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.
How to Enhance Your Everyday Home Life
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.
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.
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.
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.
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PAD Guide to Lighting Your Home
- What will each space be used for? this should include all possible uses of each room. Is the kitchen also a dining room, a place where your kids will do their homework? Will it be used for evening dinners and social gatherings? Is your spare bedroom also an office space?
- Will there be key pieces of furniture, artwork on your walls or any architectural features such as fireplaces or window seats that you want to highlight in any of your rooms?
- Who will be using each room? It is worth considering that someone over 60 generally needs 15 times more light than a twelve-year-old would.
- When do you use the room or space the most? This is also worth considering because if you only use a room in the evening for relaxing, the being able to dim your lights will be a great advantage and need to be planned in early on with your electrician.
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Your dining room is the perfect place to gather together with loved ones, share a home-cooked meal, talk and make memories. Some use their dining room every mealtime so prefer the room to be more relaxed, whilst others, for special occasions only. Whichever way you use your dining room, having a thoughtfully styled space that works for you and your family will make dining a pleasure.
With hosting season nearly upon us, there’s never been a better time to get your dining room guest-ready. And what better way to wow your guests than with an expertly styled, comfy and elegant dining room. Here is some inspiration to get you started.
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