even calming table/bed side lamps, we know you’re going to love their collection! They have something to suit everyone’s tastes.


Now that we’ve got the lighting out of the way it’s on to the main furniture! If it’s your living room you want to redecorate then the best place to start is the sofa! You can make the entire room look different just by switching up your sofa. Whether you’re into cosy fabric or cool leather, we have a store for everyone’s preference. Wilko and Next have an amazing range of sofas to suit everyone, they even have a create your own selection so you can design your dream sofa. Once you’ve sorted that then you’re going to want armchairs to match – well not to worry! They have the perfect options for you!

Your bedroom is your own personal haven, you want it to be as relaxing and comfortable as possible so that you have somewhere to chill out after a long day. Whether you prefer beds that can hold a lot of storage, posted beds, wooden or metal, we know you’ll find the perfect frame for you. Our gorgeous collection covers everyone’s personal styles, we know that you’re going to find the bed of your dreams.


Accessories are key to making your house feel more like a home! They add character and life within and really portray your personality to your house guests. We have multiple stores which provide top quality pieces for you to decorate your home with.

New Look has a variety of different accessories which you’re bound to love; from gorgeous plant pots to light up signs, we know you’re going to fall in love with their collection.

If New Look’s home-ware isn’t really your cup of tea then you could always try H&M! They have a huge selection of all things home and you’re bound to love them. They have different styles and trends throughout their store which they switch up regularly, at the moment their top trends are: ‘Tropical Touch’, ‘Calm Serenity’ and ‘Blue is the colour’. Their collections have something for everyone’s sense of style. So if you’re looking for boho bed sheets, wicker baskets and beautiful table cloths then you definitely need to check out H&M!

No home is complete without wall art, nobody wants completely bare walls! Whether you’re into filling them with photographs of friends and family, or plaques with inspirational quotes on, you need something to decorate your house and make you smile. Don’t worry if you don’t want to break the bank whilst doing so because we have our very own Pound Shop. With their amazing deals, you’ll be able to decorate your whole house without the eye watering bill at the end! They have stylish photo frames, inspirational plaques and gorgeous canvas’ that we know you’re going to love!

And finally, we can’t forget to decorate the garden this summer because it’s meant to be a hot one! We’re going to have BBQ’s and garden parties galore so you need your garden looking on point. There are loads of different shops where you could pick up cute garden accessories and furniture! Next has gorgeous outdoor seating and artistic plant pots which will make the whole street jealous, you won’t want to miss out on their amazing lines. Primark has accessories to die for, their light up jars will be the perfect decoration when it starts to go dark, they’ll make your garden glow whilst giving off relaxing vibes!

We here at The Fort hope you have an amazing summer and you enjoy decorating your home! We hope these little tips and tricks helped you out on where to shop for the best things!

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