Archive for Category: Interior Design

Top 8 Renovation Lessons

Lesson 1. Start by gathering your inspirations, collect images of anything that appeals to you.  However, you need to be realistic about the space you actually have to work with.  A huge kitchen island with beautiful pendants may be on your dream list, but if the shape of your room isn’t conductive to it, then you need to think about […]
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Using one colour is anything but bland

Using a single colour on every surface of the room, from the walls and doors to the radiator and windows is a great way to make a room feel bigger.  It creates a feeling of openness and simplicity. The one-colour kitchen is an emerging trend that’s picking up steam quickly. When woodwork is the same colour as the walls, the […]
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Home Staging

The concept of “home staging” has been around for many years, though it has never been as popular as it is today.   Staged homes help prospective buyers fall in love and make a buying decision.  Home Staging is the process of getting a house ready to be sold. People often confuse decorating and staging.  Staging is about strategic editing and […]
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Art as Design Element

Integrating art into the interior design process can be beneficial in multiple ways.  The selection and placement of artwork can emphasize strong design elements or alter the perception of the proportions of the space.  Art can bring an accent to the room. Art can also introduce colours into your space, which becomes an inspiration for your room’s colour palette. Choosing […]
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How to Choose the Perfect Rug Size

You want to make sure that the rug in your space is as large as the room can handle.  One of the main functions of a rug is to pull the room together, not chop it up.  Nothing is worse than a postage stamp for a rug.  Make sure that at least two of the legs on each piece of […]
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Top 5 Affordable Alternatives to Luxurious Furniture Brands

When looking at glamorous interiors on Pinterest, everyone dreams of living in a beautiful home, surrounded by gorgeous homeware.  However, if you are on a very tight budget, sadly you start convincing yourself that looking at the glamorous photos is the closest you can get to your dream home.  The good news is, you can actually find gorgeous yet affordable […]
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How to Style your Coffee Table

A coffee table provides an additional surface for displaying some of your favorite things. An important rule, which you should always remember – the items on your coffee table should feel layered, not cluttered. Designing a coffee table is similar to designing a room – you should start with bigger items, such as a large tray and coffee table books. […]
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