Top Tips To Transform Your Home Decor From Our Co-founders Jane Rockett & Lucy St George!
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With all of us spending more time at home than ever before, our homes have become a sanctuary from the outside world. As a result, having a place to relax and express personality and style has never been more important. After all, there really is no place like home! Moreover, as a pause has taken place over our usual busy lives, home decor ideas for cosy living and little luxuries have been rediscovered. From date nights, to the banana bread baking revolution and finally finding time (or not) to get on with DIY… In short, it’s fair to say we’ve found a new appreciation for the quiet comfort of home!
However, spending so much time in one place can highlight the need for improvements and often the simplest changes can have incredible impact. So, opt for additional lighting to alter the ambience of your interior. Or maybe add in a few quirky touches to showcase your individual identity! Either way, creating a stylish sanctuary has become essential of late and small changes are an amazing place to start. Therefore, we wanted to share a few top tips from our fabulous Co-founder’s Jane & Lucy. Covering small and large changes with instant impact, these home decor ideas are guaranteed to add wow factor and personality to your home!
Home Decor Ideas That Light The Way
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‘Lighting is key to setting the tone anywhere from your kitchen to the living room or bedroom. So, don't neglect it! Often, ceiling lights can create an uninspiring atmosphere and impact the entire mood and feel of your space. Therefore, instead of just focusing on just one light, we recommend using as many light sources as possible in your home decor.
For example, using lamps and wall lights in your interior helps to create pools of light with inviting ambience and warmth. In addition, softer side lights can be used to showcase treasured artwork, framed family photos or a carefully curated shelf. Another of our favourite home decor ideas is the addition of candlelight. From scented candles that evoke holiday memories to twinkling tea lights, everything looks amazing in this natural, romantic light!' Jane Rockett
Uplifting Artwork Home Decor Ideas
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‘Every home is different and should be celebrated for exactly that! So, own your individuality and fill your home decor with quirky pieces that you love. One of the easiest ways to achieve this and instantly lift the mood in your home is to introduce artwork. Above all, art is unique in its ability to evoke memories and bring a sense of personality to the home. From pieces collected on travels to beautifully bold prints and on-trend illustrations, adding artwork to your home creates immediate impact.
Therefore, for quick and easy home decor update ideas, try curating a collection of your favourite pieces into a glamorous gallery wall. Alternatively, introducing a statement piece of artwork to an empty space can be just as effective. As something that is incredibly personal, there are no rules when it comes to art. So, follow your instincts and snap up for anything that makes you smile!’ Lucy St George
Nifty Knobs & Knockers
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‘Sometimes a small change is all you need to breathe new life into your home. For instance, hero hardware home decor ideas are often overlooked but provide an incredibly effective way to transform your doors or furniture. And all without embarking on a major redecoration journey! Therefore, try pairing new handles with a fresh coat of paint in the kitchen to create a whole new look. Likewise, adding ornate plates to your doors ensures an extra dose of drama in your scheme!
Perfect for brightening up your front door and giving furniture a new lease of life, updating your home decor with new door knockers, knobs and handles couldn’t be easier. Anything with a brass finish will introduce beautiful warmth and style. However, antique finishes are ideal for a vintage look and leather handles achieve a desirable tough-luxe look with ease.’
The Power of Plants
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‘For us, no home decor is complete without an accent of gorgeous greenery. Studies have shown that houseplants are proven to reduce stress. As a result, introducing plants is key to introducing a calm quality to your home. As a top tip, we recommend filling planters and vases with a selection of different plants, grasses and foliage. Houseplants are genius at creating a fabulous focal point in your home. So, playing around with different sizes, scales and textures is the perfect way to achieve this.
For those that struggle with keeping plants alive, faux plants are an amazing alternative. Also, more often than not, you can hardly tell the difference between the two! As one of the ultimate low-maintenance options, faux plants create that dreamy jungle look, without the worry of a real-life plant. In the same way, dried flowers and grasses are a great way to bring natural texture to your home. So, why not embrace one of the trends of the moment with the feathery foliage of pampas grass?! Style yours high on a side table to enjoy an instant home update that reveals hints of laid-back, bohemian luxury!’ Lucy St George
Magical Mural Home Decor Ideas
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‘Although a bigger project than our other home decor ideas, wall murals are a wonderful way to get creative. Mostly importantly, a statement wall mural will add colour and texture to your home. By taking pattern to a larger scale, these brilliant designs command attention in any setting. Moreover, with so many different patterns available, from tropical jungle scenes to punchy florals, murals promise to introduce whimsy and wonder to your walls.
A personal favourite for me has to be chinoiserie. Chinoiserie wallpapers capture vintage and natural details in a way that seems to transcend time. Featuring majestic birds, blossom trees and enchanted garden scenes, these designs perfectly reflect the unique beauty of the natural world. In addition, you really can’t go wrong with a fabulous floral! When it comes to wall murals, I love the juxtaposition between traditional florals and dark backgrounds. This creates a bold and modern twist that is daring, edgy and beautiful all at once. In short, it’s the perfect combination of classic and contemporary design!’ Jane Rockett
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