UPDATE YOUR DECOR
Decor tips from Yvonne Wigsted, Director at Indigo Acre Interiors
I don’t know about you, but my house is in need of a Spring decor refresh. I could spend hours scrolling through the likes of @onekingslane and @mydomaine on Instagram getting inspiration, but when i try to recreate the look in my own home, it doesn’t quite have the same swoonworthy effect. So I asked Yvonne Wigsted, Director at Indigo Acre Interiors for her top tips to get a home from drab to fab in six simple ways.
Use your existing cushion inners and have some new covers made. So if you’ve had dark, moody cushions for winter, how about injecting some vibrant colours for spring. If you have a neutral pallet, using most colours will work but the tropical look is still going strong so if you’re feeling brave, mix some palms with your neutrals to achieve an interesting, punchy look.
A lick of paint
Changing the paintwork on your doors and updating the hardware will totally transform your home. Paint the architraves in a contrasting colour to the door and change the knobs. Don’t forget the front door – kerb appeal is really important and gives a flavour of what to expect inside.
Shades of grey
Greys have been around for years now so if you’ve grown a little bored of it, why not inject some bronzes or blush copper into your home? There are lots of lovely accessories in these tones, not to mention lighting and soft furnishings. If you’re feeling brave you could add a splash of copper/golds to your existing furniture. Hammerite has beautiful rose gold paint which would add lots of pizzazz to tired furniture and it works wonderfully well with greys so no need for a total redecoration. Once again, change the knobs to make it completely bespoke. Anthropologie has lots of lovely ones to choose from.
I can’t underestimate the effect that softly lit scented candles have. In an array of gorgeous colours and shapes, placed on a candle plate or tea light holder, they really do add a warm glow. I like to use mirrored trays to display an arrangement of sizes and shapes.
A simple plant or a bunch of flowers can really transform a room. In my opinion a simple arrangement of flowers can bring it to life.
Make the most of small spaces
The least thought through room in the house is often the downstairs WC. I love to use ‘themed’ wallpaper in these spaces, with collages of black and white prints or a lot of random prints (animals, botanicals etc). It makes an ordinary room much more interesting and it’s not a big room to make mistakes with – what’s the worst that can happen…you don’t like it and you have to repaint it? But if you’re prepared to be brave, you’ll love it and make it so much more interesting.
Indigo Acre Interiors, Mill Farm Ln, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1GR, indigoacre.co.uk