What are your opinions on wallpaper? Some people love it, some people hate it. Yes it may be a bit of a pain to put up and take off but with the right choice of paper you could create some stunning effects in your home.
Whether you have a love it or hate it relationship with wallpaper we thought it would be a great idea to showcase how much you can do with it other than creating feature walls, or brightly patterned rooms.
Do you live in a small home or have small rooms? It can be a struggle to know how to decorate and furnish smaller spaces without making them look cramped and cluttered.
Not all homes are going to be super spacious, especially if you live in a city centre, this is just a fact that we have to accept. But there are a number of ways to use clever interior design to make the most of even the smallest of spaces.
We have found some great tips on how to decorate and make the most of a small space, so if you put them into good use you might be seeing your home in a whole new light in the future.
The Lighter the Better
Let’s start by talking about colour, or shall we say lack of it. When it comes to decorating a small space you should stick with a light colour palette. Yes this completely goes against our tips on how to decorate with accent colour but dark colours in a small space will have the effect of bringing the walls in closer. Dark colours on the ceiling should definitely be avoided.
The use of a neutral palette or light fresh colours will bring more light into a space and open it up even more than you could imagine.
Are you getting bored of the colour magnolia and the collection of neutral colours that are on trend at the moment? It seems to be a reversal on the fashion of ten years ago when Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen used bright clashing colours like vivid lime green in ‘Changing Rooms’.
Understandably, if you are trying to sell your home, it is better to tone things down and try to appeal to the taste of the masses. But with some clever colour choices, you can add some colour to a room with accents that will look fantastic and can be even more appealing than a bland, neutral palate.
However, the introduction of brighter colours, even if just as accents, has to be done right or things can go severely wrong! So, to help you to avoid colour mishap, have come up with some great tips on how to decorate your home with accent colours.
The 60-30-10 Rule
When it comes to decorating especially with accent colours, the one thing you need to remember is the 60-30-10 rule, we are not sure why it works but it just does. The 60-30-10 rule is simple and easy to remember:
60% of a dominant colour
30% of a secondary colour
10% of an accent colour
Movies and TV programmes such as Back to The Future II, Tron, Elysium and The Jetsons show depictions of the future and some of the potential homes we could be living in and the way we could be living.
Whether these movies actually show accurate portrayals of the future is one thing but movies like this do, however, make us think about what our lives will be like in many years and what we could be living in.
So what could housing look like the future?
Longer nights, golden leaves on the trees, and the first frost are all signs of the approach of the autumn and winter months. Alongside the season change comes new and exciting interior design trends to invigorate your senses. People open up their homes at this time of year for parties and family gatherings as the festive season kicks in. some of you may even be moving into a new home just in time for Christmas. Either way, we wanted to share with you some of the hottest interior design trends for this season that will inspire you to try something new in your home.