Looking to give your home a makeover but don’t have a clue where to start? Well, don’t panic because you’re not alone. Many people would love to give their house a fantastic new look but are nervous about making any big changes. This guide will show you the best looks you can achieve without all the hassle of having to find your own personal interior decorator!
The key to this look is don’t clutter up your spaces – simplistic means exactly that; simple! Muted tones such as stone, biscuit and off-white create a neutral palate for you to work with. But simple doesn’t have to mean boring; it just means getting creative with a few little touches. A couple of cushions in a bold, bright colour like neon pink or fire engine red will bring a white sofa to life, while black or gold tie-backs can really jazz up your drapes.
You may have to be bold when looking to achieve a truly modern look but it is worth it in the end. Sleek, stylish and elegant, the modern look can transform any room of the house – whether it is the bathroom, bedroom or kitchen you are seeking to update. Avoid flowery patterns and pastel shades and go for strong lines, primary colours and metal fixings if possible. A modern light fitting can really make the difference to a modern room, as can a functional yet stylish roller blind.
This is more of an atmosphere than a look to be honest, but it covers anyone looking to make their home into a warm and welcoming place. Any colours in the ‘warm’ spectrum are good to go here, such as dark orange, red, purple, navy, yellow and green. Match them to soft furnishing, mood lighting and a feature fireplace and you’ve got a cosy, inviting home to snuggle up in.
The only way to get this look right is to get out there to every car boot sale, antique shop and flea market you can find and find some vintage gems! There is no manual to create this eclectic look perfectly as it is more about what you personally think looks vintage than what is written down somewhere. One person might covet a leather armchair and grandfather clock, while another might be look for that perfect piece of 1920s art or Edwardian dresser. The trick is whatever your choices make them with confidence!
Okay, so this one really isn’t a ‘style’ as such but it is still one of the most sought after looks in homes across the country. You want your home to look good but still provide a safe and (preferably) clean area for you and your loved ones. This is especially hard when you have little ones running amok but there is help at hand. You can now find toy storage chests in all shapes and sizes, including ones that fold away when you’re not using them. You can also get stylish furniture that is robust as well as good-looking, and most modern blinds these days come with retractable cords to keep small children safe. In the end, there’s no reason why your family home can’t look amazing with a few simple changes.