18. February 2014 11:30
When you buy a new home from Stewart Milne Homes, the neutral colour palette means that you have the opportunity to work with a “blank canvas” which you can decorate as you choose. Whether you love feature walls or you want to make a statement with a striking mirror, a Stewart Milne Home gives you the freedom to stamp your personality on every part of your home. To help you make the most of your favourite design feature, we’ve created this handy guide filled with decorating tips for your home.
1 Create a Feature Wall
Nothing makes a statement quite like a feature wall. Painting one wall in a bold shade or adding decorative wall paper is a stylish way to show off your taste in design. To ensure that the statement wall is the main focus of the room, adding finishing touches like curtains, cushions or bed sheets in similar shades will reinforce the colour scheme without taking attention from the feature wall. Look for furniture with a natural finish which will complement rather than clash with the feature wall.
2 Make a Statement with a Mirror
Decorative statement mirrors are perfect for adding a designer edge to any room. Make yours a stand out feature by centring it on the wall and using it as the basis for the colour scheme. Positioning stylish yet, simple accessories like lamps around the mirror will draw attention to it without overwhelming it. Positioning your feature mirror above a sofa in a neutral shade will draw the eye to the mirror and adding cushions in a similar colour will give the room a finished feel.
3 Quirky and Colourful Kitchens
Your kitchen is more than a place to prepare food, it’s a space for family life and entertaining. Colourful crockery is a fun way to decorate your sleek worktops and you can complete the look by adding matching plates in similar colours. Extras like quirky ceramic ornaments, stylish wall hangings and candles are perfect for showing off your personality.
4 Frame French Doors
The large French doors many of our stunning new home designs are fantastic for letting light into your room and showing off your landscaped garden. Heavy curtains made from luxurious fabrics will “frame” the view of your gorgeous garden through your windows and French doors. Using muted or neutral colours for the furnishings in your room will keep the focus on the large windows. Look for stylish extras like cushions in the same fabric and pattern as the curtains for the perfect finishing touch to your room.
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