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Daunted by a blank canvas? We’ve got you covered!

09 Jun 2023 | Blogs

A new home offers a glorious, blank canvas, but can often leave you asking, ‘where do I even start?’

Open your wardrobe – what colours do you see? Is your jewellery preference for silvers or golds? This can be a great way to decide on colours for your new home. Over the past couple of years, gold has seen a resurgence and our love affair with ‘50 shades of grey’ has been replaced with navy hues.

Personalising your home needn’t be daunting. Invest in items that that you’ll use regularly like your sofa and bed and then you can save money on accessories. We suggest keeping your main items like your sofa, chairs and floor coverings to a neutral palette (beiges/light greys and wood tones for flooring) that won’t date – changing cushions and vases is a lot cheaper than replacing a sofa!

We are very fortunate in Yorkshire that we have many local interior design shops offering bespoke items to accentuate your home. Whether you’re looking for candles and diffusers, or some lovely fabrics to add some colour to your décor, visiting your local high street (now that we can!), will certainly give you lots of inspiration. One of the most important aspects of interior design, and the key to creating a great looking room, is the lighting. Resist just putting a ceiling lampshade up and include table and floor lamps as they play a big part in bringing your room together and creating the overall mood for every time of the day or night.

To quickly bring your scheme together and make it feel more like home, add knitted throws and textured cushions. Layer it up so it feels soft and cosy. Add family photos and pictures that reflect you and give a sense of personality.

As for trends, ‘Grandmillennial’, is a popular style now and one that we can all relate to as it takes modern day living and incorporates hand-me down furniture and inherited pieces along with second hand and vintage/reclaimed furniture. This style appreciates the past yet fits nicely with modern interiors.

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