While 2019 saw a move from darker blues, navy is making a comeback with Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 colour of the year: ‘Naval’. This rich navy hue promotes a confident, exuberant feel, evoking the power of nature’s dark skies and deep oceans, and the uncompromising glamour of the Art Deco revival. Sophisticated and bold, shades like Naval are a great way to add drama to your home.
How to get the look:
Modernise your kitchen design with navy accents
Navy is a clean hue that works especially well in a cooking space. Give your kitchen an instant refresh by painting your cupboards and cabinets a vibrant shade of navy. For a crisp, modern look contrast with white walls and pale marble countertops. Navy isn’t just for cupboards either; If you want your kitchen to have a cool but quirky look, navy tiles like this vibrant metro tile from Ceramic Planet are a showstopping choice for any kitchen.
Layer navy soft furnishings
If you’re on the fence about the navy trend, you don’t have to commit to a big colour overhaul. Instead, try it out in small doses with textiles and soft furnishings. Navy is a strong colour so if you prefer to keep things subtle, choose patterned textiles that feature navy among other, more familiar shades. Navy works with almost any colour, and a mix of patterns will add depth and interest to your design.
Create moody glamour with navy walls
Keen to create some drama in your space? Navy is your new best friend. It looks especially striking on walls, and it’s a budget-friendly way to create a moody, glamorous ambience in any room. To avoid your navy walls looking harsh or gloomy, contrast with jewel-toned furnishings and highlight with plenty of warm ambient lighting.
Team with warm metallics
Navy looks sleek and sophisticated with cool metallic finishes such as silver or chrome, but for all-out glamour we love navy teamed with warm metallics like copper and rose-gold. Give your room the wow factor with metallic rose accents against a rich navy backdrop. And for extra opulence, coordinate with navy soft furnishings in sumptuous fabrics like velvet.
Use as a backdrop for natural accents
With its echoes of the night sky and the ocean depths, navy is an ideal backdrop for rooms that feature natural elements, and works well as a lively contrast to pale wood and stone finishes. Navy is a versatile hue that can be paired with teal, green and pink shades, so it will add depth and elegance to a botanical themed room, too. Make a real statement with stunning navy botanical wallpaper like ‘Anthriscus Dusk’ from Graham & Brown.
As the hub for family get-togethers and the setting for dinner parties, your dining area deserves to be the most stylish place in your home.
If you’re looking to refresh the décor of your dining area and make every meal a joy, this article is for you. Whatever your taste, size and budget, we’ve some great tips to transform your dining area into something special:
1. Paint a bright border
Does your dining area feel too small? For a bold, modern look that opens up the space, create a border for the top of your walls. Choose a bright accent colour for the border to draw the eye up and give the illusion of a higher ceiling.
2. Create an eclectic look
When it comes to the eclectic style, the possibilities are endless! Introduce mismatched furniture, mix modern with retro and team animal print with florals. This style is budget-friendly because you can pick up individual pieces from markets and charity shops instead of splashing out on a matching set. To tie all the elements together, make sure your pieces share a theme like a common colour or shape, and remember to keep seats at around the same height.
3. Add interest with wall art
Wall art is an instant and easy way to make your dining area pop. Art adds interest to any wall and will create a talking point at dinner parties, too. Typically, pictures should be hung at eye level, but you can go a little lower in your dining area because you’ll be seated. For a great range of art prints from fine art to kitsch, take a look at King & McGaw.
4. Give it personality with vibrant accents
A simple way to transform your dining area is by adding a splash of colour. Give your old existing chairs a lick of paint and they’ll look like new again. Or for a quirky, decorative touch that’s even less fuss, just dip the legs in a bright colour. Coordinate with bright tableware and seat cushions for a funky, modern look.
5. Hang a statement pendant light
A pendant light over your dining table will add drama and create a focal point. Hang the light low to create a more intimate atmosphere, and when choosing your light fitting it’s a good idea to use the size of the dining table as a reference. For example, round tables look great with a curved or bowl-shaped fitting. and long, narrow tables work well with a double-light installation. For more inspiration, check out Cult Furniture’s current range of pendant fittings in various sizes and styles.
