Since an early age I’ve been obsessed with interior design. Whether it be turning my country cottage into the perfect home, or observing modern trends in lighting and design. Some people find it hard to meet new people who share their passion for interior design, I know my friends aren’t all as enthusiastic as I am! There are a number of websites and magazines that will help but i thought I’d write a quick guide of my top tips for creating a successful indoor space
Why anyone can be an interior designer
Many people get flustered and think that interior design can only be executed well by a professional, I say that’s complete rubbish! And professional interior designers wont thank me for saying so! If you can see and you appreciate beautiful interiors then you are more than well equipped to turn your house into a special welcoming home that can be entirely personal to you. After all, no one knows better than you what kind of environment you’ll enjoy living in than you!
My Top Tips
Lets take the main room of the house – the living room.
1. A fireplace is in my opinion an absolute must. It never goes out of fashion and creates a beautiful focal point of any room.
2. Fairy Lights. Lighting is often too overlooked. And though most people agree, they seldom take action to back up their acknowledgement. Fairy lights give a warm cosy spray of light which enhance any living space beautifully be it traditional or contemporary.
3. Warm coloured throws and fabrics. Try and include some patterned throws, like red and cream tartan for a warm sumptuous look. Or taupe and cream for a more sophisticated touch. Fabrics are an essential factor in making a l living room feel warm and inviting.
4. Candles. Candles of differing shapes and sizes, scented or otherwise make for excellent mood lighting, particularly in an entertaining space such as the living room. Never overlook how important these little fellas can be!
5. Glazed coffee table, A coffee table is an integral part of any living room design. And my suggestion is to use a wooded one with glass panels to reflect light. Glass incorporated into furniture where possible refracts and reflects light around the room and adds to a lovely atmosphere especially when a fire or candles are lit.
6. Finally try to use a large mirror, preferably above the fireplace, and try to compliment the other materials used in the room, like wood or a gilded finish, or maybe stone.