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Interior design - it's not all about trends


Changing the décor of a room or starting from scratch in a new house can be daunting!  'Should it be paint or wallpaper, shall I change the sofa, should the curtains be silk, cotton, linen....... so many choices? What can I afford? Stick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date.

First of all look at your lights, because now is the moment to add or take away before you start to paint or paper. Lighting is so important. Table lamps that light downwards, lights that can be dimmed etc,

What do I want to keep in a room?  If that includes a busy upholstery fabric - look for a plain colour for the curtains and visa versa. I always line and interline the curtains, it immediately gives a sense of luxury to a room. A trim on the leading edge can make all the difference.

Paint is relatively cheap but do put it on a bit on a piece of lining paper and blue tack it to the wall and look at it in day and night time. Never choose a colour on a table, it is not the true colour because your paint will be on the wall.

It is your room, for you and your family to enjoy, comfort is everything, the ultimate luxury, trends are worthless.

If you want more information on interior design or to be put in contact with Fiona, then contact The Place for Homes in Cowbridge on either 01446 772927 or via the contact form on our website.