6. Go relaxed and rustic
Light, airy and relaxed, rustic décor is the ideal choice for those of us who enjoy laidback dining. Think natural materials, stoneware table accessories, and a lovely solid wood table taking centre stage. An easy way to decorate a rustic dining area is to choose your table first, then add chairs and tablewares to complement it. Take a look at The Rustic Table Co. for a range of lovely handcrafted tables and bespoke options.
After the hectic build-up to the festive season, you deserve to relax and enjoy the holidays. And what better way to indulge in some much-needed self-care than creating a cosy reading nook? Curl up with a good book, chat to friends on your phone and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in your new favourite spot.
Here are some easy ways to create a reading nook, no matter what size or shape your home is:
Optimise natural light
A window area, especially one with a nice view, can easily be transformed into a reading nook. Not only will this save space, it will give you a healthy dose of natural light. Finish your page, sit back and enjoy the scenery. If you don’t have a wide ledge or banquette, simply position a bench by your view. Add comfy cushions and you’re ready to relax!
Get creative with your space
Even in a small home, there are plenty of options to create a chic and comfortable nook. Under the stairs, an attic or even a closet can be transformed into a cosy hideout with seating, lamp and soft furnishings. And any empty corner can become a reading nook, too. Rattan chairs are very popular right now and they’re small enough to fit in even the most awkward spaces. Cult Furniture has a chic range of rattan chairs in different styles and colours.
Add a bookcase
A library of your favourite novels is the perfect accessory for your new reading nook. When you’ve finished a book, you can simply reach for another. Flank your nook with a built-in bookcase, stack books under your seat, or install some floating shelves. Check out Tylko.com for funky bookcases and wall storage options.
Zone it with a new colour
If you’ve a large or open-plan room, it’s a good idea to set your reading area apart from the rest of your space by painting it in a different colour. Open-plan spaces tend to have several activities taking place within them, and zoning an area for each one means the space won’t feel confused or cluttered.
Ramp up the comfort level
Your reading nook isn’t just for reading. It can be the place for you to unwind and recharge, and even to sneak in the odd nap! Optimise comfort with an overstuffed chair and an ottoman to rest your feet on, or go for a chaise lounge so you can recline in style. Create a cocoon with gauzy curtains, and layer faux fur rugs and plenty of cushions and throws. Take a look at Cox & Cox’s range of luxe soft furnishings for more inspiration.
Make it personal
Make your nook into your own personal haven with meaningful accessories and treasures. Create a gallery wall of family photos, your favourite collection or some much-loved souvenirs. Surrounding yourself with your favourite things means when you put down your book, you can let your mind wander and revisit happy memories.
Looking to update your festive décor this season? These sophisticated Christmas décor ideas will keep your spirits merry, and they look so good you’ll want to leave them up all year round! Read on for the best festive decorations to suit every home, from a paired-down minimal aesthetic to glitzy metallics:
1. White winter wonderland
Craving a white Christmas? You can have it indoors with icy white décor and a frosted tree. Warm up the look with lanterns and candles, and fake snowfall with cosy sheepskin rugs. For a more dramatic look, contrast your all-white décor with vibrant red accents. Take a look at Amara for a great range of white festive décor to suit every taste.
2. Mixed metallics
Metallics are an easy way to inject some glam into your festive display. Decorating around one metallic tone creates a chic and modern feel, but for added visual interest contrast two metallic tones like silver and gold or copper and pewter. For a sophisticated look, use one metallic as your main colour and one as an accent.
3. Festive forest
Bringing elements of nature indoors will make your space feel more cosy and inviting, and you don’t have to stop with a real pine tree. Wreaths, natural garlands, and arrangements of branches and winterberries are all great ways to bring the charm of the forest into your home.
4. Go minimalist
Does too much sparkle set your teeth on edge? You can create a festive look without swathes of tinsel or twinkling Christmas lights. Team a barely decorated tree with paired-down geometric décor that exudes a festive energy, like paper lanterns and star garlands. Nordic Nest has a big selection of minimalist Christmas accessories, and some great kitsch pieces, too.
