STEAL THE STYLE
1 A PERFECT MATCH
Team neutral shades and natural materials, such as stone and wood, for a classic look in sunny, garden-facing rooms.
2 DUAL-PURPOSE PIECES
Think outside the box when it comes to furniture – a slim pine bench makes a fantastic coffee table and can be used as seating if you have lots of guests.
3 BRIGHTEN UP
Dark kitchens are on trend but can be a little oppressive. A good solution is to keep rich-coloured cabinets at base level and paint walls above a paler shade.
4 OUTDOORS ALL YEAR
Cosy throws and a chiminea or firepit (take care if you have little ones running around) make the garden fit for use in any season.
5 TAKE A SEAT
Almost any room that has enough space – bedroom, kitchen, hall or bathroom – can benefit from the addition of an accent chair. They’re a great way of introducing pattern or colour into a scheme and are useful if you need extra seating.
6 ARTFULLY DONE
Guest rooms can sometimes be a little so-so, but it’s worth taking the trouble to create a welcoming haven. Splash out on beautiful linens and cushions, pop some books on a side table with a statement reading light, and you’ll have a hard time getting your visitors to leave!
Add a touch of glamour to your ensuite with a Victorian-inspired look. Think standalone clawfoot bath, sink with exposed pipework and etched mirror.
8 FOCAL POINT
Don’t be afraid to use colour to make a statement – even a traditional facade can benefit from a warm shade.