Let’s face it, our homes, just like our bodies, often leave a lot to be desired, and it’s easy to get dispirited about those lumps and bumps or spaces that don’t match our decor dreams. So what a relief to find “imperfect” interiors – the ones most of us have – can be improved if not transformed, and all it really takes is a shake-up in our attitude.
“Most people I know have a long list of reasons why their home isn’t perfect,” says interiors stylist Emily Henson, author of the book Life Unstyled: How to Embrace Imperfection and Create a Home You Love.
“There can be all sorts of reasons for that. Perhaps they’re renting and can’t make their own mark, there isn’t a lot of cash to spare for decorating, the space is too small or there isn’t enough storage. Actually, few of us feel our home fulfils every need – and let’s be honest, that’s a pretty tall order anyway.
“It’s time to celebrate the beauty of imperfect interiors and overhaul your approach. It’s all about breaking the rules and finding your own way in the world of interiors.”