Step inside a modern dormer bungalow

This detached four-bed chalet was built from scratch on a plot in the Devononshire countryside and has lots of ideas on how to get a modern, designer look in your home.

This detached four-bed chalet was built from scratch on a plot in the Devononshire countryside and has lots of ideas on how to get a modern, designer look in your home.

white house exterior with patio table and garden lawn

(Image credit: Nikki Crisp)

white hallway with statement chair

(Image credit: Nikki Crisp)

Pristine white walls and ceilings look fabulous with a dark floor. A statement chair makes a dramatic focal point and adds a bold dash of colour, complementing the scheme. Finally add a high-glass cabinet to keep clutter at bay.

Rugs
Ikea (opens in new tab)
Lamp
Dwell (opens in new tab)

white kitchen with worktop and flower vase

(Image credit: Nikki Crisp)

High-gloss finishes and contemporay cabinets give this kitchen a seamless, modern look. An island doubles up as a stylish breakfast bar with the addition of funky barstools and three modern pendant lights. Finish the look with stainless steel accessories.

Kitchen
Mayflower Kitchens (opens in new tab)

white living room with red sofa and potted plants

(Image credit: Nikki Crisp)

A bright leather sofa and colourful striped rug creates a cheerful and practical family room.
Style idea: A giant storage unit keeps clutter out of sight and children can keep their toys in the bottom drawer.
Sofa
Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)

white bedroom with bed and black armchair

(Image credit: Nikki Crisp)

Add drama to a white room with jet black accessories. A glossy black bedside table and decorative mirror creates drama and contrast. Finish the look with a statement chair and luxury bedspread to give your bedroom hotel style.

Chair
Febland (opens in new tab)

attic bathroom with black bathtub and flower pot

(Image credit: Nikki Crisp)

Create a contemporary look in a traditional bathroom by mixing glossy black surfaces with white bathroom furniture. Keep fixtures and fittings simple and paint Victorian features, like this ceiling beam, to incorporate them into the scheme.

Shower enclosure
Bathstore (opens in new tab)

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.