Discover stylish interior design ideas for the home with our latest inspiration. Whether you want to create a calming neutral living room or a luxe glamorous bedroom we have a range of interior design ideas that are fresh and creative.
Create a centrepiece for your living room, with a bold floral or geometric feature wall. Use this feature to draw your eye away from the merely functional items such as the TV. Create a relaxed feel to the room with a linen sofa in neutral tones, piled with cushions in luxurious textures such as faux fur and velvet.
Add a personal touch to a living room by positioning framed photographs and artwork in a cluster above the sofa. Add personality to a bare wall space with frames of similar style in a range of sizing position in unusual small spaces. Paint walls a stark white to act as a neutral backdrop to the pictures.
Position built-in shelving in alcoves on either side of the chimney breast. Paint the shelves the same colour as the walls to create a solid block of colour.
A wood or glass table with a shelf for storage is a great place to store magazines and books. Add symmetry to a living room by positioning furniture symmetrically around a fireplace or chimney breast.
Lighting is an often overlooked but important feature in interior design. Supplement overhead lighting with a mix of floor and table lighting at different heights to create a cosy feel to the space.
Introduce a bold statement tablecloth to a neutral dining room. Choose complementing hues for your crockery and artwork. Layer alternatly patterned fabrics and introduce at least two shades of your chosen bold colour.
Opy for a boldly patterned wallpaper in a bathroom or box room as it can infuse a small room with energy. Go for a mid-toned colour so the space doesnt appear to closed in.
Add instant light to a small bedroom by positioning mirrors against a window. Choose furniture with reflective surfaces such as a dressing table and wardrobes for a luxe feel to your interior design. Add a shimmering chandelier and boost light levels with a pale wallpaper.
Soft floral living room
A centrepiece in a living room helps to draw the eye in and take attention away from less decorative features, such as the TV. A fireplace is a natural focal point. Make it more prominent by positioning a large mirror above it. Give the room balance by positioning furniture symmetrically around the fireplace.
Eleni wallpaper in Indian Yellow
How you dress your sofa can have a big impact on your living room. Follow the basic 2-2-1 rule: start with two cushions of the same size and pattern at either end of the sofa, then add two smaller cushions in a contrasting pattern next to them, followed by one cushion in the centre. For a more formal look, keep to even numbers, using pairs of cushions in contrasting patterns arranged symmetrically at each end of your sofa.
Photographs and artwork add personality to a living room and can transform a bare patch of wall into a talking point. Try putting up two picture shelves above your sofa. Arrange pictures and frames of a similar style in a range of sizes, filling any gaps in between with small accessories.
Paint built-in shelving the same colour as the walls to create a solid block of colour that will energise the room. Resist the urge to fill every cubbyhole in the shelving. Instead, leave a little breathing space between objects for an uncluttered look.
Give a plain dining room a focal point by adding a bold statement fabric. A couple of metres of fabric is all it takes, whether you use it as a simple tablecloth or to make a Roman blind. Choose accessories, such as glassware, ceramics, artwork and pendants, that match your chosen fabric to help unite your scheme.
Add instant light to a small bedroom by positioning mirrors opposite the window. This will instantly make any small space appear larger. Boost light levels further by choosing a pale wallpaper and soft furnishings and by using lots of reflective surfaces around the room, from glass and mirrored accessories to lacquered furniture.
Give your bedroom the wow factor with a standout colour on walls. The striking coral geometric wallpaper adds instant visual impact to this room. When using such a bold colour, it’s important to balance the scheme with some areas of neutral colour, such as the bed and flooring. Layer up different patterns and add depth by introducing at least two shades of your chosen bold colour.
Styling items in pairs is a trick that interior designers often use in bedrooms. It creates symmetry and gives a room a sophisticated edge. Whether its furniture, lighting, wall art or cushions, arranging items of a similar size in pairs, such as the lamp and vase of flowers here, is a good rule of thumb.
Dont shy away from using a large-scale wallpaper in a small room. A bold pattern can infuse a room with energy, rather than overpower it. Choose a pattern that you love, otherwise it may become difficult to live with and go for a mid-toned colour that wont make the space feel too closed in.