Maer Barn, Bude, Cornwall: modern Living room by The Bazeley Partnership

15 well kept secrets of a perfect home

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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We all want a perfect home but how can you actually go about creating one? What are the secrets that all interior designers seem to know but aren't sharing? Well, we think we've figured out a few so read on to see if we've honed in on any great ideas that could tip your home from lovely to amazing!

1. Leave no space unused. Even a small outdoor area can be a patio, a garden or an amazing entrance hall

 Corridor & hallway by MARIANGEL COGHLAN

2. Keep your façade simple, clean and lit to perfection so it gives a great first impression

3. Make the most of your garden by making it a sociable, beautiful place to eat. Include a parasol for UK summers!

4. Stick to tranquil colour schemes so your home feels cohesive, relaxing and calm. Not everyone likes surprises

5. Play with your ceiling heights through statement lighting and floor-to-roof windows in all shapes

Driftwood House, Golant: modern Bedroom by Laurence Associates
Laurence Associates

Driftwood House, Golant

Laurence Associates

6. Combine your kitchen and dining room to make a happy and central home hub where everyone hangs out

7. Don't hide the structural elegance of your home by boxing in natural wood beams. They look amazing!

Maer Barn, Bude, Cornwall: modern Living room by The Bazeley Partnership
The Bazeley Partnership

Maer Barn, Bude, Cornwall

The Bazeley Partnership

8. Create a cosy corner where you can get away from it all and down to some work

9. Live it up and impress guests by creating your own version of a library with open wall shelves and simple décor

Darnley Road: minimalistic Study/office by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Darnley Road

Will Eckersley

10. Add a little life to all of your spaces with fresh flowers and potted plants. They'll smell great, too!

11. Don't be afraid to mix contemporary design with antique furniture as they really complement each other

Virginia Water Apartment - Surrey: modern Bedroom by Bhavin Taylor Design
Bhavin Taylor Design

Virginia Water Apartment—Surrey

Bhavin Taylor Design

12. Find a use for all your corners, even if it's just housing a huge and beautiful floor lamp. Bare corners looks neglected

Highgate:   by TG Studio
TG Studio

Highgate

TG Studio

13. Don't fill your spaces with unnecessary items. Keep everywhere tidy and clutter free to enjoy minimalist chic

Rear Extension: modern Living room by Oakman
Oakman

Rear Extension

Oakman

keep it tidy

14. Keep your kids engaged with bright and funky colours in their bedroom and don't skimp on the cool accessories

15. Look for layout inspiration so you can use your space more effectively. You don't have to follow the rules, just use them as a guide!

  by MARIANGEL COGHLAN
MARIANGEL COGHLAN

Plano planta alta

MARIANGEL COGHLAN
How many of these ideas have you already used in your home? We'd love to know!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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