EASY WAYS TO GIVE THE ILLUSION OF MORE SPACE

1. MAKING THE RIGHT FURNITURE CHOICES

To give the illusion of more space, choose furniture pieces that have clean, simple lines. These will keep the space from feeling cluttered. Raise your key furniture pieces off the floor to keep your room airy and open and always ensure that these pieces have delicate legs to avoid them taking up precious space.
Take your time to plan your furniture layouts carefully. Arrange your key pieces around the outside of the room and always make sure that nothing is blocking the traffic flow. Allow some space between your wall and the back of your couches, to allow your room to feel more open.

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3 QUICK TIPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME, READY TO SELL!

1. DECLUTTERING

Your aim is to show your home at its very best to potential buyers. This means getting rid of clutter and presenting a clean, spacious home that people can imagine happily living in. Always remember that you are selling the house, not the contents! Cut down on non-essential pieces of furniture and accessories to ensure that your eye moves easily from room to room. Professional home stagers will often put at least half of your furniture in storage to make your home look bigger.

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Sadly, not everyone is blessed with a large home to call their own. The good news though, is that even the smallest of spaces can still look amazing if you whip out a few of these nifty design tricks. These ideas are easy to implement and won’t break the budget either, which at this time of the year is a very welcome piece of news!

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Breathing new life into it and giving a space some wow factor is a challenge faced by most of us – especially when you have a budget to stick to. The good news is, with a little imagination and some very selective shopping, you can give your room a lift without breaking the bank. Here are five ways to add some interest to your home while keeping your spending at bay!

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When winter rolls around, staying in is the new going out, as we pass up bars and restaurants for entertaining at home. All this interior time presents us with a great opportunity to spice up our spaces, creating a home that feels cozy, warm and inviting.

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Colour can be a tricky thing to nail; it often seems easy until you put pieces together in your home and realise that something’s not quite right. If you’re unsure of what that something is, a Paint Place Spring Decorating Workshop with the Real Living team is going to help you figure it out.

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Texture is an easy way to add a sense of warmth and character in your home, but the concept goes well beyond soft furnishings like throws, rugs and scatter cushions. Think big when it comes to texture and consider these ideas for your walls; they’ll introduce some natural elements into your space and are bound to make it a real talking point (and who doesn’t love a talking point?).

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When someone walks into your home, how do they know you live there? It’s an important question to consider if you’re looking to create a space that feels uniquely yours. Photos on a mantle or wall are a great start, but there are less literally ways to reflect who you are in your home – and they’re considerably more visually enticing!

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Trying to sum up your home’s interior style can be no easy feat. But it’s important to know what direction a particular room is going in so you can create a space that feels considered and unified. Below are five classic styles that might help you hone in on what your decor preferences are (and what your category your home falls into). Once you know where you’re going from a decorating perspective, it makes shopping for homewares a whole lot easier!

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There is something so wonderfully calm and understated about a neutral colour palette in a home. But over time this scheme can begin to feel somewhat monotonous. There are a few easy ways to inject interest into a neutral space that keep your fear of colour at bay and they’re incredibly simple to implement too!

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