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The Most Frequently Asked Interior Design Questions – Answered

Here at The Hut, we’re always on the lookout for ways to reinvent and redesign our living spaces. Frequently taking inspiration from Instagram, Pinterest and other forms of social media, we’re a little homewares obsessed…

If you’re looking to transform your house into a home – or simply update your current décor – The Hut is here to help. We’ve got the definitive answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about interior design and decorating – plus a healthy dose of beautiful homeware to drool over!

 

“How should I decorate a small space?”

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If your rooms are small, it’s time to get clever and creative. Make the most of your space by investing in some storage solutions – think tall, not wide, and choose pieces which have drawers and tiers as to not swamp the room. Pick lighter colours, too, as this will give the illusion of more space – and make sure not to overcrowd surfaces, as this can make the room look cramped and cluttered.

“What are some tips for decorating like a Parisian?”

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The French are superb at styling their maisons, because they know that simplicity is the key. Parisian style often has an air of casual luxury, so don’t go overboard with glitz or glamour here – instead, pick pale bed linen of the highest quality, light furnishings and injections of gilt or antique design.

“I want to inject some colour into my room.”

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Just moved in somewhere, and your house looks a little devoid of colour? Rather than totally reworking the colour scheme, choose one key shade to scatter throughout the room. It’s easy to go overboard with pops of colour, so add it in small doses – play with scatter cushions, ornaments, home fragrance and trinkets.

“How can we decorate a house to look like a home?”

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Transforming a house to look like a home can be tricky, especially if you’re faced with a blank canvas. Texture really comes into play here, as they can bring warmth and a feeling of ‘cosiness’ to any room; we’re particularly keen on large rugs as centrepieces. Displaying photos are another way of putting your personal stamp on a property, so stock up on some elegant frames to keep your treasured memories on hand.

“We’re decorating to sell our property – what are some key tips?”

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We’ve just discussed personalising your home – but if you’re looking to sell, it’s time to de-personalise. Buyers want to imagine themselves living there, not you – so take down anything that screams ‘this is our home, not yours’. Replace that empty space with neutral prints, glassware to reflect the light, and keep vibrant colours to a minimum.

“I want my home to look modern – what are the current interior design trends?”

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If you love updating your home to reflect current design trends, you’ll probably know that this season is all about copper, marble, and accents of greenery. Keep your base colours muted so you’re able to keep your rooms fresh at all times, and pay homage to the trends with key, statement pieces – copper wall vessels, marble trinkets and potted cacti are some of our favourites.

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Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd

Fashion & Style Editor

Collector of rose-gold homeware, scented candles and quirky photograph frames, I’m a Southern girl living in Manchester passionate about fashion, beauty and interiors. When I’m not writing about beautiful things, I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home.


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