Ever wondered what the difference is between a beautiful room and a beautiful room styled by an Interior Designer?! It's that extra 'sparkle' that might be just a tiny tweak but can really be that cherry on top that completes a room.

1. Just add plants

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Without fail, for every photo shoot our Head of Design Lucy will arrive with a jungle in tow! It's amazing to see how a simple house plant can completely transform a space! Every scheme,  even neutral and monochrome ones, need contrast and house plants are a wonderful, natural way to achieve that with a pop of colour and texture. Perfect for those who are a little pattern and colour shy!

Have a read of our ultimate indoor planting guide for plenty of tips.

2. Low level lighting

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Have you ever noticed that can't fully relax when the 'big light' is on? That's because no room is complete without low level lighting in the form of table or floor lamps. They work wonders at helping you to sink into space and they also help to draw your eye to a beautifully styled corner of a room that would otherwise be left in shadow by your ceiling light.

Lighting should also be seen as a work of art in themselves. Even when switched off, a beautiful table lamp can add a sculptural element to a sideboard and is perfect for adding height next to a lower level stack of books or a candle for example for your eye to bounce over. 

 

3. Restyle your shelving

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It's easy for exposed shelving to look cluttered rather than curated and you'd be forgiven for being a bit overwhelmed by the idea of restyling them after years of books, vases and trinkets have taken residence! 

Have a watch of our shelf styling video below to get some quick tips from some of our designers or check out our dedicated guide to the perfect 'Shelfie'.

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4. Lay a tray

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Clutter is normal and unavoidable part of daily life - we all have the best intentions to tidy everything away after we use it but let's face it - reality has other ideas!

Instead of fighting it, make a feature of it. Trays are another tool in the Interior Designer's arsenal and you'll spot them in many of our photo shoots. They are a great solution to stopping a surface looking cluttered and making them look like they are meant to live there. Place one on your dressing table for your perfume and makeup bottles, or beside your hob for your collection of oils and seasonings. 

 

5. Create a focal point

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As you walk through your home, look for spaces that are crying out for a focal point - something that catches your eye and draws you in. This can through an architectural feature like a picture window or a wallpapered feature wall, but it can also be something as simple as a bold print hung on the wall or a beautiful sculptural floor lamp next to an armchair that's just asking to be sat in! 

 

6. Roll out a rug

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Rugs are also an important finishing touch to any room. They add that lovely contrast that we mentioned before (and will mention again!) You can go as neutral or as bold as you like with your rug but they instantly bring in warmth and texture - particularly ideal for bedrooms and living rooms.

Rugs are also a great weapon in your arsenal for open plan spaces. By laying a rug below your dining table or in your seating area, you instantly give that zone a clear definition.

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7. Bring in your personality

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Every room we design isn't complete until it reflects its owner in a wonderful and unique way. Whether that's through family photos, souvenirs from your adventures or a rare collection of cat plates displayed on the wall...whatever it is that brings back memories or sparks emotion - give it pride of place!

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8. Fill a blank space

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Sometimes all you need is a hammer and a few nails to bring a design to life! A gallery wall ticks so many boxes - you can add your personality by adding in photography or prints from your travels, they can add a pop of colour and contrast to a scheme that looks a little tired AND  they make a wonderful focal point to draw your eye in. 

Need help tackling a gallery wall? Check out our tutorial with Abstract House:

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9. Lay your dining table

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If you're hosting friends or family then make sure you take some time to lay the dining table before they arrive and incorporate a centre piece to add height. Not only does it look beautiful and welcoming but it prevents the table from becoming a 'drop zone', covered in bags and unopened mail which we can all agree is never a good look!

Check out our festive tablescaping blog for inspiration this year.

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