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While we’re all spending much more time indoors, our homes and houses have become more of a focus than ever. Many of us have spent the last couple of months looking idly at Pinterest, searching for inspiration, and planning new renovations and changes to our homes. We love fantasising about our ideal homes, from perfect cosy bedrooms to midcentury modern living rooms, and we know we’re not the only ones! Furniture brand Arlo & Jacob conducted a survey asking 1,000 UK residents what their dream home would look like, and we were fascinated by the results.


Interestingly, most of those surveyed are quite modest in their dream home desires, with the results revealing that three bedrooms are the average requested number. More than half of the participants would like an en-suite, a dressing room, and a walk-in wardrobe, while over a third of people would like a balcony in their bedroom. In terms of design, white and grey with touches of blue are the preferred colour choices. This matches perfectly with our recent colour investigations where we determined that blue is the perfect relaxing colour for a bedroom.

Living Rooms

More than half of those surveyed would like a smart TV in their lounges, while 40% would love a big open fire and fireplace. Being cosy and warm, especially during the cold winter months, is important to most dream homes. We can’t really think of anything better than curling up in front of the fire with a good book or a heartwarming film when it’s frosty outside, and it seems like we’re not alone. Corner sofas are by far the most wanted seating request, while more than a quarter of people chose a minimal white theme for the room, with warming tones of grey and brown.


The overriding aesthetic theme throughout the survey is freshness and simplicity – and the kitchen is no exception. A white kitchen is the most requested colour, with a clean, fresh and minimal style throughout. We’re also big coffee lovers, with over 30% of participants wanting a home coffee machine. We can’t argue – especially in the colder months, caffeine is a daily essential. The kitchen is fast becoming the social hub of a home, with nearly half of all people surveyed wanting a kitchen island to socialise around.

Your Dream Home

At Tidmarsh, we know how important your home is. Your home is your safe haven, a quiet space away from the trials and tribulations of the outside world. At this current moment in time, your home is more important than ever. So we know that it’s essential to make it as comfortable as can be, a place that brings you happiness every time you walk through the door. By filling your home with things that bring you joy, you can improve your home happiness.

You can absolutely start small to create your dream home. We know at the moment things are all over the place, but an inexpensive and impactful way to change up a space that you’re spending more time than usual in is by introducing a new window covering. The simple and clean colour schemes that are desirable throughout a home actually provide the perfect base for a pop of colour from a Tidmarsh blind. A statement colour, pattern or design can bring a whole new look to a room, boosting your mood and your home. Give us a call today to talk through your window needs, and let us help you take the first step towards your dream home.