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5 tips to create a home you’ll love. Plus a bonus tip!

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Could you love your home more?

Re-kindle passion for your home with just a few tweaks and some accessorising.

Follow these 5 tips to start putting style back in to a home you’ll love.



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The 80/20 rule;

Your neutral colour should be used in 70-80% of your scheme, then add your accent colour for the remaining 20-30%. When deciding on your neutral, bear in mind that grey walls, no matter how dark, will project colour and light, which we need in the UK, whereas cream or yellow tones will suck up light so are better used in countries where natural, strong sunlight is the norm. Your accent colour doesn't have to be a single tone or match; you can wander in to tones on the same part of the spectrum, so blues can vary in shade and blue/greens will work well.

 

Assess your accessories.

Do your accent pieces add texture as well as colours in the larger furniture pieces, fabrics and walls & floors? Vary texture; every room should have at least 1 shiny object; a metallic lamp base, a large glass vase or oversized mirror. Accessories can pull a scheme together through clever use of texture, pattern and colour which sets a mood.

 

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Feature a splash of red in a room or area, which will make every other colour pop. Give it a go to see this transformation; place a red item in a room eg: a cushion with a splash of red in it or a picture, then remove it - you will see how the item with red pops warmth and pushes the main accent colours to the fore, accentuating your clever scheme and balance. The result is the same from a small feature or a larger item such as a piece of red furniture.

The art of displaying accessories.

Always displayed in odd number, most often 3 or 5, carefully selected accessories make a major difference to the result, providing an opportunity to add your personality and individuality to a room. You can still use pairs, ensuring that the item displayed with the pair links in style, colour or texture. Accessories illustrate who you are, where you have been and your passions. Without accessories most rooms will look uninteresting, so selecting accessories should certainly not be left as an afterthought!

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The Importance of soft furnishing

Cushions are a simple way to add either solid or a combination of different colours or shades of one colour. Fabric texture can be raw (hemp or canvas) or finishes such as velvet, wool, linen or combinations of these, not forgetting metallic fabrics, embellished or embroidered fabric, which impact on a scheme with their variety of patterns. Size matters; the size of a cushion to sit in or on theme for display is important to achieve a balance, as is the combination of different size cushions to display together.

Your bonus tip!

Hanging Mirrors and artwork

Both are important, not just for hallways or bathrooms. Using a mirror to create reflected light is vital to any area to make a space look bigger as well as being functional. Mirrors and artwork can be arranged in a group. Selecting mounts and frames can make or break the final look so consider texture, colour and shapes. Art work should be meaningful to you and ideally displayed in groupings with a link through subject, shape, style and/or content.