Five Simple Tricks for the Home

I provide interior and spatial design services to residential and commercial clients across the UK, but one thing every client has in common is their aim to maximise the value of their home or commercial space. This often means financial value, but it can also be the value and benefits that their new, intelligently designed space brings to their lifestyle, wellbeing and happiness.

As everyone wants their home to reach its full potential, I have decided to share five of my favourite simple interior design tips and tricks for the home:

1. Prioritising investment pieces
Allow your antiques and unique finds to take centre stage in your home. You’ll want to enjoy them and have them on display, but sometimes it can be tricky to decide on the perfect location. Why not add some interest to utilitarian spaces like the bathroom by showcasing them here.

2. Using the correct furniture to add height
You can easily fake height with low-slung furniture, making the room seem taller. Create strong vertical lines to enhance the sense of space and stay away from horizontals. Large mirrors are a timeless way to add scale to the room.

3. If you don’t know where to start, start with the colour scheme
The first step to take in a complete makeover is deciding on a basic colour palette for the whole house, and then take this from room to room. The beauty is how different it plays itself out in different rooms.

4. Neutral décor isn’t boring
Neutral décor can be interesting and exciting, as long as you include a variety of textures and materials – linen, raw silk, taffeta, cotton velvet, distressed velvet. Use contrasting materials that play with the light differently, such as matte sheens absorbing the light and lustrous sheens reflecting it.

5. Use your ceiling to brighten things up
Paint the ceiling a slightly paler version of the walls, as this makes the room seem brighter, even if there isn’t much natural daylight. This is particularly useful in kitchens with floor-to-ceiling cabinets or extra tall wall units where the space can feel dark. It is a fail-safe way to trick the eye.

If you are thinking about making changes to your home or commercial space in the upcoming months, do get in touch.

For more information or to book your complimentary design consultation, please call 01202 069499 or email

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