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Dream Homes are a favourite topic of ours in the Tidmarsh office. We’ve all thought and fantasised about our ideal homes, from our perfect cosy bedrooms to our midcentury modern living rooms. It’s one of the reasons we love to spend hours flicking through beautiful home magazines and trawling interior design themed Pinterest boards. So when furniture brand Arlo & Jacob conducted a survey asking 1,000 UK residents what their dream home would look like, we were instantly intrigued 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. 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. An inexpensive and impactful way to change up a space 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.