5. Break from tradition
Make a statement and give your festive décor a modern edge with a non-traditional palette. Instead of the typical red, green and gold, add zesty yellow to your greenery or choose contemporary purple and silver. Even a rainbow palette of pretty pastels can be more festive than you think – get the look with playful pompom garlands and an unconventional candy coloured tree.
6. Coordinate everything
Spending a lot of time on wrapping gifts? Show them off and make them work as part of your design. Coordinate your paper, ribbons and bows to complement your colour scheme. Coordinate all your ornaments and accessories too, for a seamless and cohesive look.
7. Scale down
You don’t have to forgo Christmas décor if you’re short on space. A chic mini tree like this angel pine from Trouva will give your home a festive feel without overwhelming it. Add some unexpected elements that don’t take up square footage, like tree decorations hung from your pendant light or from a display of branches, and the overall effect will be sophisticated instead of cluttered.
Looking to update your home in the New Year? Keen to stay ahead of the curve with fresh new design ideas? We’ve got you covered. We’ve analysed the emerging key trends of the latest design shows to bring you our predictions for 2020. Enjoy!
All things botanical
The botanical theme has been a big trend this year, and it’s set to stay in 2020. Leafy wallpaper and forest green palettes are getting ever more popular. In fact, the trend for plant life and greenery will go a step further for 2020: indoor gardens will take centre stage to evoke a feeling of relaxation and tranquillity. Another new element we’re seeing are vertical gardens – foliage trailing from doorways and dividers.
Another trend that’s set to continue is the love for natural materials. Wood will be the go-to material, but while 2019 was all about pale unfinished wood, 2020 will also embrace deeper, polished tones like walnut and mahogany. Stone, wicker, jute and rattan will be huge too. Quality handcrafted and upcycled furniture are set to be even more popular in 2020, to complement the rising trend for sustainable living. If you want to invest in quality, check out Indigo’s range of handcrafted wooden furniture.
Intimate spaces replace open-plan living
We predict 2020 will see a move away from open-plan living spaces. Instead there will be an emphasis on creating a cosy retreat, with dividers like wooden and bamboo screens, bookcases and curtains zoning off areas in your home and promoting a peaceful, intimate environment.
Grey might not be out of favour just yet, but on the horizon for 2020 there’s a move toward warm neutral tones. Creating a calm but uplifting ambience, warm neutrals like Behr’s Charismatic or Earthborn’s Vanilla are the perfect backdrop to showcase the trend for greenery and all things natural. They coordinate beautifully with bold accents, too. Team your warm neutrals with magenta or navy for a chic modern look.
This year’s trend for retro interiors will leave a legacy for 2020: curved and wavy lines as an alternative to modern angular ones. Think furniture with rounded corners, and mirrors and accessories in smooth, organic shapes. But if you love the modern look, the good news is you can mix it up. Team geometric lines with curved ones to give your interior visual interest.
Neo-Mint is the colour of 2020
We’re loving the emerging trend for bright and cheerful pastels, and minty green is the shade to go for if you want to update your home in 2020. WSGN’s colour of 2020 Neo-Mint is tipped to be the year’s top colour. It’s a shade that “harmonises science and technology with nature.” Fresh and reviving, this hue is ideal for your bathroom or kitchen. For a warmer pastel green we recommend Dulux’s colour of 2020 Tranquil Dawn which is ideal for brightening your bedroom or living area.
Lighting can be an afterthought when choosing décor, but it’s actually a key part of any design. It helps to draw the eye, makes areas come to life and transforms the colours in a room. Lighting is crucial for our safety and comfort, and has a direct impact on our mood, too.
Now the nights are drawing in, it’s the ideal time to show your home some love and enhance it with the best lighting. Follow these tips for flawless ways to light up your home:
1. Layer your lighting
To use light effectively in a room, variety is key. Rather than relying on a single overhead light, use different light sources across different levels. Not only is this more flattering for the room and the people in it, layered lighting creates interest, gives the space a more balanced look and gives you the option to enhance certain areas.
