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Finish with Flooring!

16 October 2014

Whatever style or period you have chosen for your dolls' house there will be suitable flooring options for you compliment it. From modern graphic tiles and rugs to parquet flooring and worn old floorboards, there's something for every home. Read on for more suggestions!

Marble tiles can add a luxurious touch to a hallway or bathroom, for an Italianate look why not carry them on up the wall and use the border on the wall instead of the floor? Tiles would also be great in a shop or general store, the dark green panel paper  is reminiscent of a certain London department store, imagine recreating your own food halls!

One of our favourite flooring finishes comes from the real wood floors. Cleverly constructed on sheets so you can lay them with ease, these floors will give you a high quality look to your miniature home. If the real wood floors are a bit on the pricey side, we have a wide selection of wooden flooring papers such as this Herringbone Parquet  so there is a great selection for those working to a budget too.

Tiles and wooden flooring is only the beginning! Self-Adhesive Carpets in a vast array of colours can be used to create a contemporary look in miniature homes and rugs of a modern style or more traditional look can easily be used on the bare wood or carpeted rooms just as you wish and this isn't forgetting stair carpets and runners to dress those hallways and staircases to match.  Personally we don't think you can beat a sheepskin rug in front of a roaring fire. What will you chose?

Luxury Décor – are YOU missing out?

16 December 2012

Ever wondered how some mini-builders give their project the wow-factor?

Sometimes just a little touch of luxury is all that’s required.

The Dolls House Emporium has a range of classy goodies that’s more than a little bit special.

Items include gold foiled wallpapers, embossed borders and 'polished' effect flooring. We're always adding lots of inspiration online to help you create your dream design.

And we have a series of easy step-by-step 'How to' videos to show you just how easy it is to achieve a professional finish for a grand entrance, music hall or boudoir.

For instance: extra-special flooring and décor will add that special 'wow factor' to your dolls' house.  The beautiful embossed gold foil detailing and luxurious finish will glisten under the lights and the polished effect of these shiny floors will make the room look like it's just been mopped!

See the full range of Luxury Décor and watch the step-by-step 'How to' videos to start making your own mini masterpiece today!

With as few as three specialist items you can transform your room. Here’s how to fit a ceiling rose.

And with a few sheets of tiled and embossed sheets, find out how to upgrade your bathroom!

How to make your dolls' house floor look real.

24 July 2008

There are so many options to enhance or change the overall look of your dolls' house floors. Dolls' house flooring can be created with rugs, carpets, tiled floors, or real wood flooring. Whatever you choose, it will certainly add charm to your dolls' house.

Here's what to do;

- Always use carpets which are in scale with the thickness of your dolls' house.

- Experiment with upholstery fabrics or velvet, they can be attatched to the floor with glue or double sided tape.

- If you are using real wood flooring sheets, do not try to remove the paper backing.

- If you want a real wood finish, varnish or stain the floor with two or three coats of semi - gloss varnish.

Our expert tips;

- Do not use real carpet samples, as they are not to scale.

- Be sure to double check your measurements, and cut carefully so your flooring is a perfect fit.

- Make sure the surfaces are clean and free of dust.

- Apply glue to both the floor surface and the piece of flooring.

- Wipe excess wood glue away with a damp cloth. Always be extra careful when working with super glue, as it cannot be wiped away so easily.

These are just a few of the hints and tips we have received from collectors, we would love to hear how you make your dolls' house into a home.

 
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