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PAD Interior Design Tips

Why Create a Moodboard?

There are so many different ideas, concepts, styles and colours. It can be really overwhelming and costly if you get it wrong. Creating a moodboard and a concept with your Interior Designer before you make any decisions can save you so much time, stress and money. Start with the feeling you want to create in the room, it can really help to have a few words on how you want the room to feel to help guide your decisions and keep you on track. From there you'll then be able to select the paint colours, accent tones, fabrics and furniture to create a cohesive scheme that creates that feeling for you.

Here our clients wanted to create a warm, calm, luxurious, modern living space with pops of colour and natural materials. So we incorporated a warm neutral tone paint using Little Greene Slaked Lime combined with furniture pieces with clean modern lines, natural wood, marble, organic linen and beautiful plants to bring the outside in. Finished off with handmade ceramics and touches of brass to elevate the space and a soft luxurious rug. 

 

 

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Why Create a Moodboard?

There are so many different ideas, concepts, styles and colours. It can be really overwhelming and costly if you get it wrong. Creating a moodboard and a concept with your Interior Designer before you make any decisions can save you so much time, stress and money. Start with the feeling you want to create in the room, it can really help to have a few words on how you want the room to feel to help guide your decisions and keep you on track. From there you'll then be able to select the paint colours, accent tones, fabrics and furniture to create a cohesive scheme that creates that feeling for you.

Here our clients wanted to create a warm, calm, luxurious, modern living space with pops of colour and natural materials. So we incorporated a warm neutral tone paint using Little Greene Slaked Lime combined with furniture pieces with clean modern lines, natural wood, marble, organic linen and beautiful plants to bring the outside in. Finished off with handmade ceramics and touches of brass to elevate the space and a soft luxurious rug. 

 

 

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How To Enhance Your Everyday Home Life...

Right now our homes have never been more important. We need to create spaces that help us to feel safe, calm and protected. We’ve put together 4 simple ways you can enhance your everyday home life…
Create a distinction between your workspace and your relaxing home space!
Your workspace should ideally be somewhere that you can be productive with minimal disruptions, where you can feel calm and focus. Easier said than done when you have the little ones running around but as much as you can do to separate the spaces the better.
    Clear the Clutter!
    That’s clutter that’s in view and also all those drawers and cupboards where clutter gathers. Recycling and removing all the clutter will have huge benefits to your mental health, particularly as we all now spend the majority of our days at home. It will also save stress and time in finding things and anything we can do to reduce stress and arguments is key right now. Once all the surfaces are clear it also makes it easier to clean and disinfect so you know the family are all safe and germ-free. 
      Clean the air!
      As we are now in Spring, it’s a great time to throw open your windows and let fresh air in. Especially as our time out and about is now so restricted, getting fresh and clean air into your home will not only improve ventilation, it will reduce CO2 concentration meaning higher levels of concentration and focus. It will also help indoor air quality and this improves your health too.
        Create a sanctuary!
        It’s important that we each have space we can retreat to that is a quiet place away from the noise and chaos. Especially if you have a large and young family. We know it can be difficult getting some time to yourself but if you can create a calm, relaxing bedroom that will serve as a sanctuary and somewhere you can get some much-needed rest. Making our beds each day and minimising our use of devices in our bedrooms too can make all the difference to our sleep quality.
           
                     Here are some of our favourite bedroom designs to inspire you...
          PAD bedroom
          Shop our PAD bedroom range here
          If you'd like any help or advice putting together a bedroom concept, get in touch hello@passionateaboutdesign.co.uk
          Source: Pinterest

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          Right now our homes have never been more important. We need to create spaces that help us to feel safe, calm and protected. We’ve put together 4 simple ways you can enhance your everyday home life…
          Create a distinction between your workspace and your relaxing home space!
          Your workspace should ideally be somewhere that you can be productive with minimal disruptions, where you can feel calm and focus. Easier said than done when you have the little ones running around but as much as you can do to separate the spaces the better.
            Clear the Clutter!
            That’s clutter that’s in view and also all those drawers and cupboards where clutter gathers. Recycling and removing all the clutter will have huge benefits to your mental health, particularly as we all now spend the majority of our days at home. It will also save stress and time in finding things and anything we can do to reduce stress and arguments is key right now. Once all the surfaces are clear it also makes it easier to clean and disinfect so you know the family are all safe and germ-free. 
              Clean the air!
              As we are now in Spring, it’s a great time to throw open your windows and let fresh air in. Especially as our time out and about is now so restricted, getting fresh and clean air into your home will not only improve ventilation, it will reduce CO2 concentration meaning higher levels of concentration and focus. It will also help indoor air quality and this improves your health too.
                Create a sanctuary!
                It’s important that we each have space we can retreat to that is a quiet place away from the noise and chaos. Especially if you have a large and young family. We know it can be difficult getting some time to yourself but if you can create a calm, relaxing bedroom that will serve as a sanctuary and somewhere you can get some much-needed rest. Making our beds each day and minimising our use of devices in our bedrooms too can make all the difference to our sleep quality.
                   
                             Here are some of our favourite bedroom designs to inspire you...
                  PAD bedroom
                  Shop our PAD bedroom range here
                  If you'd like any help or advice putting together a bedroom concept, get in touch hello@passionateaboutdesign.co.uk
                  Source: Pinterest

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                  PAD Interior Design

                  When our homes don't work for us or we feel they don't reflect our style, it can have quite an impact on our day-to-day family life. Those DIY projects you never get time to finish, what paint colours to use or even determining what your style is.
                  If you're looking for some interior advice, inspiration or ideas to suit your taste and home, get in touch with our design team hello@passionateaboutdesign.co.uk and we can work remotely with you to create a beautiful home that works for you whether that's some mood boards, concepts, space planning or furniture ideas. We're here to help.

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                  When our homes don't work for us or we feel they don't reflect our style, it can have quite an impact on our day-to-day family life. Those DIY projects you never get time to finish, what paint colours to use or even determining what your style is.
                  If you're looking for some interior advice, inspiration or ideas to suit your taste and home, get in touch with our design team hello@passionateaboutdesign.co.uk and we can work remotely with you to create a beautiful home that works for you whether that's some mood boards, concepts, space planning or furniture ideas. We're here to help.

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                  Trend Report: Art Deco

                  Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the Design Trends for 2020 and how you can pick elements from each to create a unique and personal style that reflects you and your home.

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                  Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the Design Trends for 2020 and how you can pick elements from each to create a unique and personal style that reflects you and your home.

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