2. Consider scale
When you’re choosing lighting fixtures, keep in mind the size of your room. The fixtures need to be in proportion to the furniture, and different types of lighting will enhance your room's size and shape in different ways. Uplighting, say from a tall floor lamp, makes a room feel larger. Low-slung pendant lights create the illusion of height, while clusters of lighting will make a big space feel more cosy.
3. Invest in task lighting
When choosing where to position lighting, think purpose as well as style. What tasks do you undertake in each room, and how can lighting help you? Different tasks need different kinds of lighting: focussed downlighting is best for a kitchen, while adjustable lamps are best for reading or a home office environment. Dimmers are a great energy-efficient solution for a space that will shift in function and atmosphere throughout the day.
4. Choose lightbulbs carefully
You might take care to find light fixtures to match your décor, but did you know the type of bulb is just as important? If your walls are in cooler colours, you might want to use an amber or yellow bulb to cast a warm glow. Cool-toned bulbs like white or blue can be stark but they brighten a space very effectively, so they’re a good option to liven up dark walls. Take a look at John Lewis’ range for a selection of bulbs in different tones and styles.
5. Use light to enhance your favourite pieces
Lighting is a great way to draw attention to your favourite décor elements, like a gallery wall, an architectural element or a key piece of furniture. For maximum impact, add light in unexpected places, like illuminated built-in shelving to show off a display of treasured objects.
6. Make a statement
Lighting fixtures can be important décor elements in their own right. Sleek, simple fixtures convey a modern look, while ornate decorative pieces tend to have a vintage feel. A statement lamp or pendant fixture in an otherwise simple room is a great way to add interest to the space. For a selection of modern lighting fixtures to suit every taste, take a look at Made.com, while LightInTheBox has a great range of vintage styles.
Want a new look for your home, but short on time and resources? Sprucing up your décor doesn’t have to cost the earth, and there are some very easy and budget-friendly changes you can make that will impact your interior in a big way.
Read on to discover the small updates you can make that will transform your space:
Change the layout
Changing your décor doesn’t have to mean adding things to it. You can completely transform the dynamic of any space by simply rearranging your furniture. When you’re rearranging, pay attention to visual weight. That is, if you’ve a large item on one side of the room, balance it out with another large item (or a cluster of small ones) on the other.
Invest in an area rug
Rugs are great for tying a design together, and the style of rug you choose can instantly update the whole aesthetic of your room. For visual interest and a cosy atmosphere, layer rugs in different colours and prints. You can find chic budget-friendly rugs at H&M and IKEA.
Neaten up your space with storage boxes
Let’s be honest, nearly all rooms will benefit from more storage. Keep your space clutter-free with storage that does double duty as a design feature. Think chic trunks for an eclectic vintage feel, or funky bohemian woven baskets. Take a look at Wayfair’s range of affordable storage boxes in a variety of styles and materials.
Mismatch your furniture
Furniture that matches perfectly can actually make a room feel uninspiring. But change up a couple of pieces and you’ll transform the ambience of your space. If you’re on a budget, embracing the eclectic look also gives you more affordable options – preloved, upcycled and modern pieces are all fair game. Mix old and new styles and different colours, and enjoy a funky new look.
Pile up cushions and blankets
What’s the quickest way to completely transform a room? Update your cushions and throws. These are usually the first things people notice when they enter a room. Add a new colour or print to your space to modernise the look, or warm up an austere space with draped sheepskin throws. Zara currently has a lovely selection of soft furnishings at affordable prices.
Buy fresh flowers
Fresh flowers are an easy and affordable way to bring your home to life. With almost zero effort, you can inject some colour and sophistication into any room. Make a statement with a bold bouquet or keep it simple with a single bloom. Replenish your flowers every week for an instant colour update, and enjoy the reviving fragrance, too.
Now winter’s around the corner, darker days and gloomy weather can take their toll on your energy and mood. But transform your bathroom into a spa and you can pamper yourself, relax and unwind – the perfect antidote to the winter blues!
You don’t need to completely renovate your bathroom to create your own stylish retreat, either. Make a few changes to your bathroom’s décor, and they will work together to create a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere.
