Unless you’re an expert, knowing how to style and decorate your home can tough. Whether you’re looking to revamp your existing property or you’re starting afresh somewhere new, reading these three points should give you a helpful insight into some of the best kept interior design secrets.

1. Comfort is crucial

Your home is a place to relax, rest and unwind. So, while it might be important for your abode to be stylish and visually pleasing, it’s also crucial that is exudes comfort wherever possible. Whether your personal preference is elegant and sophisticated or eclectic and contemporary, your home should be both livable and comfortable. For example, if you want create a romantic, Parisian theme throughout your bedroom, you could opt for an intricately detailed wooden bed. Such pieces are available from a number of retail outlets and from specialist furniture websites such as And So To Bed. You could then accompany this with a soft, sumptuous mattress so that you can fall asleep in style and comfort every night.

2. Lighting is key

Whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen or living area, making sure each of your rooms is well lit is vital. Where possible, you should try to utilise sources of natural light. Make the most of your windows and carefully select dressings that can be easily drawn to let in as much sunlight as possible during the day, but can also be closed of an evening. It’s also important to assess your light fixtures. The illuminations you use can help you achieve a certain look and feel. For example, if you have a traditional cottage or farmhouse, you might want to include lantern effect hangings or even string fairy lights around your beams to create a cosy and homely feel. If your home is more modern and minimalistic, you could go for spotlights built into your ceiling or place a sleek floor light in the corner of a room. Regardless of the style of your property, you can choose fixtures that complement its appearance.

3. Accessorising is a must

Accessorising your rooms is a great way to add a personal touch. From the cushions you place on your sofa, to the photo frames positioned on your window ledges, to the rug lying on your living room floor, accessories allow you to divulge a little about yourself and show off your interests and likes. Additionally, they enable you to give any space a finished look. For example, adding a luxuriously fluffy throw to the end of your bed or placing some faux flowers in a pretty vase in your bathroom can complete your desired decor style.

If you take these three hints into consideration, you shouldn’t go too far wrong when it comes to creating a home that is perfect for you.

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

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