Traditional homes offer uncompromised character when the architectural features are highlighted and the décor is complimentary. But if you feel like your interior is looking dated, it may be time to refresh your home by incorporating a few modern elements.
While you may have chosen to live in a smaller apartment or townhouse, creating the feeling of space is still high on the priority list for many.
Thankfully, you don’t need to knock down walls or think of creative ways to extend the footprint to make your pad feel spacious. Implement some of these tips and your focus will be less on your home’s petite proportions and more on its style.
The reality is, no interior is ever really finished. The spaces in a home are continually evolving whether it’s due to a change in tastes or lifestyle, or simply because objects come and go. That doesn’t mean you can’t get to a point where your interior looks and feels complete. A space which represents your personality and you can’t wait to come home to.
When we think about defining a space, we often think about using furniture, shelves or screens. We typically focus on the vertical plane by looking for height to break up the space at eye level and help create zones. Rather than opting for a room divider, switching the mindset to consider the horizontal plane can be an effective way to define your space, particularly an open plan.
Feeling like your home is lacking a bit of personality? There’s something alluring about walking into a house that feels like a home and reflects the owner’s personality so perfectly. Your interior may present beautifully, with well-designed furniture, high-quality finishes and a practical layout, but could be missing that homely vibe.
All-white interiors can sometimes feel bland, even stark and may lack personality. So, while it may be an easy colour to pick on the paint swatch, you still need to consider how you can warm up your space and make the most of this popular hue.
Here’s our 6 tips to bring warmth into your white living room
Living in a rental property doesn’t mean you can’t inject your own personal style or disguise parts of the home you don’t like. There are plenty of temporary ways you can style your rental property without running the risk of losing your bond and upsetting your landlord. Here are a few of our favourites.
Getting your living room layout right can not only improve your space’s functionality, but also enhance how it feels. A well-arranged living room is inviting, pleasing on the eye and encourages daily use. Regardless of how beautiful your interior style is, it will all seem lacklustre if your layout’s off.
Here are our tips on how to get your living room layout on point
Wanting to achieve a high-end luxurious look without blowing your budget? We understand that decorating can be an expensive task, especially if you have your eye on designer brands and one off pieces.
Read our tips to elevate your home’s style without the massive price tag.
Choosing the right rug can make or break your interior space. Go too small and it can look awkward, choose the wrong colour and you may end up with a space that gives you a headache! While it sounds tricky, selecting a rug is easier than you think when you know what to look out for.