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5 tips to decorate your home like a pro

We’d all love to have a home that looks like it’s just stepped out of a magazine but how do you do that when you are strapped for time and inspiration.  We’ve asked interior designer Florence Corcelli from Je ne sais quoi london for her top 5 tips to decorate your home like a pro.


5 tips to decorate your home like a pro:

 

  • Accessorise but do not overdo it! It’s easy to get carried away, but refrain. Only buy items you truly love. Show your family’s personality and memories. Display your accessories/items in groups of 1, 3 or 5.

 

  • Use artwork (paintings, sculptures) to support your space and scheme and not as a second thought. Be bold (size of artwork), select colours and textures that are in harmony with your decorative scheme.

 

  • Invest where it matters: a good quality sofa upholstered in a fabric that you love and is durable for a sitting room, a beautiful headboard with a very comfortable mattress for a bedroom. You will keep those items for 10+ years, so do not hesitate to invest in good quality and treat yourself and your family.

 

  • If you are decorating a small room, avoid using tiny furniture! That’s a basic mistake. Use large furniture, otherwise, you are accentuating the small space. For example, for a small sitting room, go for a large comfortable sofa and then scale armchairs, coffee table etc to that large sofa.

 

  • Think of interior design in terms of layers: select the background first (the finishes to the walls, floor and ceiling), then add the furniture (I advise neutrals for big upholstered items – they will not go out of fashion!), layer on the cushions and throws (mix – yes, I said mix – colours, patterns and textures there – easy and affordable to change when you get bored and you can even change them with the seasons if you wish) and finalise with accessories and artwork.

 


A bit about Florence Corcelli: ‘I have been working for over 10 years in high end interior design on a wide spectrum of styles on both residential and hospitality projects worldwide. I am happy to work on a simple colour consultation or a full townhouse turnkey project. Qualification: BA(Hons) in interior design. I also teach regularly at various design schools in Central London.’

What we say: Florence focuses on making interior design services approachable and affordable – so if you’re looking for that bit of inspiration on a budget, be sure to get in touch here.

 

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