We like symmetry… It reflects a sense of structure, a sense of order that some spaces need. Now we’re not saying that every angle of your interior needs mirroring but what we are saying is that the odd twinning here and there strengthens the feel and look of a room without being an eyesore.
You’ll find that employing symmetry in a home can either make a room appear larger or at times even smaller. Well it depends on the patterns, colours and textures used in the space. But digging even deeper than that, Psychology would tell us symmetry influences the mind and has an impact on day to day behaviour.
Not only does symmetry simplify design; it also gives us balance and balance makes us happy. It invites harmony and the calm, a few assets that are extremely important to master in personal space.
So keep it simple and double up! Involve some mirroring; whether it’s your beside tables or the accessories on your dresser. Embrace symmetry and add balance to your space.
Minimalism is a huge trend and we’ve spoken about it before over here on the blog. To really get the look we’ve compiled some key areas to focus on when designing a minimalist interior to hit the nail on the head. Find amazing quality pieces! Try and make informed purchases and think about what the product is made of, the colour and even the grain of the material. Having a lot less items in a room means each ones needs to serve a purpose but also be beautiful so that it can hold its own. Simplicity is key in this style interior so keep the lines of your furniture simple and clean. However, to add some quirkiness why not choose this piece in a pop of colour to create a central focus. Lastly, let special features of each room sing. If you have a stunning arched roof keep furniture low lying so that all the focus is up above. This is key to keeping accessorizing to a minimum and only keeping your best on display so that minimalism is achieved and architectural features shine.
“Our Croft collection is beautiful and considered. Neutral palette in palette, tactile by nature, it evokes a relaxed feel you’ll love to come home to forever”
John Lewis Croft collection is a stylish and on trend collection which features a lot of natural materials and soft colours. The collection features marble, pine and glass in the most recent kitchen edit which amps up kitchen design to be more practical as well as being stylish. Walking past this collection is a crime when browsing the wonderland that is John Lewis. The simplicity of the collection lends itself to any interior to make it updated and stylish. Try to tear your eyes off of the classy marble or simplistic woodwork for a second to look at wire baskets and beautiful crockery. You will not regret having a hunt for these treasures!
With the prospect of spending even more time indoors it’s important to have a warm atmosphere in your home. The cold chill needs to be faded out…
1. Rug up
Floorboards or tiles are not much fun to walk on so grab yourself a hide or a rug that oozes with texture. Your feet won’t want to see those shoes on for long…
- Fire features
This is possibly the best part of winter. Grab a stool and get as close to the fire as possible. It brings everyone together. If you have a fireplace feature make it stand out loud and paint it a different colour to the walls.
- Lighten the mood
Get all moody with mood lighting. Forget the bright overhead lights and go for some sexy red lamp shades to sweeten the mood.