Derek Lotts

Derek Lotts is a Sydney based writer and researcher, a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator blog. He writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and business. He thinks all of these topics fall under the self-improvement category. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment.

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Living Space

Lighting Ideas for an Outdoor Living Space

When it comes to design, there are many things you should consider from colors and materials to textures and, of course, lighting. Lighting can make or break any atmosphere, which is why you want your outdoor lighting to be just as great as your indoor one, especially if you use your garden for entertaining your […]

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Turn Your Basement into the Ultimate Kids’ Playroom

Turn Your Basement into the Ultimate Kids’ Playroom

Dealing with your kids’ endless energy and a pile of toys can become a bit challenging after a while, especially if this all happens in your living room or kitchen. This is where a basement makeover can come in handy. Turning your basement space into a child’s playroom doesn’t have to be an expensive investment […]

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Making your Home Safe from Fire

Making your Home Safe from Fire

Fire safety is an important aspect of any house. This is why you should check out your home from time to time and ensure that accidents don’t happen. Also, don’t just fireproof your home, teach your family how to deal with fire and what they need to do. Purchase Smoke Alarms Get smoke alarms for […]

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How to Boost Natural Light in Your Dark Décor

How to Boost Natural Light in Your Dark Décor

Regardless of how strong your illumination system is, there is simply no alternative to natural light. This phenomenon affects your productivity, influences your mindset and is in direct correlation with your physical health. Because of this, you need to find a way to enhance the influx of natural light into your home. To make things […]

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Home Library Designs

Home Library Designs

Home Library: Design Considerations  Lying in your bed with a Kindle in your hand is quite pleasurable as an average e-book reader weighs about 200 grams and is easier to hold in your hand than the collected works of Shakespeare, novels by Karl Ove Knausgård or The Lord of the Rings. However, some people still […]

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