How to get the look:
Choose calming colours
Skip the bold accents and strong colours: the theme for a spa bathroom is serenity. Choose neutral colours like white, beige or earth tones to create a soothing environment. And if you are craving a bit of colour, opt for muted blues or greens to promote peace and evoke a natural feel.
Invest in luxe towels and bathrobes
No spa is complete without fluffy towels to cocoon yourself in! Investing in some decadent oversized towels and bathrobes won’t just add to your comfort – keeping them on display will enhance the luxurious feel of your décor. Take a look at Frette.com for a great range of spa quality towels and robes.
Indoor plants are an easy way to create a tranquil setting. They will add life to your bathroom and they’ll also help promote a healthy environment by purifying the air. Go for low maintenance options like succulents in chic ceramic pots, or spider plants spilling from hanging baskets.
Indulge all the senses
Candles will take the relaxing ambience of your bathroom to the next level, helping you de-stress after a long day. Choose candles fragranced with your favourite scent, or add a drop of aromatherapy oil to your tub to ensure your worries are left at the door.
Use natural materials
Bringing elements of nature indoors promotes your wellbeing and adds an inviting touch to your décor. Swap chrome or plastic for natural materials; think wooden towel ladders, loofahs and wicker baskets. Handcrafted ceramic tiles and veined marble also work well to evoke the senses and create a soothing ambience. The White Company has a chic range of natural bathroom accessories perfect for a spa environment.
Clear away the clutter
Is your bathroom cluttered with items you don't use every day? Clutter creates stress, so store them out of sight underneath your sink, in a basket or in a cabinet instead. Invest in a chic wooden caddy for the top of your tub to keep your essentials handy.
Add a piece of art
Art isn’t just for your living room and bedroom! Give your new spa some personality and hang a piece of coordinating wall art. This final touch will complete your design and make it feel more welcoming. Take a look at Desenio for a lovely range of prints inspired by nature.
Window dressings aren’t always a top concern when decorating, but they actually make a big difference to your interior. In fact, if you frame your windows the right way you can transform your entire room. And the type of window dressing you choose is also key for controlling how light enters your space.
If you’d like to revamp your window dressings, we’ve got you covered! From curtains to roller blinds and shutters, we've picked the best window dressing ideas to complement your home:
Timeless and stylish, shutters will give your room impact with a chic continental feel. Embrace the trend for natural materials and choose rustic raw wooden shutters, or choose a vibrant contemporary colour to suit your décor scheme. Shutters are especially handy for unusual or awkward shaped windows because they can be made to fit your requirements. Hillary’s has a big selection of shutters in a choice of styles and colours, and they also offer a made-to-measure service.
Glamorous and retro, heavy curtains in thick fabrics like velvet are a showstopping choice that will add a sense of luxury and opulence to any room. For extra impact and the illusion of height, hang your curtains close to the ceiling rather than directly above the window, and leave them long enough to graze the floor. Heavy curtains are great insulators too, so they’re ideal for keeping your home cosy and warm during the winter months.
A modern and sophisticated take on your granny’s lacy net curtains, sheer curtains made from voile or chiffon are a great choice if you want to allow plenty of light into your room. Sheer curtains also prevent passers-by from being able to see inside. They’re ideal for bathroom windows, or for windows that look out onto the street. And for a vintage twist, opt for opaque panels featuring bold floral prints. For more inspiration, take a look at Voila Voile for a great range of sheer curtains in different colours and patterns.
Roller blinds are perfect for the bedroom as they can block out all light. And because they can be tied at different heights they’re also ideal if you need to control how much light your room gets, say in a home office or conservatory. Roller blinds are available in lots of styles and colours. Lighter hues will enhance a spacious feel, but for real impact choose a bold accent colour with matching soft furnishings. Or why not experiment with roller blinds in a funky pattern? Wilson’s Blinds has an eclectic selection of roller blinds in different patterns and colours.
A Window seat can be a beautiful feature for your room, and a great way to enjoy the view from your window or to put your feet up with a book. Concave bay windows are perfect for creating a window seat, but any big window can be turned into a seat with an ottoman and some comfy cushions. Instead of hanging curtains right over the window, hang them in front of your seat to zone the space and create a cosy cocoon to relax in.
