With the new year upon us we thought it would be great to revisit some of the top tips and insights bloggers, interior designers and stylists shared with us last year. Check out their blogs and feel inspired! Later on this month our new series of Design Insights will be live, so keep your eyes peeled, we promise you’ll be wowed! But in the meantime here are some of the top tips from the awesome bloggers we’ve been working with over the past few months:
Catching up with Jo Yana earlier on in the year he explained the best way to retain a look of elegance when decorating with bright vivid colours is to “always start with a white base, don’t paint all the walls the same colour. Favour a maximum of three colours per room for your decorating theme.”
Belgian interior designer and blogger, Anne-Catherine Gerets, loves pops of colour but shares how it’s all about the details. “I love to add a touch of colour in my decoration and accessories. There are quite a few living and cooking items that used to be boring and unimportant. Nowadays they have become aesthetic pieces and true eye catchers!”
Jen Stanbrook, award winning UK -blogger felt 2016 was the year more mixed up interiors would become the norm for many people, throwing out the notion of co-ordinating your home accessories. This interior style was also supported by Laurence Windels who shared her love of the eclectic and combining vintage with new objects.
Green was big for last year as it is in 2017 with Pantone’s announcement of ‘Greenery’ as ‘colour of the year’. Whilst a totally green room may be considered too bold for many of us there are lots of great ways to introduce green into your home. Netherlands lifestyle blogger Wimke Tolsma suggested one very simple but effective way. “I love little vases with one or two flowers from the garden. You can place these vases anywhere in the house, the bathroom, the lounge the kitchen.”
Speaking with Alicia Walters of Zen Interiors, she felt the year was all about “Texture Texture Texture!”, adding: “Even though my home is an explosion of neutrals, textures feature a lot.”
Refreshing your home décor is the perfect time to experiment with colour palettes. Amandine Alessandra, a French London-based interiors photography explained what was on her mind. “I’m dreaming of a very dark night blue wall at the moment. I love how it absorbs the light to create a moody atmosphere; it also does wonders for framed images and works with every colour.”