STEAL THE STYLE

House Beautiful (UK) - - WEST OF ENGLAND -

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!

CLAS­SIC STYLE

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.

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