Do you wish your home could be a more cheerful place? After a long day you deserve to come back to a refuge that will lift your spirits. And now winter is round the corner and the nights are starting to draw in, it’s even more important that your home environment will boost your mood.
The great news is there are simple tweaks you can make to your décor that will transform your house into a sanctuary of happiness:
1. Be bold with colour
Colours have the power to influence your mood, and optimistic colours like yellow and green have been shown to make us happier. Yellow will lift your spirits and promote energy, and we associate green with nature, health and wellbeing. You don’t need big doses of these bright hues either; a zesty lemon chair or emerald picture frame can be enough to give you a boost. For inspiration, take a look at Farrow & Ball’s range of cheerful colours, like Dayroom Yellow and Breakfast Room Green.
2. Brighten your home with houseplants
Houseplants look great with any décor scheme, and studies suggest they can actually decrease your stress levels. They’re effective for purifying the air, too. If you don’t have a green thumb, go for low maintenance options like succulents, money plants or yuccas. And if you really don’t have time to water, incorporating outdoorsy elements like shells or colourful crystals are another great way to make your space feel relaxing.
3. Get rid of clutter
It’s true: not only is clutter the biggest obstacle to flawless interior design, it also causes stress. On the other hand, an organised and clear space is instantly calming. Whether you want to go full minimalist and Kondo every area of your home, or you just want to tone down a too-busy worktop, taking steps to declutter your space will make you feel happier.
4. Make your bed
It might sound trivial, but taking the time to make your bed as soon as you get up will give you the best start to your day. This is because it helps you get into a productive frame of mind so you’re ready to tackle the day’s tasks. And as a bonus you’ll also have a pleasant environment to return to at night-time!
5. Let in the light
Exposure to natural light improves your mood and helps you sleep better at night, too. Get as much of it as you can by fully opening blinds and curtains, and hanging mirrors opposite windows. And as the days get shorter over the winter months, fake it with plenty of ambient lighting at different levels throughout your home. Swap out white and blue toned bulbs for warmer tones like yellow. Or choose cheerful pink bulbs, and you can literally have a rose-tinted home. Oliver Bonas currently has a great range of uplifting lamps and bulbs from modern to vintage.
6. Choose furniture with curves
Furniture with curved edges is easier on the eye than boxy, angular shapes. But if you’ve a home full of sharp angles, don’t worry! Simply soften the look with some casually draped throws and cosy cushions. Go for tactile textures like chunky knits and velvets, and your space will instantly feel more pleasant. Take a look at the range of soft furnishings from Habitat for sunny colours and plush textures to suit every taste.
This season we’re loving the gorgeous décor trends that celebrate the beauty of autumn. Late 2019 has seen a move towards rich colours and natural materials like wood, copper and granite, and these elements bring an organic and warm atmosphere to any space.
Follow these tips and you can update your décor to reflect the changes in nature, while creating an ambience you can enjoy all year round:
1. Embrace vibrant colours…
A lick of paint is an easy way to give your home an instant facelift. Vibrant autumn colours like red, burgundy, burnt orange and golden yellow will add warmth to your space and make it feel cosy and inviting. These colours look spectacular in sunlight too, perfect for enjoying those autumn sunsets. For a softer look, team bold autumnal accents with earthy neutrals like chestnut, honey and vanilla. Take a look at Craig & Rose for a great selection of warm autumn paint colours.
2. …Or go dark and moody
As the nights draw in and the evenings get chilly, now is the perfect time to make an impact with deep and moody colours. Black and gold tableware is a sophisticated twist on Halloween décor and will add a touch of drama to your dining area. Go for burgundy and magenta velvet furniture to create a hint of gothic charm, and accessorise with flickering candles displayed in jet black lanterns or candlesticks.
3. Bring the outdoors in
A simple way to celebrate the beauty of nature this season is to bring it into your home. Go for dark flowers or a leafy bouquet of russet coloured foliage, and pair with rustic accessories like vintage bottles, jars or distressed trays. For a modern and minimalist display, collect a few branches and arrange them in a clear vase.
