As the nights draw in and the weather starts to turn, it’s time to divert your attention back indoors and look at how you can brighten up your home as the leaves start to fall. Our experts have put together a few quick tips to help you make the most of your indoor spaces and give your home a lift
Choosing the right colour scheme in your home is always a tough decision and will often vary from room to room, depending on size and layout. Pale blues, teal or sage green work well with off-whites or magnolia to naturally add an open and bright feel to a room. Adding a stroke of vibrant yellow or orange will also work well as a statement colour and give your room that autumnal feel without minimising the space with darker tones.
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2. Don’t fill space with clutter
Making the most of space is key, but cluttering is not. Make the most of chests of drawers and storage units to keep your space tidy. You want the focus to be on your centerpiece of furniture in the room so don’t allow clutter to steal the show.
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3. Make use of a stylish mirror
A large, authentic or modern mirror on the wall will, without doubt, open up your room and create an illusion of more space. Just be careful to not overdo it with mirrors. They are much more effective in a small darker room with natural light than they are in a larger room with limited natural light.
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4. Glass coffee tables
A classy glass coffee table will create an open feel in your living room. Glass means that no light is blocked thus creating a naturally bright area and giving the illusion of more space. Try complimenting your coffee table with simplistic chrome features or small quirky plants, to liven up the look whilst avoiding unnecessary clutter.
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5. Have a little help
Making the most of natural light is great but, in the Autumn and Winter, you will need a little help to keep you out of the dark. Explore different sources of light for your room; whether it’s a statement chandelier, wall lights, or lamps. Make the most of a wide selection to get the feel that’s right for you, whether that’s cosy and warm or bright and airy. For a quirky addition, try some form of decorative fairy lights to provide an extra glow and set a calmer mood in the evenings.
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