5 WAYS TO CREATE IMPACT IN YOUR HOME

Turn heads and WOW with your home interiors!

The secret to creating a show-stopping home is to source a few key pieces that will create impact and added personality. So, for this blog we have called upon our very own interior expert, Lucy St George, to ask for her Top 5 ways to create impact in your home. Keep reading to discover more...


NUMBER 1 - ART & DISPLAY

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Fred Musik. Photography by Debi Treloar.

Buy it. Make it. Fake it.  Whatever you choose to display, be it your treasures, display pieces, artwork or quirky ornaments, the aim of the game is to create impact!

A simple, yet highly effective way to achieve this goal is to create a style spot. A style spot is where you group together furniture, artwork and lighting which in turn creates a focal point in a room that demands your attention. It also has the added benefit of making it easier to design a room, by narrowing your focus into smaller areas of the room.

Rockett St George Products Featured; Distressed Stone Effect Fist Hand Ornament £18.00, Carved Champagne Sign £295.00, Black Brown Terracotta Jug - Large £32.00 and Makrana Marble Console Table £350.00.

Tips for creating impact with art and display are as follows:

For more tips and advice on how to create impact with art and ornaments, check out our blogs - The Art Of Display and How To Display Artwork.


 NUMBER 2 - RUGS

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Kate Learmonth. Photography by Debi Treloar.

Rugs can hide a multitude of sins. From carpet in rented homes that you cannot change to ugly flooring that you haven't yet replaced.

Not only are rugs incredibly practical, but they can also create an impact in a room too. Just take this image above, featured in the Rockett St George book - Extraordinary Interiors, the homeowner has layered rugs on top of rugs and even dressed the sofa with lots of silky sheepskins. It's created a room that is rich in textural interest and will demand your attention as soon as you walk into a room.

Image 1 - The Home of Jane Rockett. Rugs featured include the original Moroccan Berber Large Rug and Genuine Sheepskin Rug - Silky Taupe. Both Available to shop from Rockett St George. Image 2 - The home of Lucy St George. Similar cowhide rugs can be found at Rockett St George

Tips for Creating A Statement In The Home With Rugs...

Rugs Featured: Jaipur Green & Coral Cotton Dhurrie Rug £195.00, Genuine Sheepskin Rug - Curly Ivory £59.00 and Colourful Mandala Pattern Natural Jute Circular Rug £48.00

For more tips on choosing and styling with rugs, check out our blogs - How Rugs Can Transform Your Interiors and How To Add Texture To Your Home.


 NUMBER 3 - STATEMENT LIGHTING

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Michael Minns. Photography by Debi Treloar

If you take just one tip away from this blog, let it be about the importance of good lighting!

We've said it before and will say it 1 million times more... Lighting is absolutely crucial when creating an extraordinary home. As such, it's worth really taking the time to consider your lighting (Chapter 5 of our book, Extraordinary Interiors, discusses this at length if you need extra advice).

Whilst well-considered lighting is absolutely essential, statement and unique lighting shades, chandeliers, wall lights and floor lamps will really help to raise this up a level. So, to create an impact in your home you really have go to town with your lighting.

Rockett St George Products Featured - Banana Leaf Trio Wall Light and Tropical Palm Leaf Chandelier

Here are our tips for creating impact with lighting:

Lighting Featured - Palm Tree Floor Lamp, Gold Curved Leafy Stem Table Lamp and the Black Twisted Ribbon Ceiling Light

For more tips on how to create impact with lighting, make sure you check out our blogs - How To Choose Lighting For Your Home and Six Of The Best Lighting Tips.


NUMBER 4 - SOFAS

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Michael Minns. Photography by Debi Treloar.

Everyone needs a place in the home to chill, be sociable or sleep. So, as the living room is so often the room in the home that is most used, its worth investing in that statement sofa that turns head and most importantly invites you to have a little sit-down!

Sofas Featured: Burnt Orange Velvet Chesterfield Sofa £2,750.00 and the Traditional Leather 4-Seater Borne Settee £2,950.00.