4. Layer natural materials and rustic textures
Organic materials will give your home a relaxed feel, while layers of contrasting textures add interest to your décor and create a cosy environment. Offset rich, dark wood with patterned textiles in vibrant colours; think rustic checks or stripes. Invest in soft furnishings like throws and cushions in wool, velvet and faux fur to keep you snug as the temperature drops. And to anchor your space, choose a warm rug in Autumnal colours. House of Isabella has a lovely range of soft furnishings in autumnal colours and natural textures, to suit every taste.
5. Create a focal point
As the weather gets colder, you’ll be spending more time by the fire. Why not have something elegant to look at? Transform your mantle or fireplace into the focal point of your room. Think dark foliage, gothic art and banners. For a more rustic feel, go for wreaths and classic autumn motifs like leaves and gourds. For more inspiration, check out Balsam Hill’s chic selection of wreaths and garlands.
While the décor of previous years was simple and austere, we’re seeing a more fun and glamorous approach in 2019. Bold prints, vibrant colours and maximalism are trending. And with the focus on mixing pattern and texture, wallpaper is everywhere in exciting new designs and patterns. Wallpaper is the perfect way to take a feature wall to the next level, or add a dramatic, large-scale patten to your space.
Here’s our pick of the best new designs to instantly transform your home:
Accessories are the finishing touches that give your home personality, from art and ornaments to lamps and cushions. Interior designers pay special attention to accessories because we know they’re really important! Often, they’re the first thing you notice when you enter a room. They’re the details that pull the style together.
Here are 7 easy ways to give your own home a unique look with accessories:
As the temperature drops and days get shorter, we spend more time indoors – and crave our home comforts. The great news is while the weather is turning drab, your décor doesn’t have to be! There are simple ways to create an indulgent and luxurious atmosphere that’s perfect for relaxing in.
Follow these tips to transform your home into a cosy retreat this winter:
Whether you live in a busy family house or a compact studio flat, less space doesn’t have to mean less style! It is possible to work with the smallest rooms to create a home that’s truly unique, and you don’t have to compromise on comfort either.
Here are 9 clever ways to make a big impact with a small space:
Pattern is a fun way to liven up a dull room, inject your own personality into your home - or project the style you want, like folky Bohemian or Art Deco. With prints to suit every taste, from chic geometric shapes to rustic checks and pretty florals, pattern will make your home unique.
But using pattern can be tricky – unless you get it just right, the effect will be chaotic, not coordinated!
The good news is you can create stunning results with pattern if you know some basic rules. Read on to learn how to introduce your favourite prints into your home.
Would you love to give your home a fresh new look? The décor that once made your home feel cosy over winter can seem drab in the bright sunshine. But the good news? You can refresh your home for summer in no time, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth, either.
I’ll show you 7 simple ways to transform your home into a bright, airy space that’s a joy to live in:
Have you ever walked into a room where everything just ‘works’ perfectly?
Sometimes the room has obvious highlights like a lovely piece of furniture. But sometimes what makes the room special is more subtle: the layout, the colours, the details… it’s all oh-so-flawless. And you wonder: how’s it done?
You’re about to find out! I’ll share some interior designer’s best-kept secrets so you can create that wow factor in your own home.
Imagine this: you’ve decided to revive your tired room with fresh décor. You choose your favourite colours and patterns, gorgeous furniture. You arrange the finishing touches. And…
…the room doesn’t look how you’d hoped, and it’s not long before you find yourself wanting to decorate again! If this sounds familiar, this post is for you. Answer these 5 questions at the start of your project for a beautiful new space you’ll be happy with for years to come.
Nothing is more effective for transforming a room than changing its colour. A coat of paint, fresh soft furnishings, and your space has a new lease of life.
When you want a change, it’s tempting to run to the store, grab your favourite colours and get painting! But it’s worthwhile taking the time to select your palette first. Colour has the power to reflect your personality and affect the mood of everyone who sees it. While a bad colour scheme can lead to eye-watering results, a good one can look spectacular. Follow these steps for a perfectly coordinated room.