What the Interior Designers Don’t Tell You.

Styling your home can be an exciting time during any renovation project, enabling you to make it your own and add those personal touches that give your home a welcoming feeling as soon as you walk through the door.

But if you spend endless hours on Pinterest creating boards for your dream home, you’ll probably want to make your home more unique than just adding a few personal photos.

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If you’re not educated in the way of interior design but want a home that looks as though it’s been styled by an expert follow these simple steps for rooms that will wow visiting guests and turn your humble abode into a fiver star dwelling.

Kitchen

Kitchen

The one room in the house that will be seen by all, and one that you’ll most probably spend frequent amounts of time whipping up culinary delights, the kitchen is room that has to be practical as well as welcoming.

Vibrant colours can be sensually appealing in this room, as they will work together with the flavours of your food in creating a complete sensual dining experience.

Interior Designer Christopher Peacock also gives his guidance on twisting the traditional kitchen island on it’s head, “Ensure that the island doesn’t dominate the kitchen and instead add character with an antique table that can create a feature”.

Living Room

Living Room

A relaxing retreat after those hard days at work, the living room should encompass complete comfort and relaxation for yourself and the family.

There’s no rule that a living room has to have a sofa, so if you’d prefer to invest in armchairs that wrap around you and keep the drafts at bay, do so and layer them up with cushions and throws.

Many people feel that darker colours can swallow up a room, but in fact they actually do the opposite, making a room feel bigger and much more together.

Bedroom

Bedroom

As the most personal space in your home, your bedroom should help you to leave your worries at the door so that you can sleep well.

Creating a calm atmosphere will be pivotal to the design of this space, so focus on the lighting. Adding a lower wattage bulb to lamps and implementing a dimmer switch to overhead lights.

Cushions are without a doubt the icing on the cake, but don’t be tempted to match them all in shape and colour, a mix and match style is preferred by all interior designers as it adds the sense of depth to the bed.

Bathroom

Bathroom

No matter whether you live as a couple or with little ones, the trend for a ‘spathroom’ has become a hot topic on Pinterest, and the interior designers love nothing more than when they can create a bathroom that looks as though it’s been lifted from a five-star spa.

Harmony and balance should be your elements to work with, so to attempt to clear the clutter with clever bathroom storage ideas that will hide-away the unnecessary accessories that don’t need to be on show during your bath.

A trick that many interior designers use to make the bathroom less like it’s been picked out from a catalogue, is by changing the traditional bath matt to an antique rug that can withhold more than wet feet.

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