1 If you’re going for a neutral coastal look, warm it up with raw timber and texture and choose an accent colour such as green or charcoal to lift it and add a bit of pop. 2 Buy once, buy well. When it comes to larger pieces of furniture, it’s worth investing in something you love so you can keep it for ever, no matter where you live. 3 Indoor plants instantly add a sense of calm, freshness and life to a space. They’re also great air purifiers – and green goes with everything.