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Tranquil Retreat For the ultimate sleeping experience, dress your bed with five-star hotel-quality linen-choose white or cream and go for a high thread count
Double duvet cover, £110; Oxford pillowcases, £25 each; all Vauville collection, Fable (opens in new tab)
LOVE IT Who doesn't get a kick out of the hushed glamour and little luxuries of a fancy hotel? And this trend is so easy to re-create in your home with key statement pieces - a grand bed or velvet-upholstered, Chesterfield-style sofa - as well as luxury basics, such as Egyptian cotton bed linen and white tableware.
USE IT This is an easy look to scale down in a small home for a calm and sophisticated scheme that still makes a big impression. It makes no difference if your home is a Victorian terrace or a functional new build, this style adds understated chic and luxury to any space
Bathing Beauties add the glam factor to any bathroom - mix and match your selection for real indulgence
Bath towel, £28; guest towels, £10 each; hand towels, £15 each; all from the Charente, Montfort, Vienne and Versailles collections, Fable (opens in new tab)
Cool Copper Blush pink and grey with polished copper give this look a contemporary vibe
From a selection of the Casa Couture range, House of Fraser (opens in new tab)
DO IT YOUR WAY Invest in good-quality basics, but save on the accessories for a scheme you can evolve over time. Pick a dusky colour accent - mauve, blush pink, moss or duck egg - and keep the rest simple and neutral. Finally, layer on as much refined glamour as you like with glass, mirrored and crystal details.
Smooth neutrals Layer a calm palette of white, cream, grey, taupe and nude tones.
Statement furniture It's central to this look. Pick iconic designs and marble, metal, glass and leather pieces with impact, plus deep-buttoned upholstery.
Luxe textures Invest in good-quality, plain cottons and linens, fine wool and cashmere, and touches of plush velvet.
Wow lighting Think big - oversized table lamps and pendants, mirrored sconces and grand chandeliers.
Subtle pattern Avoid bold colour contrasts and stick to tone-on-tone and harmonious patterns that are barely there.
GET THE LOOK
Smart seating Contrast soft pink velvet with a sleek, angular, mid-century frame
Metal frame chair, £599, West Elm (opens in new tab)
Top taupe Double up this curvy lamp and have one on each bedside table
Kendra Smoked table lamp, £70, Next (opens in new tab)
Pretty and pearly Keep your jewels organised in this understated, mother of pearl box
Mother of pearl trinket box, £35, Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)
Plumped up A restrained geometric print in a silvery grey adds subtle pattern
Jacquard weave cushion cover, £7.99, H&M (opens in new tab)
Boutique blooms Fill this vase with blowsy pink roses or peonies to add soft colour to a scheme
White marbled vase, £16, By Sainsbury's range, Sainsbury's
Citrus scent Fill a room with this zesty floral aroma layered over warm woods and musk
Citrus verbena diffuser, £32, Hotel collection, Linea range, House of Fraser (opens in new tab)
Sumptuous storage Elegant pieces can be practical, too
Burford end-of-bed buttoned ottoman in Dove Grey, £395, Within Home (opens in new tab)
DIYer leaves drab kitchen unrecognisable with stylish pink and green scheme
Despite having to start all over again when painting the cabinets, she only spent £260
By Millie Hurst
DIY kitchen ideas – 16 savvy ways to refresh your look for under £50
Looking to update your kitchen space on a budget? These clever ideas and tips are worth checking out
By Tamara Kelly
New build garden ideas to fill a new outdoor space with colour and character
Stop your new build garden looking the same as your neighbours with smart planting and design ideas
By Jayne Dowle