We are constantly looking for ways to improve our homes. Do you find yourself walking around your house, pointing out things you want to change and never doing anything about it? Altering your interiors doesn’t have to be expensive, you just have to know where to shop and what to buy. Making these important decisions can be difficult, which is why we have put together this blog, offering you our expert advice on transforming your home like an interior designer.
Accessories are key to adding continuity to your interior design. You will find the smallest of decor, from soft furnishings to small coffee table pieces entirely transforming your room, and tie your home together, setting the tone from the moment you walk through the door. We love quirky additions like this:
Next, consider your color and your materials. Materials create character and texture in your home, contrasting with your colour scheme and look simply stunning! You can introduce texture as well through your wallpaper, prints and artwork to add that real interior designer finish. When considering your colour scheme, consider tones that work together, create colour palettes and experiment with what works best for your home BEFORE you apply the paint.
When deciding to approach changes in your home, always consider exactly what you are going to tackle first. Try not to take the whole house on in one go, we always find doing one room at a time works best, unless of course you are entirely renovating then get your hard hat on and get stuck in!
We always believe in treating ourselves when it comes to home updates, and you really do pay for quality and longevity. Purchasing timeless pieces that perhaps cost slightly more, will last much longer and travel further. Introducing interesting pieces adds dynamic to your home, you can incorporate antique furniture with interesting and dramatic decor, adding a bit of individuality to your space, which is a great conversation starter.
It’s always best to get some advice before redecorating, which is probably why you are here in the first place. So find out what works best in your house in creating the perfect balance of furniture, avoiding empty spaces but too much clutter. You can create a space that is completely fluid from the moment you enter your home. We recommend starting with a blank canvas, and introducing calming, neutral hues so you can build / layer your decor to form textures, character, and depth.
Don’t make the mistake of buying small furniture pieces, having a space that has a mixture of furniture both large and small gives a perfect balance and doesn’t clutter the space or leave it too sparse. Small rooms benefit from large furniture pieces, believe it or not, for example, large side tables and cabinets styled with beautiful accessories on top, mirrors, and large rugs.