Interior design tips for 2023 | Clarendon Homes

Interior design tips for 2023

27-01-2023 Blog

As nice as a blank canvas can be, it can sometimes leave you wondering what else could be done. So, what can you do with all this empty space? Read on to find out our top tips for interior design.

1. Make your house, your home

You should decorate your home like you dress yourself. Everyone has their own features, decorations, and colours that they like. You should cherish and show off your own personality in your home. Whether that’s showcasing your favourite ornaments or your childhood photos, you want to be proud of your home and make it yours.

Fitted kitchen and utility room at Pilgrims place.
Pilgrims Place – Kitchen

2. Maximise space and de-clutter

Measuring and drawing up a plan is a great and easy way to maximise your space, this allows you to prepare for what you want to include in your rooms. Keeping surfaces clear makes cleaning more efficient and makes your house look brand new. One way to keep surfaces clear is to use Ottoman storage products, such as beds or benches, which allow for discrete storage. These can be purchased at furniture stores, as well as Amazon.

3. Look into the best lighting options

Natural and artificial lighting are the two ways to light a room. Allowing natural light into your home isn’t only cost-beneficial, it is also proven to improve health, sleep and mental health (Healthline).

Unless you have night vision, artificial light is also important to your home. Ambient, accent, and mood lighting are a few ways that you can use artificial lighting to brighten your home, both literally and decoratively.

Blue Velvet sofa with gold and cream cushions at the Hive.
The Hive – Living Room

4. Add some eye-catching shine

Eye-catching decorations are a good way to make your house stand out. From quirky artwork to decorative mirrors (like the image above), small additions can make a huge difference. If you have multiple loud or bright object in the room, ensure they complement each other or pick a focal point to avoid clashes.

Artwork is a great way to validate and recognise emotion. Having artwork around the house is a great way to show personality and the different dynamics of your home.

5. Analyse the look and take your time

Take some time to evaluate and analyse your ideas, don’t rush into hasty decisions that are difficult to undo. Draw a little image of the concept and ideas you have. Channel your inner interior designer and try out a few ideas to see if they fit together. If you’re struggling for ideas, look at our gallery for some inspiration from our previous beautifully decorated show homes.

6. Don’t ignore the floor!

Flooring is a very underappreciated part of the home. Finding floor decorations which match the colour and the type of flooring you have is important. Decorative rugs, lamps and plants are just a few ways to decorate your floor. If you are aiming for a luxury home your flooring can’t be overlooked. At Clarendon Homes, all our homes are fully carpeted and tiled to our high standards.

Lounge at The Hive
Churchfields – Living room

7. Decorate with nature

Plants and flowers are the perfect way to add colour and life to a room on a budget. Large plants have the capacity to not only add colour and beauty to a room, but they can also offer a real focal point. Less permanent but still effective is fresh flowers. They add vibrant smells and colour to your home, as well as improving emotional health (Society of American Florists).

8. Choose colours that inspire

Different colours have certain effects on the mind (Dulux). This is always great to consider when choosing colour schemes. Deep blue helps you to unwind, so this could be a colour to consider for your living room. Yellow is the first colour that babies respond to, so if you are decorating a room for a new addition to the family this is worth considering. Red helps to inspire energy and affection. White wall paint colour makes you calmer and clear your mind. The list goes on, ultimately you get to choose whichever colours you want!

9. Finding beauty in simplicity

Sometimes less is more. Bright, white, and minimalist tones have been in trend the last few years and 2023 is no different. These lighter tones can bring a sense of luxury and elegance to your home. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t include your favourite colourful piece of art, it just means you should check it isn’t overbearing or unorganised.

Kitchen-diner at woodland court
Woodside Court – Kitchen-diner

10. Look after your work

Having spent lots of time and money on interior design, the last thing you want to do is damage or ruin your work. By cleaning and tidying consistently it will increase the lifespan your interior design tremendously, leaving you with a happy home which you can call your own.

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