Keeping a home stylish can be demanding and choosing a timeless interior scheme can be daunting.
Skipton’s long-established furniture and furnishings store, The Home Company has some helpful styling tips for achieving those ‘on-trend’ looks this season.
Linda Lee, the lifestyle store’s manager said: “Keeping up with ever-changing trends can be hard for homeowners, but it needn’t cost a fortune as a few simple tweaks to wall colours and accessories can do the trick.
“Start with a clear-out to de-clutter your home. Create space by removing any unwanted items from shelves and other surfaces. Perhaps add this season’s flowers, they are always beautiful at this time of the year.”
Easy-to-manage, neutral coloured interior schemes have risen in popularity over the years and are the perfect way to put the Spring back into your Winter-worn home. Not only do they max up the light and create a sense of space in the Summer months, but they even brighten up an area when it’s dull and grey outside. In the living room, Linda suggests choosing a white sofa such as the Himolla Chester range and incorporating personality through soft furnishings in fashionable colours.
Added Linda: “You can use furniture and furnishings to maximise and enhance the area you have available. If you keep the décor light and use neutral shades it can really open up a room. If you prefer bold colours, go for co-ordinating curtains and cushions or an elegant wall mirror to reflect the light and create a feeling of space.”
She also recommends choosing beautifully painted furniture in an elegant soft palette to create a timeless feel. Perfect for that all-important tranquil, relaxed bedroom setting, the Coleo range combines high quality painted finishes with solid oak, for a traditional look with a contemporary twist.
Said Linda: “Bedroom furniture needs to be practical but it doesn’t mean it has to be dull. It’s a room where we spend a lot of time, so whether you want a modern, traditional or more rustic style, we have plenty of options on offer to suit your home.”
If you dare to be bold, do it this season with fresh and zesty yellow-green shades. Choose the store’s Bean Bag Crazy in lime to create a focal point in your space, or if you want something more traditional, opt for the spotty Emily chair in a range of shades, or a selection from the popular Stressless collection.
If you don’t want to go all-out green, Linda suggests contrasting and complementing – pair it with natural materials like wood, cork and marble or with metallic golds and copper for a more luxurious interior style.
Refresh wall decorations and choose colourful artwork featuring Spring floral scenes or bright abstracts such as the Floral Pod canvas.
Added Linda: “We love this time of year. As we look forward to lighter nights and warmer days, it’s time to think about revitalising the home with a range of vibrant colours and trying out bright floral designs which are very popular right now.
The Home Company has thrived for more than 30 years thanks to its belief in bringing together contemporary furniture and accessories in an inspirational way so customers can pick up ideas for their own homes. An increasing number of items are now available online too.