With Christmas just a few weeks away, many of us are starting to think about decorating our homes. And this year of all years, we all feel like we need to add a little extra sparkle to our lives. It got me thinking about decorations and how personal they are to each family. Without even knowing it, we each have our own style, our own way of doing things and our own traditions. And that’s what makes Christmas, Christmas!
The past few months has seen a surge in the housing market. Encouraged by the stamp duty holiday millions of Brits have put their homes up for sale and are hoping to move on before the end of March. But how can we quickly (and affordably) present our homes at their best to encourage would-be buyers?
In these uncertain times it’s easy to become despondent and fearful but the rainbow symbol that has been used so widely across the UK in recent weeks is a reminder that we should cherish these moments at home and make the most of them.
As an interior designer working across Solihull, Warwickshire and the West Midlands, I often get asked how and where I get my inspiration from when I create a new interior design for a client.
No, not in a religious sense! It’s February. It’s cold. It’ still dark outside and yes we’re all feeling it now. Summer still feels a long way away but there’s clever ways we can play around with light in our homes which will instantly lift our mood and make these dark dreary days just that little bit brighter.
I love Christmas.
Like most people, I find it’s a wonderful time to gather everyone we love together and share great food, indulge in all the naughty treats and snuggle up in our beautifully decorated homes. But what I enjoy even more (or at least in a different way) is post-Christmas.
I thought I would give you a little insight to our recently extended/renovated bedroom!
The most important colour decision of the house! “A place of calm” dark for evening relaxation and light enough for morning, colour is crucial in this room.
The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Elephants Breath’ a neutral colour, wrapping the whole room in it, ceilings and wardrobes will make the room look larger but will create a calming effect.