Tips for choosing a statement sofa that you'll love:

  • Make it pop with colour pop sofas! Of the moment, colourful sofas are genius at creating impact in your living rooms and sitting rooms. Great for colour-phobes who want to inject colour into their interiors or anyone who just loves cheery and bright colours, colourful sofas will become the focal point of your living rooms and look great on your Instagram feed too! We have some gorgeous velvet sofas in block colours that will rock your socks off. Check out the Ochre Gold Velvet Chesterfield Sofa and the Retro 50'S Style Burnt Orange Velvet Sofa With Gold Trim to see what we mean!
  • Sexy Curves. Curved interiors are an interior trend that is here to stay. Nowhere is this more evident than in the curved sofa sphere. Sexy curvy sofas are great for adding shape to your interiors and are even better for those of you who want to position your sofas away from the wall. The curved back of the sofa is far more attractive than a straight back sofa. A Borne Settee such as our Traditional Leather 4-Seater Borne Settee would be perfect for this.
  • Button Back Beauties. Button back sofa adds an additional layer of grandeur and luxury to your interiors. This is a great choice for those of you who have traditional Victorian or Edwardian properties and want to incorporate a period feature into your interiors. We have some sexy Black Leather Button-Back Chesterfield Sofas that would be perfect for this. Check out our Black Leather Chesterfield Sofa - Large and Black Leather Loveseat Sofa to see more.

Rockett St George Sofa's featured: Teal Velvet Chesterfield Sofa With Stud Detail £2,350.00, Retro 50'S Style Burnt Orange Velvet Sofa With Gold Trim £1,700.00 and the Bespoke 1920’S Style Sloane Sofa £3,750.00.

For more tips and advice on how to create impact with art and ornaments, check out our blogs - 5 Timeless Pieces That Every Home Should Have and How To Choose Timeless Seating For Your Home


NUMBER 5. PLANTS AND PLANTERS

Image from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Kate Learmonth. Photography by Debi Treloar.

As a finishing touch,  Lucy recommends getting yourself lots of beautiful house plants and planters.

It doesn't matter if its the real deal or fake, as there are now so many faux no one will know! Then get your hands on some beautiful vases, quirky planters and hanging baskets to breathe life into your interiors. Incorporating nature into your interior design will have a transformative effect on the way you feel in your home, so it's not a step to be skipped!

Rockett St George Products Featured: Iron Planter With Stand £75.00 and Unframed After The Disco Art Print £125.00

Tips For Creating Impact With Plants and Planters

  • Texturise. Mix your textures by pairing green leafy eucalyptus or faux ivy with rattan baskets or weaved planters. The combination of contrasting textures will really draw the eye. We have some lovely storage baskets that can be repurposed as planters with just a simple liner, such as the Diamond Storage Basket With Lining and Moroccan Wicker Basket With Lid - Small.
  • Quirky Planters. Go to town with imaginative and eclectic vases, planters and pots. It makes such a difference to your style spots and displays. We have a number of unique and quirky plant pots at Rockett St George, including the Alice In Wonderland 'Rabbit' Bust Plant Holder and the Quirky Little Creature Ceramic Flower Pot With Feet.
  • Planters On Stands. Not only do planters on stands create impact with height variations, but they are also particularly useful for homes with heated flooring. Plants often wilt with underfloor heating so elevating them on stands is an easy and practical solution to this problem. Not forgetting, of course, that it looks really fabulous! We have some lovely planters on stands at Rockett St George, including our Iron Planter With Stand and the Brass Effect Planter With Stand.

Planters Featured: Lovely Lady Storage & Flower Pots - 2 Sizes Available From: £9.00, Stone & Black African Ceramic Bottle Vase £60.00 and the Cute Cheetah Vase £120.00

For more tips and advise on how to make the most of your plants, planters and garden accessories, check out our blogs - How To Plant Spring Bulbs and 10 Tips To Transform Your Rented Home.

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