Go bold or go home! Nothing transforms a room like a lick of paint, especially in a standout colour. However, don’t go down this route out of a pure desire to be “on trend”. Advise clients to focus on choosing colours they simply love, and suit the space, as these will stand the test of time. Nobody wants to be repainting every year or two!
The Black Friday sales provide shoppers with the chance to grab goods greatly discounted over one weekend. These sales spill over into Cyber Monday, a recent counterpart to the event, which offers even further deals to online shoppers.
In 2019, flooring in shades from birch to light oak will be right on trend. These brighter hues literally reflect more light, lifting darker spaces, and can be incorporated into a range of looks.
A simple way to ensure that your Christmas decor matches with your existing interior is to choose a colour that is prominent in you home and incorporate it into your Christmas colour scheme. For example, the yellow gold of this armchair is reflected in the decorations on the tree, easily creating visual harmony.
Bedrooms should be a place of rest and relaxation, and colour can have a big influence on our mental state. If you need some inspiration, greys and blues are a great option as they instil a sense of order and calm. Adding gentle prints and textures will keep it interesting without shocking the system.
Want to bring a more relaxed feel to your graphic black and white prints? The blue/green tones used in this space enhance the room with contrasting intricate textures that create depth. Paired with the pale wood colour, the room has a light and playful feel.
Digital sample boards are becoming more common, as a convenient option for interior designers to whip up in a pinch. However, to really bring the “mood” to your board, a physical version has the benefit of providing the tactile experience of each sample. You can also add in extra touches to enhance the “vibe” and make reference to your inspiration – this example uses fresh chillies to complement the glossy red tiles of a kitchen/dining area.
A circular rug is always a great way to help make a statement, a little bit like a permanent spotlight. Use the rug to draw the eye to a feature piece, placed in the centre. Just make sure that the rug colour has enough contrast with the floor to truly demand attention!
Kids rooms can be some of the most fun projects to receive as an interior designer. They allow you to use a bit more creativity in attempting to spark their curiosity and imagination. Just make sure that it can be easily adapted as they get older – think wall stickers instead of a painted mural!
Do you know the secretive history of this common decorative feature? The rose has symbolised secrecy since Roman times, and hanging a rose over a meeting table became a sign of confidentiality and free speech in the Middle Ages. This later led to rose designs being physically carved into the ceilings, and over time the phrase came to refer to this ornate moulding (whether or not a rose actually features in the design!)…